BRISTOL, Tenn. --
Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 15:26 PM
BTE World Footbrake Challenge Thursday Results
Courtesy of John DiBartolomeo
After a year of anticipation since the last BTE World Footbrake Challenge presented by Yukon Gear &
Axle last year, the 11th version of the event began under cloudy skies, but nonetheless with a
large field of race cars from all over the east coast.
"We've been working hard to prepare for the event and we're not going to let Mother Nature get in
the way," said co-promoter Jared Pennington. "Both Steve [Stites, co-promoter] and I are extremely
happy with the pre-entries and can't wait to get this party started."
Scheduled for today was a Test-N-Tune session followed by the first of two World Footbrake
Gambler's Races with each paying $3,000 to the winner along with round money. Mother Nature tried
to "wet down" the party atmosphere in the early afternoon, but after a short delay, time trials
continued followed by the first round of eliminations for the Gambler's Race.
As is custom at the WFC, at eight or less cars, each of the competitors are placed on a ladder
based off their previous round reaction time. In round 5, there remained nine cars so the ladder
had to wait one more round. Round 6 found the Mattera family, brothers Tony and Bobby, Jamie
Holston, Adam Davis and Robert Hamrick as the remaining group of racers for the money.
Unfortunately, the wet stuff returned with a vengeance ruining the party for Thursday night. The
remaining five will battle it out on Friday morning during the time trial session to crown a $3,000
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