Whelen Motorsports

Dominance for Backdraft in New England

Backdraft •

New England Dragway-Whenever Team Slifko is on the floor of an event, the crowd in the stands knows to expect an all-out assault until the dust settles. At the New England Dragway, that assault resulted in a clean sweep of the racing and freestyle competitions.

The Champion Oil-powered Backdraft took on the Lucas Oil Equalizer in the first round, emerging victorious. After that, it was the Lucas Oil Hot Tamale falling in the finals for a big victory for Team Backdraft!

"I was so stoked to get a win for all my great sponsors," said Jeremy. "When I get a win in racing, I always look to try and close it out with a freestyle win too!"

That is exactly what Slifko did, ripping through everything in his path in a flurry of motion-Whelen lights flashing, tires hooking up, and huge air all over the place. The red blur on the track was Backdraft speeding all over between obstacles, keeping a non-stop, full-throttle pace that left no doubt as to who the freestyle champion would be in New England. After making it two for two on the night, Slifko was pumped.

"I love sweeping an event, and it's directly because of the fans and our team support," said Slifko. "From the guys in the shop to all of our fans and sponsors, you guys are what make us go!"

Next for the team is some work on their brand new truck, then right back to the grind, with some more events coming soon. Stay tuned!