Ryan Gleghorn and Brody Quick bring big money practice tree racing to Alabama with the B-Town Winter Throwdown January 30, 2021.
BAILEYTON, AL – Practice tree races have become a popular and profitable pass time for drag racers during the winter months. Ryan Gleghorn and Brody Quick realized there was a need for practice tree racing in Alabama, so they joined forces to create the B-Town Winter Throwdown.
The B-Town Winter Throwdown features three separate races that will deliver cash prizes, big money bracket race entries, and giant checks in one day.
Speaking of the event, Gleghorn tells DragChamp, “I’m excited to branch out with a second event in Alabama and team up with my buddy Brody Quick. Everyone knows Alabama has a ton of very talented racers who don’t often get the chance to do a lot of racing in the winter months. Brody and myself wanted to bring that opportunity here so that these racers can compete for some good money and entries into the biggest racers of the year- that they may not have gotten in, otherwise.”
Two Shootouts and the Opportunity to Win More Cash
One shootout will have 32 racers competing for over $3,000 in cash and two entries for GABR events. The winner claims $2,000 and an entry into the Great American Guaranteed Million. The runner up earns $600 and a weekend entry into the GABR Dream Team event.
A bottom bulb shootout gives 16 footbrake racers a chance to show off their skills. The winner picks up a weekend entry into the BTE Labor Day $250K and $600. An entry into the World Footbrake Challenge and $400 will go home with the runner up.
$5K Main Event
The Drag Coverage $5,000 main event allows each racer to entry up to four times. The structured purse advertises $5K to the winner and $800 for runner up. The semifinalists earn $350 and the quarterfinalists will pick up $150. The entry fee is $40 and first round buybacks are $25.
The last bottom bulb racer left standing in the main event also earns a $200 bonus!
Race Schedule and Details
The B-Town Winter Throwdown will be at 79 Schoolhouse Rd. Baileyton, AL 35019 on Saturday, January 30, 2021.
Doors open at 12PM, open time runs begin at 2PM, and first round of eliminations are scheduled for 5PM.
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.