About Ronnie Davis Racing

About Ronnie Davis

Davis, of Suwanee, Georgia, has been racing since the age of 18, and in the early stages of his career spent much of his time running in a heads-up racing program at the old Atlanta Speed Shop Dragway. The category was called King of the Hill, and Davis earned his nickname by going undefeated for three and a half years.

In the late 1980s Davis discovered Top Sportsman and in the intervening years he became a driving force behind the class' rise to prominence as drag racing's quickest and fastest dial-in doorslammer category.

"The first time I ran in Top Sportsman was in 1989 and I did it with a new car that had just been completed," Davis said. "We made two passes at Atlanta Speed Shop Dragway to check out the motor and then went to Warner Robins Dragway for a Dixie Pro Stock race. On one of my first passes I ran 4.99 with a 9 with a 565-cubic-inch motor with one four barrel and nitrous. It was the first time I'd ever raced Top Sportsman and I won the event, taking out some heavy hitters, including Gene Fulton and Blake Wiggins, who I beat in the final."