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KELLER’S ANDERS RUNS WIN STREAK TO FOUR DURING WEEK 5 OF FRIDAY NIGHT DRAGS
FORT WORTH, Texas (July 20, 2015) – Only one driver will enter this week’s season finale of Friday Night Drags presented by Snap-On racing with an unblemished record as Brock Anders’ fourth consecutive victory highlighted Week 5 of the summer series.
>Anders, of Keller, clinched the championship in the Sportsman Division as he cruised to his fourth win of the season in as many starts with his 1966 Chevrolet Nova. He is the only driver who is perfect on the season as the Week 2 competition was rained out.
Anders was not the only competitor to clinch a division championship as Northlake’s Tyler Mitchell (1979 Ford Fairmont) earned this third victory of the season to secure the B&G Mufflers Street Outlaw Division title. Chase Prollock (2013 Scion FRS), of Aledo, also captured his third consecutive victory to guarantee him at least a share of the championship in the Tuner Division.
A pair of two-time winners aided their championship hopes as Trophy Club’s Adam Gerety (2010 Chevrolet Camaro) and Springtown’s Charles Carey (2006 Dodge Ram 2500) each were victorious. Gerety, competing in the SNL Performance Super Cars Division, and Carey, in the DSG Arms Black Smoke Warriors Division, each propelled themselves to the top of the standings in their respective divisions as a result of their wins.
Andre Van Der Luesthuizen (1989 Nissan GTR), of Grapevine, earned his first win of the season in the AWD Tuning All-Wheel Drive Division and is now tied for second heading into the final week of Friday Night Drags presented by Snap-On Racing.
Each week racers battle for points as part of the six-week summer series. At the conclusion of the season, the racers in each division with the most points accumulated will be crowned champion and receive a six-drawer, 40-inch Snap-On roll cart.
The competitors racing were not the only cars that shined as more than 250 car enthusiasts displayed their prized vehicles in the Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine. Each week Texas Motor Speedway selects the top entries that earn awards in four categories – Best of Show, Best Classic (1972 or earlier), Best Current Custom (1973 to current) and Best Motorcycle.
The Week 5 winners were Colleyville’s David Williams (1962 Chevrolet Corvette) for Best in Show; Houston’s Russell Hunter (1970 Chevrolet El Camino) for Best Classic; Richardson’s Sterling Johnson (2010 Chevrolet Firebird ZTA) for Best Current; and Justin’s Raul Marchant (2006 GSX-R Suzuki) for Best Motorcycle.
Racing continues Friday for the season-closing Week 6 of Friday Night Drags presented by Snap-On Racing. Gates open at 6 p.m. CT with inspection, practice and the Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine beginning at 6:15 p.m. Drag racing competition gets underway at 9 p.m.
The cost is $20 to participate in the drag racing or Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine competition. For spectators, general admission grandstand tickets are $10 for adults ($5 for children 12 and under) and available at the Gate 6 ticket booth. Parking is free in the PSL lot outside Gate 6 and also available for $20 in the infield (with admission for the driver included in the pricing). Coolers are permitted in both the grandstands and infield.
For more information on Friday Night Drags presented by Snap-On Racing, visit texasmotorspeedway.com.