Another 71 Heats In The Book In Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. — The second day of competition in the 29th Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout brought heat races to a close.
Adding to the 45 contested the previous night in Non-Wing Outlaw and “A” Class, an additional 71 Heats in “A” Class Non-Wing, 1,200cc Mini Sprints, Junior Sprints, Restricted “A” Class, ECOtec Midgets, and Winged Outlaw ran through the River Spirit Expo Center for a total of 116 heats in eight divisions.
Outlaw Non-Wing and “A” Class returned to the Tulsa Expo Raceway following Heat Races for Qualifiers along with the 1,200cc Mini Sprints, bringing the total races run on the day to 88. Overall, 133 events of the scheduled 234 have been completed.
After Thursday night, official count on entries stands at 921 among 513 drivers from 24 United States and three Canadian Provinces making the trip to the Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout.
In the 133 races completed, 103 drivers have earned at least one heat race or qualifier victory. With drivers competing in several disciplines across the Shootout, a pair of California shoes hold the most individual wins as Austin Stone and Giovanni Scelzi have each earned four victories.
Twenty-two drivers have two-or-more wins so far.
The closest margin of victory in the 2014 Shootout came in fourth Heat Race of the Restricted “A” Class when Dylan Resch edged Blake Hulland by 0.008 seconds.
Junior Sprints saw the biggest comeback victory of the weekend.
Polesitter Noah Gass fell to fifth on the start of the opening Heat Race; taking the win in the final 100 feet over Cooper Worth.