5th Annual Ultimate 64 Shootout Comes To Edgewater This Weekend
The 5th annual American Race Cars Ultimate 64 Shootout presented by JEGS and Quickfuel Technologies is back and promises to be better than ever at Edgewater Sports Park in 2010. The marquee event (a 64-car, $50,000-to-win shootout) and daily events remain essentially unchanged from last season, and event promoters Randy Helton and Kelly Estes have added several new and intriguing twists for the 5th annual Ultimate 64 weekend.
Friday June 4 festivities will kick off with the first of three daily Box and No Box Bonanza events, open to all racers. These events feature a $10,000 winners purse in the box category, and a $2,000 top prize in No Box. Friday will also feature a pair of new events: the USADragRacingChat.com 64 Hi-Roller event, and the American Race Cars Dragster Shootout. The 64 Hi-Roller is limited to the first 64 entrants at $500. The no-buyback shootout features a $12,000 winners purse, with $4,000 going to the runner-up, and payback to the quarterfinalists.
The American Race Cars Dragster Shootout is a 32 car field, with an $800 entry fee. The winner will take home a brand new 2010 American Race Cars Patriot Series Swing Arm Dragster. The car will feature a powder coated chassis, Mickey Thompson Wheels and Tires, Moser Axles, Ron Davis Radiator, a sharp steering rack, an Ohlins Shock, and beautiful custom paint from Todd’s Extreme Paint. The runner-up will earn $2,500, with the semi’s winning back their $800 entry fee.
Saturday brings the $50,000-to-win Ultimate 64 Main Event, where past champions Steve Royalty, Rob Kropfeld, John Cook, Jr., and Jason Lynch will try to hold off 60 other capable entrants to become the first repeat winner of the Ultimate 64. Saturday will also feature the second of three Box and No Box Bonanza events, once again with $10,000 going to the winner in Box, and $2,000 to the champ in No Box.
Sunday the weekend will wrap up with a pair of 32-Car, $5,000-to-win shootout events. The first, the Lexington Engine & Performance 32-car shootout is open to the first 32 competitors. Entry fee is $250, with a $5,000 windfall to the winner. Tom Gill Chevrolet will also present Sunday’s 32-car Door Car Shootout. The event will feature the same structure (32-cars, $250 Entry, $5,000-to-win), but is open to door car entrants only.
Following Sunday’s Ultimate 32’s, the weekend will conclude with the third and final Box and No-Box Bonanza events.
In addition to great on-track action, the Ultimate 64 has become known for its party atmosphere off from the race track, and that reputation will not be diminished in 2010. Intant Karma Racing will once again host the Saturday Night After Party, which will feature complimentary food and drinks along with national recording artist Ridge Runner performing live. Empty Pockets Promotions will also be presenting another live band for Friday evening’s racers party.
As if that weren’t enough, Scotty Richardson will also be on hand for the event, and will host Scotty Richardson’s Drag Racing School throughout the weekend. For more information, visit www.SchooledbyScotty.com or call 615-804-2487.
The Ultimate 64 Shootout spots are sold out, as previous entrants have first dibs on holding their entries. The 64 Hi-Roller and Ultimate 32 Events each have openings. To reserve your spot, contact either Randy Helton (513-464-2253) or Kelly Estes (513-267-0322) at Empty Pockets Promotions. To reserve your spot in the American Race Cars Dragster Shootout, contact Luke Bogacki at 256-679-8328.
For additional information, visit www.USADragRacingChat.com or contact event promoters today.