The weather was hot and so was the racing action during the Jim Harrington Bracket Nationals. Six winners were crowned over two days at Cecil County Dragway in Maryland.
RISING SUN, MD – JPFetch Promotions returned to Cecil County Dragway to present the Jim Harrington Bracket Nationals. 2020 included an increase in the payout, a new race structure, and live feed via Drag Racer TV.
The main events were top bulb $20,000 to win races on Saturday and Sunday. A separate Elite Pro 42 field was a bottom bulb no-box class, where the last racer standing received $1,000 and moved into the main event. Saturday also held a Super 64 Car Shootout and No-Box gamblers race.
Tim Foskey, Jr. picked up the win in the Elite Pro 42 class on Saturday over Tyler Bennett. As an added bonus, Foskey’s win earned him a free pass into the SFG 500 at South Georgia Motorsports Park later this year. This prize covers an entry into the No-Box portion of the $20K, $50K, and $100K.
During the $20,000 main event, Jeff Taylor drove to the winner’s circle over Ricky Harborough.
In the top bulb 64 Car Shootout on Saturday evening, Robbie Hamilton took home the $12,000 top prize over Tom Dauber.
Marty Flegal, Jr. picked up the win in the No-Box gamblers race. This makes at least four final round appearances during the Jim Harrington Bracket Nationals for Flegal since 2018.
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Steve Van Craynest came out on top in the Elite Pro 42 class on Sunday. Marty Flegal drove to his second final of the weekend, this time leaving with a runner up.
To close out the weekend, Bob Kolibsky took home the final check for $20,000. Mike Barber has driven to multiple finals lately and picks up another runner up to add to his racing resume.
If you feel jealous for missing out this weekend, don’t worry! The Jim Harrington Bracket Nationals will return to Cecil County Dragway September 26-27. When pre-entries open for the Elite Pro 42 Field, you will be able to enter on their website.
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 soon-to-be 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.