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Monday, May 27, 2024

Make Plans to Attend King of the Coast Event #3

Mark your calendars for Event #3 of the 20th Annual BTE King of the Coast Bracket Racing Series on May 31-June 1, 2024 at Gulfport Dragway.

GULFPORT, MS- Event #3 of the BTE King of the Coast Bracket Racing Series, presented by David McMurtry Performance Engines, is set for May 31- June 1, 2024, at Gulfport Dragway. This action-packed bracket racing weekend will feature numerous classes, including Electronics, Footbrake, Sportsman, and Junior Dragsters. Additionally, the 2023 season BTE King of the Coast Tournament of Champions for Electronics, Footbrake, and Sportsman will take place over the weekend.

Get all of the details below and be sure to visit their Facebook page & website for more information.

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Electronics

In Rick’s Powder Coating & Customs Electronics class, racers will compete for $5,000-to-win and $1,000 to runner-up on both Saturday and Sunday. Buybacks will be available 1st or 2nd round and will be $75. 

The weekend entry for both days of competition is $200 and each single day is $120. Round money starts with 3rd round winners. Doorslammers and dragsters will be separated until 5th round and then combined. Winner and runner-up payouts based on 75 entries. Remaining purse guaranteed.

Trampus Stewart, Event #2 Saturday Electronics Winner

Footbrake 

In Alliance Race Wear Footbrake, racers have the opportunity to race for $3,000-to-win & $700 to runner-up on both Saturday and Sunday. The weekend entry will be $150 or you can get a single day entry for $90. Buybacks will be available for 1st or 2nd round and will be $60. Round money also starts with 3rd round winners. Win and runner-up payouts are based on 50 entries. Remaining purses are guaranteed.

Tim Pace, Event #2 Saturday Footbrake Winner

Sportsman

In the Velocity Racing Carbs Sportsman class, racers will compete for $100-to-win and $50 to runner-up based on 10 entries on both days. The purse is bumped to $200-to-win if there are 20 entries. The entry fee is FREE with a $15 spectator pass each day. There will also be a $10 buyback available 1st and 2nd round.

Jonathan Hardy, Event #2 Saturday Sportsman Winner

Junior Specialties/ S&W Powersports Junior Dragsters Presented by Bone Shaker Motorsports

There will be three Junior Dragster classes: Ages 7-9, 10-12, and 13-17. Ages 7-9 will be $200-to-win & $50 to runner-up based on 6 entries. The entry fee is $40 per race and a $20 buyback is available for 1st and 2nd round. 

In the 10-12 & 13-17 year old classes, it will be $800-to-win & $200 to runner-up on both days with a $75 entry and $30 1st or 2nd round buyback. Semi-finalists will earn $60 and if the race goes 7 rounds, the round of 8 will earn $30. Payouts are based on 15 entries.

Event Extras

Wild Cards

Wild Cards will be available for Electronics, Footbrake, and Sportsman. Racers can buy up to 3 wild cards at $10 for 1, $20 for 2 or $25 for 3. The winner will advance to round 4. The wild card winners can never be the wait-n-see bye at any time during the race, even if the remaining entries have already had a bye run. 

David McMurtry Racing Engines Perfect Run Challenge presented by Three Oaks Garage

$500 will be awarded to the racer with the first perfect run on the weekend! If no winner, the payout increases at the next King of the Coast event.

Schedule

Overnight Security Friday & Saturday Night

Friday

  • 4:00pm- Gates Open
  • 6:00pm-9:00pm- Test-n-Tune ($25)
  • BTE KOC Tournament of Champions- All Ran Friday Night
  • Electronics & Footbrake rounds 1-2 or rounds 1-3 completed Saturday night or Sunday Morning

Saturday

  • 7:00am- Gates Open 
  • 8:00am- Junior Dragster Time Run (1)
  • 10:00am- Footbrake Time Run (1) 
  • Followed by Electronics and Sportsman Time Run (1)

Sunday

  • 7:00am- Gates Open
  • 7:15am- Church Service
  • 8:00am- Jr. Dragster Time Run
  • 10:00am- Footbrake Time Run (1)
  • Followed by Electronics and Sportsman Time Run (1)

Spectator/ Crew Pit Side Admission

  • Friday Attendance- $10
  • 1 Race Attendance- $15
  • Complete Event Pass- $40
  • Kids 8 and Under FREE!

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