Kevin Brannon wins over $70K in two weeks to lead the DragChamp Top 10 List presented by Laris Motorsports Insurance
11/15/23 – We’ve accumulated the best performers from the past week for the Top 10 List presented by Laris Motorsports Insurance. Read below to see how they ranked.
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DragChamp Top 10 List
1 – Kevin Brannon
A week after winning $20K at Carolina Dragway, Kevin Brannon ran himself in the $50K final at the RT Promotions Fall Brawl to earn the #1 spot. Winning a 50 grander is tough enough these days but to run yourself in a 50K final is unreal. Congrats to KB for an awesome two weeks of racing.
2 – George Rupert
The racing family lost a legend this week when George Rupert passed away. Luke Bogacki wrote a legends article about George back in 2014 that I’ll quote here. “The name George Rupert is synonymous with sportsman drag racing, as the legendary competitor’s life has been intertwined with the sport in a variety of ways. Along with fellow legends like Johnny Labbous, Don Young, Sam Biondo, Ted Seipel, Edmond Richardson and countless others, Rupert has played a vital role in the establishment and growth of E.T. bracket racing and “big buck” bracket racing from its infancy, through its glory years, and into the present day. Rupert earned a reputation within the arena he helped to create as one of, if not the most successful pioneers of big dollar bracket racing. Along the way, he capitalized on his recognition, his network of racers and friends, and his mechanical ability to establish Rupert’s Carbs, one of the most respected carburetor modification businesses in the sportsman racing industry.” Luke Bogacki
Read the full article on Drag Race Results here. We send our condolences to the Rupert family.
2 – Boomer Ellison
It’s been a rough week for bracket racers as we also lost a great man in Boomer Ellison. Racers have posted countless tributes to Boomer this week and I believe this post by Edgewater Sport Park echoes the sentiment of his friends and family. “It is with heavy hearts we were notified of the passing of long-time Edgewater racer and great person Boomer Ellison. Boomer was quite a competitor, always was there to help out a fellow racer and had a smile and attitude that would light up the room. We pass along our prayers and condolences to family and friends. We bet heaven smells a lot more like tire smoke! Godspeed Boomer!”
We offer our condolences to Caleb, Edmond, and the Ellison family.
3 – Wyatt Wagner
Wyatt Wagner grabs the #3 spot after an incredible finish to the 2023 season that resulted in the Super Stock World title. Wagner won four of his last six races including back-to-back wins in the last two weeks to earn his first world championship.
4 – Trevor Larson
Trevor Larson also closed the season on an impressive run to surpass season long Super Gas points leader Sherman Adcock to win the SG World Championship. Larson won twice in three finals in his last five races to claim the championship. He needed a victory at the Las Vegas LODRS race to win the championship but he couldn’t get down the track in the final round. Going into the World Finals, Larson needed two win lights and he got exactly that to win a pressure packed points chase by two points.
5 – Tyler Ryan
Tyler Ryan snags the five spot this week after winning $25,000 at the Fall Brawl in Gainesville.
6 – Rocky McLain II
Lil Rock dominated the field at Xtreme Raceway Park Saturday winning both Super Pro classes for the clean sweep! Rocky’s brand new NexGen dragster was unbelievably consistent and he drove lights out all night long. Congrats to our DragChamp Pro member.
7 – Kyle Rizzoli
Kyle Rizzoli has enjoyed an amazing season competing in Stock and Super Stock. He dominated the Stock class which resulted in a World title. He also made a run at a second world title in the Super Stock class. He finished the season with back-to-back finals, a win at the Vegas Nats and a runner-up at the World Finals, to finish third in the national standings.
8 – Jalen Whitmore
Jalen Whitmore doubled up at Centerville Dragway on Saturday to earn the #8 spot. Whitmore won the No-Box Race of Champions race and then won the No-Box portion of the combo race. He went on to post a semifinal finish in the combo race.
9 – Leo Glassbrenner
Leo Glassbrenner closed out the season with runner-up in Stock at the Vegas LODRS race and a win at the World Finals on back-to-back weekends.
10 – Rick Okerman
D7 Top Sportsman racer Rick Okerman also went to the finals on back-to-back weekends taking runner-up honors at the Vegas LODRS race and the NHRA World Finals.
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