Cory Gulitti wins the Sunday $20K at the Great American Bracket Race at Memphis International Raceway. Luke Siebert wins $10K Footbrake Class.
MEMPHIS – After crowning the Dream Team Champions Saturday, racers were ready for $20,000 Sunday at the Great American Bracket Race. The competition was next level as we saw at least 15 perfect reaction times during the first round.
Racers were not playing around and we saw Edmond Richardson make a solid lap but came up a couple “thou” short in round one. He locked in the “Best Losing Package” of the round with a .009 package. Wyatt Ezell put some racers on the trailer early and had a perfect run during Sunday’s main event.
After racing through a tough field of cars we saw a passing of the guard as Cory Gulitti defeated some great racers that have been big money bracket racing since before he was born. Gulitti had two entries left out of five but lost one entry to Jason Lynch.
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He ended facing Lynch on his other entry in the final and was .005 on the tree and dead on with a zero. Check out South Central Drag Racing for the video and winners circle interview with Cory.
In the Footbrake class racers were competing for $10K and some of the best footbrake racers in the country were ready to battle it out on the track. Luke Siebert claimed the Big American Flag Check in the final round as he defeated Josh Lynch. Siebert, owner of Siebert Performance, also made a final round last season at the Great American Bracket Race.
I need to give a special mention to Gaylon Rolison Jr., Britt Cummings, and the entire GABR crew. If you have not been to one of their races you are missing out. There are plenty of big money bracket races to choose from but Gaylon and Britt give racers more than a race for their entry fee.
There’s entertainment like Saturday night’s Drag Illustrated Mega Bash and the FTI Cookout. After a long day of racing it is nice to kick back, have a little fun, and enjoy some great food. There is also a special race that brings racers together like the Dream Team Challenge.
There is nothing cooler than getting together with your buddies and competing for bragging rights. Whether you win or lose great memories are made. Which is why I recommend you attend the GABR in the future.
This is a race that even if you don’t do well you can still have a great time with all of the different activities going on throughout the weekend.
About the Author: Paige Hamlin is the founder of South Central Drag Racing and Big Check Bracket Racing. Through her sites, Paige works to promote big money drag racing events. In addition to her media endeavors, Paige enjoys footbrake racing in her S-10 pickup.