Collier Crowned MOSER Sportsman Shootout Champion
4/19/2018
Ennis, TX
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Jackson Collier drove his ’69 Camaro to the win in the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout this weekend during the South Central Division double-header event at Texas Motorplex.
 
Collier, Benton, La., qualified in Super Gas out of the year-long points battle during the 2017 NHRA racing season, and would face off with 15 other drivers from seven different NHRA classes in the eighth-mile competition.
 
It was a family affair in round one as Collier faced off with his nephew Koy taking the win with a holeshot and a near perfect 7.004 on the 7.01 dial-in, in a double breakout. He then ended reigning NHRA Lucas Oil World Champion Austin William’s day in round two in another close one as Collier took the early lead and held on to advance.
 
In the semifinal, Collier beat out Bob Gulitti for the right to face off with David Latino of Donaldsonville, La., for the Moser Sportsman Shootout Championship trophy. The pair left the line together with Collier laying down a 7.021 second run on his 7.02 dial for the win to Latino’s 6.567 (6.52).
 
The following are round by round results from the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout at Texas Motorplex:
 
Round 1
Jackson Collier, Benton, La., ’69 Camaro, 7.004, 125.17 def., Koy Collier, Benton, La., ’68 Camaro, 5.413, 132.22
Joel Covington, Center, Texas, ’98 Pontiac, 6.083, 104.25 def. Jacob Pitt, Mansfield, Texas, ’03 Stratus, 5.977, 113.40
David Latino, Donaldsonville, La., ’00 Corvette, 6.554, 99.80 def. Slate Cummings, Ponchatoula, La., ’00 Corvette, 6.419, 103.21
Bill Swann, Carrollton, Texas, ’10 dragster, 4.043, 180.96 def. Mark Jones, Marrero, La., ’09 dragster, 4.009, 180.26
Chase Huffman, Waxahachie, Texas, ’68 Camaro, 7.594, 92.59 def. Shawn Carter, Park Hill, Okla., ’05 Cavalier, 6.048, 135.95
Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, ’15 dragster, 5.894, 137.12 def. Alan Savage, Mexia, Texas, ’15 Dragster 6.256, 138.76
Bob Gulitti, Tomball, Texas, ’11 Chevrolet, 4.198, 171.29 def. Henry Kindle, Angleton, Texas, ’98 Dakota, 4.887, 143.09
Ray Bew, League City, Texas, ’70 Nova, 7.181, 113.17 def. Van Harmon, Boutte, La., ’67 Chevy II, 7.599, 113.55
 
Round 2
Collier, 7.043, 127.44 def. Williams, 6.024, 130.34
Huffman, 7.593, 94.19 def. Dew 7.180, 111.78
Gulitti, 4.259, 155.24 def. Swann, 4.058, 180.01
Covington, 6.540, 99.39 def. Covington, 6.090, 112.43
 
Semifinals
Collier, 7.021, 131.15 def. Gulitti, 5.705, 98.48
Latino, 6.528, 101.87 def. Huffman, 7.577, 98.51
 
Final
Collier, 7.019, 125.19 def. Latino, 6.567, 99.0

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