Search for in
NHRA LODRS IHRA NHRDA Drag News Photos
Thu, 18 Jul 2019, 10:09 AM

BTE World Footbrake Challenge Final Day Results
Courtesy of John DiBartolomeo





The connotation has been used before but we have come to Day Last of the 13th BTE World Footbrake Challenge at Bristol Dragway. Yesterday's Lopez Motorsports $10K vent had its - excuse the pun - challenges as Mother Nature set the day back several hours forcing eliminations to be halted at the curfew of 1:00 this morning with 22 racers still left in competition.


Today's plan was to complete round six and then go into first round of eliminations for Sunday's race with the remaining Saturday rounds worked in until a Saturday winner is named.

Survivors of round seven going into the quarterfinals are Thursday's Gamblers Race winner Jimmy Reeves, Seth Phillips, SFG $525K winner last week Gage Burch, Jay Norris, Jon Seigel and Edmond Ellison.

Quarters and Reeves defeated Seigel, Phillips ended Burch's day and finally Ellison put a stop to Norris. Next round, Phillips received the semifinal round bye run to move him into the final while Ellison and Reeves squared off, with Ellison turning on the red-light to move the man who suffered a severe heart attack last September and came back to win Thursday's Gamblers Race into his second final of the weekend.


Reeves drove a Ford into victory Thursday, Epperson drove a Ford into Friday's $10K winů Can you see a pattern? When the 'Tree dropped, Reeves was .001 from a perfect reaction time on the green side to collect his second big check of the weekend.


Back to Sunday's race, down to five cars left, it was David Bell, Bob Walsh, Terry Neiman, Seth Lancaster and Jake Ball. Based on his reaction time of the quarterfinal round, Bell received the bye run to move into the semis. Neiman took .005 win stripe to send Walsh home and Ball turned on the red-light to advance Lancaster.

Semifinals, Neiman on the bye while Bell and his Mustang used a .008 package to send home Lancaster. And the storylines began to flow. We've had two Fords win the past two races. We've also had Jimmy Reeves win last night's race which finished this morning. Reeves came back from a severe heart attack last year and Bell's opponent in the final, Neiman, also has come back from a heart attack earlier this year.


Identical reaction times for both in the final, but Neiman's dead on the dial with a "3" forced Bell to take too much win light and break out in the process. Sixty-eight years old and still as good as anyone out here, Terry Neiman did what he has done best driving the only race car he has ever driven since 1970.

"We are so very pleased for each of those who chose to spend their 4th of July weekend with us," said co-promoter Jared Pennington. "Both Steve [Stites], and I along with our families and staff, can't thank each one of you enough for the support you have given us. We're already gearing up for an even bigger WFC next year and can't wait for Labor Day weekend, 2020, and the biggest check to be awarded to a footbrake racer."

MotorManiaTV.com was on hand all weekend thanks to Troy Morgan and Environmental Oil Recovery. For race results and more information on any of the Coalburg Racing Promotions events including the 2020 Labor Day 100K, log on to http://www.worldfootbrakechallenge.com and follow on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/worldfootbrakechallenge.





Drag News: 10 Most Recent Entries [ top ]

Dec 03- Folse Start Key to Winning MWPMS Top Sportsman Championship
Dec 03- Memphis Win Propels Matlock to MWPMS X275 Championship
Dec 03- Johnny Pluchino Goes Back to Back to Win PDRA Pro Outlaw 632 World Championship
Dec 03- Consistency Counts as Wells Wins Mid-West Pro Mod Series Title
Dec 03- Peter Maduri Jr Wins 2019 TNT Super Series Championship
Nov 25- Summit Motorsports Park New Home of NHRA Summit Racing Series North Central Division ET Bracket Finals
Nov 25- Hobbs Dominates SCSN 15 Radial vs. The World Saturday at Las Vegas
Nov 25- Merick Tops SCSN Pro Mod Charts, Sets Track Record Day 1 in Vegas
Nov 06- Kellan Farmer Proves a Point by Winning PDRA Elite Top Dragster World Championship
Oct 28- Triplett becomes Double Winner at Mickey Thompson Million

Copyright ©2019 AUTOSALES INC, dba Summit Racing Equipment
Ready to take your order at 1-800-230-3030 | Customer Service 1-800-517-1035