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Drivers Cash in During WinMore with Atmore Series

The WinMore with Atmore NHRA points series returned for their second weekend at Atmore Dragway. Twelve drivers went home with big checks and full pockets.

ATMORE, AL – Flashing lights, loud noises, and winning cash prizes may sound like you’re at the casino, but in drag racing, we are talking about a racetrack that’s half a mile down the road. The second installment of the WinMore with Atmore series crowned their own jackpot winners over the weekend at Atmore Dragway.

Ben Willis and his team had three great days of racing with over 230 entries staging up first round. This event had seven different classes to choose from as well as a shuttle every 30 minutes to and from the Wind Creek Atmore Casino. That means you could go and press your luck in between passes down the eighth mile. 

Friday Gamblers Race Action

Mother Nature tested the crew on Friday with the intense Alabama heat and two rain showers, but afterward they were able to complete three gamblers races.

In a combined age junior dragster race, Curtis Peek came out victorious over Velicity Morris.

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Curtis Peek
junior dragster gamblers runner up winmore with atmore velicity morris
Velicity Morris

Matthew Brown took home the No Box gamblers win over Gene Schmaltz.

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Matthew Brown

In Super Pro, Josh Caraway drove away with the win over Mark White.

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Josh Caraway
Saturday Junior Dragster Results

For the newest drag racers in the 6 to 9 year old class, Lawson Scott grabbed the win over Kolton Barns. These young guns were sponsored by Lou Crouch from Pictures by Lou.

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Saturday 6-9 year old Winner and Sunday’s runner up, Lawson Scott
winmore with atmore 6-9 junior dragster runner up kolton barns
Saturday 6-9 year old runner up, Kolton Barns

Alliance Racewear sponsored the 10 to 12 year old class Saturday where Reagan Wells drove to victory over Jalen Price.

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Saturday 10-12 year old winner, Reagan Wells
winmore with atmore 10-12 junior dragster runner up jaylen price
Saturday 10-12 year old runner up, Jalen Price

Griffin Hatcher sealed the deal in the 13 and older class which was sponsored by Mike Bos Racing. Velicity Morris came home with her second runner up finish of the weekend.

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Saturday 13 and up winner, Griffin Hatcher
winmore with atmore 13 and up junior dragster runner up velicity morris
Velicity Morris picked up her second runner up of the weekend on Saturday, in the 13 and up class
Saturday No Box Results

There were 58 bottom bulb entries trying to win the $1,500 top prize in the No Box class. Thomas Holley drove to his sixth consecutive final round and picked up the win over Danny Paul.

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Thomas Holley continues his hot streak with another win
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Danny Paul comes so close to the double up on Saturday with a No Box runner up and Sportsman win
Super Pro Saturday Results

Tommy Castanedo and Ricky Taylor were the last men standing after 98 Super Pro entries. Castanedo defeated Taylor to take home the $5,000 check.

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Tommy Castaneda

There is no picture available for runner up, Ricky Taylor.

Sportsman Saturday Results

Danny Paul may have been one round short in No Box, but he found the win light against Korey Biggs during the Sportsman final round. Sportsman also had a great car count with 21 entries.

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Danny Paul, Saturday’s Sportsman winner
winmore with atmore sportsman runner up korey biggs
Sportsman runner up, Korey Biggs

Stevens and Son Locksmiths were the sponsors for the Junior Street Division, but no one had time to enter the class this weekend. There were 58 entries total in the junior classes, so I’m sure the kids stayed busy!

The racing action didn’t stop Saturday, though. On Sunday, six additional winners were able to pose in front of the #IWonMore winner circle sign and take home some cash.

Sunday Junior Dragster Results

Keeping in line with the casino theme, you may hear the phrase, “you can’t beat the house.” Sam Willis, son of Ben and Melissa Willis, drove to his very first victory during the 6 to 9 year old class on Sunday. Lawson Scott drove to his second final of the weekend as the runner up. Sunday’s smallest racers were sponsored by Bone Shaker Motorsports.

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Congratulations to Sam Willis on his first win!
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Lawson picks up the runner up spot on Sunday

Hayden Miller took home the win over Zach Pearce in the 10 to 12 year old class, which was sponsored by Glynn-Smith Chevrolet.

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Sunday 10-12 year old winner, Hayden MIller
winmore with atmore 10-12 junior dragster runner up zach pearce
10-12 year old runner up, Zach Pearce

Dylan Hite grabbed the top spot in the 13 and older junior class over Ryker Cromwell. Fineline Signs and Graphics sponsored the oldest group of junior drivers on Sunday.

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Sunday 13 and up winner, Dylan Hite
winmore with atmore 13 and up junior dragster runner up ryker cromwell
13 and up junior dragster runner up, Ryker Cromwell
Sunday No Box Results

The No Box final round was a bottom bulb battle between two Monzas with Dustin Mack taking the win over Christopher Martin.

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Dustin Mack takes home the No Box win on Sunday
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No Box runner up, Chris Martin
Super Pro Sunday Results

Atmore local Freddie Fails picked up the $5,000 prize in his dragster. White took home his second runner up of the weekend in his Malibu.

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Super Pro winner, Freddie Fails, cashes in on Sunday
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Mark White Sunday Super Pro runner up and Friday Super Pro gamblers runner up
Sportsman Sunday Results

Trenton Stacy took home the final check over Charles McDonald in the Sportsman class.

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Sunday Sportsman winner, Trenton Stacey
winmore with atmore sportsman runner up charles mcdonald
Sunday Sportsman runner up, Charles McDonald

Ben Willis and his team would like to extend a special thank you to all of the event sponsors mentioned above as well as Price Construction and Coalburg Racing Promotions.

The final race of the WinMore with Atmore series is scheduled for August 21-23. The stakes are high since the points champions will be crowned. Stay tuned to DragChamp for more race results, but if you can’t wait, you can click here or here to read the latest.

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Jessica was born into a family of drag racers and fell in love with the sport at a young age. She began competing at 13 and has been hooked ever since! She even met her husband at the World Footbrake Challenge VII. Jessica works full time as an Ultrasound Technologist but spends almost every weekend chasing win lights at IHRA and NHRA bracket races.

You can contact her at Jessica@dragchamp.com or on her Facebook page.

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