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About DragChamp

Are you looking for the latest sportsman drag racing news, results, and information? Are you tired of bloated sites that are hard to read, rarely updated, and take forever to load? Are you fed up searching the internet for the latest sportsman racing news? Then DragChamp.com is for you.

DragChamp is your source for the latest sportsman racing news for NHRA sportsman classes, bracket racing, and IHRA bracket racing. You’ll find race results, event flyers, racer interviews, racer blogs, sponsorship information, and much more. All your sportsman drag racing news can be found on one site.

At DragChamp, you’ll find the latest sportsman racing news that loads quickly and is easy to read on any device. That’s because we built DragChamp using the latest web technology so you can enjoy your sportsman racing news at home or on the go.

Visit DragChamp.com daily for the latest sportsman drag racing news.

Team DragChamp


Gary Don Free

Gary Don Free | Founder & CEO

Gary Don Free is a lifelong drag racer with victories in bracket racing and at the NHRA national event level.  Prior to graduating from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Gary Don spent eight years running an automotive machine shop with his father.  After graduation, Gary Don moved into the corporate world where he spent the last 20 years in senior management positions with a variety of companies from large privately held companies to Fortune 500 companies.  The skills he learned on the track, in the shop, and in the corporate world are applied to DragChamp.com to promote sportsman drag racing.

Connect with Gary Don on Facebook @DragChampMagazine or email garydon@dragchamp.com


Paige Hamlin South Central Drag Racing

Paige Hamlin | Social Media & Business Development

Paige has been involved in drag racing since she was one month old.  Most weekend’s you’ll find her at a racetrack footbraking her S-10 truck.  When she’s not racing, Paige operates South Central Drag Racing and Big Check Bracket Racing.  Both of which help promote bracket racing events.  She also finds time to write articles for racetracks and websites.  Paige will be attending a number of big dollar bracket races this season.  Her blogs will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the racers, tracks, and promoters from these events.

Connect with Paige on Facebook @SouthCentralDragRacing or email paige@dragchamp.com


Payton Cusimano

Payton Cusimano | Writer

Payton Cusimano is a 20-year-old bracket racer from Venice, Florida. She races a S-10 truck in Pro at the local tracks around her home state. She is a student at the University of Tampa and is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and Advertising. She will be graduating December 2020. After graduation, Payton plans to attend more big money bracket races and find a career possibly in motorsports public relations. Her dad races a drag bike and has helped her become the racer she is today. Payton is also the owner and creator of the female motorsports association, Chicks on Slicks.

Connect with Payton on Facebook @chicksonslicks or email payton@dragchamp.com


Megan Strassweg

Megan Strassweg | Writer

Megan Strassweg is a 21 year old Super Comp racer from Louisville, Kentucky. She races a 2015 American Dragster sponsored by Coolshirt Systems. Megan is a student at Western Kentucky University and is pursuing a degree in Photojournalism with plans to graduate in May 2020. Megan works at Jim Butner Auto in the Finance Department. Growing up at the racetrack, drag racing is all she has known and never plans to give up on it. 

You can reach Megan on Facebook or email at megan@dragchamp.com


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Jessica Hicks Spears | Writer

Jessica was born into a family of drag racers and fell in love with the sport at a young age. She began competing when she was 13 years old and has been hooked ever since! Her passion for drag racing has influenced her life in many ways, including meeting her husband at the World Footbrake Challenge VII. Jessica works full time as an Ultrasound Technologist but spends almost every weekend chasing win lights at IHRA and NHRA bracket races. You can find her in the staging lanes at various race tracks and events, so just look for the tall blonde and say hello!

You can reach Jessica on Facebook or email at jessica@dragchamp.com

Taylor Fletcher | Social Media

Taylor’s life has been centered around drag racing since birth. She has been doing the NHRA tour with her family for 25+ years now and becoming more involved in the big money bracket racing lifestyle. She has a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice but through managing her fathers racing social media accounts she found marketing and promoting racing is more her style. She currently is pursuing her personal training degree and nutrition coach certification as well. Coming from a big racing family there is no doubt you can always find Taylor at the racetrack alongside her family and her dog Denso!

You can reach Taylor on Facebook or email at taylor@dragchamp.com



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