MARTIN, MI. (Jul. 4, 2020): Five days after the start of the JEGS $20,000-to-win warm-up race, Gary Williams was crowned its winner Friday evening. Williams defeated the door car of Anna-Lise LeBlanc by just .011 seconds.
“It’s really cool man to be able to win this,” says Williams. “My whole family pretty much flew in and rolled into the gates at nine cars. I hope I survive the party to make it to tomorrow’s race!”
Semifinals: In the semifinals of the drawn out event, Williams sat on the bye to the finals after defeating Hunter Patton in what was effectively the dragster final.
LeBlanc on the other hand went head to head with Howard Westbury in what would be a relatively easy round win for her. As Westbury left the starting line, his wheel standing Nova drove straight to the center of the track placing him completely out of the groove once he landed. After Westbury lifted to center himself back onto the racing surface, LeBlanc was free to run 6.016 on her 6.01 dial-in for the doocar win.
Finals: In the finals, LeBlanc slowed to a 6.027 on her 6.00 dial-in giving Williams the room he needed to run 4.819 on his 4.81 dial-in and score a $20,000 payday the night before the richest drag race in history: the JEGS-SFG 1.1 Million.
Racing action for the JEGS-SFG 1.1 Million resumed at 10am today with the second round of eliminations- completed right around 1pm CT. Although many racers have been eliminated, their chances for $1,100,000 are still alive with the SFG Jackpot option, which gives all eliminated racers a chance to get placed back into the big race after the third round of eliminations. 25 door cars and 25 dragsters will be drawn: 8 door cars and 8 dragsters will be placed back into the race while the remaining 34 of the 50 drawn will receive $1000.
Stay tuned to MotorManiaTV.com to witness the high stakes action from the highest paying drag race in history at US 131 Motorsports Park.
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.com or contact Kyle Riley at (708) 921-5737 or email@example.com.
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