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Champions Crowned at PDRA Doorslammer Derby

PDRA invaded Beech Bend Motorsports Park for the PDRA Doorslammer Derby where racers traveled from all over in hopes to take home the trophy at the historic Kentucky racetrack.

BOWLING GREEN, KY – The PDRA took over Beech Bend Raceway Park with the PDRA Doorslammer Derby where several racers visited the winners circle and picked up the big checks and trophies.

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Chris Nyerges (Elite TS) and Kyle Harris (Elite TD) led the leader board with their wins in the Elite classes. FOllowing them were Joe Roubicek (TS), Nick Isenhower (TD), Brandon Frame (BB), Chris Suppers (PJD), and Gavin Wood (TJD).

Read the race recap below for more!

2022 PDRA Doorslammer Derby

Elite Top Sportsman

Photo taken by Gary Rowe

Chris Nyerges defeated Donny Urban in the final round to take home the trophy. Nyerges had the starting line advantage, .028 to .037, and ran a 3.842 at 196 mph on his 3.83 dial-in.

Aaron Glaser and Glenn Butcher were the semi-finalists.

Top Sportsman

Photo taken by Gary Rowe

Joe Roubicek defeated Mark Payne in the final round to take home the trophy. Roubicek had the starting line advantage, .025 to .058, and ran a 4.244 at 165 mph on his 4.22 dial-in.

Ken Langlois and Jeff Melnick were the semi-finalists.

Elite Top Dragster

Photo taken by Tara Bowker

Kyle Harris took home the trophy after defeating Nick Hamilton in the final round. Hamilton had the starting line advantage, .012 to .040, but took too much stripe to breakout by .002. Harris ran a 3.849 at 187 mph on his 3.84 dial-in.

Matt Cooke and Jeff Libla were the semi-finalists.

Top Dragster

Nick Isenhower defeated Stacy Hall to take home the trophy. IN what may have been the best race of the night, Isenhower lit up the board with his .006 total package while Hall was behind him with a .009 package. Isenhower was .002 and ran a 4.454 at 155 mph on his 4.55 dial-in.

Nick Meloni and Terry Kammler were the semi-finalists.

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Brandon Frame took home the trophy after defeating Blake Gentry in the final round. Gentry turned on the red light by -.004, handing the win over to Frame who was .019 and ran a 4.931 at 139 mph on his 4.93 dial-in.

Tracey Wiggins was the semi-finalist.

Pro Jr. Dragster

Photo taken by Gary Rowe

Chris Suppers took home the trophy after defeating Danika Miles in the final round. Suppers had the starting line advantage, .007 to .061, and got to the stripe first running a 7.934 at 80.51 mph on the 7.90 index.

Hunter Davis and Justin Kerby were the semi-finalists.

Top Jr. Dragster

Photo taken by Gary Rowe

Gavin Wood defeated Hannah Sheppard in the final round to take home the trophy. Wood had a starting line advantage, .112 to .160, and ran a 9.016 at 72.21 mph on his 8.99 dial-in.

Mia Rybarski and Luka Markham were the semi-finalists.

Megan Strassweg

Megan Strassweg is a 24 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

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