Rick’s Jewelers “Ring for the Queen” Claimed by Keys

November 16th, 2023

   Story courtesy of:  MIR


MECHANICSVILLE, MARYLAND (November 16th, 2023) - The Rick's Jewelers Ring for the Queen is one of the most unique and innovative programs held for ET Racers at MIR. Each time an ET Series racer is perfect on either end of the track, .000 reaction time or dead on the dial with a zero, he/she will earn a Diamond Point. For the last decade, Rick Norris and his team at Rick's Jewelers have not cut back on the full one-carat ladies diamond solitaire ring.

This year, the fight for the Ring came down to the year's final race and ended in a three-way tie. Mike Nelson Jr (Top ET) and Austin Keys (J/D) would lead all drivers with four Diamond Points going into the final weekend, and Rickey Nelson (Top ET) would add himself to the final list after earning two diamond points in the last race weekend. After going to the tiebreaker system, Hubble Motorsports Junior Dragster racer Austin Keys will be your 2023 Rick’s Jewelers Ring for the Queen winner! Keys is only the second Junior Dragster racer to win the Ring for the Queen program; the other was Nick Chiles in 2007.