Tommy Plott Captures Silver State/Wiseco Performance $100,000 at the Spring Fling
Benson, NC — The last day at the Strange Engineering Spring Fling presented by Optima Batteries at GALOT Motorsports Park saw the continuation of the Silver State/Wiseco $100,000 event.
The five drivers on the ladder included Robert Holton, Tommy Plott, Cory Gulitti, Donovan Williams, and Stace Shrawder. Holton turned it just two thousandths red to Plott, while Gulitti and Williams were separated by one thousandth on the tree. Gulitti crossed the stripe first by .006 to break out by one thousandth while Williams put it dead-on four. Shrawder had the bye.
In the semifinals, Shrawder had a .007 advantage off the line against Plott but broke out .009 for the loss. Williams was .013 on the solo shot, earning lane choice in the final against Plott.
Plott won the MVP award at the first Spring Fling GALOT in 2017. After three runner-up finishes at the GALOT Flings since then, Plott finally secured a win in the $100,000 event. It was his second Fling event win following a $40K win at Bristol in 2013. He was .001 to Williams’ .014, taking .015 at the stripe.
Matt Costabile Captures $50,000 and Will Holloman Wins $15,000 at the Spring Fling
Benson, NC — Thursday saw the completion of two races at the Strange Engineering Spring Fling presented by Optima Batteries at GALOT Motorsports Park. Thursday was scheduled to begin with the continuation of JEGS $50,000 Wednesday, though the weather had other plans.
At 3:45 p.m. the track crew was able to dry and prep the surface for a full slate of racing. With the racers’ patience and cooperation, rounds moved quickly until 6 remained in the $50,000 event including Corey Manuel, Timothy Thomas, Nick Womack, Eric Thomas, Tanner Miller, and Matt Costabile.
Eric Thomas had a .004 advantage on the tree and turned on the winlight after the seven thousandths breakout of Womack, while Timothy Thomas laid down .008 total on Miller to advance. The winning packages became even tighter the following pair where Costabile put together .005 total against the .008 package of Manuel.
JEGS $50,000 Wednesday Eliminations to Continue Thursday at the Spring Fling
Benson, NC — The second day of the Strange Engineering Spring Fling presented by Optima Batteries at GALOT Motorsports Park saw 380 entries stage up for the first round of JEGS Performance $50,000 Wednesday.
In the afternoon during the second round, a weather system came in that is expected to persist into the evening. The Fling Team paused for an hour in hopes that the weather would improve, but made the decision to postpone eliminations until Thursday morning.
The tentative schedule is to continue the second round of the JEGS $50,000 event at 8:15 a.m. Thursday morning and run the race to completion. Afterwards, the fourth round of APD $15,000 Tuesday eliminations will resume and that race will run to completion as well. The RAD Torque Systems $20,000 32-Car Shootout will run in the afternoon after both races until the winner is crowned.
Friday will see the first round of the Silverstate $50,000 event weather permitting, and the Wiseco Performance Products $50,000 race will run on Saturday. If Friday rains out, the two remaining $50,000 races will be combined into a $100,000-to-win event on Saturday.
Advanced Product Design $15,000 Race to Continue on Wednesday at the Spring Fling
Benson, NC — The Strange Engineering Spring Fling presented by Optima Batteries at GALOT Motorsports Park fired to life on Rob’s Automotive Tuesday for the Advanced Product Design $15,000-to-win Warm-Up race. 327 entries were given the opportunity to dial their cars in with a time run session in the morning.
Sunny weather and warm temperatures earlier in the day were clouded by intermittent sprinkles throughout the late afternoon into the evening, delaying on-track action. After more precipitation before the conclusion of the fourth round, the track crew attempted to dry the racing surface to finish the final pairs.
In the interest of starting tomorrow morning fresh with the first round of the JEGS Performance $50,000 event, the Fling Team made the decision to postpone eliminations of the $15,000 race until later in the day on Wednesday.
Strange Engineering Signs Multi-Year Partnership for Title Rights of the Spring Fling GALOT
Dunn, NC – Strange Engineering will assume the title rights of the Spring Fling at GALOT Motorsports Park in Benson, North Carolina the week of April 25-29 as part of a multi-year contract with the Fling Race Series in 2023.
“Strange has been a part of the Fling events since 2014,” said promoter Peter Biondo. “It’s great to see a longstanding, quality company like Strange continue to give back to grassroots bracket racers. I know firsthand how well their products perform on the track.”
Based in Illinois, Strange Engineering has been a manufacturer of driveline, brake, and suspension components for drag racing and performance street applications for over 50 years. From struts to complete rear-ends, Strange is a proven leader in the aftermarket parts industry.
“Strange Engineering is proud to expand our partnership with the Spring Fling Series for 2023 and beyond,” said JC Cascio, Director of Business Development at Strange Engineering. “Kyle and Peter have done an incredible job growing the series over the past decade by attracting the highest level of competition and talent at every event. We are excited to be a part of the Spring Fling Series as it continues to thrive and grow.”
FINAL CALL PROMOTIONS FORGES MULTI-EVENT PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH FUELTECH
FuelTech comes on board to incentivize three Final Call Promotions events during the 2023 season
BALL GROUND, GA – Final Call Promotions’ latest endeavor to increase the racer experience boasts the addition of FuelTech to its lengthy list of supporting companies. FuelTech will have an ongoing presence at Final Call Promotions’ full-sized events in 2023.
