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Koy Collier Sparks Successful Start to 2020 Season

Former NHRA Champion, Koy Collier, collects big money bracket racing checks to start his 2020 racing season strong.

BENTON, LA.Koy Collier’s natural talent shines within many accomplishments throughout his 13 year drag racing career. Collier has clinched multiple NHRA Divisional and National event wins. He also earned the 2018 NHRA Division 4 Super Comp Championship. His focus for the start of this season is big money bracket racing, which has already proven profitable.

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Collier consistently continues to go rounds at multiple events regardless of which race car he is driving. He made a decent showing at the Windmill Nationals with 5th round appearances each day. At the Down with the Sickness race at Pine Valley, Collier went out at 14 cars in the $20K main event. He was also a semifinalist in the high roller shootout where he lost by .001 on a double breakout.

At the Memorial Day Mayhem in Holly Springs, Collier was down to five cars Friday when he pedaled one too many times to give the stripe back by .002-second.

Practice Makes Perfect

Perfection is something every drag racer strives for, but Koy earned it during the quarterfinal round of the Great American Bracket Race (GABR) $20K. In Koy’s words, “A big highlight of my weekend was my first perfect run. [I was] .0000 [and ran] 4.6001 on a 4.60 dial in at five cars and that’s nowhere near what I was shooting for. That was supposed to be a .010 light and a mid-dead on pass; luckily it fell my way.”

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Koy Collier’s awards so far this season include:

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What’s Next?

Collier will be attending the Texas Two Step this weekend at Texas Motorplex with a top prize of $50,000. The following weekend he will be going back to his roots at the NHRA Divisional in Houston, TX.

As far as the rest of the season goes, Koy states, “We’ll kind of have to play it by ear due to my firefighting career coming up and Steve’s Police Chief election. [We are] going to try to attend as much of the bracket racing scene as we can, but we’re not completely marking the NHRA circuit out.”

Koy appreciates the support from his grandfather and father, Mike and Steve Collier, respectively. He also thanks his girlfriend, Tori Greene, and his little brother Kai. Finally, he thanks Mickey Thompson Tire, Relyant Oil, Sunset Performance Engines, APD Carbs, Hughes Converters, and Salter Racing.

You can contact Koy on his Facebook page here and follow the rest of his season.

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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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