WHAT A DRAG!
In the All Truck Shootout, trucks would be challenged in three events including a 1/8-mile speed/stop challenge, 1/4-mile drag race, and show-n-shine judging. As it was the newest competition at the TS event, there were only a handful of entries vying for the win with the diesel-powered GMC 2500 HD of Allen Fowler taking the overall win by dominating all three aspects of the competition, finishing with the quickest 1/4-mile time and 1/8-mile speed/stop time as well as the show-n-shine for a clean sweep.
The show-n-shine competition was held on the grounds near the drag race pits. It was easy for spectators to walk through the large gathering of gas and dieselpowered show trucks, with amazing examples on hand. Awards were handed out for Best of Show, as well as Best Dodge, Ford and GM and Best Suspension, Paint, Engine and Interior for both gas and diesel trucks. Wade Flannery took home the Best of Show award in the diesel category while Eric Johnson won in the gas class.
Friday’s drag racing action consisted of qualifying for the ODSS pro classes along with qualifying and eliminations for the ET Bracket, 7.70 Index and 6.70 Index classes. All classes except for the Pro Dragster class competed in 1/8-miles runs while the dragsters were able to run the full 1/4-mile track. Saturday’s racing featured more qualifying/test-and-tune passes in the morning with eliminations in the afternoon for all six of the ODSS classes including the ET Bracket, 7.70 Index, 6.70 Index, Pro Street, Pro Mod and Pro Dragster classes.
The first of his three wins on the weekend came Friday night for Eugene Ogle and his F-100 taking down David Fisher’s Dodge in the 7.70 Index class.
Meredith’s other ride for the ET Bracket class was this Chevrolet Cruze Diesel that took the class win Friday night over Kenneth Phillips and his Dodge.
This Pro Mod Dakota made its debut at the TS event, putting plenty of power to the track to wrinkle up the sidewalls of the huge rear slicks.
Kevin Meredith ran two vehicles in the ET Bracket class, including his infamous short bus.