JB’s Rocky Mountain Shootout — Spooled Up & Purged!
In a very short period of time Castrol Raceway’s Rocky Mountain Shootout event has risen to become what is arguably Canada’s highest profile all “door slammer” drag racing event……
Over this coming Labour Day Weekend, the 3rd Annual JB’s Rocky Mountain Shootout will assemble a large field for that genre of race cars and it truly should be on the radar for all Western Canadian fans of drag racing.
The event will highlight 5 classes of competition, Pro Mod, Top Sportsman, Extreme Street, Outlaw 8.5 and Open Comp. The race, which is but yet another side project for Canadian Pro Mod racer and class affection-ado Jim Bell, is expected to again attract most of the who’s who for the region in those class categories.
According to the event’s Director Richard Morrison, the reputation and impact of the race has grown very quickly in a very short period of time.
“The first Rocky Mountain Shootout was a huge success, and the second event was even bigger,” Morrison revealed. “We have seen renewed vigour in head’s up Pro Mod racing in Western Canada, with a number of teams stepping up there programs and investing in upgraded combos or new cars just in order to be able to compete at our race. The profile of this race keeps growing and our Rocky Mountain Shootout Weekend is now a fixture on the calendars of racers and fans alike.”
The two day event will feature serious Pro Mod class action and thanks to an impressive list of industry sponsors, a very lucrative payout. It will also act as the conclusion to a 4-race season series which JB’s Power Centre also presents at Castrol Raceway.
“The Rocky Mountain Shootout is Canada’s premiere race for door slammers,” Richard stated. “Our fans can expect to see 20+ of the fastest Pro Mods from all over Western Canada and the Northwestern USA compete for one of the the very biggest paydays of the summer. That competition will feature a terrific mix of nitrous injected, turbocharged and supercharged (both roots and screw blowers) coming to battle it out for the title of Rocky Mountain Shootout Champion.”
“This event will also host the Season Championship final for the JB’s Ultimate Head’s Up Challenge, a hotly contested, head’s up small tire race series,” he added. “Extreme Street and Outlaw 8.5 competitors will try to harness huge power and lay it to the track on small-tires. With the national-event quality track preparation at Castrol Raceway, these classes will provide some of the most thrilling racing of the weekend.”
Ferocious event competition will also be held in Top Sportsman and Open Comp class formats which provides a broadband place for that abundance of door car racers of many levels to enter.
For more information on the event visit the official website: www.rockymountainshootout.com
The event schedule (subject to change) is highlighted below:
Saturday, August 30th:
11:00 am – First Round Qualifying: Open Comp, Top Sportsman, Outlaw 8.5, Extreme Street, Pro Mod
12:30 pm – Second Round Qualifying – Open Comp, Top Sportsman, Outlaw 8.5, Extreme Street
1:30 pm – Eliminations Begin – Open Comp, Top Sportsman, Outlaw 8.5, Extreme Street
2:00 pm – Second Round Qualifying – Pro Mod
2:30 pm – Second Round of Eliminations – Open Comp, Top Sportsman, Outlaw 8.5, Extreme Street
3:15 pm – Third Round of Eliminations – Open Comp, Top Sportsman, Outlaw 8.5, Extreme Street
4:00 pm – Third Round Qualifying – Pro Mod
4:15 pm – Fourth Round of Eliminations – Open Comp, Top Sportsman, Outlaw 8.5, Extreme Street
4:45 pm – Final Round of Eliminations – Open Comp, Top Sportsman, Outlaw 8.5, Extreme Street
5:00 pm – Final pass of the day – Track Secured. This is due to the scheduled Annihilation Night Show on the oval track, and the Castrol Staff is needed to operate this event.
Sunday, August 31st:
11:00 am – Final Qualifying for Open Comp, Top Sportsman, Outlaw 8.5, Extreme Street
Last Chance Qualifier Pro Mod (optional)
12:30 pm – Mandatory Drivers Meeting at the base of the Tower
1:00 pm – First Round Eliminations Begin, Run Order Pro Mod, Open Comp, Top Sportsman, Outlaw 8.5, Extreme Street
2:00 pm – Second Round Eliminations, Open Comp, Top Sportsman, Outlaw 8.5, Extreme Street
2:30 pm – Second Round Eliminations, Pro Mod
3:00 pm – Third Round Eliminations, Open Comp, Top Sportsman, Outlaw 8.5, Extreme Street
4:00 pm – Third Round Eliminations, Pro Mod, Fourth Round, Open Comp, Top Sportsman
5:00 pm – Final Round Eliminations, Open Comp, Top Sportsman, Outlaw 8.5, Extreme Street
5:30 pm – Final Round, Pro Mod
Visit event sponsor JB’s Power Centre website: HERE
Photos and posting by: Bruce Biegler