DragChamp Top 10 List – 8/12/20 Edition

Rick Baehr wins big at Holly Springs, Brian Hughes makes four finals in one weekend, Jesse Debartolo and Cam Thomas make multiple finals. Find all the details in the DragChamp Top 10 List.

08/12/20 – Bracket racers continued to dominate the drag racing scene as events were held from Georgia to Boise, Idaho and all points in between. It took multiple final round showings to make the list this week as racers showed out from coast to coast. Cinch those Pro 1 belts down and let’s get to it.

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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 – 08/12/20

1 – Slick Rick Baehr

Slick Rick Baehr finds himself atop the DragChamp Top 10 List once again after a big weekend in Holly Springs. Rick drove his venerable Camaro to not one but two wins on Sunday. Racing at the Flatbill Promotions Mississippi Madness event, Rick swept the day winning the $7,500 Super Pro title and the $3,000 No-Box class.

2 – Brian Hughes

Talented Texas bracket racer Brian Hughes made four finals at the Prescott Summer Nationals to lock down the two spot. On day one, Brian was runner up in the Super Pro shootout, got down to nine in the Super Pro main event, and pulled a split and quit in the No-E final. Day two proved more of the same as Hughes once again scored a runner up in Super Pro and also earned the win in No-E.

3 (tie) – Cam Thomas

Another racer that made a ton of noise over the weekend was Cam Thomas. Racing at Bonne Terre Dragstrip, Cam took home the win in Footbrake and Pro while also scoring a runner up in Super Pro.

3 (tie) – Jesse Debartolo

The Boise Nightfire Nationals at Firebird Raceway is one of the longest running events in the country. Jesse Debartolo was one of the big winners over the weekend after putting on a show. Jesse made back-to-back finals in Pro winning the first and losing the second. He also scored the overall points championship in his class. This comes a couple of weeks after Jesse won the Woodburn Night of Fire race.

4 (tie) – Scott Sanders

Scott Sanders has been hot lately. Sanders has made three straight finals in three weeks at three different race tracks. He collected two wins and a runner up during his recent streak.

4 (tie) – Cody Graham

Much like Rick Baehr, Cody Graham enjoyed a huge weekend at the Mississippi Madness race at Holly Springs. A week ago Cody dislocated his knee and suffered major knee damage. After hardly being able to walk during the week, Cody gutted it out and headed to Holly Springs where he proceeded to win two $5K Gamblers races over the weekend. In total, Cody made 44 passes on the weekend on a bum knee.

5 (tie) – Rayce Kidd

The Baby Faced Assassin, aka Rayce Kidd put on a show in Boise. After collecting a $10K victory on Friday, he pulled off a semifinal finish on Sunday to claim the overall points title and collected a Wally too! Not a bad weekend for the talented young racer.

5 (tie) – Cory Reed

Cory Reed locked up a top 5 spot after winning eight straight finals at Atlanta Dragway. In addition to his eight wins, he has four runner up finishes and won the Mooresville National Open.

6 (tie) – Nash Rachford

Nash Rachford has been unstoppable this season. The youngster doubled up over the weekend at the Midwest Junior Super Series race at Byron Dragway. This is his third MJSS win on the season. Nash also collected wins at both the Western and Eastern Conference Finals this year!

6 (tie) – Shelby Whittle

Shelby Whittle dominated the Jr. dragster action at Brainerd Motorsports Park last weekend. Whittle won both days in her class which adds to her impressive resume which includes at least five finals at BMP since June.

7 – Zach Halverson

Zach Halverson drove his 3rd Gen Camaro to two wins over the weekend at Eddyville Raceway Park. Halverson won both the Modified ET class and the Modified ET Shootout.

8 (tie) – Brandon Schmall

Brandon Schmall also made a couple of final round appearances at Eddyville. Schmall kicked off the weekend with a runner up finish in the No-Box Shootout on Friday night and ended the weekend with a win in No-Box/Modified ET.

8 (tie) – Seth Lancaster

Continuing with our multi-final round appearance trend, Seth Lancaster just missed the double once again. On Friday at Sand Mountain Dragway, Seth defeated good friend Danny Weaver in the Footbrake final before falling short in the Pro final.

9 (tie) – Jocelynn Geib

Jocelynn Geib earned two big wins over the weekend at Rock Falls Raceway. She claimed the Jr. Dragster challenge victory and followed it with the Wisconsin State Championship trophy later in the day!

9 (tie) – Rylan Hamby

Rylan Hamby rolled into Kentucky Dragway for the first time ever last weekend left with two trophies after doubling up in the jr. dragster class.

10 – Graeme Rufenacht

Graeme Rufenacht wraps up the Top 10 List this week after making yet another final round appearance. This extends his final round streak to 14 or 15 consecutive race weekends! His latest conquest came at the Division 4 Jr. ET Finals at Ardmore Dragway. Graeme collected the 13-17 fun race win on Satruday. After recently earning his 100th career victory, Graeme is well on his way to the next 100 wins.

Shout Out

Brothers Todd and Cory Smith have enjoyed a rather successful season at Knoxville Dragway. In nine race weekends, Todd has three wins, one runner up, and a semifinals appearance. Brother Corey has competed in eleven races winning six times with three runner up finishes and a semifinal.

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