Monday, December 11, 2023

Houston Raceway Park Hosts Texas Bracket Series

Clint White, Drew Porcher, Cole Foster, Colton Farley, Karmin Nelson, and Timothy Rivette claim wins at the Saturday night Texas Bracket Series at Houston Raceway Park.

Write-up and Photos provided by Houston Raceway Park.

Houston, TX- Saturday night the Texas Bracket Series presented by Houston Cheap Fireworks returned to Houston Raceway Park to not only battle the Texas summer heat but with each other and get one race closer to crowning a champion! The event featured an array of classes including: Super Pro, No Box, Advanced Jr. Dragster, Sportsman Jr. Dragster, Jr. Street, and a Jr. Dragster Gamblers Race.

See full results below!

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Super Pro

In Burleson Construction, Inc Super Pro, Clint White would buy back after a first round exit to race through the night until the early morning putting out tough competitors like Jay Robinson, Danny Ray Martinez and “one packing” Brittany Ezell LeJeune at five cars, where he was the only door car left, to earn the bye to the finals.

On the other side of the finals was Danny Ray Martinez on his second entry taking out fierce racers such as Bart Nelson, Shaun Neideig, Derrick Patton and Jay Robinson. Clint would be .005 and behind against Danny Ray being .000 (perfect in reaction) on the starting line but the slow and steady door car would go down and be “dead 6” while Danny Ray would be .012 above. This would earn White the win by just .0018 MOV (margin of victory) at our H&H Tractor and Lawn Finish Line! WHAT A FINAL ROUND!

Clint White, Super Pro Winner

No Box

Our Emmons Autoplex No Box would look like Déjà vu from the semifinal round to the final round. Jordan Fojt, new owner of Lee Millers old truck, would take two entries all the way down to the semis at three cars with multi-time track champion Drew Porcher. Fojt would have a bye in the semis but would also have to race Porcher to find out if he would have to run himself in the finals.

Both competitors in the Semis were a little tarty on the tree but only separated by .003 would run down to the other end and Drew would end up taking the win by going dead on 3. This meant Jordan would have another shot at him though now in the final round of the night. After getting the cars turned around it was time for the final pair of the night where Drew Porcher would strap a James Bond move on the tree to be .007, Jordan Fojt had some ground to make up as he was .030. Drew would cut Jordan in at the finish line by the slimmest of margins .0001 and killing almost 4 mph.

Drew Porcher, No Box Winner

Advanced Jr. Dragster

Now time for the kiddos, in our Barrilleaux Motorsports Jr Dragster programs. Advanced Jr would lane Cole Foster, hot off of a national championship, in the finals against Pearland’s Camron Nelson. Camron would have the starting line advantage by just a little bit over Cole. Nelsons car would pick up just a little and he would take too much stripe handing the win over to Foster.

Cole Foster, Advanced Jr. Dragster Winner

Sportsman Jr. Dragster

In Sportsman Jr the final round would leave Colton Farley looking over at Douglas Hughes in the final round, Colton would be .050 in reaction to Douglas’ .076. Knowing he was behind Douglas would cut Colton loose at the stripe, hoping Colton would break out, killing 10 MPH. These finish line games wouldn’t work out for Hughes as Farley would stay on the good side of his dial and get the win light.

Colton Farley, Sportsman Jr. Dragster Winner

Jr. Street

Jr. Street was also contested last Saturday night, a class that should have probably been ran a little earlier in the day. The late night final would be a sibling rivalry as Camron Nelson, in his second final of the night, would face off against his sister Karmin Nelson. Karmin, with mom as her supervising adult, and Camron, with dad in the passenger seat, would make this Boys vs. Girls and ultimately the girls would come out on top!

Karmin would be .017 in reaction to her brothers .047 and get down to the other end and dump Camron on his head to take .018 at the strip for her first win in her first race in the category.

Karmin Nelson, Jr. Street Winner

Jr. Dragster Gamblers Race

With the Jr Dragsters finishing their portion of the night so much earlier than the big cars, it was announce “Jr Dragster Gamblers race!” Which shocked everyone! 6 cars would enter the category and leave 2020s reigning track champion Timothy Rivette to race Landon Emmons in the finals. Emmons would be red handing over the win the Rivette.

Updated Points- Top 3

Super Pro

  1. Bart Nelson
  2. Brittany Ezell-LeJeune
  3. Chris Hrabina

No Box

  1. Drew Porcher
  2. Matt Exner
  3. Jack Robinson

Advanced Jr. Dragster

  1. Timothy Rivette
  2. Camron Nelson
  3. Kade Guidry

Sportsman Jr. Dragster

  1. Mallory Mosley
  2. Parker Freeman
  3. Douglas Hughes

Jr. Street

  1. Camron Nelson
  2. Karmin Nelson
  3. Rylie Trumble

Houston Raceway Park would like to thank all of their racers and family. They would also like to thank all the series sponsors, Houston Cheap Fireworks, Burleson Construction, Emmons Autoplex, Barrilleaux Motorsports, H&H Tractor and Lawn, and SalterRacing.com. There are two races left in the 2021 season with Wallys available at both: August 7, 2021 & August 28, 2021.

Congratulations to all winners and finalists from this past weekend’s Texas Bracket series at Houston Raceway Park.

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