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LIVE from Milan Dragway – Ultimate Outlaw Shootout

We are LIVE from the Ultimate Outlaw Shootout at Milan Dragway on Saturday, August 17th 2013.

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Ultimate Outlaw Shootout Series – Season Finale Photos

While we tally up the results and get the formal race results posted from the Ultimate Outlaw Shootout Series this past weekend at MIR, enjoy some photos!

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Ultimate Outlaw Shootout Series – Season Finale LIVE from MIR

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July 9th, 2011 – Pritchett Controls Ultimate Outlaw Shootout Series – Cecil County Dragway

For the third of four races in the Ultimate Outlaw Shootout series, we arrived to Cecil County Dragway on Friday afternoon for an exclusive test session.  The caliber of cars that made the trip from all over the country was impressive, and we knew we would be in for a great race come Saturday. This installment of the series was brought to us by Pritchett Controls and

If you haven’t attended an Ultimate Outlaw Shootout race, then you are missing out on the experiences that come with it.  There is just as much action outside of racing at these races as there is on the track.  In this race recap, you will hear us talk about family quite often, because at the Ultimate Outlaws race, the racers, fans, and staff are one big family.   Pritchett Brother’s racing opens the doors for all of us who love heads up racing to join each other and experience something we are so passionate about, together.   The feeling you get from being at one of these races, is the reason that GDR and many racers will tirelessly follow this race series to whatever state, country, or planet that Nate and Adam decide to go to.  We hope you get the opportunity to join us and see what we mean at Budd’s Creek (MIR) on Friday, September 16th for Racer & Fan appreciation day sponsored by Fastmover Motorsports , followed by the Season Finale of the Ultimate Outlaw Shootout Series on Saturday, September 17th. 

On Friday Night, the race teams and Ultimate Outlaws staff returned to the Nauti Goose in Northeast, Maryland, for the annual Pre-Race party and get together.  We all had a great time as always, spending some time together shooting the breeze off the track and enjoying some beverages. Quite a few of us may have enjoyed too many beverages, judging by some of the first round qualifier reaction times..  but that’s OK 🙂  A big thanks to our friends at Pritchett Brother’s racing and Coast Chassis Design for making the party possible.

Pritchett Controls Ultimate Outlaw Shootout Series – Cecil County Dragway 2011 – Photo Gallery   (qualifying and run sheets are at the end of the gallery)

Outlaw 10.5

26 cars were on the property to battle for the 16 car field, from Virginia to Massachusets.  Mo Hall, who has been battling going A to B lately, had some suspension components repaired and it showed as he went straight down the track in all 3 qualifiers and took the #4 overall qualifier with a 4.420 @ 172mph pass.  Unfortunately, on the last pass, he broke the input shaft on his transmission and had no parts for repair so he his spot went to an alternate.  Tom Kasper was right behind Mo Hall with a 4.425 @ 178mph, but he also had some problems during qualifying that put him on the trailer and his spot was also taken by an alternate.  Reigning champ Scotty Guadagno was in the top half of the field as usual with a 4.427 @ 166mph.  Two more familiar nitrous cars made the field as well, the first was the Caldwell Motorsports Mustang driven by Charlie Dolbin with a 4.43 @ 169.  Lou Sciortino, who has been steadily improving during the last few races and testing as much as possible, made a respectable 4.489 @ 161mph pass to take the #9 qualifier spot.

Three impressive passes were made in the heat to take up the top 3 qualifier spots.  In the number three position was Richard Sexton, the only C-rotor screw blown car in the class, rocketed down the track sounding like an alcohol funny car to a 4.364 @ 179mph pass.  Number two was the Milan Michigan winner and Piedmont runner-up Jason Enos, with an awesome 4.350 at a staggering 181.5 mph. The story of the day though was Billy Gordon, who has been at Cecil a few times in the past few weeks testing, and obviously his testing paid off tremendously.  Billy went a 4.326 @ 179.92 to take the number one qualifier spot and pole position heading into eliminations.  Pete, Tim, and Denny from Coast Chassis Design, title sponsors for Outlaw 10.5, continued to work out the bugs on the Mercedes and unfortunately did not make the field.  The car is still new and barely has any passes on it, we are sure we’ll see it set some records in no time. 

