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FORT WORTH, Texas (July 16, 2018)

Saginaw’s Chance Brackeen won again in Week 4 of the Universal Technical Institute Friday Night Drags at Texas Motor Speedway to remain undefeated in the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck Bandit Division.

Brackeen was one of six division winners last week from among the 230 racers that took part in the competition and is the only one that remains undefeated in any division. Joe Watson saw his three-week winning streak come to an end in Week 4 as Charles Carey won the Texas Born Performance Black Smoke Warrior Division to end his undefeated bid.

Other notable performances were Shea Thompson winning for the third consecutive week in the Summit Racing Equipment Outlaw Division and Adam Gerety winning his second in a row in the Texas Harley-Davidson Super Car Division.

Only two weeks remain in the competition with the Universal Technical Institute Friday Night Drags series finale to crown all the division champions comes Friday, July 27. This week will give competitors the opportunity to position themselves to vie for a division crown as Week 5 of Universal Technical Institute Friday Night Drags will be First Responder Night. Any police, fire or EMS personnel with proper ID will receive 50% off admission in the grandstands for this week’s action.

Week 4 Division Winners:

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck Bandit Division

Chance Brackeen, Saginaw, 2015 Ford Mustang

Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Division

Ryan Dusan, Little Elm, 2012 Ford Mustang

Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Modified Division

Marcus Wadley, Springtown, Chevy Nova

Snap-on Tools All Wheel Drive Division

Collin Keithly, Keller, 2016 Nissan GTR

Texas Harley-Davidson Super Car Division

Adam Gerety, Trophy Club, Chevrolet Camaro SS-RS 1LE

Texas Born Performance Black Smoke Warrior Division

Charles Carey, 2006 Dodge Ram

Summit Racing Equipment Outlaw Division

Shea Thompson, Fort Worth, 1988 Ford Mustang

Offering car enthusiasts an opportunity to race down a transformed 1/8-mile drag strip on pit road at Texas Motor Speedway, the six-week UTI Friday Night Drags competition features weekly races racers compete for trophies and points, which are tallied at the conclusion of the final weekend to ultimately crown the season champion.

The cost to participate in Universal Technical Institute Friday Night Drags or Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine competition is $20. For those who would like to watch the action, general admission grandstand tickets are $10 for adults ($5 for military) and $5 for children 12 and under.

Tickets are available for advance purchase at www.texasmotorspeedway.com or at the Gate 6 ticket booth. Parking is free in the PSL lot outside of Gate 6 and available for $20 in the infield (with admission included in the pricing). Coolers are permitted in both the grandstands and infield 

Each week the infield, grandstands and Show-N-Shine registration open at 6 p.m. CT with drags practice from 6:15-8 p.m. Drag racing competition in the various classes begins at 9:15 p.m.

For more information and official rules regarding the Universal Technical Institute Friday Night Drags, visit http://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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