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There were some familiar faces and newcomers who claimed division titles during Week 4 of Texas Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags presented by Snap-On Racing.

More than 150 cars thrilled the crowd of almost 3,000 will a full night of action on the speedway’s 1/8-mile drag strip.

Brock Anders of Keller (1966 Chevrolet Nova) continued his dominance in the Sportsman Division as he has won all three races this season after Week 2 was rained out. He is the only driver to have swept his division so far. 

Three other drivers registered their second win of the season. 

Aledo’s Chase Prollock (2013 Scion FRS) won for the second consecutive week in the Tuner Division, Longview’s Brock Gilliam (1957 Volkswagen Bug) also did so in the Street Bandit Division and Northlake’s Tyler Mitchell (1979 Ford Fairmont) followed his Week 1 victory in the B&G Mufflers Street Outlaw Division with another win. 

First time winners this season included Adam Gerety (2010 Camaro SS) in the SNL Performance Super Car Division, Charles Carey (2006 Dodge Ram 250) in the DSG Arms Black Smoke Warrior Division and Glenn Twardousky (1991 Eagle Talon) in the AWD Tuning All-Wheel Drive Division. 

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 the champion and receive a six-drawer, 40-inch Snap-On roll cart.  

DIVISION STANDINGS (through July 10)

TUNER – Chase Prollock, 7 points

STREET BANDIT - Brock Gilliam, 7 Points

SPORTSMAN - Brock Anders, 9 points

AWD Tuning All-Wheel Drive - Abel Narezo, 7 points

SNL Performance Super Cars – Mike Franks, Wes Coleman, Adam Gerety – tie 5 points

DSG Arms Black Smoke Warriors - Eric Cothrum, 6 points

B&G Mufflers Street Outlaws – Tyler Mitchell, 7 points

Also on display were prized vehicles from both the past and present as part of the Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine competition. Each week Texas Motor Speedway will select the top entries that will earn awards in four categories – Best of Show, Best Classic-1972 or earlier, Best Current Custom-1973 to current, Best Motorcycle.  

Taking home the top honors included Fort Worth’s Donald Taylor and his 1970 Dodge Challenger RT. Dan McDonald of Fort Worth and his 1987 Camaro IROC Z-28 won Best Current Custom while Keller’s Chris Garland and his 1932 Ford won Best Classic. Johnny Hearn, from Cresson, Texas, and his 2009 Boss Hoss earned the title in the Best Motorcycle division. 

Racing continues Friday for Week 5 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 and $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 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.

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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