REYNOLDS, Ga. – With an improved weather forecast for the weekend, the 3rd Annual World Series of Bracket Racing took to the track on Saturday with a $75,000 check awaiting the winner at Silver Dollar Motorsports Park. In addition to the main event, the promoters at SFG threw in a bonus 64 Car Shootout on Saturday night as well.
$75,000 to win race results
Racers still in contention in the quarterfinal round included a number of familiar names including “G-Dub” Gary Williams, Tracey Guffey, Pro Stock crew chief Dave Connolly, and Chris Weaver on the doorcar ladder while Tim Smith, Gus Moss, Million Dollar Race runner-up Cory Gulitti, and Joe Williams remained in their dragsters.
To kick off the quarterfinal round Guffey fouled opposite of Gary Williams while Connolly fell to Weaver to set up the doorcar final round. On the dragster side of the ladder Smith fouled sending Moss to the semifinals while Joe Williams threw down an .011-pack against Gulitti’s .015-pack to move to the dragster final by .004-second.
After running dead-on with a zero to defeat Gulitti in the quarterfinals, Joe Williams continued his dominance running dead-on seven in the semifinals to turn away Moss who posted a .036 package. In the doorcar final it would be an all Williams final round after Weaver’s Trans Am ran .05 over the dial handing the easy win to “G-Dub”.
With a stellar 9-0 record in final round appearances paying $50,000 or more, Gary Williams, Bradenton, Fla., was looking to improve that to 10-0 in his S-10 pickup truck against the dragster of Joe Williams, Phelam, Ga. After a nice 100 foot long funny car burnout in the S-10, Gary turned it red at the hit handing the big win to Joe Williams.
As the $75,000 to win main event was wrapping up, the 64 Car Shootout was also racing towards a winner. The Shootout offered up $8,000 to win and $2,000 to runner-up making for a great companion race to the main event.
The final round included Cole Hickman in his ’68 Camaro paired against Mike Smith in his dragster. At the hit Smith let go perfect while Hickman posted a solid .010 light. At the top end it was all Smith as he was dead-on six for the win. Hickman was -.003-second under in the loss.
Sunday’s schedule at the World Series of Bracket Racing includes another huge $75,000 to win bracket race. Tune-in to DragChamp.com for all the latest from Silver Dollar Raceway.