Event 1 Race Results from the 2019 BTE King of the Coast Bracket Series presented by David McMurtry Racing Engines
GULFPORT, Miss. – Event 1 of the BTE King of the Coast bracket series is in the books. Hundreds of racers from across the south descended upon Gulfport Dragway for the first event in the six-race series.
The BTE KOC Series, one of the longest running bracket series in the south, continues to draw big crowds. The 3-day event drew over 200 participants for the 2019 kickoff.
Matthew Richard collected the first paycheck of the weekend winning the Friday night Gamblers race. Richard defeated Larry Sequin in the final round. AJ Ashe and Trampus Stewart were semifinalists.
After a delayed start on Saturday morning due to misty weather conditions, Day 2 action started with a huge Jr. dragster field.
BTE King of the Coast Saturday Winners
Jordan Broussard 13-17 Jr. Dragster Winner
Maddie Chesne 10-12 Jr. Dragster Winner
Tyler Nunez 7-9 Jr. Dragster Winner
After a late start and a major oil down on Saturday, racing was stopped around 10 PM due to dense fog. The schedule was to pick up with the 3rd round of Electronics on Sunday morning. Once again weather delays forced a change of schedule with Saturday’s purse being split between the remaining racers in Electronics, Footbrake, and Sportsman.
With Day 2 wiped out, racers moved into Day 3 racing action.
BTE King of the Coast Sunday Winners
Perry Comeaux Electronics Winner
Robbie Mullins Footbrake Winner
Tony D’Angelo Sportsman Winner
Lane Scott 13-17 Jr. Dragster Winner
Gunner Williamson 10-12 Jr. Dragster Winner
Kane Kern 7-9 Jr. Dragster Winner
Event promoter Gaylon Rolison sent out a special thanks to all of those who helped make the event special.
Sponsors of the KOC Series.
-David McMurtry Racing Engines
-Rick’s Speed Shop
-Fine Line Signs and Graphics
-Velocity Racing Carbs
-The Pull Out
-Paul Lafontaine Dealer for Renegade Race Fuels
-Poo Poo’s Turkey Day Footbrake 10 Grander
The staff of the KOC Series.
Thank you to Gulfport Dragway for hosting one of the longest running bracket series in the South.
And that wraps up Event 1 of the BTE King of the Coast Bracket Racing Series presented by David McMurtry Racing Engines.
Upcoming BTE KOC races are as follows:
Event 2- May 3, 4, 5
Event 3- June 7, 8, 9
Event 4- September 20, 21, 22
Event 5- November 1, 2, 3
Event 6- December 6, 7, 8
For more event coverage of BTE KOC races, click here.