PDRA at Memphis

Snider, Cox, Strickland and Grothus Win

The first round of Pro Extreme with Jason Scruggs (left lane) and John Stanley.

Intermittent rain showers might have pushed a portion of the third annual Professional Drag Racers Association Memphis Drags to Sunday, Aug. 14, but the weather didn’t stop the PDRA from crowning winners in four professional classes and four sportsman categories.

Brandon Snider scored his second win of the season in NAS Racing Pro Extreme, while Jay Cox and John Strickland earned their third 2016 victories in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous presented by MoTeC and GALOT Motorsports Park Pro Boost, respectively. Brunson Grothus swept the event in his return to Drag 965 Pro Extreme Motorcycle competition, qualifying number one and winning the race.

Past world champion Dan Ferguson claimed his second win of the season in Ronnie Davis Top Sportsman presented by MagnaFuel. The win in Lucas Oil Top Dragster went to Darien Boesch. Courtney Howard won in Talbert Pro Junior Dragster, and Arellyn Garner-Jones earned the MegaCorp Top Junior Dragster trophy.


Two races ago, Brandon Snider thought his chances of moving around points leader Jason Scruggs were slim. The Atmore, Alabama-based driver went to work, though, and he moved within a 50-point striking distance of the defending PX world champion. Snider is the new points leader after his showing at Memphis.