The DragChamp Top 10 List highlights the best sportsman racing performances every week. The list includes the best of the best in sportsman drag racing.
9/11/19 – This week’s Top 10 List is going to be unique to say the least. DragChamp Nation did such a great job nominating so many talented racers, we couldn’t narrow it down to just 10.
So this week, for the first time ever, we’re changing up the Top 10 List to include more than double the number of racers we normally highlight. There were so many outstanding accomplishments, we felt compelled to showcase as many racers as we could.
Because of the added number of racers, we are leaving off the rankings this week and just listing their accomplishments. Racers are listed in no particular order.
There were a number of big races around the country last week and our list includes winners from the U.S. Nationals, the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals, the Division 1 Lucas Oil series at New England, the Carolina Coalition finale at the Rock, the Great American Bracket Race, the ACE Ohio Sept Slam, and many more events.
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Chassis builder and Top Dragster competitor Danny Nelson had a terrific three-week run. He started off by winning TD at the Bowling Green Lucas Oil Series race.
You win $50,000, you get a spot on the list! Matthew Richard pulled off the big win at the Great American Bracket Race and All State Challenge in Memphis.
Baxter became the first-ever Top Dragster champion at the U.S. Nationals last weekend. He drove his low-six second dragster like a champ to earn his first national event Wally. Rusty even defeated Peter Biondo in the final round.
Driving one of the coolest looking cars ever, Kevin Houmard doubled up at Auto Club Dragway winning Pro on Saturday and Sunday. This locked up the Track Championship and sent him to the Race of Champions at the upcoming bracket finals. The successful weekend caps off a huge year for Kevin.
The 2018 Comp Eliminator world champ is making a huge run at a second consecutive championship. Since debuting a new buggy earlier this season, Frank has been almost unstoppable. After winning INDY on Labor Day, he collected the Division 1 Lucas Oil Series win at New England Dragway.
Baker rolled into the ACE Ohio Sept. Slam on Saturday morning and drove two entries down to 15 cars while eventually collecting the $20K victory. He did all of this without as much as a time trial prior to eliminations.
J.P. also picked up a huge $20,000 victory at the September Slam.
Johnny D drove his Super Stock Camaro to the winners circle at the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals at Norwalk. It was the second consecutive year that John won the national event at Norwalk.
This young man was heavily touted in the Top 10 nominations. From what I’m told, he’s won around $12,000 racing juniors this season. Recently he had a run of three straight runner up’s to go along with multiple wins throughout the season.
A week ago Jimmie tripled up at Eddyville Raceway Park. Last weekend he followed that with a IHRA Summit Team Finals victory at Eddyville.
Barnhart wins the “Hit it and quit it” award after showing up to Memphis on Saturday, winning the $10K final, and then going home! It also helped that he was wearing a DragChamp t-shirt when he did this!!!
Humes battled with several racers on the last weekend of the Carolina Coalition series eventually winning the championship. He became the first person to win three Coalition series Footbrake championships.
Kat has enjoyed a super successful season in her Jr. dragster. She’s been in eight finals, won seven of those across four different tracks, and three have been IHRA Ironman trophies.
Bobo dominated the Footbrake class on Friday at the Great American Bracket Race. He took two entries down to three cars and eventually defeated Gage Burch in the $5K final round.
Slick Rick Baehr
Much like Bobo the night before, Baehr had a big weekend at the Great American Bracket Race in Memphis. Baehr took two entries down to three cars where he ran himself. In the final round he defeated Jeremy McKague for the $5K victory.
In addition to his win, Baehr’s team also won the 2019 All State Challenge. Rick made tons of late round appearances throughout the weekend too.
While we’re on the topic of the Great American Bracket Race, how about SFG 500 winner Gage Burch. Gage went to back-to-back Bottom Bulb finals in Memphis.
It seems as though either Sean or Jeff Serra are on the list every week. Sean grabbed the headlines this week with a $10K victory at Richmond over the weekend. This is just one of many big wins for Serra in 2019.
Alan and Jason Kenny
The Kenny family had a huge weekend at the Division 1 Lucas Oil event at New England Dragway. Alan took home the Top Dragster Wally while son Jason earned the Super Comp Wally. It was the first time they both won on the same day.
While Josh didn’t win at the Great American Bracket Race, he did make the $10K final round. In addition, the talented young Texas-racer made a ton of rounds in his slick S-10 pickup.
His success at Memphis was a continuation of a super successful season including his double $10K win earlier this year at the Triple Texas Tens.
Kaufman borrowed a 12-second bracket car and went on a tear the last two weeks. He won a Wally at SCRA a week ago. That was followed by a Box win and No Box RU at Kansas Dragway Friday, he won a King of the Track Wally Saturday, and then made two finals on Sunday at Mid America Dragway. Now that’s a busy two weeks.
Nick came into the last points race of the weekend at Keystone Raceway Park trailing the leader. He drove to the final round were he had to win to claim the championship. In the final, Nick laid down a .0098 package to win the race and his 3rd MOD championship.
Bob Murphy Jr.
Bob won his fourth consecutive Super Pro track championship over the weekend. The latest championship came at Maple Grove. His previous championships included two at Cecil County and one at Capitol Raceway.
Bracket racer extraordinaire Jason Hoff won his 10th track championship over the weekend. His latest championship came in the Super Pro class at Cecil County. It was his third championship at Cecil County.
Furr had a tremendous season which included his second straight Rockingham Dragway Footbrake championship. In addition to the championship, Allen won Saturday’s race and drove two entries to nine cars on Sunday to finish with a runner up.
Team Lockhart continues to roll over everyone on seemingly a weekly basis. This week Wesley won both Top and Mod at Beacon Dragway. He won both classes while swapping feet off the bottom!
Keith Thomas has enjoyed a successful run over the last few weeks. He made four straight finals and won three of them. On Saturday night he added a $5K win to his current streak.
NHRA Top Dragster and .90 racer Lauren Freer had a great outing at Rockingham Dragway. In Saturday’s $5K, Lauren carried two entries down to three cars where she ran herself. In the final, Lauren came up .001 short of the big win.
And that concludes our longest Top 10 List ever!
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