Our good friends at Moser Engineering, who have long been one of the biggest supporters and cheerleaders of sportsman drag racing, are offering not one, but two new shootout programs to their loyal customers in the NHRA sportsman ranks for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Aptly named the NHRA Moser Engineering Sportsman Shootouts, these special programs are slated to be held in the NHRA’s North Central Division 3 and South Central Division 4 for racers in the Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster, and Top Sportsman categories.
Racers are eligible to compete in the shootouts regardless of the brand of axles they use, but of course, there’s money in the line in the form of contingencies for those using Moser Engineering axles.
The North Central NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout will take place at the 2012 JEG’S Northern SPORTSNationals, and the South Central event will culminate at the 2013 JEG’S Cajun SPORTSNationals. Each shootout will award a total event purse of $15,000, with each winner pocketing as much as $5,000.
To earn their way into these lucrative shootouts, racers will compile points at select NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA National Open events, with the top two points earners in each class comprising 14 spots of the 16 car field, with the remaining two positions being filled via a random drawing from among the qualified racers.
“Moser Engineering has long been one of largest supporters of Sportsman racers with our contingency and specialty programs that reward excellence in the sportsman ranks,” said Rob Moser, president of Moser Engineering. “These racers have proven to be a major key to Moser Engineering’s success over the last 25 years. At the same time we have also been a big supporter of NHRA’s sportsman with our contingency programs.”
Moser continued, “In recognition of the strength and value of NHRA brand we are launching a new sportsman program to reward the best sportsman racers at the divisional level. The “Moser Engineering Sportsman Shootout” will be a continuation of this philosophy. Anyone familiar with the Moser Engineering sportsman programs in the past will be excited to know that this will start out with 2 divisions initially with the intention of expanding to all 7 Divisions. In a time of reduced payouts and a pullback of some corporate sponsorship we want the heart of drag racing to know that it is recognized and appreciated.”
For more information on Moser Engineering, their sportsman shootout programs, and their extensive catalog of racing components, be sure and visit moserengineering.com.