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DragChamp Top 10 List – 10/16/19 Edition

Hunter Patton relinquishes his three-week reign at the top of the DragChamp Top 10 List. Jimmy Daniels takes over the top spot with his near-double at zMAX.

10/16/19 – The only weekly sportsman racing Top 10 List is back for another edition. After a three-week reign at the top of the list, Hunter Patton finally fell off the list after taking a break last weekend.

While bracket racers tend to dominate the Top 10 List each week, the NHRA Lucas Oil competitors stepped up this week to take over the list. With the points championships coming down to the wire, racers made their moves at Charlotte and Phoenix.

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The weekly DragChamp Top 10 List highlights the top performers in sportsman drag racing! We look for the best performers at events across the country and rank them each week.

Special thanks to DragChamp Nation and your help each week putting this list together. We couldn’t do it without the nominations submitted to our Facebook page.

Want to check out previous Top 10 Lists, click herehere, and here.

DragChamp Top 10 List – 10/16/19

1 – Jimmy Daniels

Since winning his fourth-consecutive HEMI Challenge at INDY, Jimmy Daniels has been on a heater. A week after his historic win at INDY, Jimmy drove his other Super Stocker to a win at the Epping LODRS. Then, he went off at zMax Dragway last weekend taking the win in Stock and a runner up in Super Stock at the Carolina Nationals.

2 – Frank Aragona

The reigning Comp Eliminator world champion locked up his second straight championship with a win at the Carolina Nationals. Aragona has been dominate this season in his six-cylinder roadster.

3 – Jonathan Anderson

Jonathan swept the Super Comp class at Charlotte this season winning both the 4-Wide Nationals and the Carolina Nationals. The win moved him into second place in the national standings with one race left to claim.

For more on Jonathan, click here to read his racer spotlight article.

4 – Kyle Rizzoli

Another NHRA racer making a splash this week was Division 7 Super Stock racer Kyle Rizzoli. Kyle went into the Phoenix divisional event trailing points leader Joe Santangelo. His semifinal finish on Sunday moved him into first place in the national standings by one point!

5 (Tie) – Aaron Disinger

Aaron Disinger continues to tear up tracks throughout the Indiana area. Last weekend he drove his wheelstanding Malibu to a win and a runner up on Saturday and a semifinal finish on Sunday. Earlier in the summer, Aaron made the Top 10 on the strength of six final rounds.

5 (Tie) – Wes Neely

Another bracket racer that’s been killing it lately is Mississippi-based Wes Neely. Recently he drove his NHRA Stock Eliminator Trans Am to five straight finals at Twin City Raceway.

6 – Brooke Warren-Foley

Brooke had an impressive two-race performance that culminated with a runner up finish in Top Dragster at the NHRA Carolina Nationals. A week earlier, Brooke grabbed the Top Dragster victory at the Division 1 LODRS at Virginia Motorsports Park.

7 – Jeff Strickland

Jeff Strickland takes win and ru at Tulsa LODRS
photo by Mary Robinson

Strick has been unbelievable this season competing in Stock and Top Dragster. He doubled up at the Atlanta LODRS earlier this season and almost duplicated that feat again at the Tulsa LODRS.

Last weekend, Jeff raced to a semifinal finish in Top Dragster at the Carolina Nationals. The late round finish moved him into second place in the national standings 11 points behind Danny Nelson.

The Carolina Nationals was also his last national to claim points at so Strick did a great job in a pressure packed situation. He has one LODRS race left to improve his score in hopes of a third NHRA World Championship.

8 – Rich Coury

According to my friend Nick Bowman, Rich Coury has been on fire all season. If he wasn’t winning, he was in the semifinals or finals. Last week Rich made two final rounds, including a split and quit on Sunday, against huge fields at Quaker City. That’s good enough to lock down a Top 10 spot for me!

9 – Marko Perivolaris

It seems as though we’ve talked about Marko all season long. Maybe that’s because he just keeps winning! Marko has won at pretty much every level and in multiple cars this season. His latest victory came at the Division 7 LODRS race at Phoenix last weekend where he claimed the Super Comp trophy.

10 – Jake Ball

With four finals in four weeks and a Division 2 Bracket Finals victory, Jake Ball locks down the ten spot this week. Jake also won the popular vote on the DragChamp Facebook page!

Shout Outs

Here’s a few more racers that earned some attention based on their recent performance!

Corey Saint gets a shout out due to another big win at Huntsville Dragway’s Drive for $7,500 last weekend. This adds to his already successful season which has included multiple wins.

Mike Rock gets a special shout out this week. Racing at the Halloween Classic at Firebird Raceway, Mike won the Super Pro class for his first big win. He then took on the winners from the other classes to determine the Grand Champion. You guessed it, Mike won that too!

Jason Phillips had a huge day at World Wide Technology Raceway in St. Louis. Competing at the NHRA TV Challenge, Jason won Super Pro and Sportsman to take home two Wally’s in the same day!

Tyler Orren has won seven times this season in just his second season of racing Juniors!

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And remember, look for our DragChamp Top 10 List nominations Facebook post every Monday evening. You can nominate your favorites in the comments of the post for consideration on the list.

If you nominate a racer, please include their name, their accomplishment, which track(s), and a winners circle photo. Some racers have missed the list because we didn’t have enough information and couldn’t find anything online.

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