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No-Prep Heads Up Drag Racing comes to Wild Horse Pass with GoFast’s Shutdown Showdown

Chandler, ARIZ. (April 1, 2018) – For the very first time at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, drag racers had the opportunity to compete in a no-prep heads up drag race, bringing true street racing to a safe environment on the track.  Just over 40 competitors made their way to the track to compete in the event while more came to take part in the test and tune session.

The test and tune session allowed for drivers to see what their cars would do on a no prepped portion of the track.  The starting line was set up on the finish line, racing towards the bridge on a 1/8 mile portion of the track.  No traction compounds were allowed as drivers would only be able to use water to put some heat in their tires.  Those racing for the cash in the competition portion of the event were not allowed to compete in the test and tune.

With three classes, motorcycle, small tire and big tire, the serious racing began.  Each round would send a racer onto the trailer unless they chose to call someone out for a grudge race.  The fields were quickly narrowed as drivers with high horsepower cars fought for traction on the track.  One driver would not be so lucky as Ernie Kaphfer got out of shape at the top end of the track, rolling his car multiple times before coming to a stop.  Thankfully he walked away uninjured.  A true testament to his roll cage.

In Big Tire, Steve Bullock in his ’72 Nova would have to race David Welker in his twin turbo ’89 Pontiac Trans Am.  Welker and the “Buzzin Half Dozen” took the win for the cash.

The Small Tire class had Nick Kinkade in his ’89 Mustang racing Tim Rigby in his ’62 Corvette for the cash.  In a close race at the end of a long night, Rigby took the win.

Abdulla Al-yaqoub took home the cash in the Motorcycle class.

GoFast Entertainment and the staff at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park did a great job pulling off the first ever Shutdown Showdown at the track.  We look forward to more of them.

Scroll down to check out some of the action on the track.

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