Drivers who compete in seven NHRA sportsman classes will be eligible to participate in two new sportsman shootout programs sponsored by Moser Engineering, it was announced today by NHRA officials.
NHRA Moser Engineering Sportsman Shootouts will be held in NHRA Div. 3 and NHRA Div. 4 for competitors in Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman starting in the 2012 season.
The North Central Division NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout will be held at the 2012 JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals and the South Central Division NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout will be held at the 2013 JEGS Cajun SPORTSnationals. Each Moser Engineering Shootout event posts a purse of $15,000, with each winner taking home up to $5,000.
To become eligible for the Moser Engineering Sportsman Shootout, drivers will earn points at select NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Divisional races as well as NHRA National Open events. The top two points earners in each class will make up 14 of the 16 car field with the remaining two spots being filled via a random draw from the field of 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. 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 two divisions initially with the intention of expanding to all seven 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 about the NHRA Moser Engineering Sportsman Shootout, visit www.moserengineering.com.