posted April 01, 2002 10:38 AM
Budweiser Shootout Opener Friday, April 12 Davenport Speedway
Simmons Promotions is proud to announce that the race fans favorite, Budweiser Open Late Model Shootouts will return in 2002 with an expanded schedule. The season will open at the super fast ½ mile Davenport Speedway on Friday, April 12th the event will be presented by Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation. The dirt track is located on the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds located on West Locust St. in Davenport, Iowa.
The Bud Open Late Model Shootout opened the 2001 campaign in Davenport with Steve Boley piloting his Ron Alpen Ford Mustang to an impressive win over a star-studded field of 67 open Late Model competitors.
The Budweiser Open Late Model Shootouts provide the fans with a format that rewards drivers for advancing positions through heats to qualify for the main event starting positions. No time trials are held and the drivers must be ready to race as hard as possible when they hit the track.
Friday, April 12th action will take to the track at 6:30 with hot laps and racing will follow. The Modifieds will also be in action as the Budweiser Open Shootout season gets underway.
The list of drivers expected to compete reads like a virtual who’s who of Late Model Dirt track racing. Traveling stars expected to compete include Billy Moyer Jr. (Arkansas), Don O’Neal (Indiana), Shannon Babb (Illinois), Rick Aukland (Ohio) and Dan Schlieper (Wisconsin). Local standouts expected to compete include Gary Webb, Steve Boley, Brian Birkhofer, Jeff Aikey, Denny & Dave Eckrich, Ray Guss Jr., Darren Miller and many more.
For more information on the Budweiser Shootouts or any Simmons Promoted events call the Farley Speedway office at 563-744-3620 or Joe Hayes at 319-378-1385.
Budweiser Open Shootout 2002 Schedule
Friday, April 12 –Davenport Speedway
Friday, May 24-Farley Speedway
Saturday, May 25-West Liberty Raceway
Sunday, May 26-Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway
Monday, May 27-Davenport Speedway
Thursday, July 4-Davenport Speedway
Friday, July 5-Farley Speedway
Saturday, July 6-West Liberty Raceway
Sunday, July 7-Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway
Monday, September 2-Davenport Speedway
Friday & Saturday, September 13 & 14-Farley Speedway (Yankee Dirt Track Classic)
Friday & Saturday, September 20 & 21-West Liberty Raceway (Liberty 100)