(Words and Photos by Tommy Lee Byrd) - Don’t be fooled by the title of this event—it’s not just a standard bracket race. It usually features only bracket racing classes, but the folks at Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip in Ringgold, Georgia decided to spice it up by adding a 4.70 heads up race as well as a heads up 275 drag radial class. Great payouts made for a nice turnout of cars, and that provided some awesome action and close races!
Reports from several racers, along with an abundance of wheelstands, led us to believe the track was working very well. The 275 radial cars had a great turnout of true street cars, including a few that actually drove to and from the track, and knocked down some low 6-second passes in the eighth mile.
Check out Tommy Lee Byrd’s gallery from the Brainerd Fall Bracket Bash for lots of great action and big wheelstands!
DRAG ACTION GALLERY: Brainerd Optimist Dragway Bracket Bash