Patton Wins FuelTech $50,000 Race at FTI 350 Presented By JEGS

CEDAR FALLS, IA. (May 30, 2020): Following a rainy start to the FTI 350 presented by JEGS at Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, the first of three winners were crowned. After ten grueling rounds of racing featuring some of the biggest names in Bracket Racing, Hunter Patton came out victorious, taking the $50,000 grand prize in Friday’s main-event sponsored by FuelTech.

Hunter Patton

The path to victory was far from easy for Patton, with fierce competitors still in the hunt for the $50,000 check by the quarterfinals. 


With five cars left in round eight, Matt Dadas sat on the bye, while two dragsters and two door-cars were left to duke it out to decide the final three. 

Nick Hastings took on Dustin Long on the door-car side of things with Long dodging a bullet after Hastings left the starting line too soon to be -.005 red. Long crept by with a less than stellar .046 reaction-time and 5.182 lap on his 5.19 dial-in. 

Dennis Lund and eventual winner, Hunter Patton battled to be the last dragster standing in an excellent race decided by only .0014 seconds. Lund was .007 on the tree and ran 4.353 on his 4.34 dial-in to be narrowly outran by Patton’s .003 light and 4.496 lap on a 4.48 dial-in. 


In the semifinals, Patton flexed his muscles on a bye-run to the final with a near perfect run, leaving .000 off the starting line and running 4.479 on a 4.48 dial.  

Long and Dadas went to battle on the other side of the ladder in another excellent race. Dadas left that starting line with a .016 light and ran just .001 above his 6.36 dial-in. Long was .004 seconds behind after his .015 light and 5.186 run on a 5.18 dial. 


In the finals, a rerun of the 2019 Fall Fling main-event was set with Patton and Dadas going head to head. Patton was .006 on the tree and ran 4.479 again on his 4.47 dial, to take the win by just .002 seconds. 

Dadas put up a valiant runner-up effort with a .007 reaction time and a run just .018 above his 6.35 dial-in.

Matt Dadas

To wrap up Friday night, round four of Thursday’s $25,000-to-win race presented by JEGS was contested. The SFG team worked to complete the finals of that race and the second $50,000-to-win race sponsored by Allstar Performance on Saturday, May 30th. Be sure to catch all of the action live at MotorManiaTV.com.


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 kyle@racesfg.com

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