Outlaw 10.5 Round 1

With Tom Kasper and Mo Hall not able to make the call, Mike Decker and Doug Harris were in the show.  Decker was not able to make a pass, Tim Essick took a broke bye and had a tiny bit of trouble getting down in the twin turbo small block machine, with a 5.108 @ 155.  Brad Harris went red by .079 against Richard Sexton, who went 4.384 @ 180mph.  Doug Harris continued to work on the new setup, he had an aborted pass against Michael Martin who went .069 on the tree and had an elapsed time of 4.525 @ 162mph.  In a broke bye, the #1 qualifier was a little off the pace but the mph was there, Billy Gordon ran a 4.488 @ 178mph.  Ron Green went red against Scotty G, he had a better elapsed time but it was over at the line, SCotty going 4.491 @ 173mph to move on to the next round.  Tommy Ferrick did his job at the tree against the #2 qualifier Jason Enos, Ferrick .079 to Enos’ .121.  Enos was able to drive around and went a 4.382 @ 177mph for the quickest pass so far in eliminations and the win.  Finishing off the Piedmont winner, Mark Swanson, was Charlie Dolbin.  Both had their traction issues, Dolbin took a win with a 5.067 @ 149mph.

Outlaw 10.5 Round 2

Tim Essick may have caught Michael Martin napping at the tree, but Martin made a clean pass, candles lit, with a 4.717 @ 166mph to take the win over Essick’s failed 6.583 run.  Jason Enos took off with a .019 advantage over Charlie Dolbin and never looked back, continuing to get faster and running a 4.323 at an amazing 184mph to Dolbin’s 5.145.  TJ Kasper smoked Billy Gordon on the tree, an .033 to a .127.  Gordon, the #1 qualifier, had the power to get around him but not this time, he spins while TJ also doesn’t run his best pass but takes the win with a 4.448 @ 177mph. Finishing off the round were the remaining two blue cars, Richard Sexton’s GTO and Scotty G’s Camaro. Scotty, as usual, get a big jump on his opponent, leaving on Richard with a .057 advantage.  Sexton however has the ridiculous horsepower and was able to drive around him with a 4.324 @ 182mph.  Michael Martin would be the only remaining nitrous car at this point.

Outlaw 10.5 Semi-finals

Air temperature and track temperature have changed vastly by now compared to earlier in the day, thanks to the sun going down.  The number two and three qualifiers pulled in first – Jason Enos and Richard Sexton, in what was set to be the biggest matchup of the day yet.  Sexton improved his reaction and gets the jump on Enos and was ahead of him for a good bit, but he got out of it and Jason took off past him with the fastest pass of the day yet, a 4.289 @ 184mph to Sexton’s 4.962 @ 111.  Michael Martin, the lone remaining nitrous car, lined up against TJ Kasper in the Proline powered twin Precision turbo machine.  Martin nails the tree with a .022 to Kasper’s .059.  Martin rode the wheelie bars hard in the right lane, the front end never coming down until the car drifted towards the centerline so much that he had no choice to lift.  TJ was also on the gas hard, his car drifting towards Martin, both dangerously close but Kasper recovered and took the win with a 4.390 @ 184 to Martin’s 5.226.  Headed to the finals were two Proline powered, twin turbo mustangs!

Outlaw 10.5 Finals

Jason Enos, leader in the points at this point, was facing TJ Kasper who races quite often at Cecil and is fresh off a win from June’s makeup race.  As both cars built up boost and pulled in, judging by today’s runs and also what we have all seen from both cars in the past, there was no way to predict a winner.  Enos pulled in first, followed by TJ, the tree dropped and it was a race.  Kasper got a huge jump on Enos, a .048 to Jason’s .124.  That jump was all he needed, Enos was motoring down the track hard but could not catch Kasper, even with a 4.283 @ 184.17.  TJ runs a 4.304 @ 179.68 to take the holeshot win and put Christy & Kasper motorsports in the winner’s circle for the second week in a row. 

Enos is leading the points right now but mathematically has not locked it up yet; if he goes rounds during the season finale at MIR, we may crown him the 2011 Champion.

