Big River Sand Drags season opener summary

2003 racing season opens at Big River Sand Drags. BONNE TERRE, Mo. -- (April 5, 2003) Doug Brown of Bloomsdale opened the 2003 regular season at Big River Sand Drags by picking up a pair of big wins over his good friend and new track owner Jason...

2003 racing season opens at Big River Sand Drags.

BONNE TERRE, Mo. -- (April 5, 2003) Doug Brown of Bloomsdale opened the 2003 regular season at Big River Sand Drags by picking up a pair of big wins over his good friend and new track owner Jason Waller to earn both first place and top eliminator honors in the Super Pro ATV class.

"That was fun," laughed Brown after the win. "And did you see who I beat twice. He won't forget this, especially since he built my engine." Waller finished second in the class.

In the Pro ATV class, Rick Finney of St. Louis was the top eliminator and first place winner with Sam Coleman of Mineral Point taking home second place.

In ATV-1, Nathan Yates of Blackwell captured first place with Carla Glatczak of Potosi (filling in for Phil McCoy) taking second place and top eliminator.

In Junior ATV, Garth Farris of Potosi was the top eliminator and first place winner while Nick Butler finished in second place.

This was the first night of the regular season and the first night of racing for the new Competition Eliminator class. Josh Varner of Bonne Terre, driving Half Breed, was the top eliminator and first place winner with Steve Barton of Bonne Terre taking home second place.

In Stock Buggy, Kevin "Grape Ape" Sellers of Arnold was the top eliminator and first place winner while Marcus Jenkins of Farmington took home second place money.

In Vehicle ET, 15-year-old Josh Harris of Belgrade was the first place and top eliminator winner with Carla Glatczak of Potosi taking second place.

In Open 4x4, Steve Barton was the first place winner with Jason Waller taking second place.

A total of 76 racers took part in opening day events at Big River Sand Drags.

Racing action continues this Saturday night with gates opening at 3 p.m., time trials at 4 and racing at 7.

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Series Drag
Drivers Doug Brown