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Winners Crowned at Race 3 of the SFG 300 Series

David Taylor, KC Pesnell and Hayden Smith cashed in at SFG 300 Series at Montgomery Raceway Park this past weekend.

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA – The SFG 300 Series rolled into Montgomery Raceway Park for the two-day event on August 17-18, 2019. Racers flocked from the surrounding areas and many Alabama local racers came out for a shot at the large SFG payouts.

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With a limit of 300 racers, 150 dragsters up against 150 doorcars, we saw the best in the business battling it out all weekend long.

The event offered a shot at $15K on Friday, $50K on Saturday, and $20K on Sunday. The event also included a “Young Guns” Junior Dragster $1,000 Shootout on both days.

All photos are courtesy of Lou Crouch at www.picturesbylou.com.

Friday $15K Warm Up

David Taylor drove his “Barbie Hotrod” to the win over Gaines Hickman. In the dragster versus doorcar final, Taylor was .038 dead six for the win. Hickman was .007 but took too much stripe for the runner-up.

Semifinalists included Charlie Hardy and Cole Hickman, Gaines Hickman’s brother.

David Taylor Friday 15K winner SFG 300 Series Montgomery
David Taylor
Gaines Hickman SFG 300 Series runner up
Gaines Hickman

Saturday $50K Main Event

KC Pesnell, a young local racer from Gardendale, Alabama stepped out his junior dragster late last year. Pesnell soon found himself in the winners circle with a fifty-thousand-dollar check in hand.

KC made SFG history as the youngest main event winner. Neal Bush missed the tree and was the runner-up in his Vega wagon.

Semifinalists included Cory Gulitti and Chase Gatwood.

KC Pesnell SFG 300 Series Montgomery Winner
KC Pesnell
Neal Bush SFG 300 Series
Neal Bush

Sunday $20K Main Event

Hayden Smith parked his ’68 Camaro in the winners circle to close out the weekend. Smith was .014 dead three for the win over Friday’s $15K winner David Taylor. Taylor was .013 and four above for the runner-up.

Semifinalists included Darrell Pittman and Saturday’s runner-up Neal Bush.

Hayden Smith SFG 300 Series Sunday winner
Hayden Smith
David Taylor Sunday runner up SFG 300 Series
David Taylor

Junior Dragster Shootout

On Saturday and Sunday, the junior dragster shootout featured two classes, 8.90 and 7.90. The junior dragster drivers brought their A-game and proved they were ready to race.

Kaden Pruett is now a two-time SFG Junior Dragster Champion after parking his dragster in the winners circle again in the 8.90 class. Kaden is a rising star and one to keep your eye on in the future.

Kaden Pruitt Jr Winner SFG 300 Series
Kaden Pruitt

Kholten Fuller doubled up this weekend in the 7.90 class. On Saturday, Fuller defeated Brycen Hartmann in the final round after Hartmann turned it red. On Sunday, Fuller was .033 dead nine to take the win over a red-lighting Owen Middlebrooks.

Kholten Fuller SFG 300 Jr Winner
Kholten Fuller

Congratulations to all winners and finalists at the SFG 300 series event at Montgomery Motorsports Park!

Payton Cusimano

About the Author: Payton Cusimano is a 20-year-old bracket racer from Venice, Florida. She races a S10 truck in Pro at local tracks around her home. She is a student at the University of Tampa and is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and Advertising. Payton is also the owner and creator of the female motorsports association, Chicks on Slicks.

You can reach Payton on Facebook at @chicksonslicks.

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