Tulsa, OK | December 27, 2017 – After a phenomenal 2017 season progressing through the midget ranks, Matt Moore is set to strap back into a micro sprint this week as he returns to the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout. Becoming a force with the POWRi West National Midget League, the 18-year old young gun has quickly developed a prowess behind the wheel of his family-owned BOSS Chassis, Western Flyer Express No. 9. Slated for action in this week’s Tulsa Shootout, the Bethany, Oklahoma native will look to overcome a slew of bad luck that Lady Luck has handed him at the Shootout. Competing for Chris Scott Motorsports in their Pace Chassis No. 29S, Moore will battle in the Outlaw Non-Wing, Stock Non-Wing and A-Class divisions.
“I hope that I can make it in all of my classes, but it is the Shootout and anything can happen,” noted Moore. “I’ve had bad luck in the past with getting involved in other people’s messes, but last year seemed to be in pretty solid shape until we had a motor failure. This week we’re just gonna take it race-by-race and see what happens.”
Through five Tulsa Shootout appearances, Moore has learned all about the daunting side of Lady Luck at this special event. Still chasing his first feature start in the Stock/Outlaw classes, Moore has been close time and time again, but misfortune seemed to always strike at the wrong time. Entering this year’s event as a more seasoned competitor with much more experience, Moore will look to overcome his previous run-ins with bad luck and turn in a strong Shootout performance.
Graduating into the midget ranks, 2017 served as a breakthrough year for Moore. Scoring his first POWRi West Midget victory and competing for several others, Matt and his father, Greg, have quickly developed into a force to be reckoned with in the regional series. Continuing to make strides and impress those around the nation, Moore has the potential to become a household name in the following years, as he has plans to move to Indiana and pursue his passion with a racing career.
“First off, I can’t thank my dad enough for all of the hard work that he has been putting in,” said Moore. “Without him none of this would be possible. The midget has definitely upped my game on the wheel for sure. Getting to race against the POWRi National guys a few times this year was a great experience. Next year is going to be another awesome season with me moving to Indiana and getting some big plans lined up.”
Beginning on Thursday, December 28th with practice and heat races, the 33rd edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout will run through Sunday, December 31st when a new batch of Golden Driller winners are crowned. Walkapedia will continue our Tulsa Shootout coverage all week long with countless previews leading up to the race as we highlight this year’s contenders.