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FOLK PROMOTIONS TO DEBUT MINI MILLION FLORIDA 40’S AT GAINESVILLE RACEWAY IN NOVEMBER – FULL FLYER COMING SOON!

The Mini Million Florida 40’s will be a capped event on November 21-24, 2024, at Gainesville Raceway

GAINESVILLE, FL – Folk Promotions adds a second event for the 2024 racing season by announcing the Mini Million Florida 40’s scheduled for November 21-24, at Gainesville Raceway. The Florida 40’s will certainly entice a wide range of racers from Southern locals and snowbirds to traveling check chasers and big-money bracket race enthusiasts.

This inaugural race feels like a full-circle moment for the Folk family as they combine years of competition in Florida with their elite experience promoting the Million Dollar Drag Race. “My dad [Randy] was a 25-year veteran of the Dick Moroso Memorial Race so even though I was born and raised in Illinois, my family never missed the Florida winter series,” said Jennifer Folk with Folk Promotions. “Now that I live in Florida, I realize how few races there are for us here and how important it is to keep that tradition alive. Those thoughts turned into finding a way for us to bring a race back to the South and now we are proud to add our Mini Million Florida 40’s this year!”

Attendees will be spoiled with the Million-Dollar Race treatment the Folk’s are known for but at a lower price point. Mini Million perks include no gate fee for spectators or crew, complimentary daily coffee and donuts, staging lanes snacks and drinks, Million Kids Zone, and the Laris Motorsports Racer Appreciation Party with an open bar Saturday night. Racers will be in the capable hands of Dave Connolly as Race Director while enjoying the numerous friendly faces involved with Folk Promotions events. Continue reading

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HUNTER PATTON PICKS UP SUMMIT $50K PAYDAY ON SATURDAY OF THE 28th ANNUAL MILLION DOLLAR DRAG RACE

ST. LOUIS – After four days of massive car counts, incredible victories, intense competition, and unmatched excitement, Saturday’s sunrise would provide the last opportunity for racers to profit during the 28th Annual Mickey Thompson Million Dollar Drag Race.

Following the new entry time trial session, No Box competitors were called to the staging lanes for the final Summit $50K race of the weekend. A healthy field of 626 door cars and dragsters made their way towards the finish line during first round and without a buyback, no second chances would be available.

The fifth round featured a case of déjà vu as Nick Hastings and John Ratulowski faced off as the final bottom bulb racers. Ratulowski puts together an .019 total package but gets .013 change when Hastings is .004 up front and runs dead on with a two for the win. Hastings adds another $1,000 No Box bonus to his bank balance and moves into the door car side where he is eliminated the next round on a breakout.

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HAGAR MAKES HISTORY BY CONQUERING 28th ANNUAL MILLION DOLLAR DRAG RACE WITHOUT DELAY BOX 

Donnie Hagar is crowned the 28th Annual Million Dollar Drag Race champion at World Wide Technology Raceway

ST. LOUIS – The line lock is off, and we are rolling out of the water box for the day everyone has been patiently waiting for…Friday at the 28th Annual Mickey Thompson Million Dollar Drag Race. The largest payout of the event is awarded on Friday as someone is guaranteed to leave with six figures.

Before deciding who will make their way toward the winner’s circle, all drivers receive a time trial to get dialed in for the day. The more lucrative purse calls for a higher entry fee that always lowers the car count from the surrounding $50K races. Since World Wide Technology Raceway is packed with eager racers, the decrease benefits drivers by providing time for a re-entry round if they fail to turn on the win light in round one.

The atmosphere changes on Million dollar Friday which creates an amplified excitement as the stakes continue to rise. Drivers and families not participating in Friday’s race stay to watch alongside the return road or in the grandstands, because everyone wants to know who will win it all. After the playing of the National Anthem, invocation, and moment of silence for the Million Dollar Drag Race creator, George Howard, the first pair of No Box racers make their way through the tunnel and onto the racing surface.

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LAWRENCE LEAVES WITH SUMMIT $50K CHECK ON THURSDAY OF THE 28th ANNUAL MILLION DOLLAR DRAG RACE

ST. LOUIS – One day removed from Nick Hastings proving that you don’t need a delay box to collect a $50,000 prize, drivers had another opportunity to cash in during Thursday’s installment of the Summit Triple 50’s.

The 28th Annual Mickey Thompson Million Dollar Drag Race witnessed even more racers roll through the gates of World Wide Technology Raceway as the new entrants received a time trial prior to eliminations. Buybacks were canceled to compensate for the crowd which soared to a staggering 774 entries during the first round of competition. The support from racers produced the highest car count during the 28-year history of the Million Dollar Drag Race.

As a gesture of appreciation, the Folk family has announced a $28K Giveaway that will take place during the Million main event. On Friday, 28 tech cards will be randomly selected, followed by a live contest on the starting line where various cash prizes will be distributed via sealed envelopes with a combined value of $28,000 as a nod to the 28th Annual Million Dollar Drag Race.

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HASTINGS FOOTBRAKES TO SUMMIT $50K VICTORY WEDNESDAY AT THE 28TH ANNUAL MILLION DOLLAR DRAG RACE

ST. LOUIS – Approximately five hours after Wes May claimed the first big check of the 28th Annual Mickey Thompson Million Dollar Drag Race, the rumble of racecars returned to World Wide Technology Raceway for Wednesday’s Summit Racing Equipment $50K.