8.50 Index

8.50 Index is not as strong outside of the Northeast, but at Cecil County, the 8.50 Index program is strong and full of tough contenders that race weekly in the region.  One of those racers is Harry Gerb from H&J, who with the help of his wife Jackie and crew chief Mike, has been very successful in the class.  Today was no exception, as Harry went to the number one qualifier spot with an 8.509, only .009 seconds off the index.  Another hard working racing family who supports the Ultimate Outlaw series to no end, and is also the reigning 8.50 Index Champion, is Mike Pyott.  Mike took the number 5 spot with an 8.534.  While we’re on the family subject, how about the Fonse Performance crew! They sponsored extra money at this race and bring quite a large extended family to the track at every race, enjoying the entire race from the fence lining the track at Cecil. Al Jr. went 8.516 to take the number three qualifier spot in his naturally aspirated Camaro.  Mike Good, as the name implies, is a well experienced bracket racer who crossed over into the 8.50 Index program and has done quite well for himself. Mike took the #2 spot with a 8.513 pass.  The Gallagher Brothers, who always travel far to race with us, took the number 4 spot with an 8.530.  The top 10 qualifiers in the 16 car field were all in the 8.50s – making it hard for us to predict how eliminations would go!

8.50 Index Round 1

Unfortunately a few racers were hurt; Mike Pyott, Mike Good, and Shawn Gallagher all had singles in round 1.  They all took advantage of the pass to see where their cars were – Pyott went 8.543 @ 159mph, Good goes 8.552 @ 150mph, and Gallagher an oh-so-close 8.470 running it out the back door at 167mph.  Marc McCloud caught Luis Martinez at the tree, but then had issues. Luis headed down the track and went 8.538 @ 144, his signature hazard flashers coming on at the launch. Darrell Varner and Craig Cusamano left about equal, Varner dumping at just the right time and taking a win with a 8.630 to Cusamano’s 8.654.  Joe Timinski caught the #1 qualifier shining his rims on the starting line again, but Harry Gerb was able to drive around him and put a much needed 8.529 on the board for the win, to Timinski’s 8.616.  John Goss goes red against Al Jr. from Fonse Performance, Fonse runs a 8.626 @ 147, he’ll need the temps to continue to cool off to find some power for the next round.  Finishing off the pairs was Marty Brown Jr, and Frankie Santos. Santos goes red, the kid runs a breakout 8.479 @ 159mph, just about where he wants to be.

8.50 Index Round 2

Marty Brown Jr. leaves just .001 behind Mike Good, which is very hard to do. Good takes the stripe for the win, an 8.526 to Brown’s 8.543.  Shawn Gallagher has problems and Pyott gets the win light as the tree drops, that doesn’t stop him from hammering down and seeing where he was – an 8.484 @ 159 does the trick.  Darrel Varner gets smoked at the tree by Al Fonse, Fonse goes .017 to Varner’s .126.  Varner runs a dead on 8.500 but it’s too little too late, Fonse gets the win with a 8.547.  Finishing up the round was #1 qualifier Harry Gerb versus Luis Martinez.  Martinez could not take the tree, Gerb gets the win running an 8.563 @ 147, he’s tuned in just right for the semis.

8.50 Index Semi-finals

The #1, #2, #3, and #5 qualifiers remained in the race at the semis – four very tough racers that earned it.  The first pairing was Mike Good and Al Fonse. Good nails a .010 light to an also good .035 light from Fonse.  All we heard from the starting line on this race was some loud race cars on and off the throttle, playing games at the top end.  Fonse gave Good the stripe, Good wins with a 8.616 to Al’s 8.658.   Mike Pyott leaves with an .030 advantage over Harry Gerb, Harry runs him down and goes 8.562 to Pyott’s 8.619.  Pyott may have lost this round, but he has all but locked up the points championship in 8.50 Index for the second year in a row, provided he remembers to come to MIR in September! 

8.50 Index Finals

It doesn’t happen often, but we are left with a final in which the number one and two qualifiers made it through the extremely tough field to battle each other.  Two extremely clean rides pulled into the beams, Harry Gerb’s Firebird and Mike Good’s Vette.  Harry finally had a great reaction time while an uncharacteristic .078 came out of Good.  Good does a great job of running down Harry but he had no chance, Harry goes 8.505 @ 157, almost dead on, to take the win with an 8.538 package.   Great job to see our friends from H&J in the winner’s circle yet again!


