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.”
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.
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.
Racers are preparing for the 21st annual Million Dollar Race scheduled Oct. 20-23, hosted by Montgomery Motorsports Park. The event offers the largest payday in drag racing history, with an additional $50,000 in racer appreciation giveaways.
“This will be an outstanding weekend featuring some of the best in bracket racing,” said Tom Kundrik, Motorsports Manager for Mickey Thompson. “Our ET Drag slicks give racers an incredible edge with fast, reliable performance.”
Past and Present Champions Crowned at Record Setting 20th Anniversary CARS Million Dollar Race; Complete Race Coverage
Montgomery, AL – The Cars Protection Plus Million Dollar Race celebrated its 20th Anniversary at Montgomery Raceway Park and the historic race broke records in both attendance and online views via MotorManiaTV’s Live Feed. This event marked the largest sportsman race and biggest payday in drag racing history, with over 623 entries and over 201,000 unique views from internet live-feed.
The main event held on Saturday was also the largest Million in history with 350 entries. As another way of saying thank you, Folk Promotions pulled one random free tech card from a list of drivers not entered into the million which brought the official car count to 351. This placed the payout in a different bracket, increasing the purse by $40,000. Robert Vogler from Winston-Salem, NC was the lucky winner of the drawing.
Nathan Martin Crowned 20th Anniversary CARS Million Dollar Race Champion; Folk Promotions Adds $40,000 to Purse
Montgomery, AL – Nathan Martin will go down in history as the winner of the 20th Anniversary CARS Protection Plus Million Dollar Race at Montgomery Raceway Park. The Ft. Worth, Texas Driver lasted 10 rounds of competition to march his dragster into the winner’s circle of the world’s biggest sportsman race. This event also marked the largest paying drag race in history. Martin defeated Ed Niemiec of Chicago, IL in the final round.
Martin said “I’m just excited to be here. I don’t even know what to say. Folk Promotions promotes a great race and it just feels good to be standing right here. When I realized that I had a chance to win, I did my best to focus and I stuck with the game plan.”
Martin is the first driver from the state of Texas to win a CARS Million Dollar Race.
Cole Cousins and Travis Barnett Crowned Triple 25K Winners at the 20th Annual CARS Million Dollar Race
Montgomery, AL – The 20th Anniversary CARS Million Dollar Race at Montgomery Raceway Park kicked off this weekend with a record setting 623 entries in the Triple 25’s. This is the largest attendance in the history of the Million Dollar Race. Online attendance also broke records with 69,000 unique visitors watching the race on MotorManiaTV’s Live Feed from 100 different countries. When the dust and smoke cleared, Travis Barnett and Cole Cousins were crowned champions of the Triple 25’s on Thursday and Friday.
On Thursday, Travis Barnett laid down a string of consistent packages that landed him into the winner’s circle. Barnett defeated Greg Roberts in the final round after Roberts turned it red by a few thousandths of a second. K&R Performance racer Kevin Rodden was the lone semi-finalist. Thomas Holley and Mark Taylor were the quarter-finalist.