Friday, April 19, 2024

Dylan Hough Goes Back-To-Back To Win 2024 American Race Cars Dragster Shootout at the Spring Fling Million

Dylan Hough wins the 2024 American Race Cars Dragster Shootout for the second year in a row at the Moser Engineering Spring Fling Million presented by Optima Batteries.

Las Vegas, NV — Day one of the Moser Engineering Spring Fling Million presented by Optima Batteries at Las Vegas Motor Speedway gave racers the opportunity to shake down their cars and sharpen their tune-up before a crucial week of racing ahead on Advanced Product Design Tuesday.

Four hundred drivers participated in the test and tune session that ran in conjunction with the eliminations of a 32-Car Shootout where the winner would walk away with a 2024 American Race Cars complete rolling chassis valued at $60,000. For the first time in the shootout’s history, the dragster featured a Riggeal’s carbon fiber one-piece body.

The eight remaining drivers in shootout competition included Garrett Griffith, Matt Grayson, Dylan Hough, Clinton Fossceco, Timmy Markoglu, Hank Pramov, Mitchell Marcy, and Shane Carr. Griffith was .013 total in his ‘02 S-10 to knock out Grayson, while Fossceco turned it just one thousandth red to 2023 Tuesday Shootout champion Hough. Pramov was .006 and dead-on seven to eliminate Markoglu. In the last pair, Marcy was .013 and .001 under needing to take .005 or less to the .014 dead-on four of Carr.

In the semifinals round where two door cars and two dragsters remained, Griffith laid down an even better lap after putting together .009 total to the .017 package of Carr. Pramov had a .005 advantage at the hit but broke out by six thousandths to advance Hough’s .019 package.

The door car versus dragster shootout final was a matchup of east coast and west coast young-guns and former Fling event winners. Hough used a .014 package to stop Griffith’s streak of spectacular runs to capture the Tuesday 32-Car Shootout victory for the second year in a row, also following his $100,000 Saturday win at the 2023 Spring Fling Million.

Dylan Hough, 2024 American Race Cars Dragster Shootout Winner

Race fans can tune in Wednesday at 8 a.m. PST for Round 1 of the Silver State $30K. Everything will be streamed live from our own channel @RaceTheFlings on YouTube. Our in-house camera crew is slated to deliver one of our best broadcasts yet this week with live timing, a finish-line instant replay camera, starting line camera, exclusive interviews, and more courtesy of Hoosier Tire and JEGS Performance.

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