X275 Drag Radial

With track temps over 125 while the sun was out, and running ridiculous horsepower on tiny tires, the X275 guys really had their work cut out for them to make it to the field and also do well during eliminations, without doing burnouts or pedaling on every pass.  Cecil did a great job on the track prep and took a huge variable out of the tuning for these guys.  18 cars were on the property battling to make the show.  Mike Romeo, a regular in the 10.0 Index class and also makes appearances in 8.50 Index, turned up the wick and made it into the X275 show on the bump spot, with a 5.511 @ 128mph pass.  From Mike to the Top, was a .5 second difference, making a great field and show for the fans.  All the way at the top was no stranger, the 2010 Ultimate Outlaws X275 champ Chris Evans in the Procharged “Big Green” Mustang with a 5.037 @ 142 pass.  Another regular in the winner’s circle at Cecil County was in the #2 spot, Ron Rhodes, with a 5.094 @139 pass. Top mph in qualifying went to another supercharged ride, Rich Bruder, with a 5.110 @ 145mph pass in the #4 spot.  Jon Rittenhouse came up from Virginia to take the #3 spot with a 5.103 @ 142.  Take a look at the qualifying sheet just to get an appreciation of how close this field was!

X275 Round 1

Traction is the name of the game here, conditions from qualifying have changed a little bit.  Craig Walls nails the tree with a .028 light and never looks back on Mike Cerminaro who spun, Walls going 5.249 @ 136 for the first round win.  Glennie Buckler goes red on our friend Jeff Moyer, Moyer makes a nice wheels up 5.245 @ 132mph pass after making sure the light went green.  #3 qualifier Jon Rittenhouse does his job at the tree but spins, Willie Jimenez takes advantage and makes a clean 5.442 @ 135 pass.  Ron Rhodes was dead late against Kyle Buonocory, lucky for Rhodes he has the nitrous blasting and was able to drive around Kyle.  Ron goes 5.126 @ 139 to Kyle’s 5.697 pass.  Ken Ewer gets a great jump on Rich Bruder but is not able to hold off the power, Bruder goes right down broadway with a round fast 4.996 @ 145mph pass.  Mike Romeo gets going but spins, Chris Evans is able to go around and run a 5.091 @ 141mph pass.  Larry Rhodes is not able to take the tree, Rob Falcone goes 5.935 with some traction problems.  Finishing up the round was John Ashnault and Dan Whetstine.  Ashnault has been steadily improving and always has the DiSomma crew around.  In a huge upset, he leaves Whetstine when the yellows drop, Whetstine runs a 5.191 but it is wasted, Ashnault takes the holeshot win with a 5.275.

X275 Round 2

Jeff Moyer will have to change his screen name, he’s not the King after spinning the tires against Ron Rhodes. Ron turned up the juice and goes 5.192.  Rob Falcone and Willie Jimenez hesitated for a second before going, Falcone taking the win with a 5.378 to Jimenez’s 5.407.  Craig Walls absolutely chops the tree with a .003 to Chris Evans’ .117 light.  Evans, the #1 qualifier, tries to run him down but both cars were pedaling the whole way.  Walls wins with a holeshot 5.777 pass to Evans’ 5.698. Finishing up the round was Rich Bruder and John Ashnault. Ashnault yet again makes a straight pass, a 5.225 @ 140, but he was not catching Bruder’s beast. Bruder goes 5.055 @ 145 for the win.

X275 Semi-Finals

Ron Rhodes is back in the semis again, on his quest to go back to the Cecil County Winner’s circle.  He does it, catching a dead late Rob Falcone and wins with a 5.227 to Falcone’s 5.367.  Craig Walls does his job on the line and gets out first, runs an awesome 5.148 pass, but Rich Bruder outpowers him and goes 4.998 @ 145 for the win.  Bruder and Rhodes back in the finals!

X275 Finals

By now, it has cooled off quite a bit at Cecil, and we were fixing to see quite a good race from the #2 and #4 qualifiers.  Both cars light their bulbs, and as the tree dropped, Rhodes took off early and went .160 red, wasting a 5.053 pass.  Bruder goes .034 green and runs a 5.002, a 5.036 package, to take the win for the night. Bruder’s car has some serious power, but in the season finale, we will be headed to X275’s favorite track, Maryland International Raceway.  We’ll see if he can run two in a row or if one of the other teams will challenge the twins!

Outlaw Drag Radial

The Ultimate Outlaw Shootout series always draws racers from near and far.  Today, we definitely hit the nail on the head with the far part in ODR!  Kevin Fiscus, a loyal racer with the series, made the trip up from Florida for the test session on Friday. Abdullah Al-Shatti was also in the house, along with his race team all the way from Kuwait!  Dave Hinzman aka Hooker, made the trip from Ohio along with his buddy Tommy from Mickey Thompson.  Hooker took the #1 qualifier spot with a 4.647 @ 162mph pass.  Don Burton, running twin Prochargers, took the #2 spot with a 4.721 @157 pass.  Kevin Fiscus was in the number 3 spot with a 4.736 pass, but at a blistering 171.75mph! Ricky Fox in the Fulton powered Mustang goes #4 with a 4.766.  Abdullah Al-Shatti and team continue to work on the Radial setup, going #5 with a 4.786.  Rounding up the bottom half of the field are Scott Bitzer (4.920 @ 157), John Carter (5.029 @ 170 Proline Powered), Wild Bill Dutka (5.161 154 J&E Powered), Paul Major (5.666 @ 152), Kevin Fourtner (5.684 @ 126), and Toby Chapman (8.961 @ 56). 

