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Moser Sportsman Shootout to Highlight JEGS NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals

Monday, March 17th, 2014

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Through a point battle during the South Central Division’s 2013 season and a year-end Wild Card drawing the field has been set for the annual NHRA Division 4 Moser Sportsman Shootout to be held Saturday, March 22 at the upcoming JEGS NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals at No Problem Raceway, March 21-23.  The event presents a unique match of NHRA sportsman racers in Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman in head-to-head competition to see – who really is the best of the best.


The Father-Son team of Larry and Slate Cummings lead an allstar group of racers that have qualified for the special race that also includes former NHRA Lucas Oil World Champions Jeff Lopez and Jimmy Lewis.  Luck would have it that the Cummings will face off in the round 1 Super Stock pairing while Lopez and Lewis will battle in round one of Super Gas.


The Moser Sportsman Shootout is unique in that racers from the seven entirely different class structures will be racing each other.  Eliminations will be in a dial-in/breakout handicap format on an eighth-mile. 


A $15,000 cash purse is up for grabs 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.


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.

Chad Wendel wins in Super Stang!

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Congratulations to Chad Wendel for taking the season opener in Bradenton. 2014’s season opener marks the 20th anniversary of the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout Presented by Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords Magazine. Chad came to the track full of expectations only to have troubles on his very first pass. He was able to regroup and by the end of the weekend he was celebrating in the winners circle. Congratulations Chad, we are certain this is just the first of many more wins coming your way.

 ROUSH Super Stang was 16-cars deep, with the number one position going to Lloyd Mikeska, thanks to his .007 reaction time. The final round found two previous event-winners facing off – Kent Nine and Chad Wendel. Wendel got the starting line advantage and used that to take the win, his 12.23 on a 12.10 dial defeating Nine’s closer 11.07 on an 11.00 dial.

Moser Road Course Solutions

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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Welcome Division 2!

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013




NHRA announced today that Moser Engineering has extend its sponsorship of the NHRA Moser Engineering Sportsman Shootout through the 2016 racing season.  Additionally the special Lucas Oil sportsman program will expand to include the NHRA Southeast Division in 2014 


“We owe a big part of our success to the sportsman racers and with so many of them asking for this unique program it shows me it is time to expand it,” said Rob Moser, Moser Engineering.   “So, it is with a sense of pride that we can announce the expansion of the Sportsman Shootout into Division 2 for 2014. The Division 3 & 4 racers have really been vocal in their support of our unique program and to say the Sportsman Shootout has been well received is an understatement. This program is just another way for us to recognize all of those that support Moser Engineering and it is our way of saying thank you.”


The program was introduced in 2012 in both the NHRA North Central and South Central Divisions for competitors in seven classes: Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman.  Two racers from each of the seven classes qualify through a season points program plus two “wild card” entries from a drawing of online registrations on Moser’s website make up the 16-car Moser Sportsman Shootout fields that will offer a combined posted payout of $45,000 in 2014. 


The 2013 South Central Division NHRA Moser Shootout will be held at the 2014 NHRA JEGS Cajun SPORTSnationals in March, the North Central NHRA Moser Shootout will be held at the JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals in September, and the Inaugural Southeast NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout will be held at the season-ending NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Silver Dollar Raceway, Reynolds, Ga., in October.


“Moser Engineering has put together a sportsman racing program that will bring a lot of excitement to the Southeast Division,” said Rich Schaefer, NHRA Southeast Division director.  “We are honored that the Moser Sportsman Shootout has expanded to include the Southeast Division.”


To be eligible for the program, and earn points at in-division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events, racers must run the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout program decal.

Champions Using Moser Have Winning Seasons!

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Drivers Using Moser Products Have Winning Seasons!

Moser Engineering has always been proud of our connections to the sportsman ranks. We see sportsman drivers putting on clinics every weekend throughout the racing season that even the pro classes could learn from. So when possible we like to take time to recognize those drivers who achieve success and help  promote Moser Engineering’s winning product line.  With that in mind we wanted to take a moment to recognize 3 such drivers who have had an amazing year.

Justin Lamb 2013 NHRA Stock World Champion
Justin Lamb 2013 NHRA Stock World Champion

Justin Lamb won his first NHRA Stock Eliminator National Championship title this year running his 1970 Chevrolet Camaro with Moser Engineering supplied rear components. He was able to surpass Drew Skillman at the Las Vegas event for the national title while also winning the Super Stock trophy at the same time in his Chevy Cobalt. 

Luke Bogacki NHRA Lucas Oil Super Comp World Champion

Luke Bogacki NHRA Lucas Oil Super Comp World Champion

Luke Bogacki won the 2013 NHRA Lucas Oil Super Comp World Championship after leading the points since June. Luke has had many seasons where it looked like it could happen but this season everything seemed to be right and thru hard work and reliable race products like those from Moser Engineering he was able to claim the title.
Slate Cummings 3rd Straight Div 4 Super Stock Champion

Slate Cummings 3rd Straight Div 4 Super Stock Champion

 Slate Cummings won his third straight division 4 Super Stock crown this year to his already impressive list of titles and wins. Slate drives along with brother Britt, father Larry Cummings who fields the six car team and family friend and driver Jody “Cool” Simoneaux.  All four are championship drivers themselves and field competitive cars every time they unload. Slate also had a very productive season taking in some big dollar bracket races to help pad the productive season.


Pat Martin wins Division 3 Moser Sportsman Shootout!

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Pat Martin wins shootout 2013


Pat Martin Wins the Division 3 Moser Engineering Sportsman Shootout!

Pat Martin London, Ohio, Won the unique Chrome Axle trophy in the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout at the JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals by beating fellow Ohio racer Phillip Smida in the final round at National Trail Raceway. Martin, drove his ’27 roadster and delivered his best pass on the last run posting a seven-thousandth package with a 0.003 reaction time and a 5.814 second lap at 130.15 mph.

Martin had taken out Troy Coughlin Jr. in round one with a 0.004 reaction time and then beat Ray Connolly in round two and received a bye run in the semifinals when Marco Abruzzi suffered motor issues and was unable to make the call to the lanes. Martin picked up a cool $5,000 from Moser Engineering for the win because he was using Moser Axles along with the champions trophy.

Smida defeated Bryan Richardson, Damien Hazelton and Brad Zaskowski for the chance to face Martin in the final round.

Pat Martin, London, Ohio, ’27 roadster, 5.814, 130.15 def. Phillip Smida, Canfield, Ohio, ’08 dragster, 4.746, 145.53.

Pat Martin runs a 0.007 package to win the Moser Sportsman Shootout. He has Moser axles on his car so he takes home the full $5,000 winners check. Pat Martin’s MOV: 0.031 seconds (approximately 7 feet).