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BERTOZZI NABS FIFTH JEGS SPORTSNATIONALS TITLE

 

One day after winners were crowned in the Division 3 Lucas Oil Series event, JEGS Speedweek remained at full speed as the fields were set for the annual JEGS SPORTSnationals race. 
 
Saturday's packed schedule at National Trail Raceway included qualifying and elimination rounds for Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman. Also on the docket was the opening round in Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street drivers, plus class eliminations for Super Stock and Stock drivers.
 
Reigning world champion Megan Meyer and De l Cox Jr. emerged as the respective top qualifiers in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car, two categories making their first SPORTSnationals appearance since 1985. Meyer drove to a 5.225-second elapsed time and also won her first-round race. She'll be joined in the semifinals by Jackie Fricke, Mike Bucher, and Josh Hart.

LIVE VIDEO: JEGS SPEEDWEEK, COLUMBUS, OHIO

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragRacer.TV (formerly D3TV) and Warren Evans, we present to you the live video feed from Jegs Speedweek and NHRA D3 LODRS from National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio.

MOZERIS' DOUBLE-UP HEADLINES NHRA DIV. 7 DOUBLEHEADER IN SONOMA

 

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at Sonoma Raceway:

LIVE VIDEO: NHRA DIV. 7 LODRS EVENT, SONOMA, CA.

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragRacer.TV (formerly D3TV) and Warren Evans, we present to you the live video feed from the NHRA Division 7 Divisional/Regional LODRS event in Sonoma, Ca. 

ANOTHER WFC ROOKIE CASHES IN FOR THE WIN AT BTE WORLD FOOTBRAKE CHALLENGE

 

Another long day yesterday which ended at 1:00AM this morning with six cars left in the second of two WFC Gambler’s Races, after crowning Andrew Adkins with the win in Saturday’s WFC main event. Interestingly enough, Adkins had driven his car all the way from Delphos, Ohio to race in one of the biggest footbrake events in the country. The Day Last schedule called for completing yesterday’s Gambler’s Race and then followed by the third of three $10K WFC main events.

Jordan Wilhelm, Cam Murray, Chris Plott, Lexi Pollard, Francis Reynolds and Kaleb Cordill had to wait out the night for their chance at a $5,000 payday awaiting the winner of the Gambler’s Race. When the smoke cleared in the final, it was Wilhem’s dead-on the dial with a “2” that sealed the deal and the win for him against Plott.e comes back.

LIVE VIDEO: WORLD FOOTBRAKE CHALLENGE, BRISTOL, TENN.

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the World Foot Brake Challenge from Bristol Dragway.

SISKO WINS $1,100,000 IN HIGHEST-PAYING DRAG RACE EVER AT JEGS-SFG $1.1 MILLION

 

After months of anticipation, promotion, and adjustment due to COVID-19, Steve Sisko was crowned the JEGS-SFG $1.1 Million Dollar winner last night at US 131 Motorsports Park. He defeated Bill Swain in an electric final round just before midnight to collect the $1,100,000 check, making him the winner of the biggest payday in drag racing history and fulfilling the vision of SFG Promotions’ CEO, Kyle Riley. 

“I know that I could do it… I’ve done it on other stages,” said Sisko in the winners circle. “The car was [subpar] all weekend so I just held… and took .00 every time. I think the rear broke [as I was coming back from the finish line].

I'm 43 years old and I consider myself one of the old guys now, I barely race anymore… but I have a lot of friends out here and the hugs and messages from them is what meant the most. I was texting Big Murph throughout the day and I’m surprised you can’t hear him from New York right now. Obviously this is Anthony Bertozzi’s car...t was effectively the dragster final. 

VIDEO: SFG MILLION, U.S. 131 MOTORSPORTS PARK

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the SFG Million at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park.

WADE WHITE POCKETS 100K IN BYRON FIRECRACKER NATIONALS

 

As with much of the motorsports world, Byron Dragway's Firecracker Bracket Nationals was in a state of flux. Then Illinois moved into Phase 4 of its pandemic response, which allows competitive racing with limited spectator attendance. As a result the 21st edition the longest running, and one of the richest bracket races in the U.S. came off as scheduled on June 26-28

Typically a three day event, with $100,000 to win on Saturday, and $30,000 each on Friday and Sunday, Mother Nature altered those plans slightly by raining out Friday's competition before it could start. As a result, Saturday was run as planned, and Friday's prize money would be rolled into Sunday's event.

Limited to 128 Dragsters and 128 Door Cars, the entry list included several touring professionals and hungry regional racers. With one round of bye backs, this would mean nine rounds of racing on Saturday. With post-storm weather conditions already bright, hot and humid when time trials got underway. This would be a challenging day for human and machine.  "This race is a marathon, not a sprint." cautioned Byron Dragway General Manager Randy Simpson. "Pace yourselves accordingly!" 

WILLIAMS, RICKEY, DUNCAN HEADLINE WINNERS AT CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE SERIES IN GEORGIA

 

After an extended layoff since the season opener at Bradenton Motorsports Park in early March, racers in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series were ready to get back to racing action at the 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals in Commerce, Georgia.

Racers picked up right where they left off, making the competition fierce in the quest to earn a trip to celebrate in the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle at Atlanta Dragway.

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