Outlaw Drag Radial Round 1

Kevin Fiscus spins a bit against Kevin Fourtner but is able to recover and take the win, running a 5.026 @ 144 to Kevin’s 5.849.  John Carter leaves with a slight advantage on Scott Bitzer, you know Steve Petty has the boost turned up on the Precision Turbo / Proline powered machine.  It was not enough, Carter spun and Bitzer was able to get around him with a 4.862 to Carter’s losing 4.921.  Paul Major timed out against Ricky Fox, not getting fully staged fast enough.  Ricky takes the freebie and makes a nice 4.746 @ 158 pass.  Bill Dutka and Abdullah Al-Shatti took their jolly old time getting going, Dutka .131 to Al-Shatti’s .199 light.  Dutka spins and gets back in it, but Al-Shatti gets around him and wins with a 4.730 @ 161 to Dutka’s 4.838 @ 162.  Finishing up the round were the top qualifiers who earned competition singles.  Don Burton runs a nice 4.748 @ 159.  Hinzman’s single was not as smooth, though.  About 100 feet out, his rear tires completely locked up, and he did an amazing job, somehow bringing the car to a stop on the track without nailing the wall.  He was off to the pits for a grind to see if they could fix the car for the next round.

Outlaw Drag Radial Round 2

Number four qualifier but local legend Ricky Fox upsets the powerful Kevin Fiscus on the first pair, Ricky getting out first with a .013 advantage and never looking back. Fox goes 4.647 to Fiscus’ 4.723.  Fiscus is still high up in the points, after a win at Milan.  Don Burton takes out Abdullah Al-Shatti, both racers leaving quite late but don going 4.673 for the win.  Dave Hinzman has a great team behind him, made some parts changes, and made the call for the second round.  He made a great pass in the left lane, a 4.697 @ 161.  Unfortunately in the right lane, Scott Bitzer’s car made a sharp turn and went through the 1/8th mile blocks sideways, and made a huge impact with the retaining wall.  Scott was OK, but his car is hurt pretty bad.  Please be sure to see the threads on to get Scott some help to make it back to the track.  Scott has worked tirelessly on his new setup and we were devastated to see what unfolded on the track, if you can bear to watch, here’s the link to the video.  

Outlaw Drag Radial Semi-Finals

Dave Hinzman, who we thought would have had to hang up the fire suit early in the race, made a fast repair for round 2 and earned his way into the semi-finals to face Ricky Fox.  Hooker gets out first with an .009 advantage over Fox.  Fox does his best running a 4.672 @ 160, but Hinzman had just enough power to win with a 4.659 @ 162.  Don Burton made an aborted pass, on a single to the finals.

Outlaw Drag Radial Finals

Another race with #1 and #2 qualifiers facing each other, just like the 8.50 Index class.  Two supercharged Mustangs pulled to the beams.  Hinzman murders the tree with a .001 light but spins, Burndown Don takes advantage and shoots down the track running a 4.699 to take the win for the day.


See you at Maryland International Raceway on Sept 16th-17th for the season finale!

Ultimate Outlaw Shootout Series – Milan Dragway Photo Galleries

Photos from the Milan Dragway Ultimate Outlaw Shootout Series race have been posted to the photo gallery. Race results can be found at the end of the photo gallery. We’ll be updating the news ASAP.

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Ultimate Outlaw Shootout Series – Milan Live Feed Info

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Friday’s test session will be broadcasted as well as the entire race on Saturday.

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Ultimate Outlaw Shootout – Piedmont, NC Season Opener Race Recap

After months of waiting, we finally were able to hit the road to Piedmont Dragway for the season opener of the Ultimate Outlaw Shootout Series!  Once again, we proved that the weather forecasters have no idea what they are talking about – the only thing that was in our forecast was blue skies, burnout smoke, and some awesome racing! 

