Working Man’s $10 Grands Sends Numerous Racers Home with Big Checks
Bowling, Komor, Adkins, Blevens, and Hemerline earn main event wins during the 4th Annual Working Man’s $10 Grands at Kil-Kare Raceway.
Once again the Working Man’s $10 Grands presented by Law Chevrolet-Buick welcomed racers to Kil-Kare Raceway for three days of cash-flowing competition.
Despite a less than desirable forecast and the occasional rain shower, Final Call Promotions still delivered the high-caliber event that they’ve become famous for.
The Working Man’s $10 Grands had something for everyone with Junior Dragster, No Box, and Top classes clamoring for the guaranteed payouts.
Friday FuelTech Free $5K
On track action began on Thursday with a track operated Test-N-Tune, but eliminations would kick off Friday during the FuelTech Free $5K. No Box and Top would run separately until the last remaining bottom bulber would be combined with the rest of the racers.
Steve Collier was that final No Box competitor and joined Garrett Griffith, Joseph Hodges, and Mikie Sturgill in the semifinal round.
Collier had the reaction time advantage but runs 5 thou too quick while Griffith runs one above his dial to advance to the final. Likewise, Sturgill breaks out beside Hodges’ .022 winning package.
In the final, Hodges is .004 on the tree and runs two above his dial to take the $5,000 win over Griffith.
Friday Gamblers Race
After the advertised Free $5K, Final Call Promotions added a Gamblers Race where Lyndsey Back took the $2,500 win over Steve Holman in the Box class.
Tyler Munoz earned the win over Justin Kendall in the Junior Dragster class.
Mayes Powder Coating and Sandblasting Saturday
Mayes Powder Coating and Sandblasting Saturday was host to separate main events for Junior Dragster, No Box, and Box racers.
The Junior Dragster $1,000 final round came down to Gage Blevens taking the win over Avery Bolding.
Saturday’s $2,500 No Box final was a battle between Taylor Bowling and Lil Phil Combs. Bowling puts together an .032 package to leave Combs mathematically ineligible for the win.
￼Bowling had purchased the High Roller tech card which enabled him to advance into the next round of Box competition for a shot at $10K.
The Box semifinal had Bowling earning the bye into the final while Joe Hoskins takes the .0002 margin of victory over J. Moore.
In the final it was the No Box driver Bowling who earned the double-up win over Hoskins.
Grizzly, Inc. Sunday
Sunday’s festivities were sponsored by Grizzly, Inc. and would conclude the 4th Annual Working Man’s $10 Grands presented by Law Chevrolet-Buick.
In the $1,000 Junior Dragster final round, Makayla Hemerline laid down an .018 total package for the win while Gage Blevens came one round short of the weekend sweep.
Taylor Bowling returned to the No Box final on Sunday but found himself .003 behind at the finish line while Rich Komor was .042 total for the $2,500 win.
Komor had also purchased a High Roller tech card which advanced him into the Box class for his chance at $10K.
In the Box semifinal, Komor earned the bye run while Cameron Adkins took the win over D. Lischke to grab his spot into the $10K final round.
Adkins had a 3 thou advantage at the starting line and extends that to an .010 margin of victory over Komor, thus ending the bottom bulb weekend domination.
Final Call Promotions Schedule
The 2022 Final Call Promotions season is just getting started! In a little over two weeks the crew will travel to Wabash Valley Dragway in order to host the 24th Annual Bernie Mann Memorial No Delay Nationals.
May 27-29th will be your next chance to experience a Final Call Promotions event where not only the payouts but also a great time are guaranteed!
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