James Kunkel and Justin Jenkins double at Topeka, Mia Tedesco and Jeff Serra win big at Keystone, and Nasty Nick wins big in Michigan. Find all the details in the DragChamp Top 10 List.
07/29/20 – It’s summertime and that means we’re racing! The high temps didn’t deter racers from showing up in droves to races in Canada, Topeka, Pittsburgh, Michigan, and more. We’ve tallied the weekend race results and ranked the top performers for you.
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DragChamp Top 10 List – 07/29/20
1 – James Kunkel
James Kunkel secured the top spot after an outstanding performance at the NHRA Division 5 Lucas Oil Series double in Topeka. There James drove through two 130+ dragster fields to sweep the Super Comp class. Over the two races, Kunkel won 16 consecutive rounds against some of the toughest Super Comp racers in the country. He did it using a top-end throttle stop which left him in the 120+ mph range while competing against a strong field of dragsters whose mph ranged from 170-190+! Great job James!
2 – Justin Jenkins
Justin Jenkins followed in Kunkel’s footsteps by doubling up in Topeka in the Super Stock class. Jenkins is no stranger to success as he routinely visits NHRA winners circles including the Midwest Nationals.
3 (tie) – Mia Tedesco
A few weeks removed from a Shootout split and quit final in Huntsville, Mia Tedesco won big at her home track. Competing at the 660 Top Bulb Nationals at Keystone Raceway, Mia picked up the $22,500 payday after throwing a .003-pack at Justin “Skirt” Vickers in the final.
3 (tie) – Jeff Serra
Jeff Serra of Inmotion Solutions fame took down Mark Romero in the Saturday final round to claim his $22,500 payday! Serra continues to prove he’s one of the most talented bracket racers in the country.
4 – Nasty Nick Hastings
The Top 10 List wouldn’t be complete without a Nasty Nick appearance. Nick drove to Northern Michigan where he won $10K in Box and came up one round short of the double when he was runner-up in the $6K No-Box final. Typical Nasty Nick performance!
5 – Jason Padd
When it comes to big dollar bracket racing in Canada, Jason Padd seems to have a lock on the competition. Last weekend Padd captured the $20,000 win at the Western Canadian Summer Classic in Medicine Hat, AB.
6 (tie) – Chad Isley
Chad Isley has practically owned Coles County Dragway lately. In the last four weeks he’s won Super Pro, Sportsman, and twice in Pro. He currently leads the points in Motorcycle and Pro while he’s 2nd in Sportsman and 5th in Super Pro!
6 (tie) – Shane “the Other Guy” Daugherty
Shane “the Other Guy” Daugherty has been on fire lately finding five finals in less than a month. During that time he’s won a couple of Ironman trophies while winning at multiple racetracks.
6 (tie) – Scott Fury
Scott Fury made the Top 10 recently with a victory at the Quaker City Big Bucks Nationals. Since then Fury hasn’t stopped after winning No-Box the following weekend and Top a week after that. That’s three wins in three weeks!
7 (tie) – Cameron Fulfer
Cameron Fulfer slayed the No-Box class on Friday at the Under the Lights race at the Texas Motorplex a couple of weeks ago. At that race heran himself in the semifinals before ultimately winning the $7,500 final over Aaron Jones. Last weekend Fulfer continued his winning ways by taking the $3,000 Pro victory at Xtreme Raceway just south of Dallas.
7 (tie) – Danny Ratulowski
Danny Ratulowski has been on a roll recently making four finals between two tracks. Competing at Lucas Oil Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, Ratulowski has won Pro three times during this stretch and added a Super Pro runner-up for good measure.
8 (tie) – Michael Savoia
Michael Savoia was the MVP of the JEGS Super Quick race at Kil-Kare last weekend. After taking the Super Quick title on Saturday, Savoia entered the Super Pro class where he also won to complete the daily double!
8 (tie) – Kevin Scholl
Speaking of doubles, Kevin Scholl found himself in two finals over the weekend at the Mid Atlantic .90 Association race at Atco. Kevin won Super Comp on both days to complete the dominating weekend.
9 (tie) – Marty Newsome
Marty Newsome joined the double up crowd after winning $3K on Saturday and Sunday in the Super Pro class at Kentucky Dragway.
9 (tie) – Brett Spring
Brett Spring also joined the double up crowd after earning the Pro class win on Saturday and Sunday at National Trail Raceway.
10 (tie) – Cody Spears
Cody Spears found himself in two finals at Bristol and managed to bring home the win both days. After winning Footbrake on Saturday, Spears scooped up the Sportsman Wally on Sunday! This adds to his impressive list of accomplishments this season.
10 (tie) – Richard Harder
Richard Harder enjoyed a great run over the last couple of weeks. After a win at the National Open a week ago, Harder extended his round win streak to 25 straight after winning the Western Canadian Summer Classic. Harder was also crowned the events MVP!
Braylee Griffith doubled up in Bristol over the weekend while also picking up a Wally on Sunday.
Brylea Tilson earned a shout out after winning the Summit Jr. Dragster Challenge at Ardmore Dragway. In her rookie season, Brylea has four runner-up finishes, a semifinal appearance at the Western Conference Finals, and a win. Not bad for her first eight races.
Hunter McGary earned his first win in his first year of racing after making two finals at Big Country Raceway in Abilene, TX.
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