Logan Staab, Lil Rocky McLain, and Coy Worley claimed big wins at the 3rd Annual Cowtown Winter Throwdown Practice Tree Race.
With the hallowed grounds of the now defunct Texas Raceway in the background, the 3rd Annual Cowtown Winter Throwdown Practice Tree Race roared into action Saturday evening.
310 racers came from nine states and as far as 1,000 miles away to attend the event hosted by Ryan Gleghorn and former Million Dollar Race winner Nathan Martin. To say the race was an overwhelming success would be an understatement. Some of the best racers in the sport were on hand looking to grab some cash for the upcoming racing season.
The event featured a DragCoverage $5,000 Main Event along with two shootout races. The first was the 32-entry Great American Guaranteed Million Shootout with the winner earning an entry plus $2,000 cash. The second shootout was a 16-entry race for $700 cash and an entry into the BTE Labor Day 100K.
DragCoverage $5,000 Main Event
310 entries began eliminations around 5 PM and just before midnight only one man was still standing. Logan Staab raced his way to the $5,000 win and the big check the hard way, leaving off the bottom! By winning off the bottom, Staab also picked up the Last Man Standing $200 bonus.
With David Bird Jones and Jeremy Falkenbach falling in the quarterfinals, only Chad Broom, Justin Hutto, and Staab remained. Broom was on the bye leaving Hutto and Staab to meet in the semifinals. Staab posted a stellar .004 to take down Hutto’s .006.
In the final, Staab’s .010 light eclipsed Broom’s .014 to earn the big win.
Great American Guaranteed Million Shootout
With $2,000 and an entry to the Guaranteed Million on the line, 32 racers took their shot at the big payday. In the quarterfinal round, Johnny Ezell, Madison Ezell, Josh Burrow, and Rock McLain found the exit.
This setup semifinal pairings of Lil Rocky McLain vs Riley Howard and Justin Hutto vs Turbo Ty Casey. McLain advanced to the final after taking a .005 to .022 win over Howard.
After falling in the semifinal of the Main Event, Justin Hutto raced his way to the Shootout final after Casey left -.001 too soon. Hutto was salty posting a .002 to head into the final round.
In the no-split final round, Lil Rocky McLain earned a huge payday when he let go .002 to Hutto’s .009.
BTE Labor Day 100K Shootout
16 entries lined up for a shot at $700 and an entry into the Labor Day 100K in the Bottom Bulb Shootout. At the round of four, Coy Worley used a .013 light to take down Chad Sandlin’s .032 light.
In the second no-split final of the night, Worley used a second consecutive .013 light to take the win over Cory’s .020 light.
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