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


Jessica Hicks | 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 soon-to-be 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

Chase Huffman DragChamp Racer Blog

Chase Huffman | Racer Blog

Chase Huffman comes from a strong racing family background.  His dad started drag racing in the eighties and Chase followed in his footsteps.  At just eight years old, Huffman climbed into a junior dragster and has since spent most weekends at the track with family and friends.  At 16, Chase moved into the big cars and continued to pursue his passion.  Chase, a national event winner,  currently competes in NHRA Division 4 Super Comp and Super Street.

Connect with Chase on Facebook @chasendad or email chase@dragchamp.com 

Kris Whitfield DragChamp Racer Blog

Kris Whitfield | Racer Blog

Born and raised in Colorado, Kris Whitfield is a 29 year old, 21 year drag racing veteran. He attended his first race in Amarillo, Texas at just 3 weeks old and has been involved in the sport ever since. Kris began racing juniors at age 8 and currently pilots a 2004 Undercover dragster and a ’27 T Super Gas roadster. He has 16 track championships as well as 2 NHRA national event wins at his home track, Bandimere Speedway. Kris and his family travel throughout the racing season for bracket races across the country and have cashed in at acclaimed races such as the Spring Fling in Las Vegas and the Summer Send-off in Salt Lake City. With 7 years spent working race-operations at Bandimere Speedway and with a life spent in the sportsman pits, Kris offers DragChamp readers a unique and relatable perspective.

Connect with Kris on Facebook @WhitfieldFamilyRacing or email kris@dragchamp.com

Jeff Lambert DragChamp Sponsorship Blog

Jeff Lambert | Sponsorship Blog

A man of faith, a husband, a Veteran of the United States Navy, President and Founder of a non-profit organization, a drag racer, an author, a business man; these are all ways to describe Jeff Lambert.  While all factual details, what really describes Jeff is passion.  Jeff is a man with a passion to grow the sport of sportsman drag racing and helping the grass roots racers improve their race programs through sponsorship’s.  During the next 12 months Jeff will be sharing with you articles that will guide you to ways of funding your race program through sponsorship’s by obtaining marketing partners.

Connect with Jeff on Facebook @ArmedForcesRacing or email jeff@dragchamp.com

Brittany Boltz

Brittany Boltz | Racer Blog

Brittany Boltz is a 25 year old NHRA Super Stock racer from Lancaster, PA.  Her racing career started in 2007 when she began racing Jr. dragsters at 13 years old.  Six years later Brittany moved into Super Stock driving her father’s Super Stock Firebird in Division 1.  A Certified Pharmacy Technician by day, Brittany also utilizes her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration to operate her small business, Platinum Promotional Products.  Brittany will highlight East Coast sportsman racing through her monthly blogs.

Connect with Brittany on Facebook @BoltzRacing or email brittany@dragchamp.com

Ryan Fasano Family

Ryan Fasano | Midwest Bracket Racing Writer

Ryan Fasano is a Division 3 bracket racer who competes weekly at Byron Dragway in Illinois. Competing in the Box class, Ryan captured the 2014 Track Championship at Byron. Like a true weekend warrior, he eats, breathes, and sleeps with bracket racing on his mind. Look for more Midwest Bracket Racing updates from Ryan on DragChamp. Click here to connect with Ryan on Facebook.

Brody Quick drag racer

Brody Quick | Racer Blog

Brody Quick has been involved in drag racing his entire life. His first ride came at the age of 7 in a Jr. dragster. After a successful Jr. career, Brody took the wheel of “Butterbean”, his family’s ’67 Camaro. Aside from bracket racing in the Southeast, Brody operates the Next Gen Facebook page where details he and his friends racing adventures.

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