Monday, May 27, 2024

Calling All Footbrake Racers to the World Footbrake Challenge XVI

As the first pre-entry deadline rapidly approaches, DragChamp gathers all the details for the upcoming World Footbrake Challenge XVI.

BRISTOL, TN – An event that most would consider the Mecca of Footbrake racing, the World Footbrake Challenge is gearing up for their sixteenth installment at Bristol Dragway, June 30-July 3, 2022.

Footbrake racers will spend four days fighting for over $50,000 in winner’s purses as well as round money, special awards, and round prizes.

Although racing doesn’t begin until June 30th, drivers can start winning early by cashing in on the pre-entry savings.

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Pre-Entry Deals & Policy

Those who purchase a weekend entry by June 2nd will keep the most money in their pockets by taking advantage of the $450 price tag.

If you miss that deadline but enter by June 22nd, you will pay $500.

For those who don’t want to pre-enter at all, gate entries are welcome for $600.

The World Footbrake Challenge double friendly pre-entry policy allows racers to essentially “lock-in” their discounted rate, as they can add a second entry at the gate for the same price. As always, all pre-entries are 100% refundable if for some reason you are unable to attend the event.

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Bristol Dragway is one of the nicest facilities to turn on win lights!

$3K Gamblers Races

Both Thursday and Friday will feature gamblers races where drivers pay a $100 entry fee for their chance to win $3,000. The runner up will earn $1,000 while payout continues all the way back to second round winners!

The gamblers races will test your skills with no time trial, no buybacks, and no double entries. Although on Thursday drivers can participate in Test n’ Tune from 12-4:30 for only $35.

Steve Collier earned the Gamblers Race win at last year’s World Footbrake Challenge

Three $15,000 Main Events

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will each hold their own $15,000 to win and $3,000 to runner up main event. Semifinalists will earn $1,000 each day and the money continues to spread across the competition starting with a second round win ($50).

If you fail to turn on the first round win light, drivers can pay $100 to compete in the re-entry round where those winners will advance into second round of the main event. All re-entry drivers also receive a complimentary ice cream courtesy of Third Amber Racewear.

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Adam Davis won $20K at the World Footbrake Challenge XV

Special Awards and Prizes

JEGS is the Hard Luck Award sponsor where one racer will earn a $250 gift certificate after having a not-so-lucky weekend.

RBZBillet.com will award one Richardson Boyz billet steering wheel to the Best Appearing Car while BRODIX hands out a $500 gift certificate for the longest row courtesy of the Long Distance Award.

Loose Rocker Promotions will award one random racer a free weekend entry into the Fall Footbrake Frenzy $20K’s to use Thanksgiving weekend.

Push Button Latches will be giving away three $100 product gift certificates and Threesome Auto Center will award a $500 cash prize to the best package during the World Footbrake Challenge XVI.

Additionally, each round of the main event has their own prize for the best losing package from these generous sponsors: Hoosier Racing Tire, Plourd Racing Products, BRODIX, JEGS, Moser Engineering, Auto Meter, and Austin Hinds Motors.

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David Harvey Jr wins $25K at the BTE World Footbrake Challenge XV

Rules and Details

The World Footbrake Challenge XVI is an all-run event with no ET break and deep staging is honored. Only door cars and left hand steer roadsters are permitted, no dragsters.

Air and/or electric shifters are allowed, no manual or electric RPM controlling devices are allowed, and you cannot have a transbrake button on the steering wheel.

Hurry and grab your pre-entry deal by visiting the World Footbrake Challenge website or by calling either (205) 612-3502 or (662) 587-3581.

For those missing out on the action in person, you can watch live on MotorManiaTV thanks to JEGS.

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These staging lanes are where you need to be June 30- July 3, 2022!


  • Wednesday
    • 12 PM: Early parking
    • 5 – 9 PM: Registration open
  • Thursday
    • 8 AM: Gates open
    • 9 AM: Tech open
    • 12 – 4:30 PM: Test n’ Tune ($35)
      • Gamblers Race to follow
  • Friday
    • 8 AM: Gates open
    • 8:30 AM: Time Trial (1 per entry)
    • 1 PM: Main Event Eliminations
      • Gamblers Race to follow (time permitting)
  • Saturday
    • 8 AM: Gates open
    • 8:30 AM: New entry time trial
    • 11:30 AM: Main Even Eliminations
  • Sunday
    • 8 AM: Gates open
    • 8:15 AM: Church service
    • 8:45 AM: New entry time trial
    • 9 AM: Main Event Eliminations
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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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