Past Champions Highlight 29th Shootout Opener

tulsashootoutlogoFrom Bryan Hulbert

Tulsa, OK — (January 1, 2014) — The 2014 racing season is underway with the start of the 29th Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout. Following 75 rounds of practice on Wednesday, January 1; Heat Races for Non-Wing Outlaw and “A” Class began just before 5:00 P.M. (CT) inside the River Spirit Expo Center. A total of 45 Heat Races between the two classes were contested with entrants representing 22 United States and a single Canadian Province.

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Non-Wing Outlaw

Outlaw Non-Wing opened with 24 Heats. Five former Shootout Champions, accounting for 16 Golden Drillers, found victory with four-time winner, Blake Hahn, doing so in Heat 6 followed by five-time Shootout winner, Kevin Bayer, in Heat 7.

The nineteenth round of competition saw four-time Shootout winner, Jerrod Wilson race to victory. Heat 20 went to Michael Faccinto who earned his first Golden Driller in 2013; winning the “A” Class Non-Wing feature. Two-time winner, Chris Andrews, ran to victory in Heat 23.

Forming into eight car Heat Races, two drivers were able to charge from the final starting spot to win. Wes McIntyre and Blake Edwards were the hard chargers in Heats 13 and 16.

The first driver upside-down came in Heat 9 when Cole Lambert tumbled into the wall entering the first turn.

Kevin Ramey set the bar in regards to lap time as the only driver to turn a sub-twelve second lap in the night’s opening Heat Race at 11.929 seconds.

Non-Wing Outlaw accounted for 194 entries.

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”A” Class

“A” Class began Heat Races at 8:20 P.M. (CT) for their 21 rounds of competition.

Jason Tyer was the first of four former Tulsa Shootout winners to take a Heat Race win. The Irving, Texas driver topped Motorcycles in the 1992 Shootout and took the Heat 6 win. Taking Sportsman in 2001, Shawn Wicker followed quickly with a Heat 7 victory.

Shootout Champion for “A” Class in 2006, Scott Sawyer raced to victory in Heat 10. Junior Sprint Champion in 2005, Mitchell Faccinto raced to victory in Heat 17 and was the only driver in “A” Class to do so from the tail.

Matt Howard raced to victory in the opening Heat for “A” Class, setting the fast time for the division at 11.492 seconds.

A total of 177 entrants made up the field in “A” Class Heat Races.

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The 29th Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout continues on Thursday, January 2 with Heat Races beginning at 9:00 A.M. (CT). A combined 71 Heats and 17 Qualifiers for 88 races will be contested with Non-Wing “A” Class starting the day.

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January 1, 2014 – Heat Race Results

 

Non-Winged Outlaws- Top 72 in Passing Points in Non-Wing Outlaw Heats advance to 6-Qualifiers.

Heat 1: 1. 7M-Kevin Ramey; 2. 21-Ty Hulsey; 3. 25-Anton Hernandez; 4. 8-Dustin Bottoms; 5. 91X-Cale Thomas; 6. 88G-BJ Gatewood; 7. 18-Justin Fletcher; 8. 87-Liam Ryan

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 39-Russ Disinger; 2. 67B-Bob Bourff; 3. 0J-Bradley Jameson; 4. 14K-Tim Koch; 5. 91C-Shawn Conde; 6. 14H-Harley Hollan; 7. 97B-Chris Breen; 8. 17K-Jacob Knipmeyer

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 29-Ryan Timmons; 2. 911-Ryan Kline; 3. 14-T.J. Smith; 4. 98M-Derrick McBride; 5. 88N-Tyler Nelson; 6. 91A-Alec Frisell; 7. 28-Gordon Goyer; 8. 4C-Cole McDaniel

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 60M-Earl McDoulett Jr; 2. 8J-Josh Marcham; 3. 7-Cord Dodson; 4. 65-Tyler Russel; 5. 04-Kyle Jones; 6. 12S-Drew Salisbury; 7. 54B-Jake Beasley; 8. C2-Kevin Vick

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 7S-Jason Scheulen; 2. 31-Dylan Kadous; 3. 74-Mike Martin; 4. 15B-Quinton Benson; 5. 29C-Connor Borah; 6. 4-Jared Fell; 7. 22X-Jonathan Roan; 8. 11H-Garett Hood

