Drag Illustrated Issue 182, May / June 2023 - Page 86



■ The last day at the Strange Engineering Spring Fling presented by Optima Batteries at GALOT Motorsports Park saw the continuation of the Silver State / Wiseco $ 100,000 event .
The five drivers on the ladder included Robert Holton , Tommy Plott , Cory Gulitti , Donovan Williams , and Stace Shrawder . Holton turned it just two thousandths red to Plott , while Gulitti and Williams were separated by one thousandth on the tree . Gulitti crossed the stripe first by . 006 to break out by one thousandth while Williams put it dead-on four . Shrawder had the bye .
In the semifinals , Shrawder had a . 007 advantage off the line against Plott but broke out . 009 for the loss . Williams was . 013 on the solo shot , earning lane choice in the final against Plott .
Plott won the MVP award at the first Spring Fling GALOT in 2017 . After three runner-up finishes at the GALOT Flings since then , Plott finally secured a win in the $ 100,000 event . It was his second Fling event win following a $ 40K win at Bristol in 2013 . He was . 001 to Williams ’ . 014 , taking . 015 at the stripe .
The Fling Team selected Will Holloman to be the Spring Fling MVP and he was presented the $ 1,000 bonus and the Todd ’ s Extreme custom-painted Impact Racing helmet . Holloman ’ s driving , $ 15,000 win , and 24 round wins over the course of three events earned him the award .
The next stop for the Fling Race Series is the JEGS Summer Fling in Columbus , Ohio the week of September 6-10 where the 64-Car $ 100,000 All-Star Shootout will be contested , in addition to three $ 30,000 races .
The Fling season will conclude at the RAD Torque Systems Fall Fling in Bristol , Tennessee September 26-30 for $ 30K- $ 100K- $ 30K . On May 17th at 1 p . m . EST , 425 preentries will open on BracketRaces . com . The first 24 hours will be open to single entries only .
For more information , visit www . BracketRaces . com or the Spring Fling Bracket Races Facebook .


■ Zetterström Announces Global Partnership with Edelbrock and KW Parts Today , European Top Fuel Record Holder Ida Zetterström announced a new global partnership between Edelbrock Group and KW Parts ( Klintberg & Way Group ) to support her efforts in winning the FIA Championship driving for RF Motorsport . Edelbrock Group helped Zetterström in her successful first FIA Top Fuel season in 2022 , where the team became the first to clock a 3.7-second pass in Europe and picked up their first FIA event win together at Tierp Arena in Sweden .
For 2023 , Edelbrock is expanding its commitment to become a primary partner on her dragster alongside new sponsor KW Parts . The collaboration brings together two powerhouse companies on the side of the RF Motorsport Top Fueler . The Edelbrock Group brands represent nearly 130 years of building the best-known performance parts for racers and enthusiasts . Meanwhile , KW Parts , operating in 37 European countries , is Europe ´ s leading distributor of OE and aftermarket spare parts and accessories for American cars from the 1900s to today .
Zetterström is excited by the prospects this partnership brings to the team .
“ I saw an opportunity to bring together two great companies in KW Parts and Edelbrock in a way where we can all work together to bring business and racing forward ; I see this being the start of something really outstanding ,” she said .
“ Just as their products , the people at Edelbrock Group are top of the line . I feel very proud to represent such a solid and recognizable global brand — a brand I have used and loved for many years — and I am incredibly excited to grow our partnership .”
“ Welcoming KW Parts as a new sponsor aligns with my love for American cars , but it also represents our mutual commitment to growing drag racing and supporting enthusiasts across Europe . Having two amazing brands show faith in me to represent them at the highest level is humbling . I don ’ t think I ’ ve ever been this excited to start a race season as I am this year . I can ’ t wait to get started .”
Edelbrock Group Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mark Campbell sees the partnership as a win-win .
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