Gall Excited To Defend World Championship

Gall Excited To Defend World Championship

TRIPP, SD…IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR TOM GALL TO FALL IN LOVE WITH RACING.

Tom Gall, Drag Racer: “I FIRST GOT INTO DRAG RACING BECAUSE OF MY DAD. HE RACED FOR YEARS AND YEARS, AND HE DECIDED YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT THIS AND I WAS… WE’LL BUILD YOU A DRAGSTER. IT’S THE SAFETY AND EASIEST WAY TO GO FAST AND HAVE FUN WITH THIS.”

THOSE DRAGSTERS ARE FAR FROM THE TRADITIONAL FOUR WHEEL, 2 DOOR RACING CAR.

Tom says: “THEY’RE REALLY LONG. 235 INCH WHEEL BASE. THEY’RE BASICALLY BUILT TO GO STRAIGHT. TO GO FAST.”

GALL SAYS HE THRIVES ON THE COMPETITION AND THAT THERE IS NO ROOM FOR ERROR WHILE RACING.

Tom says:”IT’S 8 SECONDS FROM START TO FINISH. THAT’S WHAT’S SO EXCITING ABOUT IT IS THE HIGH LEVEL OF COMPETITION… WINNING AND LOSING RACES BY THOUSANDS OF A SECOND.

THAT COMPETITION INCLUDES TOM’S FATHER – CHRIS.  THE FATHER SON DUO GO HEAD TO HEAD MONTHLY.

Chris Gall, Tom’s Father:”IT’S A LOT HARDER FOR ME THEN IT IS FOR HIM BECAUSE I LOSE ALL THE TIME… HE BEATS ME ALL THE TIME, BUT IF I HAVE TO GET BEAT BY SOMEBODY I’D RATHER IT BE HIM.”

ONE OF TOM’S VICTORIES INCLUDES A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WIN LAST SEASON.

Tom says:”THAT WAS A SURPRISE TO ME. IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE. TO ACTUALLY QUALIFY FOR IT AGAIN, A SECOND YEAR IN A ROW.. I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER.”

THIS OCTOBER TOM AND HIS TEAM HEAD TO MEMPHIS FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

Tom says:”I AM NERVOUS TO GO BACK DOWN THERE AND DO IT AGAIN THIS YEAR, ABSOLUTELY, BUT I’VE BEEN DOING THIS WITH MY DAD FOR SO LONG AND MY CAR WILL BE DIALED IN.”

WHILE THE FATHER SON DUO ARE COMPETITORS.. THEY’RE ALSO TEAMMATES PUSHING EACH OTHER TO POSSIBLY ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP.

IN TRIPP, NICOLE GRIFFITH KDLT SPORTS.

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