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.
Matthew Brown took home the No Box gamblers win over Gene Schmaltz.
In Super Pro, Josh Caraway drove away with the win over Mark White.
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.
Alliance Racewear sponsored the 10 to 12 year old class Saturday where Reagan Wells drove to victory over 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hayden Miller took home the win over Zach Pearce in the 10 to 12 year old class, which was sponsored by Glynn-Smith Chevrolet.
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.
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.
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.
Sportsman Sunday Results
Trenton Stacy took home the final check over Charles McDonald in the Sportsman class.
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.
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.