The MILLION - Complete Race Recap
As always, the MILLION is sure to draw the best bracket racers in the country and provide a great fireworks show for everyone in attendance. My apology's to Folk Promotions as this story is a little late due to my 2 week downtime from covid-19 afterwards followed by a continued race and work schedule. But this race and those who competed are due their highlights to be etched into the archives on DRR as it's still IMO the most "coveted" of all, pointed out by many.
This year saw the longtime event moved to a new venue and South Georgia Motorsports Park where the racing action couldn't have gotten any tougher. With weather conditions that didn't move for 5 days and a great track surface, the cream seamed to rise to the top each day.
PHOTO CREDIT: Chris Simmons Photography / The Million
Tuesday $20,000 Warm-Up
Kicking off the week long event on Tuesday was a "cool" $20k to win warm up race in which Jeremy Hancock took his beautifully preserved Undercover dragster (shown above) to a final round victory over Peeps Pennington's equally gorgeous Miller dragster (below).
Wednesday's $50,000 Race
Wednesday's $50,000 to win Main event saw a square up of dragster vs. door car in which Will Holloman driving for Chris Reynolds in the now famous "red car" took on "Young Gun" Gage Burch from Florida. Burch had the staring line advantage of .005 to .009 but handed the win to Holloman with a -.001 breakout run when Holloman was to the good by .006.
Thursday's $50,000 Race
Seemingly resurrected and driven to make a statement as to why he's long been looked at as the best bracket racer ever, Scotty Richardson brought the hoodless roof flap bright orange Chevy II to the battle in which he collected another "Big Check" on Thursday with the $50,000 main event win over Ohio's Aaron McCaulla (shown below).
Seeing Adam Russell's focus above, one can realize why he made the trip to the largest payday of the weekend.
Richardson said “I wouldn’t miss this race for anything. It’s still the original Million no matter what anyone says and it’s still the most prestigious bracket race. Until I win it, I’ll keep coming back if I’m healthy enough.”
Saturday's $50,000 Race
Phil Pennington shown above, wheeled his brother Peeps' Miller Dragster to it's 2nd final round for the weekend and a $50,000 Big Check after his dragster wasn't acting friendly and he made the move to switch cars. He defeated Brian Fold from Durand, Illinois in his recently repurchased red Chevy Cavalier which has plenty of history itself as it has it's own room at the shop for NHRA Wally's.
Robert Reynolds is your 2021 JEGS Performance VIP Club Grand Prize Winner! He picked up his beautiful 2021 Camaro SS at Glynn Smith Chevrolet. He won the car worth $46,880 for $39 by being a VIP Club Member!