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank Pritchett Brother’s Racing, Coast Chassis Design, and for making the Ultimate Outlaw Shootout series possible.  We are happy to be part of the Ultimate Outlaws family and cannot thank Nate and Adam enough for what they do for our sport.  This is the only series in the country that puts the racers first and makes sure they are treated like their own family, and we are lucky to be a part of the event coverage staff.

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Outlaw 10.5

Round 1 began with the defending champ Scotty G lining up against another nitrous car, that of Michael Martin.  Scotty had the advantage from the hit, and never looked back, running a 4.492 @ 168 with a .022 reaction time.  Martin left with a .075 light but did not make a clean pass.  Next up was Mo Hall and Ed Rice.  Mo took a brief nap at the tree while Rice nailed the tree with an .006 light, he did not make it A to B though, and Mo made his best pass of the day so far with a 4.467 @ 170.39, getting a grip on the track conditions.  Jason Enos and Mark Swanson, top qualifiers, put the screws to it on single passes to see what the track could hold, they put on a little too much and overpowered the surface.

To start off Round 2, Mark Swanson toned it back a little bit from Round 1’s setup and made a great 4.408 @ 170mph pass against Scotty G, who made a respectable 4.450 @ 168mph pass.  Swanson had the starting line advantage with a .013 light, Scotty also had a great light with an .037 reaction time.  Mo Hall got the jump on Jason Enos to finish up the round, but had to get out of the throttle.  Enos’ car made an almost identical pass to his previous clean runs, a 4.333 @ 183mph to put him into the finals. 

Finishing out the night in the Coast Chassis Design Outlaw 10.5 class was the Proline powered, twin turbo mustang of Jason Enos versus the Procharged machine of Mark Swanson. Enos qualified in the top spot while Swanson was right behind him in the #2 spot.  When the tree dropped, Swanson was done with being second and left first, with a .062 advantage over Enos.  That was all Mark needed, and he took a holeshot win with a 4.369 @ 165mph over Enos’ 4.322 @ 184mph.

7.49 Index

7.49 Index, a regular class at Piedmont, was a welcome addition to the Ultimate Outlaw Shootout.  This group of racers dialed in their setups fast and when qualifying was finished, the whole field was within a tenth of the index.  Gary Golden was the leader of the pack, qualifying #1 with a 7.523.  Both Bobby Stokes and Dwayne Rozier were right behind him, only a few thousandths of a second behind.

Dwayne Rozier and Owen Teague got things going during eliminations, Rozier dead on with a 5 for the win, and Teague breaking out.  David Scotton was oh-so-close to winning against Jeff Faucette, but Scotton broke out by .002 while Faucette made a nice 7.522 pass.  JR Munden makes a great 7.496 pass against Ken Myrick, but Myrick had him at the tree and takes the holeshot win with a 7.531.  Randall Cantrell goes red by .008, but he would have had a hard time taking out Bobby Stokes and his 7.506 run.  Finishing off the first round was Gary Golden, earning himself a first round bye.

Jeff Faucette caught himself a deep stage foul to start off round 2, giving Gary Golden the win.  Golden was close to the money with a 7.474 pass.  Dwayne Rozier took a holeshot win against Ken Myrick, Myrick running a great 7.500 pass but the starting line advantage for Rozier gave him the win by a mere two thousandths of a second! Bobby Stokes finished out the round on a single.

The odd number of cars in the field gave us another single, this time Dwayne Rozier in the semi-finals.  Rozier made a great pass, the best elapsed time during eliminations, a 7.494.  Bobby Stokes and Gary Golden, #1 and #2 qualifiers, faced off and gave the fans a great race.  Stokes had a .011 advantage leaving, Golden drove around him but broke out, so did Stokes.  Stokes 7.455 with an .013 light put him into the finals against Rozier.

Dwayne Rozier took off first against Bobby Stokes in the final, and didn’t look back as he broke out with a 7.423 run.  Stokes was also too quick, but he was closer to the index with a 7.450 and took the win for the day.

5.80 Raiders

Normally at the 1/4 mile tracks that the Ultimate Outlaw Shootout series frequents, we have the 8.50 Index class.  Due to Piedmont being 1/8th mile, obviously, we had to adjust a little.  The Piedmont 5.80 Raiders were added to the show and did not disappoint.  Like the 7.49 index group, the 5.80 Raiders were very close, with the entire field qualifying in the 5.8xx range.  Mike Pyott was the only 8.50 car that made the trip south, and within a few passes, he was able to slow his car enough and get dialed in for eliminations.  Joe Robertson was the leader of the pack after qualifying, taking the #1 spot with a 5.827 pass.  Also in the 5.82 range was Derek Motley with a 5.829.

