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Friday Night Drags - Sportman Modified Winner

FORT WORTH, Texas (July 10, 2017) – Friday Night Drags continued on its season-record pace with another 200-plus competitors and more than 4,000 in attendance for this past Friday’s action where weekly winners were crowned in all seven divisions. 

Week 3 of Friday Night Drags allowed the six-week summer drag racing series that is open to the public to top 1,000 competitors between racing and the car show competition as well 15,000 spectators this season. Last week’s Friday Night Drags division winners were:

  • Reunion Tower Geo Deck Bandit Division: Sean Hemphill (Dallas) / 2016 Porsche 911 GTS
  • Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Division: Phillip Madden (Bedford) / 1987 Buick Regal
  • Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Modified Division: Chris Thompson (Richland Hills) / 1932 Ford Coupe
  • Snap-On Tools All Wheel Drive Division: Glenn Twardowsky (Euless) / 1991 Eagle Talon
  • Texas Lottery Super Cars Division: Gene Griffith (Fort Worth) / 2015 Chevrolet Z06
  • 4 Wheel Parts Black Smoke Warrior Division: Joe Watson (Fort Worth) / 1983 Chevrolet C10
  • Summit Racing Equipment Street Outlaw Division: Shea Thompson (Fort Worth) / 1988 Ford Mustang 

Car enthusiasts also displayed their prized vehicles as part of the weekly Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine. Last week’s award winners included:

  • Best Motorcycle: Bryan Troutman (Flower Mound) / 2008 Harley Davidson Fxdc Dyna Super Glide Custom 
  • Best Current (1973 or newer): Dan Frazier (Lewisville) / 2009 Ford Mustang GT 500
  • Best Classic (1972 or older): Bill Kenney (Flower Mound) / 1972 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Best In Show: David Williams (Southlake) / 1957 Chevrolet 

The competition continues this week for the fourth installment of the six-week summer series, which will include Jeep Week this Friday. Jeep enthusiasts and clubs are encouraged to come out and have the opportunity to enjoy a parade lap around Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile oval.  

Each week, competitors race for trophies and points, which are tallied at the conclusion of the final weekend to crown the season champions. Competitors do not have to sign up to compete in the entire six-week series, offering anyone on any given Friday night through July 28 the opportunity to show up and race. 

The gates open each week at 6 p.m. with inspection, practice and Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine vehicle display beginning at 6:15 p.m. Drag racing competition gets underway at 9:15 p.m. 

The cost is $20 to participate in the drag racing or Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine competition each week. 

General admission grandstand tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and are available at the Gate 6 box office or online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com. Parking is free in the PSL lot outside Gate 6 and available for $20 in the infield (with admission included in pricing). Coolers are permitted in both the grandstands and infield. 

For more information and official rules of Friday Night Drags, 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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