Friday, December 1, 2023

Working Man’s 10 Grands Shows Out Big

Final Call Promotions hosted the Working Man’s 10 Grands at Kil Kare Raceway where racers cashed in big for big checks and pretty cool trophies.

All photos courtesy of Holloway Sanders.

XENIA, OH – Jake Hodge and Final Call Promotions completed the Working Man’s 10 Grands over the weekend with a booming car count everyday. None of it would have been possible without the Kil-Kare Raceway staff and his team!

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Most of you can remember Jake from the DragChamp Show, but he has recently started to dip his feet in the race promotion world and he has taken off with flying colors. At the Working Man’s 10 Grands, racers were given a shot at twin 10 granders for only $300 to enter, AND if you double entered both days you got one free re-entry.

No-Box ran for $2500 each day for an affordable weekend price of $150. No-box racers had a chance to pay the $300 entry fee and fall into the box side if they win. The Friday $5,000 to win race was free with a weekend entry, and juniors raced for $1500 and an Alliance Raceway suit each day!

Saturday had a HUGE car count of 511 entries with 97% buyback. Sunday followed suit with 500 entries, but the buyback was called due to the large car count and wanting to get finished at a decent hour so everyone could get home.

Over 450 meals were served at the racer appreciation party on Saturday night with Tailgaters BBQ and they were a huge hit. Racers even got donuts and coffee on Sunday morning, hand delivered from Easton Hodge and his grandpa!

Read below for the weekend recap!

2021 Working Man’s 10 Grands Race Results


There were 61 entries in box and 10 in no box left when the race had to be called for Friday due to track conditions. Each racer that was still in received $200 back, more than what they would have received if Hodge didn’t add to the purse to make his racers happy after a tough call.


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Jake Hodge and Tyler Bohannon

Tyler Bohannon defeated Lucas Walker in the no-box final to collect the bonus and head into the main event. Walker had the starting line advantage, .009 to .017, but took too much stripe to breakout on a double breakout. Bohannon went 6.019 to take the win.

Rich Komer and Nate Alexander were the semi-finalists.

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Chris Estep

Chris Estep visited the winners circle after defeating long time racer Marco Abruzzi in the final round. Estep had the starting line advantage, .018 to .021, and ran dead on his 6.45 dial-in to take the win.

Tommy Mattingly was the semi-finalist.

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Emily Parker

Emily Parker defeated Piper Filson in the final round with a huge starting line advantage, .011 to .121, to take the win. Parker ran a 8.00 on a 7.98 dial-in.

Mast was the semi-finalist.

Burnout contest – Greg Brown in the Ranger wins!


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Andy Romine

Andy Romine defeated Kyle Rumley in the final round after Rumley turned it -.017 at the tree. Romine was red behind him, but that didn’t matter as Rumley left first. Romine ran a 6.46 on his 6.45 dial-in.

Scheckelhoff and Brenton were the semi-finalists.

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Split and quit Sunday final

Damien Hazelton and Curt Valtman were the final two racers remaining when they decided to split and quit rather than take a chance on track conditions with weather in the area.

Corey Butler was the semi-finalist.

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Piper Filson

Piper Filson decided a runner-up finish on Saturday wasn’t good enough for her and took home the win on Sunday after defeating Ian Burt. On a double breakout finish, Filson went 7.86 on a 7.88 dial-in with a .016 reaction time to visit the winners circle.

Kendall was the semi-finalist.

Damien Hazelton was the Mr. Cool Hottest Driver of the Weekend 

Marco Abruzzi won the Run For The Money in Box that benefitted the Jenna Protz Memorial Scholarship Fund, he donated all of his winnings and Hodge matched what came in to make it an even $2,000 donation.

Congratulations to all the winners and a big shoutout to the Final Call Promotions team for putting on a HUGE successful event! Next up for them will be the Bernie Mann Memorial No Delay Nationals at Wabash Valley Dragway. For more information, click here.

Megan Strassweg
Megan Strassweg

Megan Bohannon is a 25 year old Super Comp racer from Louisville, Kentucky. She races a 2015 American Dragster with a 648 Oakley Motorsports Engine. Growing up at the racetrack, drag racing is all she has known and never plans to give up on it. Megan works with TB Promotions in promoting their races and keeping entries straight, as well as keeping their social media pages updated.

You can reach Megan on Facebook or email at megan@dragchamp.com

You can reach Megan on Facebook or email at megan@dragchamp.com

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