SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 38, September 22, 2016

Racing News: Jason Scherer Wins 2016 Ultra4 Fallon 250

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Jason Scherer finished the Carbon Off-Road Fallon 250 in first place.
   

Jason Scherer Wins 2016 Ultra4 Fallon 250

Jason Scherer completed the Carbon Off-Road Fallon 250—a six-lap race—in first place after starting ninth in the grid, based on series points to date. The Ultra4 series has combined endurance racing, short-course racing and desert racing to find racers that excel at all disciplines. Scherer has taken wins in all categories among a strong field of contenders driving his #76 Rubicon Express Nitto Tire car. Shannon Campbell came in second and Darren Henke and Brian Caprara tied for third. To date in 2016, Jason Scherer has finished second at King of the Hammers, second at Metalcloak Stampede, and first at the Fallon 250 as the qualifying races for the Western Championship, and now heads to Reno to prepare for the Nitto National Championships.

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Dan Stevenson will take the wheel of the PTE 2014 Pro Mod Chevrolet Camaro for the remainder of the 2016 NHRA race season.
 
   

Dan Stevenson Joining Forces With PTE

Precision Turbo and Engine has announced that NHRA Pro Mod veteran and former nitrous racer Dan Stevenson will take the wheel of the PTE 2014 Pro Mod Chevrolet Camaro for the remainder of the 2016 NHRA race season. Dan Stevenson and Harry Hruska will team up and test both Pro Mod Camaros in what is being a called a two-car-and-one-driver development program.

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Tanner Foust claimed victory at Evergreen Speedway last weekend.
   

Tanner Foust Grabs Victory in Seattle for Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Team

Tanner Foust regained the championship momentum and points lead in Seattle, claiming victory in Red Bull Global Rallycross’s first visit to Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington. Foust’s teammate, Scott Speed, bounced back from on-track difficulties in his semifinal to earn a fourth-place finish, keeping the points race tight between the two Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross drivers heading into the final races of the season in Los Angeles. Both Foust and Speed maintain a large gap over their championship rivals before the final races of the season in Los Angeles. Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross’ seventh victory of the season also provisionally clinches the Manufacturer’s Championship for the marque. Despite competing with only two cars, the brand has taken the top spot in more than three-quarters of the races this season, marking a record-breaking run of form for the team. Foust extended his unbroken string of Heat and Semifinal victories in Seattle, bringing the total number of victories to 25 last weekend.

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The ididit Outlaw True Street Shootout is coming to the Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals in Bowling Green, Kentucky, October 1.
 
   

NMRA Announces New Outlaw True Street Shootout

NMRA officials have announced that the ididit Outlaw True Street Shootout is coming to the Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals in Bowling Green, Kentucky, October 1. Running exclusively during the NMRA Grudge Night and sponsored by ididit, the Outlaw True Street Shootout will be a stand-alone event in addition to the grudge match-ups. The concept will bring out some of the quickest street Fords with all types of power plants, including LS-powered Mustangs. If they're legal under the Grudge Night rules, they can run in the Outlaw True Street Shootout. Any Ford body or Ford-powered race car can jump into the action and must roll on a pair of 275/28x10.5-wide DOT tires. Like QA1 True Street racers, ididit Outlaw True Street Shootout competitors will perform a 30-mile cruise on the street to prove they are legit street rides. Once back at the track, all shootout competitors will draw names from a hat for elimination-round pairings. The format is 1/8-mile and no time will be in effect, although competitors will get their half of the time slip. The rear suspension rules are stock-style setups or ladder bars, while the front requires the typical bolt-in-style K-members and a stock firewall.

Royal Purple Awards Mazda Road to Indy Drivers Felix Serralles, Will Owen and Parker Thompson $5,000 Each

Royal Purple has awarded one driver in each of the three Mazda Road to Indy Series with the Royal Purple “Slickest Pass,” Award—a $5,000 check to aid them in reaching their goals of racing in the Indy 500. Royal Purple presented Felix Serralles, Will Owen and Parker Thompson with the check at the September 12 Road to Indy awards banquet. As part of their participation in the Mazda Road to Indy Series, all drivers were qualified to participate in the “Slickest Pass” competition. For the Pro Mazda and the USF2000 series, each driver submitted a video clip of their best pass in the series to Royal Purple for a chance to be considered. Owen received the “Slickest Pass” for the Pro Mazda Series and Thompson received the bonus check for the USF2000 Series. Serralles was the winner of the Indy Lights Series, and won as a result of a vote held on Royal Purple’s social media channels. Royal Purple served as the official oil for the 2016 Mazda Road to Indy series.

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