By this time next week, some very talented racers will be enjoying a little bit extra money in their bank accounts.
This week marks the 11th anniversary of the BTE World Footbrake Challenge presented by Yukon Gear & Axle taking place at Bristol Dragway’s Thunder Valley. Run by Coalburg Promotions, the event is one of the greatest events in footbrake racing bringing racers to the area from all over the country.
“This year marks the 11th anniversary of the World Footbrake Challenge in July at the famed Bristol Dragway in Tennessee,” said Coalburg Promotions co-promoter Jared Pennington, “and for each of those years, we are so proud to have the support of a great company like BTE and Yukon Gear & Axle. Both companies believe in the backbone of the sport and our customer base is of extreme value to them.”
With three separate races, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, just the winner’s take alone is $10,000, $20,000 and $10,000 respectively. But the money doesn’t stop there. Second round winners of the elimination-style races begin to see a return on their entry investment with the amount growing each round.
The action actually begins on Thursday with the World Footbrake Gamblers race for a $3,000 win. On Friday after the main event, another World Footbrake Gamblers race takes place, bringing the total number of races of the weekend to five. In addition, random round prizes from a number of sponsors and manufacturers makes this event one of the best in the “World” in the footbrake/bracket racing arena. While not necessary, pre-entries for the event have been piling up since the beginning of the year for a discounted entry fee. Last year’s event saw entries over the 300 number and this year more of the same is expected.
The entire event will be streamed live from the opening round to the final day on MotorManiaTV.com. This is not an event you’re going to want to miss. Follow along on www.worldfootbrakechallenge.com or on Facebook. Daily results will be posted each day on Facebook.