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GABR Stars and Stripes New Year’s Spectacular Comes to Gulfport

Make plans now to attend the SDPC Raceshop Great American Stars and Stripes New Year’s Spectacular presented by Moser Engineering December 28-31, 2022 at Gulfport Dragway.

GULFPORT, MS- What better way to bring in the New Year than some big money bracket racing! Britt Cummings & Gaylon Rolison of Great American Bracket Races presents the SDPC Raceshop Great American Stars and Stripes New Year’s Spectacular presented by Moser Engineering. This four-day event will feature a Wednesday $2,500-to-win Gambler Race for both Top Bulb & Bottom Bulb, three $10,023-to-win races for Top Bulb & Bottom Bulb, two $2,000-to-win races for Junior Dragster, and a Super Team Challenge presented by Moser Engineering. It is a pay at the gate format, so no pre-entry is required besides the Super Team Challenge.

Get more details below!

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Wednesday Test N’ Tune & Gamblers Races

To kick off the event, there will be a $25 Test N’ Tune session from 11AM-2PM. Following Test N’ Tune there will be a Wednesday $2,500-to-win Gamblers Race for both Top Bulb and Bottom Bulb. The entry fee is $75 and there will be a first round buyback available for $50. Runner-ups will earn $500 and semis will take home $200.

  • WIN: $2,500
  • Runner-up: $500
  • Semi: $200
  • Rnd of 8: $75

Top Bulb

Top Bulb racers will compete for $10,023 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. If there are more than 250 entries in first round, the purse will increase to $15,000-to-win. The entry fee per day is $120 and there will be a first or second round buyback for $100 unless there are more than 200 entries and then it will only be for first round. Runner-ups will earn $2,000 and semi-finalists will take home $750.

  • WIN: $10,023
  • Runner-up: $2,000
  • Semi: $750
  • Rnd 6 Win: $400
  • Rnd 5 Win: $300
  • Rnd 4 Win: $200
  • Rnd 3 Win: $100

Bottom Bulb

Bottom Bulb will also have a chance at $10,023 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Like in Top Bulb, if there are more than 250 entries in round 1, the purse will bump up to $15,000-to-win. The entry fee per race is $120 and buybacks will be available for $100 for first or second round unless there are more than 200 entries and in that case it will just be for first round. Runner-ups will win $2,000 and semi-finalist finishers will earn $750.

  • WIN: $10,023
  • Runner-up: $2,000
  • Semi: $750
  • Rnd 6 Win: $400
  • Rnd 5 Win: $300
  • Rnd 4 Win: $200
  • Rnd 3 Win: $100

Junior Dragsters

Junior Dragster competitors will race for $2,000 on Friday and Saturday. Ages 7-11 will run separate from 12-17. The remaining 7-11 class winner wins $100 and will then be merged with the 12-17 year olds and wins an additional $25 for each round won. The entry fee is $75 per day and there will be a $100 buyback for first round.

  • WIN: $2,000
  • Runner-up: $400
  • Semi: $150
  • Rnd of 8: $75

Super Team Challenge presented by Moser Engineering

Teams consist of 3 racers: 2 Top Bulb & 1 Bottom Bulb or 1 Top Bulb & 2 Bottom Bulb. The team entry fee is $300 per team and there will be no maximum number of teams. The team with the most round wins for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday combined wins 70% of available purse and the second place team earns 30%. The same one racer cannot be on multiple teams.

Team registration opens December 1, 2022 at 6pm at www.greatamericanbracketraces.com. It will be a $50 deposit to register a team.

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Events Extras

Wild Cards will be available for purchase for Top Bulb and Bottom Bulb only Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They are 1 for $10, 2 for $20 or 3 for $25 (separate cards for each class). Wild Card winners advance to round 3 if 1st round only buybacks or round 4 if 1st or 2nd round buybacks. Wild Card winners can never be the wait-n-see bye at anytime during the race, even if remaining entries have had a bye run.

Friday night will feature a Great American Bracket Races/ Gulfport Dragway Racer Appreciation dinner and a fireworks show to celebrate the New Year!

Schedule

Tuesday

  • Early Bird Parking…12 Noon – 8PM

Wednesday

  • Gates Open… 8:00AM
  • Open Test n’ Tune… 11AM – 2PM (TNT lanes close at 1:30PM)
  • Gamblers Time Run (1)… 2PM
  • Gamblers Round 1 to Follow

Thursday

  • Gates Open… 8:00AM
  • Time Run (1)… 9:00AM
  • Round 1 to Follow

Friday

  • Gates Open… 8:00AM
  • Jr Dragster Time Run (1) / Top & Bottom New Entry Time Run… 9:00AM
  • Round 1 to Follow
  • GABR/ Gulfport Dragway Racer Appreciation Dinner & Fireworks Show

Saturday

  • Gates Open… 8:00AM
  • Jr Dragster Time Run (1) / Top & Bottom New Entry Time Run… 9:00AM
  • Round 1 to Follow

Sunday

  • Finish Up or Travel Day

Spectator/ Crew Admission

The spectator/ crew admission is $15/day or a 3-day weekend pass for $40. Kids 10 & Under are FREE!

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Contact Britt Cummings (985-969-4901) or Gaylon Rolison (228-323-7325) with any questions about the SDPC Raceshop Great American Stars and Stripes New Year’s Spectacular. You can also visit their website, www.greatamericanbracketraces.com and their Facebook page.

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