Bradley Johnson dominates in Vegas to lead the Top 10, Lucas Walker and Marko Perivolaris double up, and Kip Maddox wins $20K. Find it all in the The DragChamp Top 10 List!
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DragChamp Top 10 List – 11/11/20
1 – Bradley Johnson
No one has been hotter than Bradley Johnson over the last few weeks. Bradley came into the last three race weekends of the NHRA season with a shot at the Top Dragster national title. He won TD at the Vegas LODRS and the NHRA Finals the following week. He came back a week later to wrap up the weather-delayed JEGS Sportsnationals and drove to the final round once again.
A win would guarantee him the World title but unfortunately he came up short to former Top Dragster World Champ Paul Nero to finish second by two points. Although the loss was excruciatingly painful, Johnson jumped in his Super Gas roadster and won the Sportsnationals final to wrap up a successful three week stretch. Two national event wins, a LODRS victory, and a 2nd place finish locked Johnson into the top spot this week.
2 (tie) – Lucas Walker
Lucas Walker put a new bullet in his trusty Mustang and it seemed to like it. Walker doubled up at Beacon Dragway winning both the Box and No-Box class.
2 (tie) – Marko Perivolaris
Marko Perivolaris spent the last month at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He enjoyed some success at the Fall Fling West before going into .90 mode for the final three races of the season. Perivolaris won Super Comp at the NHRA Finals and followed that with a Super Gas victory on Sunday at the final Lucas Oil Series race of the season. The Super Gas win boosted him to an 11th place finish nationally.
3 – Kip Maddox
Kip Maddox raced to a $20,000 victory at the 16th Annual Big Bucks Bracket Race at the House of Hook to lock down the three spot this week!
4 – Jody Lang
One of the best bottom bulb racers on the West Coast finally added a World title to his resume! Jody Lang closed out the season with a bang winning Stock Eliminator at the final race of the season to gap the field in the national standings. Lang is super talented behind the wheel and finally has the hardware that has eluded him for so long. Congrats on the championship!
5 – Wayne Cook
Wayne Cook outlasted a massive field of 600+ entries at the TenG@BG race last weekend in Bowling Green. Cook not only won the race, he was double entered at six cars!
6 – Jake Howard
Texas Footbrake phenom Jake Howard enjoyed another dominating outing over the weekend. This time Jake went off on the field at the Oil Patch Nationals in Ardmore, Okla. Howard won No-Box on Saturday and footbraked to a runner-up finish to Bryce Self, of Self Motorsports fame, in the Super Pro final on Sunday. Jake also left Ardmore as a dual track champion for the 2020 season.
7 – Justin Clark
Justin Clark also collected a big payday at Beech Bend Raceway Park taking the $10K victory on Sunday.
8 – Allen Wickell
Allen Wickell continued his domination of the BTE King of the Coast series at Gulfport Dragway. His latest victory earned him a cool $8,000 after turning back big money super star AJ Ashe in the final round.
9 – Anthony Bertozzi
17-time World Champion Anthony Bertozzi is now an 18-time world champ! Bertozzi earned his latest championship in Top Dragster which adds to his NHRA Super Stock championship and his large collection of IHRA titles.
10 – NHRA Summit ET National Champs
Last week we congratulated Jeff Hefler on his 3rd Summit ET National championship but failed to mentioned the other champions. We apologize for the oversight and here’s our tribute to all of the ET Champs!
Former NHRA Super Gas world champ Devin Isenhower added a Summit ET National title to his trophy case after winning the Super Pro title in Vegas.
Joe McLaughlin made a long tow from Pottstown, Pa. pay off by winning the Sportsman championship in his ’80 Nova at the NHRA Finals in Vegas. Joe ran dead three to his 13.53 dial in the final round.
Gladstone, Ore.’s Don Depeel captured the Motorcycle class title with his ’74 Kawasaki.
Division 4’s Hefler won the National Championship for the third time, adding to the titles he won in 2013 and 2016. The former Stock eliminator world champ, making his ninth appearance at the Summit shootout, drove brother Jeromy’s Chevy II to a final-round victory.
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