Drag Illustrated Issue 180, January / February 2023 | Page 60
MOVERS & SHAKERS
DI 30 UNDER 30 CLASS OF 2022 : Nearly all of the honorees in Drag Illustrated ’ s 30 Under 30 Class of 2022 gather for a group photo on stage during the press conference at the PRI Show .
PDRA PROUD : Reigning PDRA Pro 632 world champion Amber Franklin ( second from right ) is joined at the 30 Under 30 press conference by her family , including sister Ashley , parents Judy and Tommy , and boyfriend Blake Denton .
SHOWING SUPPORT : Representatives from the 30 Under 30 sponsors - including Joe Maynard of Maynard Family Racing , Desiree Martinez of Powerbuilt Tools , Jeff Anderson from Moser Engineering , Freddie Turza of VP Racing , Michael Scott of Right Trailers , Tommy Cunningham of Stroud Safety , Jim Greenleaf of Summit Racing Equipment , and Mark Beatty of Red Line Oil - take the stage .
PICK A WINNER : Lon Damon of Lincoln Electric draws the winning chip - belonging to FIA Top Fuel driver Ida Zetterström - for a deluxe prize package , including a MIG welder , a welding kit , and a welding class at Lincoln HQ in Cleveland , Ohio .
CHAMP CHAT : PDRA Series Director Tyler Crossnoe leads a discussion with 2022 champions Todd “ King Tut ” Tutterow , Amber Franklin , and Johnny Pluchino during a special broadcast of PDRA Live ! at the PRI Show .
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