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 512-Blake Hahn; 2. 16-Billy Cribbs; 3. 92R-Jake Rosario; 4. 93-Raleigh Shepherd; 5. 94L-Layne Himebaugh; 6. 9S-Nick Schaeffer; 7. 1G-Garett Hake; 8. 22-Dalton Seigler

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 91K-Kevin Bayer; 2. 82-Steven Shebester; 3. 5X-Tyson Hall; 4. 71X-Colby Estes; 5. 1B-Brandon Buysse; 6. 99F-Shane Fletcher; 7. 27-Nathan Brookshier; 8. (DNF) 33-Tucker Worth

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 7C-Chris Cochran; 2. 15X-Keith Martin; 3. 27J-Sean Jones; 4. 77M-Aaron Miller; 5. 121-Austin Kromberg; 6. 188-Chad Wheeler; 7. 18K-Steve Finn; 8. 99J-Liam Haigh

Heat 9 (8 Laps): 1. 24-Nate McMillin; 2. 00K-Justin McCoy; 3. 2-Ronnie James; 4. 51-Roger Ritchey; 5. 41H-Colton Hardy; 6. 61-Kenny Koelsch; 7. 9KX-Kieran Casillas; 8. (DNF) 91-Cole Lambert

Heat 10 (8 Laps): 1. 22H-Jessee Holt; 2. 41-Giovanni Scelzi; 3. 8H-Tristan Guardino; 4. 00W-Travis Weaver; 5. 17J-Jacob Johnston; 6. (DNF) 22C-Curtis Jones; 7. (DNF) 25W-Tommy White; 8. (DNF) 90-Jeffrey Wallace

Heat 11 (8 Laps): 1. 89-Jarrett Crouch; 2. 79X-D.J. Estes; 3. 4V-Tyler Thomas; 4. 11E-Cory Elliott; 5. 79J-Jacob Patton; 6. 44-Garrett Olson; 7. 28X-Todd McWilliams; 8. 10E-Matt Ebarb

Heat 12 (8 Laps): 1. 17L-Joe Leek; 2. 20W-Shawn Wicker; 3. 98-Sean Watts; 4. 47-Austin Helt; 5. 10W-George White; 6. 15-Morgan Roan; 7. 6-Blake Bennington; DNS 38-Jimmy Wood

Heat 13 (8 Laps): 1. 21B-Wes McIntyre; 2. 25K-Courtney Barth; 3. 44V-Matt Veatch; 4. 93K-Riley Kreisel; 5. 10J-Cory Eliason; 6. 69N-Logan Scherb; 7. 82C-Christian Kinnison; DNS 71-Dustin OBrien

Heat 14 (8 Laps): 1. 44W-Ben Worth; 2. 22S-Shawn Murray; 3. 28V-Luke Verardi; 4. 6E-Bobby Eubanks; 5. 92-Jordan Herman; 6. 171-Tony Ogden; 7. 14T-Tim Ottenbacher; 8. (DNF) 33Z-Ezekiel Lewis

Heat 15 (8 Laps): 1. 551-Tyler Courtney; 2. 17-Harlan Hulsey; 3. 11J-Joey Starnes; 4. P51-Aaron Dromgoole; 5. 52J-Justin Peck; 6. 8G-Devin Gerrior; 7. 49-Joel Smith; 8. 37-Brad Nichols

Heat 16 (8 Laps): 1. 17E-Blake Edwards; 2. 29D-Blake Dewberry; 3. 00X-Dane Lorene; 4. 12-Chris Crawford; 5. 34X-Joey Baker; 6. 11T-Payton Pierce; 7. (DNF) 39S-Kevin Swindell; 8. (DNF) 1F-Cole Ketcham

Heat 17 (8 Laps): 1. 66R-Jason Rogers; 2. 36-Jonathan Beason; 3. 007-Shane Sundquist; 4. 79-Tim Kent; 5. 4X-Andrew Felker; 6. 99R-Andy Baugh; 7. 8M-Eddie Moss; 8. 9-Jared Peterson

Heat 18 (8 Laps): 1. 20M-Chris Miller; 2. 17B-Jack Gilbert; 3. 01J-Jeb Sessums; 4. 5H-Cameron Hagin; 5. 2D-Dustin Davidson; 6. (DNF) 7F-Shane Fick; 7. (DNF) 7J-John Bordenave; DNS 5-Darren Wisley