Drivers who rolled in the gates later than the rest of the competition were given a new entry time trial to get dialed in for a daunting day of drag racing. Another increase in car count resulted in the second day without forgiveness from a buyback round to crown a winner at a reasonable time.

A mix of no box, door cars, and dragsters totaled an impressive 680 entries launching off the starting line in round one of Summit $50K Wednesday. In the fifth round, the last two bottom bulb racers staged up to see who would claim the $1,000 No Box bonus. John Ratulowski leaves first with his 6.26 dial, but Nick Hastings has the reaction time advantage and chases him down taking a .006 margin of victory.

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MAY TRIUMPHS TBM BRAKES TUESDAY $20K DURING THE 28TH ANNUAL MILLION DOLLAR DRAG RACE

Wes May conquers day one of the 28th Annual Mickey Thompson Million Dollar Drag Race at World Wide Technology Raceway

ST. LOUIS – As one of the most well-known big money bracket races in history, The Million Dollar Drag Race is etched on the bucket list for most and circled on the calendar of many racers year after year. For the 28th installment of The Mickey Thompson Million, Folk Promotions swapped the long-standing southern staple for a Midwest venue just east of the Mississippi River as they relocated to World Wide Technology Raceway.

Racers were not only welcomed with views of the nearby Gateway Arch but also the hospitality that only The Million can provide. From complimentary snacks and beverages in the staging lanes, one free event t-shirt per competitor, zero spectator or crew fees, and the Laris Motorsports Insurance Racer Appreciation dinner on Friday, The Million’s attention to detail makes each participant feel valued, which explains why the pits were packed full on a Tuesday.

Five days of competition would kick off on TBM Brakes Tuesday where a top prize valued at $20,000 was ready for the taking. An overnight rain shower delayed the start time but eventually, each car would make a test pass prior to the first round of eliminations.

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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.”

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MICKEY THOMPSON PERFORMANCE TIRES AND WHEELS MILLION DOLLAR RACE MOVES TO SOUTH GEORGIA MOTORSPORTS PARK

Bradenton, FL – Folk Promotions announced on Tuesday that South Georgia Motorsports Park in Adel, GA will now host the Mickey Thompson Performance Tires and Wheels Million Dollar Race. The agreement includes a 5-year plan for the historic bracket race event that crowned its 25th Anniversary Winner, Kevin Brannon just weeks ago.

General manager Jeff Miles said “a facility such as South Georgia Motorsports Park (SGMP) and a family like the Folks are a perfect fit. We are proud to play host to the race that started the trend of big money bracket racing. This is the one race that I have always wanted to be a part of, a race that spans 25 straight years is a feat in itself and the Folk family have stepped up to ensure it continues for many many more.”
Ozzy Moya, owner of SGMP, Orlando Speed World, and Emerald Coast Dragway said “this is just the start of big things between Folk Promotions and myself. The excitement is definitely in the air for 2021.”

Folk Promotions said “We look forward to our partnership with Ozzy and the SGMP staff to carry on the legacy of the Million Dollar Race. We cannot thank the racers enough for their continued support over the years and it is our goal to provide a safe and competitive racing experience. We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2021 as we embark on this new adventure and hope all entrants will have their best Million experience yet.”

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JEGS.com drag racer Kenny Underwood claims second Million Dollar Race title

MONTGOMERY, AL – For the second time in his career, veteran E.T. bracket racer and longtime JEGS Mail Order associate Kenny Underwood has claimed a victory at the Mickey Thompson Million Dollar Drag Race. Driving his JEGS-backed dragster, Underwood made his way through a field of nearly 300 of the nation’s best sportsman drag racers to capture the massive $275,000 first-place prize.

“Sometimes I have to pinch myself because I can’t believe this is really happening,” said Underwood, who was also crowned the Million Dollar Race champion in 2013. “Obviously, I’m very, very happy. I want to thank Randy (Folk, Million Dollar Race promoter) for having this race and JEGS for all their support.”

Racing late into the night, Underwood made his way through nine tough rounds of competition on the Montgomery Motorsports Park eighth-mile. In the final round, he staged against 17-year-old phenom Cory Gulitti of Spring, Texas, and won the with a 4.767 elapsed time, matching his dial-in prediction of 4.76-seconds. Gulitti broke out by running quicker than his 4.44 dial with a 4.435. Underwood’s path to the final also includes wins against successful E.T. racers David “Bird” Jones and Chuck Flanagan.

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MILLION DOLLAR RACE WELCOMES VP RACING FUELS AS OFFICIAL FUEL

Trackside Fuel Service To Be Provided for October Mega-Event

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Promoter Randy Folk today introduced VP Racing Fuels as the Official Fuel of The Million Dollar Drag Race scheduled October 19-22 at Montgomery Raceway Park in Montgomery, Alabama.  As part of its sponsorship, VP will provide trackside fuel service throughout the event.

Celebrating its 22nd consecutive year, The Million offers racers across the country an opportunity to compete for life-changing payouts.  The annual event often pays in excess of $300,000, making The Million home of the largest payday in drag racing history!  Through the efforts of Folk and his daughter, Jennifer, The Million Dollar Drag Race has shown continued growth over the last two decades and keeps drivers, fans, and sponsors alike returning year after year. The race now features more than 300 entries in the prestigious main Million event, and over 600 racers competing in the three companion races, which pay $25,000 as the top prize each day.

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