Cody McDaniel wins $64K, Brett Candies goes back-to-back, Mike Holland drags car out of barn and wins $20K! Find all the details in the DragChamp Top 10 List.
06/24/20 – After a huge weekend of big money bracket racing a week ago, the action didn’t slow down. Just like the summer weather, drag racing across the country is heating up. There were three Lucas Oil Series divisional races last week along with a host of bracket races. As we do every week, DragChamp has the top performers in sportsman drag racing. We are your source for sportsman drag racing.
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The weekly DragChamp Top 10 List highlights the top performers in sportsman drag racing! We look for the best performers at events across the country and rank them each week.
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DragChamp Top 10 List – 06/24/20
1 – Cody McDaniel
Cody McDaniel claimed the largest payout of the weekend and in doing so, locked down the top spot on the Top 10 List. McDaniel drove through a talented field at the Ultimate 64 Shootout to earn the $64,000 payday. The Empty Pockets promotion team increased the payouts across the weekend due to the great racer turnout.
2 – Brett Candies
The Candies Family name is etched in the history books of drag racing. The next generation of Candies’ continue to add to the family legacy as Brett and PB compete in NHRA Stock and Super Stock. Brett earned the two spot this week after back-to-back wins at the Atlanta and Houston Lucas Oil series events.
3 – Mike Holland
Mike Holland enjoyed a huge weekend at the Mutt & Jeff Promotions race. After his car sat in a barn for two years, Mike pulled it to the track last week and fired it for the first time. He stayed up til midnight on Thursday working on fuel system issues and then proceeded to drive through the field on Friday to take the $20,000 race win. Mike’s win was highly popular as he’s an inspiration to a number of racers. Congrats on your $20K victory.
4 – Corey Taylor
In Super Stock, there may not be a hotter driver right now than Corey Taylor. A week ago Corey earned the Super Stock title at the Division 2 LODRS race in Atlanta. This past weekend, he doubled up at the NHRA National Open in Mooresville to make it three straight victories in the class.
5 (tie) – Mike Egan
Mike Egan has enjoyed a hell of a month of racing. Highlights from the last few weeks includes a win in Modified at Keystone last week, a runner-up the previous week at the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular against a huge field in the $5K, and a semifinal finish leaving off the bottom in a $5K all-run race at Keystone two weeks ago.
5 (tie) – Graeme Rufenacht
Graeme Rufenacht continues to impress as he seemingly finds winners circles on a weekly basis. Over the last six weeks, #Gman has been in at least a dozen finals picking up the W more times than not. Just this past weekend, he made four finals, won twice, and in doing so, collected his 100th career win! Good luck this week at the Western Conference Finals!
6 – Dalton Roles
Dalton Roles was on fire at the Mutt & Jeff race last weekend. He earned a runner-up in Friday’s $20K and then won the Door Car Shootout race.
7 (tie) – Jeff Lopez
Former World Champ Jeff Lopez enjoyed a big weekend at the Division 4 Lucas Oil race in Houston. There he won Super Gas over another former world champ, Austin Williams, and just missed the double with a runner-up in Stock.
7 (tie) – Craig Maddox
Like Lopez, Craig Maddox made two finals at the Division 5 LODRS at Bandimere Speedway. Maddox won Super Gas but settled for a runner-up in Stock to just miss the double.
8 – Justin Cooper
Justin Cooper picked up three wins on the weekend at Walla Walla Dragstrip in Washington. He earned a $2K victory in Pro, won the No-Electronics Wally run-off, and also earned the King of the Track trophy. Not a bad weekend, eh?
9 (tie) – Jeff Krushinskie
Bracket racing ace Jeff Krushinskie picked up the $10K victory at the Mutt & Jeff race to earn his Top 10 spot.
9 (tie) – Mark Barnhart
Mark Barnhart secured his Top 10 spot this week after collecting a $10K win at Sacramento. With racing finally starting to open up California, look for more Top 10 contenders in the next few weeks.
10 (tie) – Nick Smith
Nick Smith locked down the final spot this week after a dominating performance at Ardmore Dragway. Nick doubled up on the day winning both Super Pro races on Saturday. 14 straight win lights and a beer bath to celebrate!
10 (tie) – Scooter Hamlin
Our buddy Scooter Hamlin makes his first showing on the Top 10 List after doubling up at Xtreme Raceway outside of Dallas, TX this weekend. Scooter drives some of the coolest hot rods around, including this sweet wagon, and he knows how to put them in the winners circle.
Allen and Kyle Firestone had a Father’s Day to remember after they met in the Top Sportsman final round at the Division 4 LODRS race in Houston. Father proved to know best as Allen bested his son Kyle for the win.
The Gossett Family absolutely killed it at Big Country Raceway in Abilene, TX last weekend. Father Benny and daughter JJ met in the final round of Footbrake. Benny took the .008 margin of victory for the W. The pair are currently one-two in points with JJ holding a one-round lead. JJ also made the Street class final in her Hellcat where she earned a runner-up finish. Not to be out-done, sister Maddi drove her white Mustang to the Jr. Street win in her first race!
Seth and Ayden Hyatt enjoyed a family winners circle on Saturday at State Capital Raceway in Louisiana. Seth footbraked his street car to the win while Ayden won both the Mod and Masters Jr. classes. Seth’s youngest son also earned a runner-up finish in the Beginners Jr. class! His boys have been in finals for the last three weeks.
Steve McDermott earned a shout out after securing his third consecutive #1 qualifier award at the Division 4 Lucas Oil race in Houston. You may think what’s the big deal right? Well here’s his qualifying times at the three events: Belle Rose #1 – 6.100, Tulsa #1 – 6.103, and Houston #1 – 6.103. That’s one hell of a bracket car!
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