Heat 19 (8 Laps): 1. 10C-Jerrod Wilson; 2. 40S-Parker Price-Miller; 3. 35B-Dwayne Benson; 4. 57B-Cole Bodine; 5. 10-Brian Parker; 6. 44A-Ayrton Gennetten; 7. 32-Trey Marcham; 8. 25J-Delaney Jost

Heat 20 (8 Laps): 1. 40-Michael Faccinto; 2. 80-Alex Sewell; 3. 58-Collin Traylor; 4. 21K-Adam Barth; 5. 5B-Thad Bennett; 6. 93L-Trey Lambert; 7. 8-Dustin Bottoms; 8. (DNF) 7B-Austin Brown

Heat 21 (8 Laps): 1. 8V-Bryce Volpa; 2. 9E-Kinzer Edwards; 3. 27K-Kyle Keeler; 4. L23-Jordon Lambert; 5. (DNF) 32-Trey Marcham; 6. (DNF) 11M-Justin Melton; 7. 55C-Brandon Carey

Heat 22 (8 Laps): 1. 128-Karley Kay Dobson; 2. 73X-Jason McDougal; 3. 44M-Chris Martin; 4. 71M-Roy Maxwell; 5. 7K-Jack Kirby; 6. 10H-Jason Humphrey; 7. (DNF) 3-Justin Elswick

Heat 23 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Chris Andrews; 2. 15D-Andrew Deal; 3. 144-Alex Bright; 4. 87K-Kelvin Lewis; 5. 77H-J.J. Haley; 6. 029-Austin Stone; 7. (DNF) 12K-Kyle Amerson

Heat 24 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Jeffrey Newell; 2. 57-Kyle Huttenhow; 3. 00-Grady Chandler; 4. 70-Charles Valenzuela; 5. 97-Paige Howard; 6. (DNF) 04P-Chase Cabre; 7. (DNF) 7W-Trent Wilson

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”A” Class – Top 72 in Passing Points in “A” Class Heats advance to 6-Qualifiers.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 81T-Matthew Howard; 2. 7S-Raio Morgan; 3. 36C-Craig Carroll; 4. 8X-Austin Shores; 5. 54S-Will Scribner; 6. 57G-Larry Martinez; 7. 72-Logan Reynolds; 8. 34X-Joey Baker; 9. (DNF) C3-Bobby Chapa

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 32M-Adam Miller; 2. 1AV-Ryan Robinson; 3. 31-Dylan Kadous; 4. 37H-Nicholas Howard; 5. 41A-Hannah Adair; 6. 04C-Caleb Paris; 7. 64-Ty Sampair; 8. (DNF) 00W-Travis Weaver; DNS 44M-Chris Martin

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 92-Jordan Herrman; 2. 102-Brock Berreth; 3. 82S-Sterling Hoff; 4. 71M-Roy Maxwell; 5. 99H-Michael Shelton; 6. 172-Greg Reynolds; 7. (DNF) 23C-Jason Crane; 8. (DNF) 18-Logan Scherb

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 66R-Jason Rogers; 2. 75-Ryan Truitt; 3. 92L-Austin Lambert; 4. 65G-Casey Wills; 5. 15-Jase Randolph; 6. 77H-J.J. Haley; 7. 413-Chad Hill; 8. (DNF) 9K-Kieran Casillas

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 55M-McKenna Haase; 2. 79-Tim Kent; 3. 88-Ryan Worth; 4. 15T-Tristan Guardino; 5. 8C-Chase Goetz; 6. 83-Shane Weeks; 7. 71-Weston Gorham; 8. 44A-Ayrton Gennetten

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 12N-Jason Tyer; 2. 81-Frank Flud; 3. 1Z-Brock Zearfoss; 4. P40-Aaron Dromgoole; 5. 47-Austin Helt; 6. 87M-Justin McCoy; 7. 47D-Krissy Durr; 8. 18S-Shelbie Goad

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 20W-Shawn Wicker; 2. 22B-Rodney Bippus; 3. 5-Ty Hulsey; 4. 111-Morgan Montgomery; 5. 11E-Cory Elliott; 6. 551-Brent McMillan; 7. 35-Kevin Folk; 8. 11C-Carly Elliott

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 2B-Nathan Benson; 2. 25R-Chad Bell; 3. 93L-Trey Lambert; 4. 321-Chad Winfrey; 5. 60-Kent Miller Jr.; 6. 98-Nathan Weida; 7. 1-Johnny B.; 8. 3-Ryann Kolkmeier

