Dadas, Burch & McGraw Win Big at SFG in Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Burch Crowned JEGS $25,000 Thursday Winner at FTI SFG 350
The JEGS $25,000 Thursday was contested after FuelTech Friday's $50,000 final. Racers still in competition from Thursday night were given one time run before heading straight into the remaining eliminations. After watching his teammate, Matt Dadas pick up the FuelTech Friday $50,000 win, Gage Burch was ready to park the "Danger Ranger" in the winner's circle to join Dadas.
In the semi-final round, Burch was joined by Brian Folk and Darrell Gear. Gear had secured the bye to the finals, which left Folk and Burch to face off to find out who would join Gear.
Gear took his competition bye run and was .000 perfect at the starting line heading into the final round.
Burch and Folk went up against each other on the other side of the ladder. Burch left that starting line with a .005 light and ran dead-on four. Folk let go .022 and ran dead-on zero for the runner-up in the pair.
In the finals, Burch was .005 on the tree and ran a 6.474 again on his 6.47 dial, to take the win over Gear.
Gear put up an excellent runner-up effort with a .008 reaction time and ran dead-on three.
Dadas Wins FuelTech $50,000 Friday at FTI SFG 350 Presented By JEGS
On Friday night, the SFG Promotions team crowned the first of the FTI SFG 350 winners. After ten grueling rounds of racing featuring some of the biggest names in Bracket Racing, Matt Dadas came out victorious, taking the $50,000 grand prize in Friday’s main-event sponsored by FuelTech.
It is safe to say that Dadas has a history of doing well at Cedar Falls Motorsports Park. At the FTI SFG 350 last year, he was the runner-up to Hunter Patton in Friday’s 50K and he won the Saturday 50K over Ricky Adkins.
In the semi-final round, Dadas, Johnny Ezell, and Mike Casteel were left to battle it out for the $50,000 grand prize.
In the semifinals, Dadas was awarded the bye to the final, leaving -.006 red off the starting line and running a 6.121 on a 6.12 dial in his single lap.
Ezell and Casteel went to battle on the other side of the ladder. Ezell left that starting line with a .013 light and ran a 4.82 on a 4.78 dial-in. Casteel let go .031 and ran a 5.827 on a 5.71 for the runner-up in the pair.
In the finals, Dadas was .020 on the tree and ran a 6.138 on his 6.12 dial, to take the win over Ezell.
Ezell put up a valiant runner-up effort with a .015 reaction time and ran a 4.770 on his 4.78 dial-in to break out.
McGraw Claims Hansen Global Inc. $50,000 Saturday Win at FTI SFG 350
The final winner at the FTI SFG 350 at Cedar Falls Motorsports Park was crowned Saturday night. After ten rounds of racing, Nebraska’s Jerry McGraw came out victorious, taking the $50,000 grand prize in Saturday’s main-event sponsored by Hansen Global Inc.
McGraw had just picked up his dragster two weeks before and in his second outing with it, he cashed in for $50,000.
In the semi-final round, McGraw, Lou Rausch, and Tom Klemme were left in the running for the $50,000 grand prize.
In the semifinals, McGraw was awarded the bye to the final, leaving -.008 red off the starting line and running a 4.497 on a 4.49 dial in his single lap.
Rausch in the door car and Klemme on the motorcycle faced off to determine who would join McGraw in the final round. Rausch left that starting line with a .016 light and ran dead-on two. Klemmel let go .020 and ran a 5.581 on a 5.58 for the runner-up in the pair.
In the finals, McGraw was .019 on the tree and ran dead-on nine, to take the win over Rausch.
Rausch was .007 and ran a 5.231 on his 5.24 dial-in to break out by .009 for the runner-up finish.
The next stop for SFG Promotions will be the JEGS Half Million at US 131 Motorsports Park June 28 - July 4, 2021. The event will feature three chances at $50,000 and a chance for a life-changing guaranteed $500,000 main event prize. Learn more at www.racesfg.com/schedule.