Litchfield racer Phil Bryant had a lot of friends and family in the crowd at the Coles County Dragway races on Aug. 29-30. The cheering section must have helped the veteran bracket racer a little as Bryant picked up a pair of wins at the track.
Bryant’s victories both came on Sunday, Aug. 30, as he doubled up with a win in the quick 16 race and in the super pro class in Charleston. If that wasn’t enough, Bryant nearly added another win the night before as he made it to the semifinals of the $5,000 high roller race on Aug. 29.
“I had my granddaughters there and they’re my number one fans,” Bryant said on Facebook. “(It’s) always extra special to win with family and friends there.”
Also making the trip to Charleston for a few passes down the track were Dustin Bryant, Randy Weller, Corey Wood and Roger Burdell.
Wood, Burdell, Weller and Litchfield racer Rich Komor also raced at World Wide Technologies Motorsports Park on Aug. 22, as the Madison-based track hosted a double-header. Wood and Burdell both raced in pro and super pro, with Komor and Weller also going rounds in the pro class.
While some of his fellow racers were in Charleston, Rich Komor spent the weekend at Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia, OH, for the Working Man’s $10 Grands. While he didn’t pick up the big check this year, Komor did win the $2,000 no-box division last year, then won the $10,000 main event over Tony Atchinson in the high rollers main event.