CHICAGO, IL. : Steve Sisko further engrained his place in drag history last Sunday at US 131 Motorsports Park when he won the Hansen Global $100,000-to-win race, less than 24 hours after winning the highest paying drag race in history: the JEGS-SFG $1.1 Million. Perhaps more impressive, he did it in a completely different car than he won the $1.1M main event in the night before.
“I was doubled and in the 2ndround, I got timed out,” says Sisko, describing his rough start to the race. “I felt bad because this is the car I was bringing before Anthony [Bertozzi] offered me the Nova, and last night, Bob who owns the car messaged me and said he was proud, but I won in the wrong car. So I had to get him some type of money back, so I’m sure he’s happy.
I have to thank my wife…I love her to death and it’s all for [her].”
Quarterfinals: In the quarterfinals, six drivers remained including Sisko, Brandon Taylor, Jason Overstreet, Matt Richezza, and Top Fuel ace, Shawn Langdon.
Sisko defeated Richezza, going 6.503 on a 6.50 dial-in after posting a .028 light. Richezza was .034 on the tree and ran 6.372 on a 6.37 dial-in.
Taylor beat Langdon with a .004 package, running 4.593 on a 4.59 dial-in after a .001 light. Langdon was competitive with a .010 light and a 4.604 run on a 4.59 dial-in.
Overstreet was on the bye and ran 6.053 on his 6.06 dial-in.
Semifinals: In the semis, Sisko took on Overstreet, posting a .019 light and 6.521 run on a 6.51 dial-in. Overstreet broke out for the loss with a 6.048 on his 6.05 dial-in.
Taylor was on the bye in his DragCoverage machine, posting a solid .011 light and running 4.578 on his 4.58 dial-in.
Finals: In the final round, Sisko stepped up to the occasion with a .008 package, starting with a .006 light and ending with a 6.492 run on a 6.49 dial-in. Taylor narrowly broke out with a 4.566 on his 4.57 dial-in.
Once Sisko’s photo was taken by RaceWorks’ Gary Rowe, the richest drag race in history came to close. Kyle Riley, the CEO of SFG Promotions, Inc. thanked God for giving him the vision for the event and helping bring it to reality to end the broadcast on MotorManiaTV.com.
SFG will host a number of other Big Money bracket races throughout 2020, including the JEGS-SFG Labor Day Bracket Bash, September 4-6 at National Trail Raceway. Stay tuned to racesfg.com and SFG’s FaceBook page for additional information on future events.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org