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FORT WORTH, Texas (July 6, 2015) – Fireworks were not relegated to the sky above Texas Motor Speedway this past Friday evening during Week 3 of Friday Night Drags presented by Snap-On Racing. 

>More than 200 competitors were joined by nearly 5,000 fans – with more than 800 military and law enforcement officers on hand – as part of DSG Arms Law Enforcement and Military Appreciation Night in an evening that featured intense racing as well as a fireworks display. 

After rain washed out Week 2 of Friday Night Drags, racers returned to action to compete on Texas Motor Speedway’s 1/8-mile drag strip. A trio of drivers extended their winning streaks and in the process allowed them to take commanding leads each of their division point standings. Sportsman Division’s Brock Anders, of Keller, (1966 Chevrolet Nova), AWD Tuning All-Wheel Drive Division’s Abel Narezo, of Fort Worth, (2015 Nissan GTR) and DSG Arms Black Smoke Warrior Division’s Eric Cothrum, of Sunnyvale, (2006 Dodge 2500) were all victorious. 

Other Week 3 winners included Aledo’s Chase Prollock (2013 Scion FRS) in the Tuner Division, Longview’s Brock Gilliam (1957 Volkswagen Bug) in the Street Bandit Division, Arlington’s Wes Coleman (2013 Cadillac CTSV) in the SNL Performance Super Car Division and Fort Worth’s Pat Gloner (2000 Pontiac Trans Am) in the B&G Mufflers Street Outlaw Division. 

With their wins, Prollock, Gilliam and Coleman are tied for the lead in their respective divisions. Gloner, who missed the opening week of Friday Night Drags, is tied for second in the Outlaw standings. 

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. 

Racing continues Friday for Week 4 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 www.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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