Champ Cashes in for $50,000 on FuelTech Thursday at SFG Christmas Bracket Bash

Stephen “Champ” McCrory crowned as FuelTech Thursday $50,000 winner at the SFG Hansen Global, Inc. Christmas Bracket Bash presented by JEGS.

BRADENTON, FL. (December 17, 2021): For the second consecutive year, the Hansen Global, Inc. SFG Christmas Bracket Bash presented by JEGS proves to be a true destination for racers right before the holidays. Day two featured the FuelTech $50,000-to-win race which began on Thursday and finished up, crowning a winner on Friday morning. 

After ten rounds of racing featuring the best of the best bracket racers, Stephen “Champ” McCrory came out on top, taking the $50,000 prize in FuelTech Friday’s event. 

Stephen “Champ” McCrory, Thursday FuelTech $50K Winner


With six cars left in round eight, James Bunner Jr. and Stephen “Champ” McCrory sat on the bye in their respective classes, while two dragsters and two door-cars were left to battle it out to decide who moves on to the semi-finals. 

On the door-car side, Gage Burch took on No Box winner, Jeff Gatlin. Burch was .020 and dead-on seven to pick up the win in the FTI/ Overkill Motorsports red sonoma over Gatlin’s .017 and 6.136 on a 6.14 breakout. 

Rickey Boggs and Stanley Albritton Jr. battled it out on the dragster side of things to see who would return to the semi-final round. Albritton Jr. was a perfect .000 and ran one above six for the win over Boggs’s unfortunate -.013 red light. 


In the semifinals, Burch came back around to square off with Bunner Jr. for a Bradenton semi-final. Burch was a perfect .000 and ran two above one getting the win over Bunner Jr’s .021 and ran a 5.712 on a 5.70 dial-in. 

On the other side of the ladder, McCrory was .000 once again and ran a 4.494 on a 4.47 to pick up the win and continue to the final round. Albritton Jr. posted a .030 and was dead-on three for the semi-final finish. 

Gage Burch, Thursday FuelTech $50K Runner-up


In the finals, Burch left -.003 red giving the automatic win over to McCrory who was .010 and backed it up to the winner’s circle to celebrate. Congratulations to both finalists on an excellent performance. 

If you aren’t able to join us in person here at Bradenton Motorsports Park, be sure to catch all of the action live at MotorManiaTV.com or the SFG Promotions Facebook page. 

ABOUT SFG PROMOTIONS, INC: SFG is the brainchild of racer and promoter, Kyle Riley. “I had a vision to offer racers the chance to race for big money that the average racer could not afford, but I give God all the credit for the idea because it was sent from God,” states Riley (SFG stands for Sent From God). Riley adds, “until SFG came about, your average racer couldn’t afford the chance to run for $50k or $100k because it was out of their price range.

I wanted your everyday bracket racer to know what it feels like to stage up for that kind of money. A lot of people think I’m crazy, but I’ve always felt it’s better to give than to receive. The racers have really supported SFG in its first years, so I want to show them that I really appreciate their support so I raised the payouts and lowered the entry fees. Everyone will see the better SFG does, the more the racer will benefit from our success.”

For more information on SFG Promotions, visit www.racesfg.com or contact Kyle Riley at (708) 921-5737 or kyle@racesfg.com.

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