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.