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DragChamp Sportsman Racing Top 10 List 6/5/19

Welcome to the DragChamp Sportsman Drag Racing Top 10 List!

Drag racers never cease to amaze me. They put their heart and soul into their cars, work on improving their program, and then go out an execute. Once again that dedication and commitment were on display last weekend.

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From the JEGS Allstars to bracket racing in Canada and all points in between, racers threw down some amazing performances. You’ll find the best of the best in this week’s list.

You can view last week’s Top 10 List here.

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DragChamp Top 10 List 6/5/19

1 – Nick Folk

Nick skipped the NHRA National event in Chicago to do a little bracket racing at the SFG 300 at Cedar Falls Motorsports Park. He proceeded to win the 64 Car Shootout on Friday for $4,000. If that wasn’t enough, Folk went on to win the $50,000 main event on Saturday.

Nick Folk SFG 300 50K winner Cedar Falls 6-1-19
Nick Folk

I’ve said it before, you win $50 large, you get a spot on the list. Since that’s the largest payday of the week and he won twice, Nick grabs the top spot this week.

2 – Duston Wurtz

This guy can’t lose. A week after a dominating performance at the West Coast Classic, Duston found the winners circle at Firebird Raceway. After going undefeated in two entries at the $20K in Fontana, Duston extended his round win streak to 20 at Firebird. I almost forgot to mention that Duston posted three perfect lights at Firebird.

Duston Wurtz Firebird Raceway win 6-1-19
Duston Wurtz

With his unbeaten streak in tact, Duston grabs the two spot this week. Check out this Q&A to learn more about Duston and his racing background.

3 – Division 4 JEGS Allstars Team

The Division 4 Allstars team earned the three spot this week after successfully defending their 2018 Team Championship. The super talented D4 team won four of the eight classes of competition.

D4 Allstars winners included Jeff Lopez (Stock), Cy Hill (Super Street), Chris Dodd (Super Comp), and Darian Boesch (Top Dragster). Defending Allstars Super Stock champ, Aaron Stanfield, came up one round short of winning his second-straight.

Division 4 2019 JEGS Allstars Champs
Division 4 Team Champs

4 – Tucker Kanselaar

Josh Green said Tucker has been working a lot lately and hasn’t had much time to race. If that’s true, everyone better hope he stays at work because he showed out at the SFG 300. Tucker knocked off the rust to collect a $20,000 payday on Sunday at Cedar Falls.

Tucker Kaneselaar SFG 300 20k winner 6-2-19
Tucker Kanselaar

5 – Mike Luedke

A few weeks ago Luedke hit the jackpot with a $50,000 win at Huntsville. He returned to the scene of the crime and pulled off a $10,000 win last weekend. That’s enough to grab a top five spot.

Mike Luedke 10k huntsville winner 6-1-19
Mike Luedke

6 – Jeff Lopez

A day after winning his first JEGS Allstars race, Lopez made his way to the final round of the Route 66 Nationals. Facing Randi Lyn Shipp, Lopez was .007 at the tree to grab the starting line advantage. At the stripe, Lopez took a little too much stripe to go under by -.007.

Jeff Lopez 2019 Jegs Allstar Stock Champ image
Jeff Lopez

That .007 breakout prevented the double and kept him from collecting the JEGS double-up bonus. Either way, it was a tremendous weekend for Jeff in a talent-laden field. Click here to see photos of Jeff’s Allstars win.

7 – Lester Johnson

Lester drives one of the coolest cars in racing, a Procharged ’55 Chevy that he runs in Top Sportsman. The car consistently post ET’s in the low 6-second range. A year after winning the JEGS Allstars and posting a runner up at the Route 66 Nationals, Johnson made both finals again.

Lester Johnson 2019 Route 66 Nationals Top Sportsman Champ burnout
Lester Johnson

This time Johnson was runner up in the Allstars but won the Route 66 NHRA Nationals on Sunday. Click here to read more about Johnson’s impressive weekend.

8 – Russ Adams

The Canadian Bracket Super Tour held it’s first event of the season last weekend. Russ Adams won the Gamblers Race on Friday and followed that with a win in Saturday’s $10K. A double win is a nice way to start the season.

Russ Adams winners circle
Russ Adams

9 – Gage Burch

All he does is win, win, win and when he walks into the building everybody’s hands go up…..and they stay there! That’s the words to some rap song that I always think of when I see Gage standing in the winners circle. Which by the way, happens a lot!

Gage Burch d2 national open 6-1-19
Gage Burch

Once again Gage grabbed not one but two wins over the weekend, a common occurrence for him. He drove his Mustang to the Super Street win at the Division 2 National Open over the weekend. Gage also added a Pro ET win for good measure.

Pay attention boys and girls, this young man is the future of our sport!

10 – Lauren Dodd

Talking about the future, Lauren Dodd looks to have a bright future as well. Lauren grabbed a $5,000 win at the Junior Week race at Kentucky Dragway. And based on her win/loss record of 47-5 this year, she’s got a lot more winning left in her. Welcome to the Top 10 Lauren!

Lauren Dodd 5k junior week winner Kentucky Dragway 6-1-19
Lauren Dodd

I know this is the Top 10 list but I had a few other names that deserved a shout out this week. Although they didn’t grab an official spot on the list, they’re recent performances warranted a mention.

Curt Harvey won again last week marking the third week in a row that he parked his dragster on the dance floor.

Curt Harvey xtreme raceway winner 6-1-19
Curt Harvey

After superb performances at both Spring Fling’s, John Labbous won the Super Gas crown at the JEGS Allstars.

John Labbous 2019 Jegs Allstars Super Gas Champ
John Labbous

Cy Hill followed up his runner up in the Division 4 Moser Shootout with a Super Street win at the JEGS Allstars. Two specialty events in 2019, two final rounds!

Cy Hill 2019 Jegs Allstars Super Street Champ
Cy Hill

Jeff Dona won the JEGS Allstars on Saturday and went to the semifinals of the Route 66 Nationals on Sunday.

Jeff Dona 2019 Jegs Allstars Super Stock Champ
Jeff Dona

Let us know what you think of the list. Did we get it right, did we miss someone? Drop us a line and let us know.

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