SCHEUER JR. CLAIMS $50K TO CLOSE OUT SFG WORLD SERIES
Following a week of unforeseen circumstances from rain delays to freak accidents such as glass shattering on track, the SFG World Series of Bracket successfully came to a close, completing it’s second Fuel Tech $50,000-to-win race on Sunday evening. After another huge nine-round run, Randy Scheuer Jr. found himself in the winner’s circle, defeating Eric Thomas in the final.
“I’ve had a rough year, but it ended on a high note just like I wanted it to,” said Scheuer Jr. “I’ve got to thank everybody who allows me to do this. SFG, my wife, my kids, all my sponsors, Abruzzi, Penske, Moser, APD, Wiseco, American, Mickey Thompson, Bear Motorsports, and everyone else that I may have forgotten.”
The runner-up, Thomas said in his interview, “first off I’d like to thank God … I’d like to thank my wife and my kids at home, they watched but had to leave. I’d like to thank my brother here, and my brother at home and all the boys that work and let us do what we get to do. I’d like to thank my mom and dad. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be here.”
In the quarterfinals, Max Brewer and Matt Westin squared off in their doorcars, with the winlight going to Brewer after Westin goes .001 red. Eric Thomas followed the pair taking a quarterfinal bye-run.
Next up was the dragster side of the ladder, bringing out Lane Dicken and Ken Batchelor. Dicken was .014 on the tree and .020 above his dial for the win over Batchelor.
To close out the round, Chris Reynolds (car owner of Will Holloman, who won the Dragster Shootout earlier in the week) faced Scheuer. Scheuer was .010 on the tree, and .008 above his dial to beat Reynolds.
In the semi-finals, Thomas came out with a 300-foot burnout before going to battle with Brewer- the final of the door car side of the ladder. Unfortunately for Brewer, he flickered the staging beams once the tree was activated, turning on the red light.
The round of the last standing dragsters, ended the same way round was as the door car round was, as Dicken went .001 red to give the win Scheuer.
In the final, Thomas ripped off another 300-foot burnout and slowly backed up to the staging beams before the final round of the weekend. Scheuer was .025 on the tree and went 4.694 on a 4.68 dial to take the win over Thomas. Thomas was .013 on the tree but missed the dial going 5.104 on a 5.07 dial-in.
Away from the racetrack, winners of the SFG Halloween costume contest were decided:
1st place: Kick Booty Motorsports - Will receive a free entry into the 2020 $1.1 Million Dollar Main Event.
2nd Place: Tucker Creech for his Ricky Bobby inspired costume. - Will receive a free entry into the 2020 SFG500 Main Event.
Next on the SFG tour is the Big Fun event present by Summit Racing Equipment at Tuscon Dragway, November 21-23. It’s only $599 to race for two $50k-to-win races if you pre-enter at www.racesfg.com by November 8th. You can also pay at the gate $675. The race also features two No Box 64 car shootouts, paying $5,000 to win for only $400 to get in both!