Veteran Keith Szabo of Gainesville, Fla., tops the lineup of Outlaw Pro Street drivers racing for a $5,000 winner’s purse this week in the 19th annual Holcomb Motorsports Spring Civil Wars and Fun Ford Weekend at Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway.
Szabo will vie for the CFM Outlaw 275 title with Jason Tyson of New Bern, N.C., Barry Mitchell of Davidson, N.C., and Travis Jacobs of Bolton, N.C., among others.
Champions also will be crowned Sunday in the King of the Street SR 275, Pure Street Nitrous, 6.0/7.0 Index, the King of the Street class and, as part of Fun Ford Weekend, in the Quick 8 Ford Shootout.
Except for the combo Index class, qualifying for those races will be Saturday with the quickest eight Ford-powered cars on the premises advancing to the Shootout.
“We’ve seen a spike in interest this year because of last year,” Earwood said, referring to rain that washed out the 2013 event, forcing officials to split the money among those drivers still in competition when racing was suspended. “Plus, the Fun Ford Weekend is generating even more participation with a car and truck show, a swap meet and vendor midway displays.”
While eliminations in the featured Outlaw classes are scheduled Sunday, there will be a full racing schedule on Saturday. In addition to pro qualifying, champions will be crowned Saturday in the Pro Tree Doorslammers, Footbrake, Open Comp, 6.0 Index and 7.0 Index classes.
Pro Tree Doorslammer, Footbrake and Open Comp champs also will be determined Sunday. (Gary Rowe/Raceworks photo)