Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Racer Spotlight with Bryan Walker

Bracket racer Bryan Walker and his beautiful blown S-10 pickup are in the spotlight with DragChamp.

Bryan Walker, of Webb City, Missouri, has been racing for over twenty years in the Super Pro and No Electronics / No Box classes. In the last couple of months alone, Walker has gone 7-2 in finals between his S-10 and his friend Gary Brown’s Beretta.

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After getting introduced to drag racing by his father Ron, Bryan has gone on to win several IHRA Iron Man trophies, track championships, and countless races.

Bryan typically races at Mokan Dragway and Ozark Raceway Park but plans to attend the Southern Footbrake Challenge and the $100K race next year at the World Footbrake Challenge.

Bryan Walker doubles up at Ozark

Future plans call for Doug Crumbliss at DCR to build Bryan a big-tire car to chase more of the big money bracket races across the country.

Learn more about Bryan Walker in the following DragChamp Q&A.

Tell us about your current race car.

’97 Chevy S-10 truck. It has a blown 355 SBC built by Fast by Fraizer, BTE transmission and converter, Wes May alcohol carburetor, DCR tuned suspension, and Dewzen beadlocks.

Bryan Walker s-10 truck

What’s on your bucket list, future goals, what do you hope to achieve?

I’d like to win an IHRA World Championship and eventually become a Professional racer.

What is your favorite race car, and why?

My current S-10 because I can see out of it so well.

Bryan Walker drag racing

Tell us what you do for a living?

I drive a big truck.

How do you support your racing, side hustle, sponsor, partner, etc.?

I rely on hard work, winning races, and my sponsors. Without help from my sponsors, I couldn’t do this.

Who do you hate to see in the other lane, and why?

I don’t mind anyone in the other lane until they whoop me, LOL.

What’s the hardest part of drag racing?

The focus, consistency, and the competition are all tough.

What’s your most embarrassing moment in a race car?

Having a faster opponent break off the line and then breaking out, LOL.

What are you saying to yourself just before you stage the car?

Breath, focus.

Bryan Walker Super Pro

What do you enjoy the most at the racetrack?

Friends, eating, and winning!

Are you superstitious? 


Do you love to win or hate to lose?

I love winning but you’re always going to go through some dry spells.

Which are you better at the starting line or the finish line?

I’m better at the starting line which helps with the finish line.

What motivates you to continue racing?

Winning and getting attention for my sponsors.

Bryan Walker with Mike Murillo
Bryan Walker with Street Outlaw Mike Murillo

If money were no object, what would your racing operation look like? 

I’d have a stacker trailer with two new Mustang’s inside and I’d race big money bracket races year round, LOL.

How often do you use a practice tree?


Favorite movie or TV show?

The Fast and the Furious.

Favorite music, artist?

Anything Country.

Where do you spend the most time on the internet?

Looking on Racing Junk and dreaming.

What is your favorite sport?  Favorite team?

Football and Basketball, Texas A&M and Kansas Jayhawks.

Bryan D Walker S10

Besides racing, what do you do in your free time?

I fish, I go to work, and I work on my race car.

What are you really good at?

Nothing, LOL.

Name one thing most people don’t know about you?

I’m genuinely a nice guy although I’m not very talkative at the races.

Would you rather hang out with a crowd or have a quiet evening at home?

Sometimes both!

What’s your favorite thing to eat? 

Steak! Longhorn Steakhouse.

Who would you like to thank, who helps you the most?

BTE Transmissions – Brandon Barrentine always goes above and beyond for me.

Wes May Carbs – Wes is a great guy and the best carb guy out there in my opinion.

DCR – Doug Crumbliss Racing for always getting my cars down the track.

Dewzen Beadlocks – Marc Petit for handling all of my beadlocks and wheels.

Pro 1 Safety – Jeff Hefler and company for keeping my butt safe in all my cars.

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