DragChamp Top 10 List – 7/15/20 Edition
Corey Griffith continues his recent hot streak, Steve Sisko is still the 1.2 Million Dollar Man, and Rachel Henderson cashes for $35K at Huntsville. Find all the details in the DragChamp Top 10 List.
07/15/20 – Another great weekend of racing is in the books as the NHRA raced into action in INDY with several sportsman classes while Huntsville, Virginia Motorsports Park, and Quaker City held big dollar bracket races.
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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.
To be considered for the DragChamp Racer of the Month title, racers must make at least one Top 10 List during the month. The Racer of the Month is announced each month in the DragChamp Magazine. Click the image below to view the current issue.
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DragChamp Top 10 List – 07/15/20
1 – Corey Griffith
Corey Griffith lit up the World Footbrake Challenge after taking home wins on Thursday and Friday at the legendary event. A week later Corey was back to his winning ways making the $10K finals on Saturday and Sunday at the Quaker City Big Bucks Nationals. Even more impressive is after a runner-up finish on Saturday, Corey broke his trusted Camaro. On Sunday, he jumped into a car he’s never driven and still managed to reach his second consecutive final round in Salem.
2 – Steve Sisko
When you win the largest paying drag race in history and come back and win $100K the following day, you have earned a spot in the Top 10 List for a second straight week. Since Steve’s $100K victory came on Sunday of last week, we’ll count it for this week’s Top 10 List. We wanted to recognize Steve’s accomplishment for a second week due to the significance of his performance in Michigan. Read more about his $1.1 Million win here.
3 – Rachel Henderson
Racing Rachel Henderson took advantage of the rain-shortened TT’s Big Money Bracket race to collect a huge $35,000 payday in Huntsville. Rachel defeated Corey Saint in the final round.
4 – Bryson Scruggs
Bryson Scruggs kicked off the weekend with a $25K victory at Huntsville over Brandon Senseney. Shortly after his big win, his teammates, Mia Tedesco and Jason Lynch met in the final of the 16-car shootout.
5 – Mike Barber
Mike Barber rounds out the top 5 after earning a $20,000 victory at the Independence Showdown at Maple Grove a week ago. Barber’s final round victory ended Scotty Bodmer’s hopes of a double after Bodmer won the $10K a day earlier.
6 – Brandon Senseney
Brandon Senseney followed up his $5K victory at Music City over the holiday weekend with a $25K runner up in Huntsville. Senseney fell in the Friday final to Bryson Scruggs.
7 (tie) – Danny Mattera
We have a group of racers tied for 7th place this week after all of them collected $10K victories. Danny Mattera earned his big check at the Old Dominion Duels at VMP.
7 (tie) – Blane Parrish
Blane Parrish captured the Saturday Top ET title to earn his $10,000 check at VMP.
7 (tie) – Scott Jessop
When the Quaker City Big Bucks Nationals encountered rain on Friday, the 3-day race became two $10K’s for both the Box and No-Box classes. Scott Jessop earned the Box win on Saturday.
7 (tie) – Jason Ford
Jason Ford earned the No-Box title on Saturday taking home the $10,000 check in the process.
7 (tie) – Ryan Kimbler
Ryan Kimbler earned the Big Bucks Sunday $10K title.
7 (tie) – Nasty Nick Hastings
The Top 10 List would not be complete without Nasty Nick. Hastings grabbed the Sunday No-Box $10K win to lock down the seven spot.
8 (tie) – Dan Caissie
Dan Caissie admittedly likes to race, alot he says. And lately he’s been all over the country making final rounds at will. After a double up weekend at the NMRA race in Atlanta (open bracket class), Dan made multiple finals over the next few weeks including finals at Etsa, Epping, and Lebanon Valley.
8 (tie) – Roman Iocoangeli
11 year old Roman Iocoangeli secured his spot on the list after making nine finals in seven weeks. This included multiple IHRA Sportsman Spectacular finals. His latest victory came in the 8.90 class at the ECF last weekend.
9 – James “Rocky” Moore
James “Rocky” Moore has enjoyed a good run over the last two weeks. In that time he’s won three times including a $5K victory at the VMP Old Dominion Duels. A week earlier, he swept the weekend winning Saturday and Sunday.
10 – Steve McDermott
Steve McDermott received a Shout Out a few weeks ago after earning 3 straight #1 qualifying spots in Top Dragster at the Division 4 Lucas Oil Series races. In each instance, Steve posted a 6.10x ET to lock down the top spot. Last weekend Steve entered the Mid-West Pro Mod series event at Xtreme Raceway outside of Dallas. During eliminations his dragster only moved a total of .010 (3.905 to 3.915) while his reactions were .005 to .018. Super impressive performance from a very fast race car.
Taylor Pofahl earns a Shout Out this week after he and his dad Jeff combined for three wins in three weeks. They earned two wins and a $5K runner up finish in their Camaro.
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