Brannen Crowned Friday $25K Winner at the SFG FuelTech Season Kick-Off

John “Yacht” Brannen drives to victory in Friday’s $25K at the FuelTech SFG Season Kick-Off Presented by FTI Performance at Bradenton Motorsports Park.

BRADENTON, FL. (March, 12 2022): The first official winner of the 2022 SFG racing season was crowned on Friday at the FuelTech SFG Season Kick-Off presented by FTI Performance at Bradenton Motorsports Park. 

John Brannen otherwise known as “John Yacht” drove his way through a tough field of dragsters and found himself squared up with Caraline McCarty in her Rambler Wagon in the final round. Both drivers were strong in the final, but Brannen came out on top, picking up the first victory of the weekend. 

Brannen SFG Kick-Off

In the semi-final round, Brannen was joined by Stephen “Champ” McCrory, McCarty and Matt Brewer. 


First up was the battle of the door cars: Brewer & McCarty. McCarty was .005 and ran dead-on two claiming the win over Brewer. 

McCrory and Brannen went up against each other on the other side of the ladder. McCrory left the starting line with an unfortunate -.001 red giving the automatic win to Brannen.


In the finals, Brannen was .002 on the tree and ran dead-on three to take the win over McCarty. Congratulations to both drivers on an excellent day of competition.

Brannen SFG Kick-Off

The last event of the FuelTech SFG Season Kick-Off Presented by FTI Performance will be the combined $50,000-to-win race that will take place on Sunday, March 13, 2022. Results will be posted as soon as available. Be sure to catch all of the action live at MotorManiaTV.com.


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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