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Drake Troutman. (Michael Boggs Photography)

Troutman, Bragg Join Forces For World Finals

HYNDMAN, Pa. — Drake Troutman is joining forces with Chris Bragg Racing for the upcoming World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, in addition to January’s Wild West Shootout at New Mexico’s Vado Speedway Park.

Troutman will be behind the wheel of the Texas-based team’s No. 7 dirt late model.

“This is a really exciting opportunity for me. I feel like my career so far has been like the chapters of a book, and the chapters just keep getting better, and this situation is definitely the case,” Troutman said.

“Chris (Bragg) and I decided we’d team up for the World Finals at (The Dirt Track at) Charlotte and then the Wild West Shootout at Vado (Speedway Park) and evaluate potential future opportunities from there. We’ve got some great folks supporting us, and hopefully we can go out and make some noise.”

For Bragg, the partnership with Troutman for the next few events is something he’s looking forward to.

“I’ve only known Drake (Troutman) this year, but he’s been nothing but super easy to talk to and he’s a consummate business professional. I think with the success my small team has had and his success we should be in good shape going forward. He’s already accomplished a lot and really wants to make this the best that it can be. I’m looking forward to it,” Bragg noted.

“We are going to race what makes sense for us as a team, both logistically and financially. My number one thing is we don’t go to just show up. We leave the shop every time being 100 percent prepared and with the intention to win.”

Thus far into the season, Troutman has collected 20 wins, 48 top-five finishes, 60 top-10 finishes in 117 starts across multiple divisions.

Troutman will make his debut with Chris Bragg Racing on Nov. 1 – 4 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte during the World of Outlaws (WoO) Case Late Model Series World Finals. The four-day swing includes qualifying on Wednesday followed by complete $15,000-to-win programs on Thursday and Friday and a $25,000-to-win finale on Saturday.