Heat 9 (8 Laps): 1. 73-Jason McDougal; 2. 33W-Mickey Walker; 3. 29R-Jake Rosario; 4. 18K-Steve Finn; 5. 19C-Dennis Casillas; 6. 7K-Nick Remmel; 7. 120-Gabe Wilson; 8. (DNF) 33X-Sean Kneeland

Heat 10 (8 Laps): 1. 29S-Scott Sawyer; 2. 70T-Luke Tipton; 3. 07-Travis Crawford; 4. 69-Kenny Howard; 5. 13T-Tony Sinquefield; 6. 57-Kyle Huttenhow; 7. 40S-Dawson Stealy; 8. (DNF) 99-Grady Chandler

Heat 11 (8 Laps): 1. 029-Austin Stone; 2. 77D-Dean Drake Jr; 3. 29B-Blake Dacus; 4. 77-Chris Andrews; 5. 84-Dave Nicholson; 6. 9L-Lonnie Fraley; 7. 77M-Aaron Miller; 8. 23T-Travis Rewerts

Heat 12 (8 Laps): 1. 20-Brock Landers; 2. 13H-Brad Hannum; 3. 33-Tucker Worth; 4. 38-Jimmy Wood; 5. 22S-Slater Helt; 6. 23-Raelynne Moss; 7. 2D-Dustin Davidson; 8. 21M-Michele Melton

Heat 13 (8 Laps): 1. 9C-Shawn Conde; 2. 12A-Alex Panella; 3. 50-Megan Wood; 4. 6-Blake Bennington; 5. 24T-Trenton Borchers; 6. 25C-Chase Meade; 7. (DNF) 17H-Hayden Hillenburg; 8. (DNF) 82C-Christian Kinnison

Heat 14 (8 Laps): 1. 17J-Jacob Johnston; 2. 15D-Andrew Deal; 3. 5X-Tyson Hall; 4. 41H-Colton Hardy; 5. 749-Kyle Schlotz; 6. B12-Blake McDermott; 7. 29D-Blake Dewberry; 8. (DNF) 7T-Tristan Oakes

Heat 15 (8 Laps): 1. 59-Joel Smith; 2. 05-Kris Carroll; 3. 73W-Dylan Ward; 4. 32-Trey Marcham; 5. 74E-Jessica Estes; 6. 71D-Danny Clum; DNS 89-Shane Watts; DNS 07X-Patrick Hurtado

Heat 16 (8 Laps): 1. 82-Steven Shebester; 2. 5B-Thad Bennett; 3. 25W-Tommy White; 4. 13B-Brittany Yarwood; 5. 2-Ronnie James; 6. 54-Casey Wright; 7. 71X-Colby Estes; 8. (DNF) 82X-Chris Silva

Heat 17 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Giovanni Scelzi; 2. 4-Jared Fell; 3. 512-Blake Hahn; 4. 79M-Dahne Lynn McKay; 5. 01J-Jeb Sessums; 6. 30-John Crowder; 7. 55-Tyler Liebig; 8. 311-Tyler King

Heat 18 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Giovanni Scelzi; 2. 4-Jared Fell; 3. 512-Blake Hahn; 4. 79M-Dahne Lynn McKay; 5. 01J-Jeb Sessums; 6. 30-John Crowder; 7. 55-Tyler Liebig; 8. 311-Tyler King

Heat 19 (8 Laps): 1. 28T-Nicholas Rasa; 2. 27T-Tucker Klaasmeyer; 3. 98M-Robert McBride; 4. 27K-Kyle Keeler; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook; 6. 29-Ryan Timmons; 7. 12-Jarrett Soares; DNS 28-Nathan Rolfe

Heat 20 (8 Laps): 1. 7H-Lindsey Howard; 2. 9X-Kevin Swindell; 3. 777-Ryan Padgett; 4. 39-Russ Disinger; 5. 61-Kenny Koelsch; 6. 77J-Jerrod Wilson; 7. 80-Alex Sewell; 8. 58-Collin Traylor

Heat 21 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Jeremy Wickham; 2. 87-Liam Ryan; 3. 128-Karley Kay Dobson; 4. 60M-Earl McDoulett Jr; 5. 1S-Joey Schmidt; 6. 88-Ryan Worth; 7. 112-Scott Smith; 8. 94L-Layne Himebaugh