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ORLANDO, FL – MARCH 12, 2020: It’s going to be hard to top the record-breaking, side-by-side, massive payout drag racing that went down at last weekend’s inaugural Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals! As presenting sponsor, CTech representatives were thrilled by the level of competition, camaraderie, and celebration that surrounded this inaugural event. “We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made it possible! From Racers, fans, track staff, promoters and beyond, thank you for putting on an incredible show!” says company Vice President Dean Lee.
With over $300,000 in prize money on the line, fans were guaranteed to see some exciting racing as all the hype surrounding the event came to life. In the top two brackets; Pro Stock and Pro Mod put on quite a show. In Pro Stock, victor Jeg Coughlin Jr,. overcame a P6 qualifying position and took advantage of some early luck (in the form of Bo Butner being unable to get his Camaro started in R1) to fight his way into the final round alongside Greg Anderson. The two would end up .009 seconds apart at the line with nearly identical E.T. times in the final. Coughlin came out ahead, and he leaves Orlando Speed World Dragway $75,000 richer plus a CTech Best Damn Toolbox. Congratulations to Team JEGS and Elite Motorsports!
In Pro Mod, Alex Laughlin broke headlines by stepping into an unfamiliar Caruso Family Racing ‘69 Camaro and taking down Todd ‘King Tut’ Tutterow in the final round. Laughlin was the only driver in the field gunning for both Pro Stock and Pro Mod wins last weekend, and he leaves Orlando with $50,000, a CTech Best Damn Toolbox, and a massive boost to his doorslammer racing credentials!
“We started off on the wrong foot. We struggled through every test run. Once we started qualifying, things started going our way. Once we started racing, things really started going our way.” -Alex Laughlin | Driver, Caruso Family Racing Camaro
An additional $25,000 was also up for grabs between two Factory Stock legends; Bo Butner and Dave Kramer in what would prove to be a winner-take-all classic Chevy/Ford grudge match. Butner, behind the wheel of a Cobra Jet Ford Mustang experienced issues before the first run, which condensed the planned ‘2-out-of-3’ showdown into a single-pass matchup. Kramer, in his COPO Camaro, struggled to match Butner off the line and lagged slightly behind as Butner picked up the Factory Stock win.
Besides the on-track action, CTech’s drag racing team was proud to be able to show off their own championship-winning DIV-5 NHRA Comp Eliminator Chevy Camaro owned by CTech Owner/Founder Jim Greenheck. Jim even got to make a few test runs in preparation for the upcoming season, carrying full CTech colors!
Fans in attendance also had the chance to check out Jim’s CTech cabinet-optimized Showhauler and race trailer, which, as you can expect, is impressively and meticulously organized to support a championship-winning drag racing effort. In true form, Jim epitomizes the #OrganizeToWin spirit! Fans were also eager to stop by and sign up to win a race-branded Hot Rod Wagon built by CTech, which represents a unique and functional keepsake from this headline-busting event. John Marquez was announced as the lucky Hot Rod Wagon winner on Saturday, with his family also there to accept the reward. Congratulations to our giveaway winner, along with all of our inaugural Champions! 🏆
Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals Champions
Pro Stock: Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Pro Mod: Alex Laughlin
Pro 632: Dillon Voss
Top Sportsman: Vonnie Mills
Super Pro: Stu White
Pro ET: Troy Stafford
Factory Stock: Bo Butner