The 2011 Million Dollar Race runner-up Tommy Plott of
Winston-Salem, NC was officially crowned the first champion of the 4&5 second SHOOTOUT Series this past Saturday Night, January 6th, at the Unviersity Hilton in The Multi- time weekly track champion Plott accepted his championship in front of a capacity crowd on hand for PTRA Awards Banquet. Plott, drove his TSR, Hank Thomas Performance, Beal Racing Engines Ford Mustang to the championship with a first career 4&5 Shootout victory this past year at the Mooresville Dragway. Plott said “it was an honor to be the first 4&5 champion and said he may take a look at doing a little pro tree PTRA racing”. Concord, NC
The 4&5 second Shootout race is made up of entries running from 0 to 5.99 ET, with all the Door cars running together and all the Open Bodied entries doing the same. Then the two class winners square of for the overall Shootout race victory. The Shootout series director Mark Joyce is looking forward to a great year. “I’ve teamed up with PTRA’s Tony Brown to help represent the new 4 & 5 second class at all six PTRA events in 2012” said Joyce. He is also planning to have a separate 4&5 second Shootout Series of his own. Eight 4&5 second Shootout “NATS” are planned.
The tracks and dates so far include:
“the 4&5 sec. SHOOTOUT Series Gets kicked Off With a Blast at ROCK”
Rockingham Dragway (
)- Wed. July 4th Richmond County
Elk Creek Dragway (
) – Saturday, August 4th Independence, VA
Piedmont Dragway (
)- Monday, September 3rd Greensbroro, NC
Mooresville Dragway (
)- Saturday, October 20th Mooresville, NC
. “The great think about the 4&5 second Shootout series is that the first race want start till after July 1st. Traditionally the shootout has always been in the late summer and fall of the year, said the former Farmington Dragway owner Joyce.
Full 4&5 second Shootout race and series details will be released at this weekend’s Shriners Drag Racing & Hot Rod Expo in
January 13-14. Greensboro, NC