Thursday, February 22, 2024

Mark Your Calendars for the Third Annual Working Man’s 10 Grands

The 3rd Annual Working Man’s 10 Grands returns to Kil-Kare Raceway April 30- May 2, 2021.

XENIA, OH – Lately, the big money bracket racing scene has been focused on increasing entry fees, payouts, and days spent at the track. On the other hand, Final Call Promotions successfully combines low entry fees with valuable payouts and saves your vacation time!

The Working Man’s 10 Grands has a two-day main event format, but you’ll be rewarded for “clocking in early” on TFC Transportation Company Friday.

Race promoter, Jake Hodge, wouldn’t exactly spill the beans just yet about the Friday’s race…but he promised it would be worth making the trip.

Mini spoiler alert: the winner of Friday’s Shootout will receive a fabricated 9” rear end courtesy of Advanced Chassis. Although, the prizes don’t end there, you’ll just have to wait to find out more!

working mans 10 grands 2020 trophies

What Can You Win?

Top ET drivers will be competing for two $10,000 to win races and can race Saturday and Sunday for only $300. If racers decide to double enter on both days ($600) they receive one free re-entry ticket. Just in case the win light doesn’t come on in their lane first round.

The Top ET runner up purse is $2,500 and semifinalists earn $1,000 each day. $100 round money starts with a third round win and goes up to $125 per round if the Top ET car count exceeds 300 entries.

Last year’s Top ET winners, Rick Schneider and Dave Angelly

No-Box drivers will compete for a separate $2,500 to win purse with a weekend entry of $150. The runner up claims $500 and semifinalists will receive $250. The bottom bulb racers have an opportunity to increase their winnings with the High Roller option.

For a weekend entry fee of $300, the High Roller No-Box drivers will collect $100 round money as well as the advertised No Box payouts. If the No-Box class winner is also a High Roller entry, they move on into the next round of Top ET for a chance at the $10K.

Last year’s No-Box winners, Steve Collier and Charlie Lockhart

This Event is Packed with Extras

On Saturday night, time permitting, racers will get the opportunity to race in a $2,500 to win Gamblers Race. The entry fee is $80 and double entries will be accepted. Top ET and No Box racers will be ran separately until the last driver moves into the remaining class.

The Working Man’s 10 Grands will be live-streamed on MotorManiaTV thanks to Law Chevrolet and Buick. The MotorManiaTV team will debut a unique perspective during the event and you’ll want to be a part of it, not just watching from the sidelines!

The popular 5050 Race Cars burnout contest will return for the 2021 Working Man’s 10 Grands. Will Joshua Morgan or Ray Boyer claim another win or will someone new plant the rubber to the pavement?

Sunday’s Run for the Money will benefit the Jenna Protz Foundation, which provides a one thousand dollar scholarship each year to a graduating student of Vandalia High School. The foundation is in memory of Jenna Protz, a promising junior drag racer and athlete.

McCarty Auto Parts Bounty Lane

Another new element to the Working Man’s 10 Grands is the McCarty Auto Parts Bounty Lane. This is an opportunity for drivers to bet on their winning skills. Every bounty driver pays $100 each, creating the 100% payback bounty purse. The payout for Top ET and No-Box will be separate.

During eliminations, bounty drivers will line up beside and behind each other in the bounty lanes. Eventually all of the bounty drivers will be eliminated from competition except one. That “last man standing” earns the bounty money and rejoins the regular lanes for the remainder of the main event.

jake hodge 2020 working mans 10 grands
Is it Jake from the tower, promotion team, or registration table?

The Working Man’s 10 Grands Schedule

The gates at Kil-Kare Raceway will be open Thursday April 29th from 6PM until midnight for early parking. Friday morning registration opens at 8AM with a $40 Test n’ Tune scheduled from 10AM to 6PM. The TFC Transport Friday Gamblers Race will begin afterward.

On Saturday, the gates open at 8AM and one time trial begins at 10AM, followed by the Mayes Powder Coating & Sandblasting $10K. Saturday’s Gamblers Race will begin after the quarterfinal round of the $10K main event, followed by the pit vehicle race.

Gates open at 8AM on Sunday, followed by an 8:30 AM chapel service with free coffee and donuts. The Run for the Money will begin at 10AM followed by the Grizzly Inc. $10K Sunday main event.

2021 working mans 10 grands flyer

A special thanks to all of the other sponsors of this event. They include: GZ Motorsports, Drag Race Solutions, Firecracker Performance, Stainless Works, VP Racing Fuels, FTI Performance, Alliance Racewear, Fuel Tech, BME Photography, Competitive Solutions, Champs Performance, Super Tour, MRA, May Race Carbs, House of Payne, and Icon Forged Pistons.

Are you ready to suit up and get to work? Don’t forget to be at Kil-Kare Raceway April 30 – May 2, 2021 for the Working Man’s 10 Grands.

For more information, contact Jake Hodge at 812-558-4712 or via email at finalcallpromotions@gmail.com.

Click here to see last year’s results from the Working Man’s 10 Grands. Or you can listen to Jake Hodge, Ryan Gleghorn, and Gary Don Free talk to drag racers on The DragChamp Show podcast.


Jessica was born into a family of drag racers and fell in love with the sport at a young age. She began competing at 13 and has been hooked ever since! She even met her husband at the World Footbrake Challenge VII. Jessica works full time as an Ultrasound Technologist but spends almost every weekend chasing win lights at IHRA and NHRA bracket races.

You can contact her at Jessica@dragchamp.com or on her Facebook page.

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