Accompanying the title of presenting sponsor on each Friday, FuelTech will also furnish the FuelTech MVP Award during the Working Man’s $10 Grands, the Bernie Mann No Delay Nationals, and the Door Car Duel. At the conclusion of each race, the driver deemed most valuable will leave the facility carrying a brand new FT450 package. This innovative engine control unit features a digital dash display and customizable options ranging from sequential injection and ignition, internal datalogger, odometers, drag racing features, virtual LEDs, and more. The FuelTech MVP grading system will utilize round wins during main event days followed by on-track performance within a single day.
“I believe FuelTech has so much to offer any bracket racer,” says Final Call Promotions founder, Jake Hodge. “Imagine being the FuelTech MVP of the weekend and elevating your equipment with a brand new FT450 that is handed to you on the spot. No certificate, no rebate, or ‘call this guy,’ instead, it’s in your hands.”
Fuel Factory Presents Summer Fling $100,000 All-Star Shootout
Columbus, OH — An invitation-only $100,000 All-Star Shootout will be contested on September 6, 2023 at the Summer Fling in Columbus, Ohio. Forty-eight of the best bracket racers in the country will be handpicked to compete for the $100,000 winner-take-all purse and bragging rights.
A panel from the Flings Race Series will choose the first 12 All-Star drivers on January 3rd, while the next 12 will be nominated by racers in an online vote. The 24 selected drivers will then each choose a teammate of the opposite vehicle type to complete the 48-car field. The teammates will be placed on opposite sides of the ladder. The team that accrues the most points will receive a $5,000 bonus.
Fuel Factory, a family-owned supplier of performance fuels, will be the title rights sponsor of the shootout. “As racers we understand the consistency that is needed to compete at the highest level,” said Marc Wesler, Fuel Factory Director of Sales. “Our goal is to provide industry-leading fuels that provide the quality and consistency racers expect, with great customer service and technical support. Partnering with Peter and his team to be the official fuel of the Fling races was the right fit for us as an organization and to be involved with the $100K All-Star Shootout is certainly the kind of exciting events we want to be associated with.” The Pennsylvania-based race fuel manufacturer will launch the distribution of over 20 leaded, unleaded, ethanol, and methanol fuel options in 2023.
MILLION DOLLAR DRAG RACE RELOCATES TO WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY RACEWAY IN 2023
The 28th Annual Million Dollar Drag Race will be contested at World Wide Technology Raceway on September 12-16, 2023
ST. LOUIS – Next season there will be a million exciting reasons to visit the Midwest, as World Wide Technology Raceway becomes the new venue for the 28th Annual Mickey Thompson Million Dollar Drag Race on September 12-16, 2023.
Folk Promotions combed through countless racetracks in search of a hosting facility that would not only continue their long-running tradition but also elevate the racer experience to the highest standards. Co-promoter Jennifer Folk explains, “It wasn’t an easy decision to leave the south, and we are extremely thankful for all the racers, sponsors, staff, and local spectators who have added to the Million’s success throughout the years. But we are also very excited about our future in St. Louis.”
Folk continues, “World Wide Technology Raceway certainly checked all the boxes for us when looking for a new venue. It’s a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility with all-asphalt parking, a fiber optic Compulink timing system, and hard-working staff. Not to mention the average temperatures for the event dates show 80-degree highs and lows of around 60 degrees, which makes perfect weather for racing.”
TB Promotions Announces Action-Packed 2023 Schedule
Louisville, KY – The TB Promotions crew is excited to announce an action-packed schedule for the 2023 racing season. The 2022 season brought new racetracks and record-breaking crowds, as well as some new racers and also some familiar faces. This season we will return to World Wide Technology Raceway and Kil-Kare Raceway for several events, as well as add a new racetrack to the schedule – Beech Bend Raceway Park.
We will start off the year with our 3rd Annual Derby City $5K at Bullitt County Fairgrounds. Coming back for 2023 will be our $5,000 main event as well as the $500 bottom bulb bonus. New for 2023, we will be including a team race. 16 teams – 3 people per team – $3,000 to win – winner take ALL! Pre-entry opens December 5th on racederbycity.com.
The TB $100K will swing open the gates on May 4-7 at a new location to the TB Promotions schedule, Beech Bend Raceway Park! We are so excited to bring a TB Promotions event to this historic Kentucky racetrack and crown a new $100,000 winner.
Matt Dadas Wins JEGS Performance $30,000 Event at the Fall Fling
Bristol, TN — The final day of the RAD Torque Systems Fall Fling presented by Optima Batteries at Bristol Dragway saw a five hour rain delay on JEGS Performance $30,000 Saturday. With 648 entries to run first round, the Fling Team attempted to complete as many rounds of eliminations as possible Saturday afternoon and evening within the window of maintaining a safe racing surface. As the sun went down and temperatures dropped, dew began to roll in leading to race officials making the call to end Saturday’s racing activities after the completion of round 2.
Sunday’s on-track action began with round three, where the remaining racers battled it out for the last Fling big check of the 2022 season. The last six drivers in competition included Jamie Holston, Noah Pollard, Steve Law, Bart Nelson, Matt Dadas, and Ray Miller III.
Dadas used a .002 reaction to advance past Pollard while Holston knocked out Miller, Friday’s $100,000 champion. Law let go just .001 red, which earned Nelson a place in the next round.