Banquet Help and Donations Needed

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As the end of the 2019 regional series is fast approaching, banquet planning is underway. However due to fewer cars racing this year than previously and other factors, we have less money in the banquet budget than before. We will need your help to make sure the banquet is a great experience for our kids!

All banquet details are posted on the 2019 Banquet page and the registration is now open! The online banquet registration will close October 6, 2019, but please register as soon as possible to help with planning for food and seating. You will also be able to pay for your trophy sponsorship or any other donations on the banquet registration form, even if you are not planning to attend the banquet.

We need trophy sponsors at $200 per class for the following classes:

  • Rookies
  • Jr Honda – Sponsored
  • Sr Honda
  • Hvy Honda
  • Lt WF
  • Hvy WF
  • Jr Animal – Sponsored
  • Sr Animal
  • Lt 160
  • Hvy 160
  • Unr Animal

If you would like to sponsor a class or classes, contact Stephanie Loden (sloden29@gmail.com or 704-361-4010) as soon as possible. We plan to have a little something for all rookie drivers in attendance at the banquet. The deadline for trophy sponsorships is October 1, 2019.

If this is your driver’s last season of racing in the Dixie Shootout series, please contact Andrea Thomas (andreathomasnc@yahoo.com or 704-604-3960) to let her know so that we can recognize your driver during the banquet. The deadline for retiring drivers is October 1, 2019.

Angela Jones will be in charge of decorating for the banquet. If you would like donate money/décor or help decorate, please contact her at angela@jonesandsonsnc.com or 980-329-6085 (please text rather than calling).

Brandy Scott will be managing our “Silent Auction” at the banquet to help cover the banquet costs. We are in need of donations of individual larger items and/or items made into baskets for this. If you are able to donate items or put together a basket, please let her know (text or call 828-310-5176).

We would also like to be able to offer door prizes for our drivers. If you are able to donate money or smaller items to be used for this, please contact Terry Brewer (tbrewer0505@gmail.com or 276-724-0453).

If you would like to donate money towards the general banquet cost or help in any other way, please let Andrea Thomas know (andreathomasnc@yahoo.com or 704-604-3960).

Thank you in advance for your help to make the banquet a fun and successful event for our racing families!

NSQMRA Results and Podium Pictures

Congratulations to all the drivers who participated in the first Dixie Shootout race of 2019 at NSQMRA on April 20th! Complete results and points can be found here.

A Main Winners (from left to right): Max Reaves, Braden Jones, Gavan Boschele, Levi Morrow standing in for Jackson White, Taylor Watson, Maddox Polce, and Makayla Oliva. Not pictured: Weston Freeman

Red Rookie: 1st – Maddox Polce, 2nd – Brayden Cox, 3rd – Ardin Azzarello

Blue Rookie: 1st – Makayla Oliva, 2nd – Calloway Hill, 3rd – Bailey Scott

Jr Honda: 1st – Weston Freeman, 2nd – Braden Jones, 3rd – Levi Morrow

Sr Honda: 1st – Jackson White (Levi Morrow standing in), 2nd – Brady Fabian, 3rd – Braden Scott

Hvy Honda: 1st – Taylor Watson, 2nd – Alex Reling, 3rd – Brady Allum

Lt WF: 1st – Gavan Boschele, 2nd – Jackson White (Levi Morrow standing in), 3rd – Braden Scott

Hvy WF: 1st – Taylor Watson, 2nd – Michael Crafton, 3rd – Colsen Cochran

Jr Animal: 1st – Braden Jones, 2nd – Holden Allen, 3rd – Tony Polce, Jr.

Sr Animal: 1st – Gavan Boschele, 2nd – Jackson White (Levi Morrow standing in), 3rd – Braden Scott

Hvy 160: 1st – Taylor Watson, 2nd – Alex Reling, 3rd – Dillon Thomas

Lt 160: 1st – Max Reaves, 2nd – Jackson White (Levi Morrow standing in), 3rd – Seth Christensen

Unr Animal: 1st – Taylor Watson, 2nd – Colsen Cochran, 3rd – Ashton Miller


The families at NSQMRA have been hard at work coming up with some amazing, fun activities for all the Dixie Shootout families to take part in Friday night before the Dixie Shootout racing action begins on Saturday!

PARKING UPDATE! The track gates will now open for parking at 10AM on Friday so make your plans now to be there for all the fun.

They will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for all drivers and siblings on Friday April 19 at 6PM. In addition to over 1,500 eggs there will be “Victory Lane” eggs containing $50! There will also be one Golden Egg up for grabs containing 30% off a fully custom suit by Tri Star Racewear!! There will be TWO Golden Eggs containing surprises from The Little Speed Shoppe!

Huge thanks to the following companies for donating $50 Victory Lane Eggs for our Dixie Shootout Series Hunt!
IDEAL Realty (TWO eggs)
Christy Miller Consulting
Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville
Jones & Sons Enterprises

Thank you Tri Star Racewear for donating our Golden Egg with 30% off a custom suit!

Thank you to The Little Speed Shoppe for stepping up and donating TWO Golden Eggs!

For the egg hunt, ages 6 and under will be located inside the track gates so that they are contained and don’t get trampled on. The track parking lot/big track area will be split in half, one side will be 7-10 and then the other side 11 up.

