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Free Wins $20K at Jr. Dragster Christmas on the Coast

Morris, Pearce, Free, Knieriem, Kendall, and Grayson claimed wins at the BTE King of the Coast Inaugural Jr. Dragster Christmas on the Coast presented by Bone Shaker Motorsports.

GULFPORT, MS- The BTE King of the Coast Inaugural Jr. Dragster Christmas on the Coast presented by Bone Shaker Motorsports took place December 16-18, 2022 at Gulfport Dragway.

The event featured three main events: a Friday $5K, Saturday $20K, and Sunday $5K. In addition, there was also a Caheely Performance 32-Car Gamblers Race on Thursday and the highly anticipated DragChamp Junior Dragster $10,000 Invitational which was contested over Saturday and Sunday.

See full event results below!

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Thursday Caheely Performance 32-Car Gamblers Race

Velicity Morris picked up the win over Graeme Rufenacht in the Thursday night Caheely Performance 32-car Gamblers Race.

Carson Wied & C.J. Jenkins were the semi-finalists.

Velicity Morris, Thursday 32-Car Gamblers Race Winner
Velicity Morris, Thursday 32-Car Gamblers Race Winner

Friday’s $5K

Zack Pearce took home the big $5,000 check for Friday’s Main Event win and Ty Janousek claimed the runner-up spot.

Sarah Bazell and Blaine Bazell were the semi-finalists.

Zack Pearce, Friday $5K Winner
Zack Pearce, Friday $5K Winner
Ty Janousek, Friday $5K Runner-up
Ty Janousek, Friday $5K Runner-up

Saturday $20K

DragChamp’s own, Austin Free captured the BTE King of the Coast Bracket Racing Series Christmas on the Coast Saturday $20,000 Main Event win over Cole Knieriem.

Jace Renoll & Sarah Kidd were the semi-finalists.

Austin Free, Saturday $20K Winner
Austin Free, Saturday $20K Winner
Cole Knieriem, Saturday $20K Runner-up
Cole Knieriem, Saturday $20K Runner-up

DragChamp Junior Dragster $10,000 Invitational

Cole Knieriem turned on the final win light of the DragChamp Junior Dragster $10,000 Invitational 64-Car Shootout. Jesse Fritts was the runner-up finisher.

Dylan Moore and Evan Kuchler were the semi-finalists.

Cole Knieriem, DragChamp Junior Dragster $10,000 Invitational Winner

Friday Night “Last Chance” Race

Justin Kendall earned the last spot in the 64-car Drag Champ $10,000 Invitational by defeating Luke Tabor in the Friday Night “Last Chance” final round.

Justin Kendall, Friday Night “Last Chance” Race Winner

Sunday $5K

Logan Grayson claimed the Sunday $5,000 win over “Stumpman” Jace Esneault to close out the weekend at BTE King of the Coast Bracket Racing Series Christmas on the Coast.

Ty Janousek was the lone semi-finalist.

Logan Grayson, Sunday $5K Winner Jr. Dragster Christmas on the Coast
Logan Grayson, Sunday $5K Winner
“Stumpman” Jace Esneault, Sunday $5K Runner-up Jr. Dragster Christmas on the Coast
“Stumpman” Jace Esneault, Sunday $5K Runner-up

Special Awards

Lupe Tortilla Best Appearing Car– Colt Saum

Lupe Tortilla Best Engineered Car– Kaden Pruett

Christmas Spirit Award– AH CRAP- Association of High-Performance Child Racers & Pit Professionals

AH CRAP- Association of High-Performance Child Racers & Pit Professionals, Christmas Spirit Award Winners Jr. Dragster Christmas on the Coast
AH CRAP- Association of High-Performance Child Racers & Pit Professionals, Christmas Spirit Award Winners

Congratulations to all winners and finalists from the BTE King of the Coast Christmas on the Coast presented by Bone Shaker Motorsports.

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