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Brandon Welch will make Top Fuel debut in Pomona with Better Diesel backing

Former Funny Car racer Brandon Welch will make his Top Fuel debut today at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals with sponsorship from Better Diesel FBC.
07 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Brandon Welch

Brandon Welch will make his Top Fuel debut today at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals with sponsorship from Better Diesel FBC. Welch, who previously competed at the Winternationals in Funny Car, switch ed to Top Fuel with a team co-owned by Welch and cousin, Tyson Porlas. Veteran crew chief Scott Graham is tuning the car.

“The Winternationals may be our first race in Top Fuel, but this is a team with experience that expects to compete,” said Welch. “We built a first-class car starting with a Kalitta motorsports chassis, and we brought in veteran tuner Scott Graham to call the shots.”

Welch is the grandson of Southern California Funny car legend Chuck Beal. Better Diesel FBC was co-founded by Chuck Beal’s nephew, Britt Beal, Sr. making the sponsorship a family affair. “

The Beal family has deep drag racing roots,” said Britt Beal. “I jumped at the chance to support Brandon and Tyson in continuing the family racing legacy with their Top Fuel dragster.  I’m excited to introduce our product to NHRA fans, many of whom own diesel pickups or drive transport trucks over the road for a living.”

NHRA fans can receive 10% off their first order by visiting https://betterdiesel.com/ and entering promo code NITRO10 at checkout.