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Monday, April 15, 2024

DragChamp Top 10 List – 8/10/22 Edition

Tom Aretakis Jr. makes history at the Original $50 Grander to lead the DragChamp Top 10 List. The DragChamp Top 10 List presented by Laris Motorsports Insurance has this week’s top performers.

8/10/22 – DragChamp has accumulated the best performers over the weekend for the Top 10 List presented by Laris Motorsports Insurance. Check out the Top 10 List below to see how they ranked.

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1 – Tom Aretakis Jr.

Tom Aretakis Jr. became the first racer to ever win the Original $50 Grander in Michigan leaving off the bottom. Not only did Aretakis make history over the weekend, he also won a $10K on Thursday to kick off the history making weekend.

2 – Troy Williams Jr.

T-Rock grabs the #2 spot on the Top 10 List this week after winning $50 large at the Race TB Promotion $100K. His ranking isn’t as much based on his winnings as much as how he did it. Williams staged against 2021 Racer of the Year Jeff Serra with $50,000 on the line. As the tree fired, Williams realized Serra was timed out so he backed up and they tried it again. This time both racers staged and T-Rock let go .000 to go with his dead-on 8 ET to lock out Serra who was .010 at the hit. His display of sportsmanship and subsequent 8 pack show why he’s one of the best bracket racers on the planet.

3 – Dave Connolly

Dave Connolly has been riding the hot hand recently which carried him to a $100,000 victory at the Race TB Promotions 100K main event. The win comes on the heels of a pair of semifinal finishes in July at the SFG 500K.

4 – Matt Dadas

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Matt Dadas is having a Matt Dadas kind of year. After a string of impressive finishes that included a $15K runner-up a week ago and a $50K runner-up the week prior to that, Dadas rolled to a $5K victory this past weekend as well as another late round finish in the $50K at Kil-Kare.

5 – Steve Collier

DragChamp Pro member Steve Collier continues to turn on win lights week in and week out. Last week at Kil-Kare Collier won $10K leaving off the bottom and followed that by winning the No-Box class in the $50K. In the $50K, Collier held two of the 3 remaining entries in the No-Box class which he ultimately won. He then carried that entry down to 13 cars in Top. He also finished the weekend with a semifinal finish in the No-Box class on Sunday.

6 – Jason Thomas

Jason Thomas won two of the three $10 grander’s at the famous Nightfire Nationals at Firebird Raceway. Thomas’s success over the 3-day weekend earned him the overall weekend points championship as well.

7 – Danny Angell

Danny Angell made some noise on the No-Box side at the Original $50 Grander at Mid Michigan Motorplex. Angell raced to all three No-Box finals on the weekend including a win on Saturday. The win put him in the Top Bulb class were he posted a semifinal finish in the $50,000 main event.

8 – Rayce Kidd

Rayce Kidd, one of the top young West Coast bracket racers, showed out at the NightFire Nationals posting a $10K win, a $10K runner-up, and a semifinal finish over the three-day event.

9 – Mad Max McGlothin

Mad Max McGlothin, a DragChamp Pro member, made three finals in two days at the I-30 Dragway Under the Lights race near Dallas, TX. Max won the No-Box class on Friday and finished with a runner-up in the Top Bulb class. On Saturday, McGlothin once again won the No-Box class to complete the weekend sweep.

9 – Tori Trench

Tori Trench enjoyed a successful weekend at US141 after making three final round appearances. Trench won the Top Bulb class and then finished with a win in the Box/No-Box runoff. She just missed a 3rd victory when she came up .0004 short in the Quick 16 final round.

10 – Cole Mason

Cole Mason secured a spot on the Top 10 List after winning two Wally’s in one day at Bristol. Mason won the Footbrake class and the Sportsman class for the double.

10 – William Joiner

William Joiner closes out this week’s Top 10 List after racing to 8 wins in his last 9 races. Joiner’s success has come at three different tracks and in two different cars!

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