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24th Annual Million Dollar Race returns to Montgomery

The 24th Annual Million Dollar Race returns to Montgomery Raceway Park October 23-27, 2019.

Make plans now to attend the 24th Annual Million Dollar Race. You don’t want to miss watching the best of the best battle for the most prestigious title in bracket racing.

MONTGOMERY, AL – Kenny Underwood won his second Million last year and is back for a shot at an unprecedented third title this year. Most people never have a shot to win a million dollars in their lifetime but Underwood has a chance to do it for the third time. To do so, he must beat over 300 of the nation’s best sportsman drag racers in the process.

“To win this race once is special to do it twice is just hard to imagine,” said Underwood. “I can’t describe it. I just feel really fortunate to have all the support that I have.”

2018 Million Dollar Drag Race Winner Kenny Underwood
Kenny Underwood

Underwood’s second win was nearly overshadowed by the adventures of runner-up Cory Gulitti, who crashed his dragster following his sixth-round win. Gulitti’s car rolled several times but was able to quickly climb from the wreckage unharmed.

Fortunately, the Million Dollar Race allows a driver to continue in a replacement car. Without hesitation, Gulitti jumped into his father’s dragster and advanced to the final with wins over Scotty Richardson and Randall Reid before falling to Underwood in the final.

Cory Gulitti DragChamp August Car of the Month
Cory Gulitti’s wrecked dragster won the DragChamp Car of the Month Award

Find the 2018 Million Dollar Race Results here.

This year, Folk Promotions presents the 24th annual Million Dollar Race at Montgomery Raceway Park on October 23-27, 2019. The event features a $15,000 to win “Race to the Million” warm-up race on Wednesday and three $30,000 to win races on Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

The main event, a life changing Million Dollar Race, will take place on Saturday when one person makes history and adds their name to the respected list of Million Dollar Race winners.

Gary Williams, a two-time Million Dollar Race winner, knows exactly the type of effort and preparation required for success. More importantly he knows how to deal with the pressure of potentially competing for a million dollars.

Gary Williams gdub
Gary Williams

“You can never do enough to prepare for it, you have to go into every round just like any other” says Williams. “Nothing you can do could prepare you for staging in the finals of the million-dollar race. The only thing I do different, is double checking everything more than usual.”

The Million Dollar race isn’t your typical bracket race. To win, means so much more than your name on a check and a winner’s circle picture.

“Anytime you talk about a drag race, the Million is the one that you go for. The vibe and the feeling around these races have always been something really prestigious and it’s something that you always strive to win.” says Williams. “It means a lot to even be at the Million, and means even more to win it. It’s a race everyone needs to experience”

For more information, visit www.themilliononline.com.

Payton Cusimano

About the Author: Payton Pillinger is a 23-year-old bracket racer living in Nashville, TN. She races a S10 truck in Pro at local tracks around her home. She graduated from the University of Tampa with her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and Advertising in 2020. Payton is also the owner and creator of the female motorsports association, Chicks on Slicks.

You can reach Payton on Facebook at @chicksonslicks or email at payton@dragchamp.com.

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