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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Travis Ringguth in the DragChamp Racer Spotlight

Travis Ringguth is in this week’s DragChamp Racer Spotlight. Learn all about this DragChamp Pro Member in his spotlight below!

GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB, CANADA- Travis Ringguth of T&T Motorsports has been racing for over 15 years and has competed in numerous classes including: Super Street, Super Gas, Super Comp, Top Dragster, and Top Bulb. When Travis was just 14 years old, he put together a 1981 Camaro with his Dad to race in bottom bulb and his love for the sport grew from that moment on.

In 2011-2014, Travis raced throughout North America competing in D6/D7 NHRA and IHRA where he racked up division championships and multiple event wins. More recently, he has been focused on the big money bracket racing scene in Western Canada, running the Ebertz bros Top Eliminator series and other big money races in Alberta and BC.

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Race Cars

His current race cars are a 2018 TNT 250” Dragster with a Sunset 9* 632 that runs 4.50’s in the 1/8 and a 1988 Chevy S10 with a 383 SBC in it that runs 6.40’s in the 1/8th. FTI, BTE, Neal Chance and Hughes are the companies he depends on for their transmission/converter needs.

Outside of Racing

Besides racing, Travis enjoys golf, staying active, traveling, and spending time with family & friends. His daily driver is a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado High Country and his favorite movies are 8 Seconds or Days of Thunder. He doesn’t watch sports besides racing and he likes to spend time watching races on YouTube or scrolling Facebook and Instagram.

Travis’ Racing Accomplishments

  • 2011 NHRA D6 Super Street Champion 
    2014 IHRA D6 Quick Rod Champion (Finished 5th at World Finals in Memphis, very cool accomplishment as his dad also won the Hot Rod division championship that year as well) 
  • Multiple major event wins/finals. 
Travis Ringguth

Travis’ Q&A

What’s on your bucket list, future goals, what do you hope to achieve? 

2023 I want to compete in the OG Million, want to spend a season racing exclusively on the east coast and would like to rack up some big money wins or at least make the split at some of the million dollar events. 

What is your favorite race car, and why? 

Really into S10’s right now, good vision, sit up nice and high and they seem to work well. My dream car would either be a 56 chevy, a 66-67 Nova wagon or a Pennington roadster. 

Who has made the biggest impact on your racing success? 

There’s been a lot of people, would be hard to pick just 1 but if I had to pick just one person it would definitely be my Dad, he’s always believed in me the most and usually knows what I need to do to step up my game before I do. 

Who do you look up to in the sport? 

There’s a lot of people I respect and admire in the sport. Most notable would have to be Luke Bogacki, Scotty, Pete Biondo, Jeff Serra and The Pennington Boys out of Texas.  

Tell us what you do for a living? 

My main focus is selling drilling tools in the oilfield, partners on T&T Motorsports with my dad and putting on racing events in Western Canada. 

Travis Ringguth

How do you support your racing, side hustle, sponsor, partner, etc.? 

Putting on big money events, selling parts through our Motorsports companies and hiring myself out to help guys with their program at larger events. We are dealers for Pro1, Digital Delay, Drag Race Solutions/Collector Tethers, as well as Fragola hoses and fittings and APD. 

Who do you hate to see in the other lane, and why? 

Anyone, once the helmet is on it’s go time and you’re just another racer in that other lane. 

What’s the hardest part of drag racing? 

Maintaining the same peak focus that you have during 1st time run and the finals. 

What’s your most embarrassing moment in a race car? 

Cranking the launch up on my first race car and having the rear end stay on the starting line while the rest of the car tried to shoot for the moon. 

What are you saying to yourself just before you stage the car? 

Let’s get it. 

What do you enjoy the most at the racetrack? 

There’s not much I don’t enjoy at the racetrack, it’s been my home away from home for the better part of 15 years but if I had to pick specifically one thing, it’s watching the story of the day unfold.  

Travis Ringguth
Photo by: Fuelled Up Photography

Are you superstitious?  If so, what are they? 

No 

Do you love to win or hate to lose? 

Hate to lose 

Which are you better at the starting line or the finish line? 

Depends on the day, but most often starting line. 

What motivates you to continue racing? 

Passion for the sport. 

If money were no object, what would your racing operation look like?  Car, trailer, class, race schedule, etc. 

2 door cars/roadsters, 2 dragsters. Big money bracket racing for no less than 20K every weekend, all over North America. Oh and one of those roadsters would be a Pennington. 

How often do you use a practice tree? 

At least once a week in the off season, once race season comes around I’m lucky if I’m hitting it once a month. 

Travis Ringguth

Favorite music, artist? 

Like all kinds of music. Luke Combs is the king for me right now. 

What are you really good at? 

Dealing with people and remembering useless information.  

Name one thing most people don’t know about you? 

Who knows. Lol 

Would you rather hang out with a crowd or have a quiet evening at home? 

Depends on the day/week I’ve had. Both are important 

What’s your favorite thing to eat?  Individual item, meal, or restaurant? 

AAA Alberta Beef, Chicken Parmigiana from an authentic Italian place 

Who would you like to thank, who helps you the most? 

Firstly is the Good Lord, my parents and the whole T&T Motorsports team for their support. RAD Torque and the whole RAD team, GMack, Artex Racing, Total Dairy Solutions, Titanium Auto Group, ChopMyRate.ca, Atrysten Plumbing and Heating, ThisIsBracketRacing Elite, Pro1, Fragola, Digital Delay, Drag Race Solutions, Hoosier Tire West, BracketLife Brand, The Rutherford Family, Mike/Karin Pople, Ritchie Racing, Spider Electric and anyone I missed. You all know who you are because I guarantee I have personally thanked you and I meant it.  

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