The NHRA South Central Division Moser Sportsman Shootout is set to take place on Saturday, April 14 with a stacked field. The specialty event is contested in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series doubleheader weekend at Texas Motorplex.
Slate Cummings out of Hammond, La., captured the 2017 Moser Sportsman Shootout with a win over Christopher Dodd, and will look to defend his title as he has again qualified for the 2018 competition. To do so, Cummings will need to get past former Lucas Oil World Champion Austin Williams, Division Champions Jackson Collier, Val Harmon and Bob Gulitti and former Moser Shootout Champion Ray Dew who once again qualified for the elusive field.
Through a season long point’s battle in 2017, the top two Moser Sportsman Shootout point’s earners in each of the seven classes in competition are slotted into the 16-car field while Chase Huffman and Shawn Carter will complete the ladder as the Moser Shootout Wild Card entries.
The Moser Sportsman Shootout is unique in that racers from seven entirely different class structures Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will be racing each other. Eliminations will be in a dial-in/breakout handicap format on an eighth-mile.
A $15,000 cash purse is up for grabs with up to $5,000 going to the winner, $2,000 to the runner-up, $1,000 to each of the semifinalists, $700 to the quarter-finalists and $400 to each of the remaining event qualifiers.