Moser Sportsman Shootouts move to new locations
The NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootouts have moved to three new venues for the 2016 season in the NHRA Southeast, North Central and South Central Divisions. The three events offer a combined purse of $45,000 with $5,000 up for grabs for each of the Division champions.
The Moser Sportsman Shootout is unique in that racers from the seven entirely different class structures Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will be racing each other. Eliminations will be in a dial-in/breakout handicap format on an eighth-mile. The Christmas tree is in a full countdown mode with the CrossTalk feature not in use.
A season long divisional point battle will determine fourteen of the sixteen Moser Sportsman Shootout qualifiers for each event with the remaining two “Wild Card” positions added from a lottery draw of online registrations. Racers need to register online at www.moserengineering.com each year and may register for each eliminator category that they will compete in, at a minimum of three events in a single division.
The first of the Moser Sportsman Shootouts will take place at the North Central Division’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series final at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky., August 27. The Southeast Division Moser Sportsman Shootout will be held at the Division 2 final at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, NC, Oct. 29. The 2016 South Central Division shootout will carry over to the 2017 season at Texas Motorplex in Dallas.
To be eligible for full posted purse qualifier must run the NHRA Moser Engineering Sportsman program decal and Moser Engineering axles and display the Moser Engineering product decal during the Sportsman Shootout Event. Qualifiers not utilizing Moser Engineering axles and displaying the Moser Engineering Sportsman Shootout program decal and Moser Engineering product decal for the duration of the Moser Sportsman Shootout event will receive 50% of the posted awards. Drivers are not required to have Moser Engineering axles to qualify or participate in the program.