Sunday, April 14, 2024

DragChamp Top Ten List 5/2/19

The DragChamp Top Ten list is back! Each week we will highlight the best performances, hottest racers (based on performance, not looks), and hot topics surrounding sportsman drag racing.

In order to make the best list, I’ll need your help each week. Make sure you tag #dragchamp on your Facebook winners circle pictures. In addition, message us on Facebook at @dragchampmagazine or email at garydon@dragchamp.com with your thoughts on who or what should be on the list.

There was a host of big sportsman races across the country last week including the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals, Loose Rocker Bigfoot $40K, Texas Triple Tens, Richmond Dragway’s $10 Grand Slam and more.

DragChamp Top Ten List

1 – Ernie Humes – Ernie cashed in for $40,000 at the biggest footbrake race of the season, the Loose Rocker Bigfoot $40K in Darlington. In reviewing the run sheets, the event was brutal as racers posted amazing packages throughout the race.

There were two perfect runs during the weekend and Humes posted one of them. The win was Ernie’s second Loose Rocker event win. Read all about his win here.

Ernie Humes wins Loose Rocker Bigfoot 40K main event
Ernie Humes

2 – Josh Burrow – Burrow earned the two spot this week with his double $10,000 victories at the Texas Triple Tens at the Texas Motorplex. Josh drove past a talented field on Saturday and Sunday to grab two of the three big checks for the weekend.

In addition, his clean S-10 pickup garnered the best appearing car award as well. Read more about Josh here.

Josh Burrow doubles Texas Triple Tens
Josh Burrow

3 – Monty Bogan – Veteran Stock / Super Stock racer Bogan showed out at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte. In addition to winning Super Stock, he was also the runner up in Stock Eliminator. Find out more about his race weekend here, and here.

Monty Bogan Jr Super Stock Winner Charlotte
Monty Bogan

4 – Skillman Motorsports – The Skillman family had a dominate weekend at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte with Drew winning Stock and his father Bill winning Factory Stock.

In addition to winning his first Factory Stock Wally, Bill did it from the number one qualifying spot. The win was the second race in a row that Drew won a national.

It was also the second national event win and number one qualifier for the Skillman team. Click here for more about their amazing weekend.

Skillman family double up at Charlotte Four Wide Nationals
Skillman Motorsports Hardware

5 – Bruce Sisk – Bruce earned the five spot this week on the strength of two runner up finishes. Sisk managed to runner up both Saturday and Sunday at the Richmond Dragway $10 Grand Slam. With over 240 cars in attendance, that was definitely a DragChamp worthy performance.

Bruce Sisk 10 grand slam runner up
Bruce Sisk

6 – Ray Miller III – Ray Ray has been on fire this season. With three Lucas Oil Super wins and a runner up at the 4-Wide Nationals, Miller is in the driver’s seat for the national championship.

In a class as competitive as Super Comp, it’s hard to imagine talking about the championship in April but Miller’s put together a great score. Time will tell if he’s able to keep up his torrid pace.

Super Comp Final Round Charlotte Four Wide Nationals
Super Comp Final 4-Wide Nationals

7 – Johnny Ezell – The man they call Johnny Bracket Racer is living up to his moniker. In the span of a week, JBR collected a $30,000 paycheck at the Spring Fling Million and a $10,000 check at the Texas Triple Tens. Read more about his recent wins here and here.

Johnny Ezell wins Texas Triple Tens
Johnny Ezell

8 – Chad Sandlin – Sandlin’s recent performances at the Texas Triple Tens earned him #8 on the list. In March, Sandlin doubled up at the Triple Tens. At the April event last week, Sandlin once again found his way to the winners circle.

With three wins in two weekends against loaded fields, I’d say he’s earned his spot on the list. Check out his recent wins here and here.

Chad Sandlin wins Texas Triple Tens 042819
Chad Sandlin

9 – Jake Howard – Like his good buddy Sandlin, Jake Howard has been dominate at the two Texas Triple Tens events this season. In the March event, Jake ran himself in the final round and then took a runner up finish to Sandlin in the same weekend.

Fast forward to last week and Jake once again found the winners circle on Friday and followed it up with another runner up to Sandlin on Sunday. Their latest final round duel was epic as Sandlin laid down a .016 package to Jake’s .017.

Jake Howard wins Texas Triple Tens 042719
Jake Howard

10 – Jonathan Anderson – Rounding out this week’s top 10 is NHRA 4-Wide Super Comp champ Jonathan Anderson. While Jonathan typically dominates the Division 2 Super Street class, he has started to aim his focus on the Super Comp crowd.

His latest victory came at the expense of red-hot Ray Miller. Anderson also successfully defended his 2018 4-Wide victory. In addition to his win last week, he has one Super Street win in 2019. Check out his latest victory here.

Jonathan Anderson Four Wide Super Comp Champ
Jonathan Anderson
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