The Medicine Hat Drag Racing Association visited Medicine Hat Speedway over the weekend for their Saturday and Sunday $7,500 to win races.
With two chances at winning $7,500, racers flocked to Medicine Hat Speedway in hopes to find the winner’s circle. Box, no box, and junior dragster racers were welcomed to the event. The race was a huge success with eight rounds contested everyday.
A special 48-car shootout for $20,000 to win was ran after the main event on Saturday. The weekend MVP was also awarded at the end of the weekend to the racer who went the most rounds.
Rich Harder took home the Saturday night $7,500 check after being the last bottom bulb car standing and eventually finding his way to the winner’s circle. He defeated Todd Fleck in the final round. Harder was also awarded the MVP award at the end of the weekend after going 25 rounds in the last two weeks of racing.
Jason Padd was the last man standing in the $20,000 to win shootout and took home the trophy. Padd defeated Braden Halina in the final round.
Tanner Gaetz defeated Jacob Mills in the junior dragster final to take home the trophy.
James Rutherford took out Dalton Gareau in the final round of the Sunday $7,500 to win race. He took home the trophy and the big check.
Cole Blagdon defeated Colton Morin in the junior dragster final to take home the last trophy of the weekend.
Congrats to all the winners! Find more racing results here.
About the author: Megan Strassweg is a 22 year old Super Comp racer from Louisville, Kentucky. She races a 2015 American Dragster sponsored by Coolshirt Systems. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in May of 2020 with a degree in Photojournalism and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Megan works at Jim Butner Auto in the Finance Department. Growing up at the racetrack, drag racing is all she has known and never plans to give up on it.