Ken Multer made a great pass to start off eliminations, a .023 light with a 5.911 elapsed time to take out James “Hawk” Harvey.  Gloria “Wonder Woman” Mitchell and Gary Sanders left almost dead even, but Gloria pulled away by a nose and took the first round win with a 5.903.  Mike Pyott got dialed in to 1/8th mile racing on his 4th pass of the day, and ran a 5.810, but the long tree threw him off and Derek Motley was able to leave on him and pick up the holeshot win with a 5.839. Joe Robertson took his well-earned single and took the tree, saving it for later.

Robertson might regret not making a run in the previous round, Gloria Mitchell caught him sleepin’ and beat him with a holeshot, Robertson’s .127 light did him in against Mitchell’s .030 and 5.872 e/t.  Derek Motley left a hair early lit his red bulb with a -.002, giving Ken Multer the victory and on to the final round against Gloria Mitchell.  Multer earned it though, and ran a 5.874.

Ken Multer was running great all day, and Gloria Mitchell was extremely consistent on the tree.  Multer cut an .017 light and motored on to the win for the day with a 5.887 to Mitchell’s 6.141.

275 Real Street

This was our first taste of the NDRRA 275 Real Street Class, and hopefully not our last! This class was pretty awesome to watch, this is a heads up class, with (very fast) street cars on 275 tires.  The 275RS class brought us 14 rides to the show, with the top of the field qualifying in the 5.60-5.70 range.  Terry Morton was our number one qualifier with a 5.695 @ 126mph.  Right behind him was Kevin Robinson and John Phillips.

The top of the field made easy work of the bottom during the first and second round of eliminations.  The top four qualifiers faced each other in the semi-finals.  John Phillips and Kevin Robinson led off the semis, Phillips getting a nice head start but Robinson drove around and took the win with a 5.620 to Phillips’ 5.773.  Terry Morton left minutes before Dean Goodin, Goodin dead late with a .171 light.  Morton took the holeshot win with a 5.873 to Goodin’s 5.811.

Finishing up the race was Kevin Robinson and Terry Morton. Morton gave it away as he went .003 red, giving Robinson the victory for the day. Thanks again to the NDRRA for adding this class to the Ultimate Outlaws, we hope to see it again, sooner rather than later!


X275 had the strongest showing out of any other class, with a total of 21 cars going for the 16 car field.  We saw folks from all over, taking rides from as far as New Jersey and Georgia to compete.  It was scorching during the day, but somehow the teams were on point and we saw four cars in the 5.0x range after qualifying finished.  Chad Branson put up a 5.088, so did Andy Manson.  Pete Harrell took the #2 spot with a 5.045, while Jeff Kyle was at the top of the pack with a 5.043. 

Rich Bruder and Ron Rhodes pulled up first, Rhodes in the nitrous powered car and Bruder in the deafening supercharged machine.  Bruder cuts a nice .018 light and took out Rhodes, a 5.139 to a 5.222.  Chad Branson was a little slow on the tree drop but Jimmy McDowell did not get down the track clean, Branson took the win with a smoking 5.088 run.  Bob Kurgan drove around Caleb Skinner after a sligh disadvantage, Kurgan running his fastest yet 5.076.  Joe Early did not go A to B, Pete Harrell did though, and put up another solid pass with a 5.079.  Andy Manson got treed but the #3 qualifier had the power to drive around Eddie Jones, running a 5.099.  Gene Tilley broke, but he probably would not have kept up with Jeff Kyle who makes the fastest run in the first round with a 5.022 @ 147mph.  Eric Lyles and Bobby Flippin both spun, Lyles pulled off the upset against the better qualified Flippin and won with a 6.125 @ 129.  Jeff Flemmons took a stab at the tree but was .030 early and red lit, giving Tommy Kirk the win. Kirk went a nice 5.190 @ 138mph.

Bob Kurgan continued to improve and ran the race quickest 5.016 elapsed time against Eric Lyles to win a shot in the semi finals.  Rich Bruder nailed the tree and took out the #1 qualifier Jeff Kyle, a 5.046 to Kyle’s 5.049.  Andy Manson was able to catch up to Tommy Kirk and get past him after a slight disadvantage on the line, Manson going 5.061. Branson gets a bye to the semi-finals.

