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FORT WORTH, Texas (July 24, 2015) – Brock Anders walked away with a perfect season and in the process capped off a championship season during the season finale of Friday Night Drags presented by Snap-On Racing. 

Anders, of Keller, was the only driver during the summer series to walk away with an unblemished record as he earned his fifth victory of the season in as many starts to win the Sportsman Division. Anders, in his 1966 Chevrolet Nova, was one of seven champions crowned on the evening. 

Three other competitors closed out their championship seasons with victories, as Saginaw’s Chance Bracken in the Street Bandit Division (2015 Ford Mustang), Springtown’s Charles Carey in the DSG Arms Black Smoke Warriors Division (2006 Dodge Ram 2500) and Northlake’s Tyler Mitchell in the B&G Mufflers Street Outlaw Division (1979 Ford Fairmont) all cruised to victories. 

Others securing season championships included Fort Worth’s Abel Narezo (2015 Nissan GTR) in the AWD Tuning All-Wheel Drive Division, Aledo’s Chase Prollock (2013 Scion FRS) in the Tuner Division and Northlake’s Tyler Mitchell (1979 Ford Fairmont) in the B&G Mufflers Street Outlaw Division. 

The seven division champions walked away with a championship trophy and a prized Snap-On rolling cart, emblazoned with their series championship to commemorate their accomplishment.

While some competitors celebrated the finale with a championship, others settled for a season-closing victory. Jesse Cerenas of Haltom City (2005 Acura RSX) in the Tuner Division edged out eventual champion Prollock for the win. Mary Fields of Flower Mound (2009 Subaru Legacy) in the AWD Tuning All-Wheel Drive Division became the first female winner of the season and Mike Monin of McKinney (2012 McLaren 12C) prevailed in the SNL Performance Super Cars Division. 

Each week competitors battled for points as part of the six-week summer series. The racers accumulating the most points in each division were declared the champion. 

Car enthusiasts also had their final opportunity to display their prized vehicles during the Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine. Car owners display their vehicles to earn awards in four categories - Best of Show, Best Classic (1972 or earlier), Best Current Custom (1973 to current) and Best Motorcycle.

The Week 6 winners were Fort Worth's Ray Fratos (1969 Chevrolet Chenille) for Best in Show; Euless' Tim Ruddick (1955 Chevrolet Belair) for Best Classic; Granary's Tony Cruse (2012 GMC Sierra Truck) for Best Current; and Euless' Kevin Bochicchio (2014 Honda Valkyrie) for Best Motorcycle.  

Friday Night Drags presented by Snap-On Racing began in 2009 to assist in curtailing illegal street racing in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex by providing a safer alternative at the speedway. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 20 and an average of 135 people die in the United States annually in street racing-related accidents.

About the author

The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway. 

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