The 6th Annual Lone Star Summer Shootout returned to the Texas Motorplex with the SDPC Raceshop Free Race and the Brodix Friday Night Dual Shootouts.
SDPC Raceshop Free Race
Casey Baugh was the first winner of the weekend as he won the Lucas Oil Exclusive 32 No Box class. He was able to advance into Friday’s main event and run with the electronics cars. He eventually was defeated by Jason Bolton in the 6th round of the main event.
Curt Harvey advanced to his fourth final round on a Friday night in less than a month. Russell Marr was the first driver to defeat Harvey in a Friday night final round since since mid-May. Marr won the double-breakout final as he ran a 4.539 on a 4.54 dial while Harvey ran a 4.826 on a 4.83 dial in.
Lone Star Specialty Races
The Brodix 64 and 32 Car Dual Shootouts began shortly after the main event Friday night. Racers had the option to win triple the payout with the Double for Triple Cash Bonus presented by Ellis County Auto Repair, Laris Motorsports Insurance, and BFX Fire Apparatus.
Brodix 64 & 32 Car Shootouts
Kyle Gibson defeated Jimmy Wenger in the final of the Brodix 64 Car Shootout and Lewis Cleveland took the win over Tyler Thorp in the final round of the Brodix 32 Car Shootout.
The 6th Annual event presented racers with even more ways to win, starting with the KMP Shootout Showdown between Friday night’s two Brodix Shootout winners.
KMP Plumbing Shootout Showdown
The 64 car shootout winner Kyle Gibson and 32 car shootout winner Lewis Cleveland faced off in the KMP Plumbing Shootout Showdown for $1,000. Lewis Cleveland picked up an additional $1,000 as Kyle Gibson left the starting to early turning on the red light.
K&N Filters $1,000,000 Time Trial
The Lone Star Summer Shootout bonuses continued Saturday morning with the K&N $1,000,000 Time Trial. The driver with the best total package (green & above dial in) had a chance to win a weekend entry into the 2020 Spring Fling Million.
The winner would also receive an entry for the three $30,000 races, entry into Friday’s Million, and $1,500 in travel money. Former Million Dollar Drag Race winner Stephen Hughes broke up a four-way tie to win the K&N $1,000,000 Time Trial.
Drag Racers Benevolent Fund Charity Raffle
Saturday’s Main Event presented by Tom Thorp Transports began after the Drag Racers Benevolent Fund Charity Raffle. The mission of The Drag Racers Benevolent Fund (DRBF) is to make a positive difference in the lives of injured or sickened racers and their families.
The foundation was organized by a group of individuals that saw a need to bring encouragement, fellowship, and financial assistance to the world of motorsports. They achieve this by providing committed volunteers with positive leadership and standards of excellence in order to meet practical needs.
In order to support the DRBF, The Lone Star Summer Shootout does a charity raffle each year at the event. There were 450 tickets sold for the DRBF Raffle and the winners were as follows:
- Pro 1 Racing Safety Products Engine Sling: Michael Johnson
- Honda 2200 Portable Generator: Les Fluker
- Meziere Enterprises Starter Flex Plate Kit: Tommy Oldham
- Hughes Performance Torque Converter: Shannon Tigue
- APD Billet Enforcer Series Carb: Jim Thorp
- Scoggin Dickey Raceshop 598 HH Engine 1080 HP 840: Tony Controne
- Performax 28 Tag Trailer: Buddy Wood
Tom Thorp Transports Saturday Main Event
Justin Cervantes defeated Jake Howard in the final round of the Lucas Oil Exclusive 32 No Box class. Cervantes was .003 and dead on with a .003 to defeat last years winner. After advancing to the main event, Cervantes was able to advance all the way to the final round.
Corey Coffee was able to defeat Cervantes in the final round him from collecting the JDR Plumbing Bottom Bulb Bonus of $1,500. Cervantes and Coffee were not the only racers to win some bonus money in the later rounds.
The three racers who went out during the quarter finals were able to split $1,000 thanks to Hughes Performance and the Elite 8 Bonus. Another cool bonus went to Alejandro Martinez, who was able to win the $300 Strange Bounty after he defeated Friday’s main event winner during competition.
APD Sunday Main Event
Sunday’s main event presented by APD began with sunny skies and a great day of racing but was cut short just before the quarter-final round as a strong thunderstorm brought in strong winds and heavy downpours. The remaining racers ultimately decided to split the purse for APD Sunday at the Lone Star Summer Shootout.
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