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Cromer Cashes in for $5K at BMP Thanksgiving Jr. Nationals

Thirteen Junior Dragster racers claimed wins at the annual Brainerd Motorsports Park Thanksgiving Jr. Nationals.

Photos by Donnie Jones

RINGGOLD, GA- The Brainerd Motorsports Park Thanksgiving Jr. Nationals took place November 24-26, 2023. This annual Junior Dragster only event featured Off the Trailer Shootouts, $5K Main Events, age groups, a Pit Vehicle Race, Team Race and Parent’s Race. Unfortunately, Sunday’s $5K was unable to run to completion due to weather.

See full event results below!

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Thursday Results

Pit Vehicle Race

The Thanksgivng Jr. Nationals kicked off the weekend with a good ole’ pit vehicle race! Curtis Peek ended up getting the final round win over Tyler Weid.

Curtis Peek, Pit Vehicle Race Winner
Curtis Peek, Pit Vehicle Race Winner

Friday Results

The Off the Trailer Shootouts consisted of two shootouts each with 32 cars. There were no time runs and no time slips.

Off The Trailer Shootout 1

Hunter Davis claimed the Off the Trailer Shootout 1 win over Kimberly Vancica.

Hunter Davis, Off the Trailer Shootout  Winner
Hunter Davis, Off the Trailer Shootout Winner

Off The Trailer Shootout 2

Cooper Cadle also picked up an Off the Trailer Shootout win over Hayes Hancock.

Cooper Cadle, Off the Trailer Shootout Winner
Cooper Cadle, Off the Trailer Shootout Winner
Hayes Hancock, Off the Trailer Shootout Runner-up
Hayes Hancock, Off the Trailer Shootout Runner-up

Friday’s $5K

In Friday’s $5K, Tyler Cromer captured the final round win over Brantley Lawson.

Tyler Cromer, Friday $5K Winner
Tyler Cromer, Friday $5K Winner
Brantley Lawson, Friday $5K Runner-up
Brantley Lawson, Friday $5K Runner-up

Saturday Results

Team Race

Out of twenty teams made up of five Junior Dragster racers, only one team could be crowned as the 2023 Thanksgiving Jr. Nationals Team Race Champions. The winning team consisted of O’Riley Benda, Bailey Benda, Kaylee Gray, Kaden Taylor, and Victoria Beaner. The runner-up team included, Avery Bolding, Colt Saum, Addyson Rogers, Dawson Rogers, and John Dykes.

O’Riley Benda, Bailey Benda, Kaylee Gray, Kaden Taylor, and Victoria Beaner, Team Race Winners
Avery Bolding, Colt Saum, Addyson Rogers, Dawson Rogers, and John Dykes, Team Race Runner-ups

6-9 Age Group

In the 6-9 Age Group class, Hutch Harger claimed the final round win over Sadie McDaniel.

Hutch Harger, 6-9 Age Group Winner
Hutch Harger, 6-9 Age Group Winner
Sadie McDaniel, 6-9 Age Group Runner-up
Sadie McDaniel, 6-9 Age Group Runner-up

10-12 Age Group

Jason Johnson earned the 10-12 Age Group final round win over Easton Hodge.

Jason Johnson, 10-12 Age Group Winner
Jason Johnson, 10-12 Age Group Winner

12 and Up Age Group

Tyler Weid collected the 12 & Up Age Group victory. Eli Lawrence was the runner-up.

Tyler Weid, 12 & Up Age Group Winner
Tyler Weid, 12 & Up Age Group Winner
Eli Lawrence 12 & Up Age Group Runner-up
Eli Lawrence 12 & Up Age Group Runner-up

Parent’s Race

In the always so exciting Parent’s Race, Courtney Adams scored the final round win over Joey Markham.

Joey Markham, Parent's Race Runner-up
Joey Markham, Parent’s Race Runner-up

Congratulations to all winners and finalists from the Brainerd Motorsports Park Thanksgiving Jr. Nationals.

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