Hunny Wayne wins $60K, Wade White wins $100K, and Cody Spears remains hot! Find all the details in the DragChamp Top 10 List.
07/01/20 – As we get into the heart of summer, the racing action is heating up just like the weather. Last week racing action included big money bracket races, an IHRA sportsman spectacular, NHRA LODRS and National Opens, and the Western Conference Finals. With a wide variety of races on the board, the Top 10 List includes a wide range of racers as well.
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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 – 07/01/20
1 – Hunter Patton
Another week, another big money score for Hunny Wayne. Talk about a dream season, Hunter Patton has already had an amazing season and we’re only half way through the year. His latest score came at Byron Dragway’s Firecracker Nationals were Hunter defeated Andy Schmall in the combined Friday/Sunday $60,000 race. After winning the May DragChamp Racer of the Month award, he’s off to a great start for two in a row!
2 – Wade White
The biggest payday of the week went to Louisiana native Wade White. Wade collected the $100,000 check after defeating Nick Folk in the final round at the Firecracker Nationals.
3 – Cody Spears
Cody Spears has been on fire since the racing season re-started. He’s been in seven finals in the last seven weeks picking up five wins and two runner-ups. His latest conquest saw him grab the IHRA Ironman in No-Box at SCMP in Orangeburg, SC. Cody almost won two Ironman trophies on the day as he was runner-up in the Sportsman class. He accomplished all of this in a street car!
4 – Trevor Larson
One of the top drivers in NHRA Division 5, Trevor Larson, proved his talents after sweeping Super Comp at Tri-State Raceway over the weekend. He won the Shootout on Friday and the main event on Saturday at the D5 National Open.
5 – Chris Bear
Bracket racing ace Chris Bear joins the list after a couple of high profile finishes. Bear opened the season with a runner-up in the Friday $20K at ACE Ohio Summer Slam. He followed that with a $10K win at the Ultimate 64 a week ago. Looks like he’s getting warmed up for a big money run through the summer.
6 – Ray Miller III
Ray Miller III may have been ill earlier in the year but he’s showing no signs of struggling in his race car. After a big win at the Gatornationals, Ray continued his impressive season with another win at the NHRA Division 2 Lucas Oil Series race at Galot.
7 (tie) – Nick Folk
Bracket racing legend Nick Folk enjoyed a great outing at the Firecracker Nationals. There he drove to the final round of the $100K main event only to fall one win-light short to Wade White.
7 (tie) – Andy Schmall
Much like Nick Folk, Andy Schmall had a huge weekend at the Firecracker Nationals. He drove his “Yellow Banana” to the Friday/Sunday combined $60K final where he fell to 2020 super hero Hunter Patton.
8 – Jeff Green
Jeff Green secured a spot on the list after racing through a huge field at the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular at US 131 to claim the $5,000 Mod class victory. He outlasted the large field on two wheels which makes the win even more impressive!
9 (tie) – Kane Kern
This guy is like the energizer bunny, he just keeps winning and winning and winning. He started the week with a win at State Capital Dragway in Louisiana on Saturday. He won the 8.90 class in Tulsa on Monday, was runner-up on Friday for his age group, and finished the week with another runner-up at No Problem on Saturday.
9 (tie) – Camden Teel
Camden Teel enjoyed a big week at the Western Conference Finals where he was the 11.90 index winner, 6-12 little money winner, the dial for dollars winner, and his Hulk Jr. won the Coolest Car award. In all, Camden left Tulsa with $2,400 in winnings.
9 (tie) – Holden Force
Competing in his first ever Western Conference Finals, Holden Force left with a win and two runner-ups. In addition to his success in Tulsa, Holden has won four of his last five races and is first in the IHRA points series at his home track.
10 (tie) – John Rankl
John Rankl pulled off the improbable when he let go perfect in the .000 Jackpot Practice Tree Challenge. Competitors had one change to let go perfect on a live Zoom call. John left go, bumped it down .003 to be trip zip and collect the $1,080 jackpot. For more on the Corona Lockdown Practice Tree League click here to join the Facebook group or contact Blase Raia on Facebook.
10 (tie) – Todd Berry
Todd Berry has been deadly in his clean 3rd Gen Camaro. Competing in the Footbrake class, Berry has won four out of the last five races at two tracks including Holly Springs.
Amanda and Iggie Boicesco continued their domination of the Mid Atlantic .90 Series. Amanda earned a win and a runner-up in Super Comp over the two-day race while her father Iggie joined her in the winners circle on Sunday after he took home the Super Gas title.
The Wanamaker Family absolutely killed it at the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular at US 131. Justin claimed the Mod runner-up on Sunday while Kyle drove to the Street class win on Sunday. On Saturday, Aurora claimed the Jr. Dragster Advanced title. These performances came on a weekend that saw 400-500 cars in competition.
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