WINS CAROLINA COALITION SERIES TITLE
Lockhart Takes Footbrake Honors; Brady Wears Jr. Dragster
Shelby’s John Bridges, who won the very first B&M Racers
Appreciation Bracket championship in the 1990s, returned
to the podium 23 years later as the Top ET division
champion of the 2020 Hoosier Racing Tires Carolina
Bridges, who ran away from the field to win the title in
events at Rockingham Dragway, Farmington Dragway,
Mooresville Dragway and Piedmont Dragway, donned the
specially-designed Champion’s jacket a year after his son,
Isaac, won the title in the Jr. Dragster class.
Bridges outpointed Monroe’s Joel Hinson and T.G. Paschal
of McLeansville, who tied for second place. Defending
champion Joe Julsrud of Stony Point finished in a
ninth-place tie with Cody Cristy of Kannapolis and Robert
Vogler III of Lewisville.
James Lockhart of Charlotte and Rockingham Dragway track
champion Allen Furr of Richfield tied in the Footbrake
class after both finished the campaign with 50 points.
Lockhart won the Championship in a best two-out-of three
runoff in his 1970 Oldsmobile and over Furr in his
venerable 1962 Chevy II.
Kristen Brady of Liberty claimed the Jr. Dragster title
over Cam Whisnant of Dallas and Isaac Bridges, who was
seeking his third series title.
Final point standings in the 2020 Hoosier Racing Tires
Carolina Coalition bracket series contested at Rockingham
Dragway, Farmington Dragway, Mooresville Dragway and
TOP ET – 1. John Bridges, Shelby, 46; 2. Tie, Joel Hinson,
Monroe, and T.G. Paschal, McLeansville, 35 each; 4.
Michael Paschal, Greensboro, 34; 5. Tie, Michael Brady,
NA, Stephen Whisnant, Dallas, and Mark Luke Hutchens,
Yadkinville, 31 each; 8. Tommy Plott, Winston-Salem, 30;
9. Tie, Cody Cristy, Kannapolis, Joe Julsrud, Stony Point,
and Robert Vogler III, Lewisville, 28 each.
FOOTBRAKE – 1. Tie, James Lockhart, Charlotte, and Allen
Furr, Richfield, 50 each; 3. Levi Boozer, Kannapolis, 43;
4. Tie Levi Boozer #2, Kannapolis, and Allen Furr #2,
Richfield, 41 each; 6. Tie, Jacob Ritchie, Kannapolis, and
Jacob Ritchie #2, Kannapolis, 37 each; 8. Jeff Flood,
Farmington, 33; 9. Tim Byrd, NA, 28; 10. K. Ray Alexander,
JR. DRAGSTER – 1. Kristen Brady, Liberty, 49; 2. Cam
Whisnant, Dallas, 46; 3. Isaac Bridges, Shelby, 41; 4.
Calla Varner, Stanley, 37; 5. Tie, Gavin Whisnant, Dallas,
Reece Branton, Conway, S.C., Bryan Yeager Jr., Farmington,
34 each; 8. Branson Hutchens, Yadkinville, 28; 9. Shianne
Hutchens, Yadkinville, 27; 10. Cade Varner, Stanley, 23.
Drag Racing Leadership Team Formalizes for Long Term Focus
and Joint Collaboration; Group Interviewing Additional
Members to Join Exclusive Team
MOORESVILLE, NC. July 30, 2020 -- The U.S. Motorsports
Association announced today the official formation of the
Drag Racing Leadership Team (DRLT). This exclusive group
comprises a broad spectrum of drag racing track owners and
leaders across the United States, who are committed to
working collectively on current and future issues related
to drag racing.
The team was initially brought together to focus on the
COVID-19 crisis and the restart of racing. The group
continues to make this a primary objective, but through
group meetings determined a consortium of tracks was an
important first step for solving many important issues.
Bill Bader Jr. of Summit Motorsports Park has been named
the DRLT Chairman and Steve Earwood of Rockingham Dragway
will serve as DRLT Co-Chairman.
“The Drag Racing Leadership Team brings together drag
racing’s top talent, experience, and most passionate
advocates. Getting together is crucial as we are able to
inspire, network and learn from each other,” expressed
Bill Bader Jr., President of Summit Motorsports Park and
newly named Chairman of the DRLT. “Collectively, we can
take unified action in the best interest of our sport and
our racing facilities.”
The DRLT plans to meet regularly via conference calls for
the remainder of the year with an in-person working
conference in the works for a later date, likely
determined by the COVID-19 situation. The DRLT currently
consists of eleven-tracks and is interviewing additional
tracks with plans to bring the group up to a maximum of
twenty-five member facilities.
Founding Members of the DRLT Include:
· Summit Motorsports Park, Bill Bader, Chairman
· Rockingham Dragway, Steve Earwood, Co-Chairman
· Houston Raceway, Seth Angel, Founding Member
· Bandimere Speedway, John Bandimere III, Founding Member
· Gateway Motorsports Park, Chris Blair, Founding Member
· Famoso Raceway, Blake Bowser, Founding Member
· Bristol Motor Speedway, Brandon Cross, Founding Member
· Firebird Raceway, Scott/Brad New, Founding Members
· Virginia Motorsports Park, Tommy Franklin, Founding
· US 131 Motorsports Park, Jason Peterson, Founding Member
· Tulsa Raceway Park, Keith Haney/Todd Martin, Founding
About US Motorsports Association: USMA is an organization
founded by a coalition of industry businesses, race
tracks, and sanctioning organizations to advocate for all
forms of competitive motorsports racing across all 50
Since the activation of the USMA in 2015, our team
supported by corporate partners and now over 100,000
registered members, has been instrumental in solving many
governmental issues for racing. We have introduced
hundreds of state and local officials to their racing
community. Our team works tirelessly to advocate for
motorsports, solve issues, and build key relationships
between racing and government, with a focus on grassroots
racing at the state and local levels.
To learn more about the work of the U.S. Motorsports
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