Gulitti and S-10 Trucks Triumph at Under The Lights

CP Racing Promotions Under The Lights makes a stop at Pine Valley Raceway where Cory Gulitti cashes in for $30,000. Chad Sandlin and Drew Porcher wheel their trucks to winner’s circle in No-Box.

LUFKIN, TX – CP Racing Promotions brought their Under The Lights race to Pine Valley Raceway in Lufkin, Texas over the weekend. Originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday night races, rain rolled in on day one which created a double race event on Saturday.

The new schedule included a 10 am time run followed by race number one. Another time run was given before race number two which was finished “under the lights.” The Box class competed for two $15,000 to win races, while No-Box had two $7,500 to win races.

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First Race Results

After many rounds of competition, the final round was between Chad Sandlin and Tim Ray. Sandlin came out on top, adding another big check to his collection. He also made a strong showing in the box class before pairing up beside Cory Gulitti at 16 cars.

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Chad Sandlin claims $7,500 with his No-Box win!

For the first top bulb final of the day, two talented young guns staged up in an all dragster final. Landon Martinez, just one day shy of his 20th birthday, lines up against multi-time big money bracket race winner, Cory Gulitti. Martinez leaves .007 red handing the win over to Gulitti who is XX.

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Cory Gulitti sweeps the weekend with two $15,000 wins!
Second Race Results

Drew Porcher is no stranger to big money bottom bulb racing and faced Slade Brown in the finals of No Box. Brown had .004 advantage at the hit, but Porcher runs dead on his 6.24 dial in to get the job done. Porcher gets $7,500 and the big check to take home.

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Drew Porcher picks up $7,500 Under the Lights!

The last battle at Under The Lights was between two well known drivers, David Bird Jones and Cory Gulitti. In the $15,000 final round, Jones waited patiently as Cory Gulitti’s half track burnout smoke cleared. Gulitti was behind at the tree with his .013 light to Jones’ .002 reaction time. However, when Jones got behind at the stripe by .002, he handed Gulitti the broom used to sweep the weekend.

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Jake Hodge holds one of Cory Gulitti’s big checks. Gulitti has picked up a few nicknames during his racing career.

The next event for CP Racing Promotions is the Chubby 20K’s September 2-6 at Texas Motorplex. There will be a ton of racing action over the five day event including three $20,000 top bulb races and three $5,000 bottom bulb races. You can find all the information by clicking here.

Congratulations to all the winners! For more bracket racing results, check out the Western Canadian Summer Classic or the 660 Top Bulb Nationals. To listen to the latest DragChamp Show podcast, click here.


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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