Track records fall at Outlaw Spring Shootout ANGLETON, Texas - Track records fell in both categories racing during this past weekend's Outlaw Spring Shootout at Angleton Dragway. The Outlaw 10.5 division saw former Pro Stock Truck standout Jeff...
Track records fall at Outlaw Spring Shootout
ANGLETON, Texas - Track records fell in both categories racing during this past weekend's Outlaw Spring Shootout at Angleton Dragway. The Outlaw 10.5 division saw former Pro Stock Truck standout Jeff Naiser take the win, while David Hubbard took the win in Texas Pro Stock. Both winners reset the track records en route to their victories, Naiser running a 4.745 second time and Hubbard broke into the 4's with a 4.999 second pass.
The event was the first big race held since the extensive renovations were completed early this year. The renovations included several acres of paved pits, permanent restrooms, and more grandstands. The racing surface itself took extensive work over the offseason as well.
"We're thrilled to finally get an event under our belt this year," said Randy Hunsucker, track owner. "With the improvements we've made to the facility, we're nowhere near as susceptible to rain as we were last year. It takes a pretty good rain to rain us out now with all the pavement and track drying equipment. Unfortunately for us and the local race fans, we've had a lot of heavy rains on weekends. I've heard on the news that it's rained 80% of the weekends this year. We had a great event, a good crowd, and some record breaking runs. We're pretty satisfied with that."
Event coordinator Will Hanna was pleased as well with the event.
"It's like we got a few monkeys off our back," stated Hanna. "One, we finally got a race weekend without rain. We can take a pretty good rain out here and not be rained out, but when its actually raining, there's nothing you can do. Two, we had some great times out of both lanes; the track was killer. Randy and the crew spent a lot of time getting the track ready and it showed. I think the times we saw Saturday night should silence the nay sayers. We also had the event completed by midnight, which was one of our goals."
Texas Outlaw Racing Association Outlaw 10.5 winner Naiser won the event with back-breaking consistency. Naiser ran a 4.78 to defeat Don Wootton, a 4.75 to defeat Marcus Carew, a 4.74 to beat Rick Cook, and an early shutoff 4.80 in the final to defeat Brian Herzog, who had reset the Outlaw 10.5 speed record with a 153.21 mph blast in qualifying.
"In the final I saw his car go away and he had obviously lifted, so I lifted," explained Naiser. "We looked at the computer and the numbers, and we were on about a 4.73 pass in the final. The track was great all day, and we look forward to coming back out here and racing again."
Texas Pro Stock winner Hubbard also used consistency to win, battling through the field of 16 cars, running times between 4.99 and 5.03 every round. In the final, he defeated A.J. Richnow with a 5.007 at 139.71 mph.
"We ran very well in both lanes," stated Hubbard. "We'll take that 'junky' left lane any day! We had a great time running here and we'll be ready to come back again."
The TORA Outlaw 10.5's and Texas Pro Stockers will be back at Angleton Dragway for the Outlaw Summer Sizzler Saturday, June 5th. For more information, log on to the track's website at www.AngletonDragway.com.
Elimination Results from Saturday's Outlaw Spring Shootout
Rick Cook 4.801 seconds/152.03 mph def. bye
Billy Stocklind 4.861/151.52 def Kevin Cram 5.847/135.95
Jeff Naiser 4.785/150.05 def Don Wootton 4.877/149.55
Marcus Carew 5.140/141.82 def Roy Chaney broke
Brian Herzog 6.838/69.52 def Chris Elliot 5.030/143.82 (redlight)
Chris Holderness 5.135/142.31 def Luis Hildago broke
Cook 4.806/150.55 def Stocklind 4.833/151.98
Naiser 4.759/150.60 def Carew 5.593/135.22
Herzog 4.808/153.01 def Holderness 5.096/142.63
Naiser 4.745/150.30 def Cook 4.795/151.77
Herzog 13.009/37.58 def bye
Naiser 4.801/137.11 def Herzog 5.448/103.73
Low ET: Jeff Naiser 4.745
Top Speed: Brian Herzog 153.21 mph