Jeremy Hancock picks up the first win of the 26th Annual Million Dollar Race at South Georgia Motorsports Park.
Photos by Chris Simmons Photography/ Recap provided by the Million Dollar Drag Race
CECIL, GA – A packed day of action was in store for Tuesday’s Race to the Million $20,000 Warm Up Race at the 26th Annual Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels Million Dollar Race. The day started with a “run for the money” time run for all racers on the property and the chance to win an entry into the Million Dollar Race for the driver with the best package during the dialed-in time run.
Jerry Brewer of Maxton, NC did just that. Brewer made a perfect run, right out of the trailer, without a time trial – perfect reaction time and 4.430 on his 4.43 dial-in, earning his way into the Mickey Thompson Performance Tires and Wheels Main Event on Friday.
The Tuesday Race to the Million $20,000 Warm Up Race saw Jeremy Hancock of Homer, GA march to the final round and into the winner’s circle after defeating Peeps Pennington of San Antonio, TX. Zac Fulcher and Donovan Williams were the semi-finalists. Slate Cummings, Mike Valli, and Brad Wheelier were the quarter finalists.
Hancock said “I’ve ran this race for at least 15 years and had not sealed the deal. I’ve been close but it feels good to finally win a race at the Million and put my name on a prestige event win.”
“I sat out the big races this year to chase the Atlanta Dragway championship, since the track is closing permanently. I was lucky enough to win the championship and I’m a very blessed man. I grew up there, I met my wife there, and my son races there. It is a bitter-sweet place that will be missed.”
Pennington said “we have our weekend paid for after runner-up in the warm-up race so that’s always a good feeling. We haven’t raced in over a month so it feels good to go multiple rounds on day one. Hopefully we can continue the momentum and hone in on both ends of the race track.”
Today kicks off the Summit Racing Equipment $50K Wednesday and all of the action will be streamed live on MotorManiaTV.com free and the staging lane jumbotron presented by Glynn Smith Chevrolet.
Also, don’t forget to enter the JEGS VIP Club for $39 for a chance to win the 2021 SS Camaro. Racers can enter onsite at the Million Dollar Race and anyone can enter on www.themilliononline.com . You do not have to be present to win!
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