Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / TULSA SHOOTOUT – TULSA, OK – Down to the final few days for teams to finalize their cars before loading up for the 35th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, the Christmas Holiday is a short one as action atop the Tulsa Expo Raceway clay is set to being on Wednesday, January 1.
Preceded by teams moving in on Monday, December 30 (Early Parking) Tuesday, December 31 (Parking and Check-in) the number of entries of the event is the highest it has ever been to this point and is on track to set a new record. Currently, at 1,231, the record for entries was set in 2016 with 1,251 entries.
Consisting of 541 Drivers from 325 Municipalities across 35 States, drivers will hit the track starting at 9:00 A.M. (CT) for Practice on January 1 before heading into Heat Races. From there, the battle in on through Heat Races, Qualifiers, C-Features, and B-Features to make the cut into one of seven A-Features for a shot at the coveted Golden Driller.
For fans making their way to Tulsa, weekday admission (January 1-3) is $15 per day with Saturday, January 4 at $20. Each day, youth 10 and under get in free with a paid adult. All seating is sold at the event. Each day begins at 9:00 A.M. (CT) with Saturday’s Opening Ceremonies and final chase to the Golden Driller getting underway at 6:00 P.M. (CT).
The 35th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout features A-Class (Wing and Restricted), Stock Non-Wing, Outlaw (Wing and Non-Wing), and Junior Sprints as well as the new Oklahoma 600cc Modifieds in action. For all classes, RaceCeivers are mandatory. The frequency will be 454.000.
Starting with the 2020 event, all stock classes will be allowed to run Electronic or Mechanical Injectors with a mechanical fuel pump with stock OEM throttle bodies or carbs only will be allowed. No mixing of manufacturers.
Rules for the 600cc Modifieds were also updated and can be found at http://www.creekcountyspeedway.co/downloads/get.aspx?i=497387
Rules questions can be directed to Matt Ward, who is the director of competition for the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout. Contact for Matt Ward includes Cell Phone at (918) 995-1650 or the office at (918) 838-3777.
The Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout takes place at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, located inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. More information on the event will be released as the event draws closer.