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.
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 at Racers need to register online 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 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.
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, N.C., Oct. 29 and the 2016 South Central Division shootout will carry over to the 2017 season at Texas Motorplex in Dallas.
NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout points may be earned at a racer’s best four finishes at designated points events. Points stay within the division in which they were earned. The program decal must be displayed and visible on each side of the vehicle during eliminations to be eligible for points. Shootout decals will be available from NHRA at qualifying events.
A $15,000 cash purse is up for grabs at each of the three Moser Sportsman Shootout events with $5,000 to the winner, $2,000 to the runner-up, $1,000 to each of the semi-finalists, $700 to the quarter-finalists and $400 to each of the remaining event qualifiers.
“The Moser Sportsman Shootout is another in a long line of programs we offer to the racers that have supported us. We have always appreciated our friends and racers who use our products and because of this support we have continued to grow for more than 30 years now. We understand why it is important to go beyond just contingency programs. It is just one of many ways we like to recognize these competitors and say thank you,” stated Moser Marketing Director Jeff Anderson Moser.
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.