MARTIN, MI.- Day three of the JEGS-SFG 1.1 Million at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, MI proved to be extremely productive for SFG Promotions, Inc. and highly lucrative for its racers. Eliminations for three events were contested on Wednesday preceding the $1.1M main-event with winners being crowned in two of those events.
Lane Dicken took the win in the FTI $100,000-to-win event and Madisyn McCormick was victorious in the FuelTech Ladies Shootout.
FTI $100,000-To-Win Race
Quarterfinals: In the quarterfinals of the first of two $100,000-to-win races this week, five racers remained in competition: Mark Daniels, Jeff Ledford, Brian Rockwell, Danny Burleson, and Dicken.
Ledford took the win with a .005 light and 5.279 run on a 5.27 dial-in. That race was over from the start when Daniels went -.016 red at the start.
Dicken took on Burleson from Texas in an excellent race decided by .018. Dicken was .005 on the tree, then ran dead-on with a 0 on his 4.55 dial-in. Burleson was .000 on the tree before running 4.527 on his 4.54 dial-in.
Rockwell was on the bye, going .003 on the tree and 5.957 on his 5.94 dial-in.
Semifinals: With three cars remaining, local contenders Ledford and Rockwell went head to head. Ledford was .002 on the tree and ran 5.286 on a 5.27 dial-in for the win, while Rockwell was just behind with a .029 light and a 5.960 run on his 5.94 dial-in.
Dicken took the tree on the DragRaceSolutions.combye to the final.
Finals: Dicken was .008 on the tree in the finals and ran 4.570 on his 4.54 to take the FTI $100,000 victory.
“We we’re doing well most of the day, but we had a rear end that was about to break,” says Dicken in his winners circle interview. “We thought about switching cars and using the break rule but we decided to just take the tree in the semis and drive it ‘till it goes. I was trying to do short burnouts to not hurt it and [it worked out].”
After a string of .00 lights, Ledford fell short in the final with a .043 light and 5.290 on a 5.27 dial-in.
FuelTech $5,000-To-Win Ladies Shootout
Semifinals: In the semifinals of the FuelTech Ladies Shootout race, three racers remained with Karyl Bell Tiscione of New York taking the bye to the final.
On the other side of the ladder, Madisyn McCormick and Maria Cross had a lackluster pairing when Cross had issues on the starting line, giving the semifinal win to McCormick.
Finals:In the end, McCormick reigned victorious in her first race in the car she was driving. She posted a .025 light in the final and whomped her way to a 4.584 on her 4.55 dial-in.
Tiscione was only .005 over her 5.02 dial-in, but her .065 light gave McCormick the room she needed for victory.
Today (Thursday), the first round and the re-entry round of the Hansen Global $100,000-to-win race will be contested along with continued eliminations of the JEGS $20,000-to-win warm up race. Watch all of the action from the JEGS-SFG 1.1 Million live through MotorMania TV coverage presented by JEGS.
ABOUT SFG PROMOTIONS, INC: SFG is the brainchild of racer and promoter, Kyle Riley. “I had a vision to offer racers the chance to race for big money that the average racer could not afford, but I give God all the credit for the idea because it was sent from God,” states Riley (SFG stands for Sent From God). Riley adds, “until SFG came about, your average racer couldn’t afford the chance to run for $50k or $100k because it was out of their price range.
I wanted your everyday bracket racer to know what it feels like to stage up for that kind of money. A lot of people think I’m crazy, but I’ve always felt it’s better to give than to receive. The racers have really supported SFG in its first years, so I want to show them that I really appreciate their support so I raised the payouts and lowered the entry fees. Everyone will see the better SFG does the more the racer will benefit from our success.”For more information on SFG Promotions, visit www.racesfg.comor contact Kyle Riley at (708) 921-5737 or email@example.com.
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