Hunny Wayne is the Spring Fling MVP, T-Rock wins $100K, Ledford, Wheeler, and Luedke win $50K! Find all the details in the DragChamp Top 10 List.
06/17/20 – It was a huge week of racing as there were three $50,000 to win races and one $100,000 race over the weekend. Racers flocked to tracks from coast to coast including the Seattle LODRS and the Spring Fling at Galot and everywhere in between. With massive payouts and numerous races around the country, the list is full of the biggest winners on the weekend.
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DragChamp Top 10 List – 06/17/20
1 – Hunter Patton
A couple of weeks ago Hunter Patton enjoyed a wildly successful weekend at the SFG 350 in Iowa. There he won a $50,000 race and was runner up to Nick Hastings in a $25,000 final. Hunter left Iowa on a heater and continued that momentum at the Spring Fling Galot. He kicked off the week by winning a dragster race on Tuesday. He followed that with a quarterfinal finish on Friday and a semifinal finish in Saturday’s $100,000 race. That along with the outstanding season he’s already enjoyed locked in the top spot this week.
2 – Troy Williams Jr.
T-Rock got it done for $100,000 at the Spring Fling Galot! At three cars it was Patton, Dan Fletcher, and Troy Williams Jr. Williams took the bye and Patton turned it red to Fletcher in his wagon. In a clash of titans, Williams claimed the win over Fletcher further solidifying himself as one of the best bracket racers of all time.
3 (tie) – Carson Wheeler
18 year old Carson Wheeler captured the biggest win of his career when he drove to the $50,000 win at the Texas Two Step at the Texas Motorplex. The event featured some of the best racers in the South Central area along with a host of West Coast hitters. Wheeler drove the field in his blown dragster to claim the big check.
3 (tie) – Jeff Ledford
Veteran big-money bracket racer Jeff Ledford captured the $50,000 main event at the Derby City $50K at Ohio Valley Dragway. Ledford, who’s no stranger to big money finals, took down the win to add to his legacy.
3 (tie) – Josh Luedke
Racing at the ultra-competitive Spring Fling Galot, Josh Luedke outlasted Jeff Taylor to claim the $50,000 payday. To show the level of competition at Galot, racers such as Ernie Humes, Hunter Patton, Jeff Serra, and Severn Johnson made the late rounds in the $50K before Luedke claimed the victory.
4 – Brandon Umberger
Brandon Umberger drove to Texas from his home-state of Colorado for the Texas Two Step race. Umberger then went off on the Bottom Bulb class going to three straight final rounds. On Friday he fell to Jake Howard, on Saturday he lost to Chad Sandlin, and Brandon wrapped up the weekend with a third runner-up to Mad Max McGlothin. Although he never turned on the final win light, Brandon’s performance was epic.
5 – Josh Burrow
Josh Burrow could probably have been ranked in the top spot this week after his impressive outings over the last week. A week ago at the GABR $20K, Josh drove to the semifinals before losing to eventual winner Donny Burleson. A week later he takes two entries down to eight cars at the Texas Two Step $50K main event. Josh ultimately finished runner up to Carson Wheeler but was super impressive none the less.
6 – Dan Fletcher
What can you say about Fletch! He takes a small-tire Wagon to the $100,000 final round at the Spring Fling Galot before falling to Troy Williams Jr. That’s a super impressive feat considering he was driving a grocery getter. Just shows how talented this guy is and why he has 100+ NHRA Wally’s.
7 (tie) – John Alonzo III
Another big winner at the Texas Two Step. John Alonzo III overcame an uncooperative race car to finally park it in the winners circle on Sunday evening. In doing so, Alonzo collected a $20,000 payday to end the weekend on a high note.
7 (tie) – Chad Sandlin
The biggest No-Box winner at the Texas Motorplex was none other than Chad Sandlin. Chad drove his Skeet-10 to the $12,500 victory on Saturday night over red-hot Brandon Umberger. The win was reminiscent of his domination at the Motorplex early last season when he was winning races on a weekly basis. This guy is one of the best off the bottom that you’ll find.
8 – Jamie Holston
Jamie Holston drove through a talented field at the Spring Fling to collect a $15,000 payday. Holston defeated Spring Fling legend Tommy Cable in the final round on Wednesday. Holston is no stranger to winning as he has a couple of Gambler race wins from the WFC.
9 – Allen Wickell
After winning the Dream Team Challenge as a member of the Trampus Stewart led team, Allen Wickell came home to Gulfport and showed out at Event #3 of the King of the Coast series. Allen was runner-up in Saturday’s $4K and made the final again in Sunday’s $5K. Joining Allen in Sunday’s final was teammate Daniel Rolison which resulted in a split and quit.
10 – Keoki Desa
Keoki Desa had a memorable outing at the NHRA Division 7 National Open in Fallon, Nev. Desa doubled up on the weekend in Super Pro winning Saturday and Sunday. He added a runner-up finish on Sunday in the Top Comp class to wrap up a great weekend.
Kat Cross finished the eight race Southeast Six Shooter series with four wins! On Saturday she collected her fourth Ironman in the series and won the points championship by one point over IHRA World Champ Kaden Harrill.
Charlie Hardy has been on a roll this season. He won a $10 grander at Huntsville, just missed another $10K victory at the Tennessee Throwdown setting for runner up and over the weekend found two more finals only to come up just short again.
Matthew Richard earned a shout out this week after going back-to-back at the BTE King of the Coast series. Matthew won for the second straight race over the weekend stopping Allen Wickell from sweeping the weekend. At both events, Richard waded through large fields of 250+ entries.
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