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Important Message: Metro Atlanta Region Race Update

Good Evening Dixie Shootout Members,

The forecast is still showing heavy rain (80% chance) Saturday morning but the afternoon/evening is now 40% chance of rain. We plan to have one round of practice on Saturday afternoon with qualifying to follow. Sunday’s chances of rain is 20% so we plan to complete lower mains and A mains on Sunday.

To prevent families from having to travel and incur additional expenses to a separate banquet, we will have the awards ceremony for the 2015 points following the races on Sunday rather than Road Atlanta. Dinner will be served upon completion of all races on Sunday. Dinner tickets may be purchased at registration on Saturday from 12pm – 2:30pm. 

In the event of rain on Sunday we will follow the USAC rules, “Points for a “Rain Out” Race, however our intent is to complete all races.

Thanks for everyones patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend.

Dixie Shootout Presidents & Board

Dixie Shootout region race in Cumming, GA has been postponed until tomorrow due to rain.

Driver/Handler meeting will be at 7:30 AM. Practice (2 min), right after driver/handler meeting with batch qualifying immediately following.

There will be a 15 minute time limit on all lower mains. We will break from 11-12 for church services. There is a 11pm curfew.

You can use gas, tomorrow, that you purchased for today’s event at the designated gas station.

Top 4 in A main and fastest qualifier need to go to impound immediately following the event. Failure to go to impound will result in DQ.

Please return your transponder to the tower to charge overnight. You can pick it back up in the morning. Thanks!

Dixie ShootOut Continues this Weekend at Music City

The Dixie ShootOut powered by Briggs and Stratton continues this Friday and Saturday, September 4th and 5th at the Music City Club in Nashville, TN. Registration will be held Friday, from 6 – 8 pm with racing planned for Saturday.

All supporting clubs have been very pleased with car counts and participation for the new series for 2015. “This has given our driver’s great competition without going very far from home,” said Shawn Parker. “We are so thankful to Briggs and Stratton for their support, down south. It’s been the best thing to help us to continue to build our series.”

Registration is just $45 per car. Event parking begins on Thursday. Driver/Handler Meeting will be at 8:30 am with practice at 9 am. Special note regarding fuel: You must purchase your gas at the Shell station (co-located with the McDonalds), 5800 Old Hickory Blvd., Hermitage at I-40/Old Hickory Blvd exit (Exit 221). Dixie Shootout Races require 89-octane.
Heading in to Round 5, of the 2015 Dixie ShootOut, Gavan Boschele leads the Briggs & Stratton Jr Animal class by 24 points but the tight race is between Dalton Dowdy (2nd) and Delana Hodge (3rd) with just 1 point separating them. Brody Graham is 8 points back and Parker Majors rounds out the top 5. Eighty-five points separate the Briggs Senior Animal top 5 competitors with Nick Loden sitting at the top. There are 12 pts between Loden and Yonchuk, 10 pts between Yonchuk and Christopher Oplinger and 35 pts separate Gage Painter and Colsen Cochran for 4th and 5th place.

Jake Garcia leads the Briggs Lt World Formula Class with Gage Painter, Jake Rainey and Emerson Axsom rounding out the top 4. The Briggs Hvy World Formula class is very tight with Jacob Borst leading Jackson Boone by just 4 pts. Corey Heim is 6 pts behind Boone, Jagger Parker is 16 pts behind Heim and Davis Rochester rounds out the top 5.

Another tight class is Jr Honda with Gavan Boschele leading by 12 points over Delana Hodge. Trailing Hodge by 13 points is Dalton Dowdy followed by Cody Conover and Turner Wiand. The Oplinger Brothers lead the Sr Honda class with just 18 points separating them with Justin leading. Nick Loden stands 28 pts behind Christopher and Luke Riffle and Nick McFarland round out the top 5.

Jagger Parker sits atop the Hvy Honda points with 173 as Jacob Borst is just 9 points out of the lead. Levi Riffle is 14 pts behid with a solid 3rd place while Ben McFarland is 11 points out of a podium spot and Abigail Kenney is 7 pts behind McFarland.

The Honda Lt 160 Class is a tight race with Connor Yonchuk leading with 172 points. Justin Oplinger is just 9 pts back while Nick Loden is 4 points behind Oplinger. Nick McFarland is 21 pts out of the top 3 as Gage Painter is chasing just 26 points back. Corey Heim leads Honda Hvy 160 as Levi Riffle sits just 4 pts behind, as Jacob Borst is 11 points behind. Jagger Parker and Macy Currie round out the top 5.

Timmy Hutson will be on the flag stand at Nashville and Butch Lamb will be Race Directing.

This weekend’s event hosted by the Music City Club in Hermitage, TN marks Round 5 of the 8 race series. Events will continue on to the No Georgia Club, September 26th, No Carolina, October 17, and Metro Atlanta will host the finale on Nov 7th. The Dixie Shootout Awards Banquet will be November 8th, the Sunday after the last event at Metro Atlanta.

Special thanks to Briggs & Stratton Racing for their Sponsorship.

Dixie Shootout Awards Banquet

The Dixie Shootout Awards Banquet will be November 8th, the Sunday after the last region race in Metro Atlanta. All classes will receive awards for top 5 point finishes however ALL Dixie Shootout drivers are invited. More details will be coming this week.

NGQMA 20th Annual Cotton Classic: September 12, 2015

NGQMA is holding its 20th annual Cotton Classic on 12-Sept-15.

Awards will be given to 1st – 3rd place

Because of scheduling conflicts with most of our volunteers we are going to be starting this Race later in the day.

Driver handler meeting will start @ 1:30
Registration will start @ 2:00 and end @ 3:00
Qualification will start an hour after Registration.

Due to time issues with the City, Qualification will be single car Qualification with 8 laps, 5 warm up and 3 on the clock. If the driver is not in there car and ready to go they will get A no time.

We will then have a 1 hour intermission, and should start racing @ 6:00

Practice on Saturday will be open from 11:30 – 1:20

Any questions please feel free to contact president@ngqma.com

Boschelle’s win Briggs & Stratton generator at NCQMA

IMG_4053Congratulations to Boschelle’s from North Carolina Quarter Midget Association! Gavan races in Jr. Honda and Jr. Animal in the Dixie Shootout Series.  He won his Jr. Animal A Main race at NCQMA on May 23, 2015.  They won the Briggs & Stratton generator provided by Briggs & Stratton! Thanks Briggs & Stratton!!