The following families have committed to donating filled eggs (please tape eggs shut):


Rookie/Jr Ages:
Braden Jones 50
Hill brother 50
Cole Bennett 50
Case James 50
Polce Brothers 50
Bailey Scott 50

Sr/light/heavy Ages:
Boston Oliver 50
Cameron Cox 50
Colsen Cochran 50
Aiden Garcia 50
Alex Reling 50
Hunter Taylor 50
Dillon Thomas 50
Braden Scott 50

We need EIGHT more families to commit to donating 50 eggs each. We also need 8 parent volunteers to hide eggs.

Please contact Cecily Franklin at (cessfranklin@gmail.com/615-962-5733) if you are willing to help out!

New Smyrna will be hosting raffles with the following items:
Seat Insert Kit Valued at $250
Baker Race Engine Swag
Radical Race Gear Items
Tijuana Gift Card
Goodfellas Gift Card
Dreamt Fan
$50 Southwest Airlines Gift Card

Thank you New Smyrna and crew for all your hard work putting this event together!

Lastly, there will be SURPRISE on track action on Friday night. A little friendly competition. Handlers are you ready?


Greensboro, NC (April 8, 2019) – Radical Race Gear, the official uniform of USAC .25 racing, is excited to announce a special opportunity for all of the Dixie Shootout Series presented by Briggs and Stratton drivers.

At each Dixie Shootout Series event, Radical Race Gear will give a way two fully custom quarter midget race suits. Two classes will be chosen at the beginning of each event, and one driver from each chosen class be randomly selected for a new suit. Every driver in the chosen classes will be placed into a random draw for a suit and the winners will be announced at the conclusion of each event.

“We’re proud to be a part of USAC .25 Racing and the Dixie Shootout Series presented by Briggs and Stratton”, stated Radical Race Gear owner Butch Lamb. “We love the sport of quarter midget racing and we’re glad that we are able to give back to the young drivers.”

Radical Race Gear of Greensboro, NC specializes in custom race wear for race teams, from driver’s suits to crew shirts. Radical strives to provide quality race gear at an affordable price. For more information on Radical Race Gear visit their website www.RadicalRaceGear.com or call 614-315-2013.


Winston Salem, NC (April 5, 2019) – The Dixie Shootout Series present by Briggs and Stratton, and Flash Precision Racing Engines are proud to announce a partnership for the 2019 season.

At the conclusion of the six race Dixie Shootout Series, Flash will provide each qualifying driver with a custom hoodie manufactured by Radical Race Gear. To qualify for a custom hoodie, a driver must compete in five of the six series events.

“We’re proud to be a part of the Dixie Shootout Series,” stated Flash owner Chris Yonchuk. “We are glad that we are able to give a little something back to these .25 drivers.”

With nearly 30 years experience, Flash Precision Racing Engines of Winston Salem, North Carolina specializes in Honda and Briggs and Stratton quarter midget racing engines. For more information on Flash, visit their Facebook page, Flash Products, or contact Chris Yonchuk at 336-782-5977.

The Dixie Shootout Series presented by Briggs and Stratton is a regional series in the Southeastern Region of the United States. The series consists of six races; one at each of the regions six participating race tracks. More information regarding the Dixie Shootout Series can be found at www.DixieShooutout.com.

2019 Dixie Shootout Series Schedule
April 20 New Smyrna Club, Florida
May 26 Huntsville Club, Alabama
June 15 Metro Atlanta, Georgia
July 20 Music City Club, Tennessee
September 14 North Georgia, Georgia
October 12 NCQMA, North Carolina


2019 Membership and Schedule

2019 Dixie Shootout Family Membership

Dixie Shootout Membership is $40 per family per year and must be completed online prior to racing. These fees will be used to offset the costs associated with the race directors, flagmen and keep ticket prices minimal for year-end banquet. The $40 per family fee is required regardless of the driver’s home track and region.

Please use the same primary handler name and email for your membership that you will use on your race registrations. This allows us to easily verify your Dixie Shootout membership.

In order to race in the Dixie Shootout series, you must also be a USAC .25 member and a member of a local USAC sanctioned track. Please make sure to have these memberships completed prior to the first Dixie Shootout race of 2019.

2019 Dixie Shootout Schedule

April 20th – New Smyrna
May 26th (Sunday) – Huntsville
June 15th – Metro Atlanta
July 20th – Nashville
August 3rd – Rain Date
September 14th – North Georgia
October 12th – North Carolina
October 13th – Banquet

Practice times and format will be announced later.
I would like to thank Casey Watson for all his work with the schedule.
Although we know that no schedule would be perfect for all. We had to work around the USAC National and the club schedules.
I am looking forward to 2019. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Pres: Butch Lamb

Dixie Shootout kicks off this weekend at NSQMRA!

Don’t forget to register for this weekend’s race at NSQMRA in New Smyrna Beach, FL! Online registration closes at 10PM EST Thursday night (3/1/18). Online registration is available under Race Entry -> NSQMRA 3/3/18. More info available here.

You must also be a Dixie Shootout member ($20 per family per year). You can register online under Race Entry -> 2018 Membership.

Practice is optional on Friday night. The cost is $10. There will be another round of practice on Saturday morning immediately following the driver/handler meeting at 8AM.

A huge THANKS to this weekend’s sponsor, Ally Bank.

Dixie Shootout rules have been updated and are available under About -> 2018 Rules. We will not be printing booklets this year however if someone needs a copy they can download a printable copy online or e-mail Heather McFarland at secretary@dixieshootout.com and she will send them a copy. Thank for your understanding.

New for 2018:

  • Optional Friday night controlled practice starting at 5PM
  • Heat race qualifying format with 15 minute time limit and no invert
  • 3 lap work rule
  • Must run at 5 of the 6 tracks to be eligible for points championship