In the battle of the supercharged cars, Rich Bruder with the ProCharger lined up against the Vortech powered Kurgan ride.  It looks like Kurgan didn’t touch a thing and his car could run brackets, he ran a 5.017 to Bruder’s 5.053 – what a close race!  Andy Manson and Chad Branson also put on a great show for the fans, leaving at about the same time but Manson inching out Branson with a 5.028 elapsed time.

Andy Manson and Bob Kurgan made up the finals. By the time the finals came around, the sun was off the track and the cars were getting faster by the minute.  Andy Manson went red by .029, throwing away a faster 5.024 pass to Bob Kurgan’s 5.050 run.  Kurgan took home the win and the $2k!

Outlaw Drag Radial

A couple of the Outlaw Drag Radial crowd drove through the night after racing at MIR on Friday night, along with some of the X275 crew, and that was appreciated immensely by the fans and staff of the Ultimate Outlaw Shootout.  As we arrived to the track on Saturday, we saw quantity and especially quality in the Outlaw Drag Radial pits, including quite a few record holders in the class.  Stevie Jackson’s bright orange mustang thundered off a 4.615 pass for the #2 qualifier spot.  The man to beat after qualifying was Kevin Fiscus, running a 4.578 at a whopping 177mph!

Francis Johnson’s Firebird took the first win of ODR elminations, running a 4.793 @ 155mph.  Chad Henderson and Jeremy McElrath were the second pair up, Henderson’s elapsed time being the better of the two with a 4.854 @ 156mph.  Stevie Jackson took his competition single and ran the round’s quickest pass of a 4.579@171mph.  Dave Hinzman, coming all the way from Ohio, tested out the track during a single. He spun a little but got back in it, his 5.887 not indicative of the potential his setup has.  Jason Black and the Dale Handy pair was turning out to be a pedal fest, when Handy got out of the groove and unfortunately nailed the wall past the traps.  An unfortunate situation, we hope to see them back racing again soon.  Brian McGee, fresh off setting a record at MIR the previous night, got the jump on Kevin Fiscus.  Fiscus drove around and got down with a 4.687 @ 175mph. 

Stevie Jackson and Dave Hinzman pulled up to the burnout box for what was shaping up to be a great race.  It definitely was, both cars were side by side but Jackson beat Hinzman with a 4.587 to Hinzman’s 4.612.  Chad Henderson and Kevin Fiscus both had singles into the Semi Finals.

Only heavy hitters left in the field, with cars from all over the country – Jackson from Florida, Fiscus from Florida, Henderson from Alabama, and Johnson from Maryland.  Chad Henderson and Kevin Fiscus were the first to line up.  Henderson was gone first and got the win light with a 4.683 @ 158mph pass, while Fiscus did not get a clean pass.  Stevie Jackson also did his job at the line and got going first against Francis Johnson.  Johnson was a little off his pace, his 4.649 did not hold up to Jackson’s 4.584.

The sun was down and we were racing under the lights in the finals!  Chad Henderson cuts an awesome .013 light but Jackson was not too far behind, and he had the horsepower to take the victory for the race with a 4.605 @ 171mph pass, to Henderson’s 4.777 @ 150.

Piedmont Ultimate Outlaw Shootout – Schedule

Here is the schedule for this weekend’s Ultimate Outlaws race at Piedmont Dragway.

Gates open at 9:00am on Saturday.

12:00 PM
Qual 1 7.49 Index/T&T
5.80 Raiders
Outlaw 10.5
Outlaw Drag Radial

2:00 P.M.
Qual 2 7.49 Index/T&T
5.80 Raiders
Outlaw 10.5
Outlaw Drag Radial

4:00 P.M.
Elim Rd. 1 7.49 Index/T&T
5.80 Raiders
Outlaw 10.5
Outlaw Drag Radial

6:00 PM
Quarters 7.49 Index /T&T
5.80 Raiders
Outlaw 10.5
Outlaw Drag Radial

7:30 PM
Semis 7.49 Index/T&T
5.80 Raiders
Outlaw 10.5
Outlaw Drag Radial

8:30 PM Finals!
7.49 Index/T&T
5.80 Raiders
Outlaw 10.5
Outlaw Drag Radial

Ultimate Outlaw Shootout adds 275RS for Piedmont!

As if there isn’t enough excitment about this weekend’s Ultimate Outlaws race at Piedmont Dragway, another class has been added! The 275RS  class has been added only for the Piedmont event.  For rules and further information, head over to this thread on the Bullet.

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