Chris & Tera Graves

Promoters of the Year 2021

When you are young, everyone has dreams. For Chris & Tera Graves of  Texas, it was all about drag racing. First was photography, then driving dragsters & funny cars & now promoting races. As their experience grew from living at tracks in their motor home, providing photos for racers via their Max Cackle company, now all the way to promoting Funny Car & Fuel Altered events. The Funny Car Chaos events started as an idea of the passion of having a true – “Run What You Brung”-event in 2017. This year of 2021, they will fill the grandstands and pits all over the central USA with lots of Nitro & Alky cars along with select Gasser and Nostalgia Super Stock groups.

Covid 19 has stunted some racing events, but not for Chris & Tera. The door is wide open for their style of drag racing without rules. The first event of the year on March 26th & 27th has drawn a record 64 plus entries. People have an overwhelming need to get out of the house and garage. The event promises to be a record-setting race with spectators & race cars. Go to their website or check out the social media outlets for the schedule and updated news. The whole media support team seems to be on top of their game with daily updates & news. Our congratulations to Chris & Tera Graves as Drag racing’s Promoters of the Year 2021 for their success and hard work to breathe life into our sport.

Dennis Mothershed

Editor’s note: I have known Chris Graves since we worked together at Vintage Fuel Magazine, Chris as a contributor and I was the associate publisher. Our friendship has grown throughout the years. Both of us being ice hockey fans, have more in common than just drag racing.

I have followed Chris’s accomplishments over the years and I couldn’t be more proud of him. Chris was instrumental in my starting Nostalgia Drag World over 9 years ago and has helped me every step of the way.

Chris found the love of his life in Tera Wendland who has helped make Chris the success he is today. The future is bright for this couple. Nostalgia Drag World is honored to present this award to this deserving couple.

Rob Huckstadt



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