It’s pretty well known that a dragster has always been the tool of choice when it comes to high dollar bracket racing. All that has been changing the past couple of years as door cars have been showing up in a lot of late rounds. In fact, at this event lone, door car entries outnumbered the dragsters in the pre-entered and limited 250 car field.

Yesterday’s Mutt & Jeff Promotions Fall Brawl $20K-to-win at Mason Dixon Dragway in Maryland ended with three door cars left standing in the semifinals, with Mike Barber and his Fox Body Mustang eventually scoring the $20K for his coffers. The weekend left two more $10K-to-win races today and Sunday, but an impeding weather forecast for Sunday forced officials to combine Saturday and Sunday’s races, making today another $20K-to-win.

Just like yesterday, the No Box cars were kept separate with the final combatants Marty Flegal and Scott Lenig. The winner of that pair moved into the next round of the Box class. After identical reaction times, it was Lenig forced to run out and advance Flegal into the semifinals of the Box class after he received a $1,000 bonus for winning the No Box class.

Marty Flegal

With ten cars left in the Box class, the remaining racers were David Tyler, Sean Serra, Michael Shupp, Jeff Verdi, Eric Tenny, Jeff Duck, Blaise Raia, Rich Coury, and Ronnie Horwath. Round six and Shupp dispatched Verdi. Hill went red to advance Raia. Tenney missed the “Tree a little to move Duck on. Coury took out Horwath and finally, it was Tyler over Serra.

Round seven, Raia received the bye run to advance him the semifinals. Shupp took .002-win light to advance, while in the final pair Duck advanced against Coury.

Semifinals, two door cars and two dragsters. Duck and Flegal, with Flegal having the starting line advantage but it was Duck at the finish line to move into the final. In the other pair, Raia dispatched the last remaining door car of Shupp.

Final round, Raia turned it red to hand the $20K to Duck.

The advertised 32-car Shootout completed the weekend with Darlene Staub and Ronnie Horvath doing battle with Horvath coming out on top.

At the end of the day, a Racer Appreciation Party free to all on the property fed the masses to end what has been a great two days of racing.

“Obviously the weather didn’t cooperate with us,” said Mutt & Jeff Promotions’ Paul Burruss, “but we made the best of the situation and between the two races, we paid out all of the moneys and prizes.

“A lot of the credit has to go out to our great staff for all the hard work they put in to make the Fall Brawl what it is,” added Burruss. “And naturally all the racers who had the faith in us to put on a great event. Thank you so much one and all.”

All the action was streamed live as it happened by thanks to VP Racing Fuels and S&W Race Cars. For more information, results and rules, visit Stay tuned for announcements on the 2022 Mutt & Jeff Promotions’ schedule.