SATURDAY AUGUST 30 & SUNDAY AUGUST 31, 2014
Thanks to everyone who made the ROCKY MOUNTAIN SHOOTOUT 2013 a HUGE success!
We look forward to seeing you next year!
See the fastest door cars in the west battle it out for over $30000 in prize money!
Adults & Seniors $25 • Youth ages 6-15 $10 • Kids 5 and under FREE
- 3 qualifying sessions
- 16 quickest cars
- $7500 to win
- $2000 runner up
- $1200 x 2 semifinalists
- $900 x 4 quarter finalists
- $600 x 8 first-round losers
- 3 qualifying sessions
- 8 next quickest cars
- $2500 to win
- $1000 runner up
- $400 x 2 semifinalists
- $300 x 4 first-round losers
The Rocky Mountain Shootout is in the history books for 2013 and we want to take the opportunity to thank all of the racers who competed and all of the spectators who attended this terrific race.
The event this year featured a national-event level field of Pro Mods, with fast times in 6.0 range, and great battles to make the field over four tough rounds of qualifying, followed by some really close races in eliminations.
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29 cars entered the 1st ever Mickey Thompson sponsored Open Comp event at Castrol Raceway.
Qualifying was set after round one of elimination’s.
First round was random pairings and then the ladder was set based on RT’s from the round one winners. Cliff Rau was the #1 qualifier with a .047 light and he took his #1 spot all the way to the final round where he defeated Chris Melnyk. Both drivers broke out but Rau was only .006 under compared to .
Top Sportsman race #2
With a few cars breaking in Pro Mod not enough cars would fill the Pro Street class so we entered the non qualifiers from Pro mod into Top Sportsman. three cars were added and three more cars entered the Sunday race making a 26 car field.
Simon Kingsley was the #1 qualifier (based on his PM runs) with a 6.845/204.73 run. Steve Goddard, another Pro Mod transplant was #2 with a 6.864/202.61 run. Dean Bettenson was #3 with a 6.899/199.42 mph blast in his all Motor 57 Chevy.
Top Sportsman Race 1 (Saturday)
Dean Hartley won race #1 in the Top Sportsman double header on Saturday. He was the #7 qualifier in the 20 car field and defeated Bill Whiting in round one Shawn Lacharmbre in round two and Rod Boivin in the 1/4 finals. He had the bye run in the semi finals and then defeated Ron Stennes in the final round taking a 4/100ths stripe. Stennes got to the final round by defeating Braden Halina (a .
The feature class, Pro Mods, had a great qualifying day on Saturday. Joe Delehay proved he is back with a vengeance (after a season of struggling). He ripped off a 6.115 in round one and then improved (in the supposed weaker lane) to a 6.085/234.92. He skipped the last session Saturday to put in a new clutch.
Joe said they will get after it even harder on Sunday if the new clutch works right. Mike ‘Gonzi’ Gondziola sits #2 with a 6.181/233.
The results are in and it was awesome…. Joe Delehay dominates Pro mod……….
Garry Weslosky and Dean Hartley win in Top Sportsman and..Cliff Rau wins in Open Comp .. the full results are on the RESULTS page.
Testing at the Rocky Mountain Shootout is Scheduled for Friday
The Track will be available from 10am until 4pm, with one lane fully prepped
Gates will be open early Friday morning.
Parking is available on Thursday evening, but the paved Pro Pits will not be available due to Drifting Practice taking place until 10:00pm Thursday evening.
Cost for the test session is $250, please contact me if you would like to be included.
How Does This Class Work? What is the Difference Between Pro Mod and Pro Street?
Pro Street is intended to be a class for Head’s Up Racers who are not able to qualify for the 16 car field in the Pro Mod Class. Our goal is to ensure that the majority of fast race cars on the property have an opportunity to compete at the Rocky Mountain Shootout, so we have set up our Pro Street class as another racing opportunity for both racers and spectators.
We have had a ton of interest in the Top Sportsman category this year, and we are looking forward to having lots of competitors battle it out for the prize money each day.
There have been some questions about the Top Sportsman bump, which had been listed as an uncorrected 8.699. The Top Sportsman bump for the Rocky Mountain Shootout will be set at a correct 8.90 and the rules have been updated to reflect this.