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Fri, 22 Dec 2017, 19:24 PM

World Power Wheel Standing Championships Return to Byron Dragway, October 6-7, 2018
Courtesy of Randy Simpson

2018 Marks the Twenty-Fourth Consecutive Running of the Prestigious Event

BYRON, Ill. -- Byron Dragway officials have announced the 24th Annual World Power Wheel Standing Championships will return October 6-7, 2018. The trademark event event features a wide variety of drag racing action that culminates with two rounds of the wheel standing competition on Sunday afternoon.

The two day event features qualifying and eliminations on Saturday with final eliminations on Sunday and concludes with two rounds of the wheel stand competition on Sunday afternoon. Additional drag racing action includes Top Dog Shootout, Top Sportsman, Midwest Index Shootout, and more.

Brian Ambrosini of Kenosha, Wisconsin, won the 2017 World Power Wheel Standing Championship in his '74 AMC Gremlin. To the delight of the capacity crowd, Ambrosini delivered one of the best performances in event history as he successfully carried his wheel stand over a distance of 885-feet. 2015 Champion Jason Schubert finished runner-up for the second consecutive year in his '78 Oldsmobile Cutlass.

Additional event information will be announced soon. For more information about Byron Dragway, visit and find @ByronDragway on Facebook and Instagram.

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