Kelley Claims Friday FTI Performance $50K Win at SFG Christmas Bracket Bash

Mark Kelley parks his dragster in the winner’s circle for $50,000 on FTI Performance Friday at the SFG Christmas Bracket Bash.

BRADENTON, FL. (December 18, 2021): With the Hansen Global, Inc. SFG Christmas Bracket Bash almost wrapped up for the year, many racers are still hoping to make their way into the winner’s circle. Day three featured the FTI Performance $50K race which was completed late Friday night. 

As the smoke settled late into the evening only one competitor remained, which was Mark Kelley taking home the $50,000 prize and a Riley trophy. 

Mark Kelley, Friday FTI $50K Winner


With six cars left, Marylyn Laster and Derrick Hubbard sat on the bye in their classes, while two dragsters and two door-cars were left to duke it out to decide who moves on to the semi-finals. 

On the door-car side of things, Garrett Browning took on AJ Ashe with both drivers leaving a tad too early and red lighting. It was Ashe who continued on with his -.002 red after Browning was -.001 first for the quarter-final finish. 

Thursday’s winner, Stephen “Champ” McCrory and Mark Kelley battled it out to see who would return to the semi-final round. McCrory turned it an unfortunate -.001 red, giving Kelley the automatic win.


In the semifinals, Ashe came back around to this time square off with Laster. Both drivers had identical .018 reaction times but Laster was able to pick up the win running dead-on five. Ashe ran a 5.706 on a 5.72 dial-in. 

On the other side of the ladder, Kelley was .026 and ran dead-on one to grab the win over Hubbard who posted a .011 and 4.453 on a 4.43 dial-in. 

Marylyn Laster, Friday FTI $50K Runner-up


In the finals, Kelley ran a 4.681 on a 4.69 dial-in to pick up the $50K win over Laster’s 5.707 on a 5.72 dial-in. Congratulations to both finalists on an excellent showing. 

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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