ELROD LOOKS TO DEFEND MOSER SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT TITLE
The NHRA North Central Division Moser Sportsman Shootout is set to take place on Saturday, August 26, in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Beech Bend Raceway Park, Bowling Green, Ky. Jacob Elrod is looking to defend his title from a year ago having qualified in two classes.
Elrod out of Harrod, Ohio, captured the 2016 Moser Sportsman Shootout with a win over Mark McDonald who is also qualified again this year in the Top Sportsman class. Elrod returns this year in both the Super Gas and Super Comp classes. Elrod will face off with Devin Isenhower in his round one Super Gas match up and Joe Fuesting in round one Super Comp.
Through a yearlong point’s battle, the top two Moser Sportsman Shootout point’s earners in each of the seven classes in competition were slotted into the 16-car field while Tim Irwin and Larry Hodge will complete the ladder as the Moser Shootout Wild Card entries.
The Moser Sportsman Shootout is unique in that racers from 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 $15,000 cash purse is up for grabs with up to $5,000 going to the winner, $2,000 to the runner-up, $1,000 to each of the semifinalists, $700 to the quarter-finalists and $400 to each of the remaining event qualifiers.