Mitch Stott wins AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Shootout ENNIS, Texas (October 11, 2003) - Mitch Stott, from Mill Spring, N.C. took home the $10,000 winner takes all purse, when he defeated Shannon Jenkins in the final round of the AMS Staff Leasing...
Mitch Stott wins AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Shootout
ENNIS, Texas (October 11, 2003) - Mitch Stott, from Mill Spring, N.C. took home the $10,000 winner takes all purse, when he defeated Shannon Jenkins in the final round of the AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Shootout. En route to the finals, Stott also defeated Rickie Smith in the opening round and Al Billes in the semifinals.
The AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Shootout is a special race-within-a-race. All drivers who compete in the NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge, an NHRA exhibition class, earned points this season based on how they qualified at the first eight of ten events at which the Pro Mods compete.
First round match ups for the top eight qualifiers found No. 1 Tim McAmis vs. No. 8 Shannon Jenkins, No. 2 Fred Hahn vs. No. 7 Al Billes, No. 3 Mitch Stott vs. No. 6 Rickie Smith and No. 4 Mike Ashley vs. No. 5 Thomas Patterson. Billes, Jenkins, Patterson and Stott moved to the semifinals.
Taking advantage of their opponents getting out of the groove, Jenkins and Stott advanced to the finals, setting up a nitrous versus blower match up.
In the final round Stott's pass of 6.276 seconds at 226.64 mph bettered Jenkins' 6.316-second run at 221.94 mph.
"Ten thousand dollars sure is nice," said Stott. "Our main objective today was to get this Radiac Abrasives Corvette down the track. We fought every conceivable problem this weekend. Now I think we're ready for our next race in Rockingham. Thanks to AMS for putting on this event today and thanks for the money."
AMS PRO MOD SHOOTOUT:
Thomas Patterson, Willys, 6.271, 226.18
def. Mike Ashley, Willys, 6.377, 223.71
Mitch Stott, Corvette, 6.484, 224.43
def. Rickie Smith, Corvette, 17.751, 44.30
Al Billes, Studebaker, 6.319, 224.94
def. Fred Hahn, Corvette, 6.402, 221.18
Shannon Jenkins, Camaro, 6.257, 224.27
def. Tim McAmis, Corvette, 6.294, 224.77
Stott, 6.394, 225.96
def. Billes, 8.617, 107.33
Jenkins, 6.375, 217.75
def. Patterson, 8.670, 109.39
Stott, 6.276, 226.64
def. Jenkins, 6.316, 221.94