Wicker/Carber/McDougal Lead ONW Points, Fuel Fiasco Leads Headlines at Tulsa Shootout

Tulsa, OK (January 3, 2019) – It was a wild and wacky Wednesday inside the Tulsa Expo Raceway as the 34th annual Tulsa Shootout kicked off last night. From the intense on-track action that showcased 30+ Outlaw Non-Wing heat races, to the troubling fuel fiasco that saw five drivers disqualified and then reinstated, the storyline were plenty inside the Expo.

On the track, a slate of 31 Outlaw Non-Wing heat races took the 1/5th-mile surface, offering up a handful of phenomenal finishes and thrilling battles. In the end, Shawn Wicker, who hails from down the road in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, topped the passing points chart and escaped the daunting heats as the initial Outlaw Non-Wing high point man. Charging from seventh-to-first in the ninth heat, Wicker remained calm, cool and collected while methodically advancing forward.

Joining Wicker at the top of the charts was Brian Carber, who maneuvered from seventh-to-first in the 13th heat on track. Carber, from Pipersville, Pennsylvania, delivered arguably the most exciting finish of the night to cap his performance. Tracking down race leader Jordan Herrman, Carber set him up for a last-lap pass and executed it perfectly, railing the high side around Herrman out of turn four to snag the win at the line.

Rounding out the trio of seventh-to-first performances was a familiar face to the Tulsa Shootout. In the 16th heat, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Jason McDougal moved to the front of the field almost immediately, snagging command of the lead before halfway. He ensued to check out and run away with the win in dominating fashion, thus kick starting the defense of his three Golden Driller’s from one year ago on an impressive note.

However, the top storyline in the building and on social media, was that of the fueling. Five drivers, most notably Ryan Greth (Winner of H2) and Dylan Kadous (2nd in H8), were deemed disqualified for the remainder of the event for NOT using the mandatory fuel purchased on-site. Both teams were able to present receipts for the fuel they did in fact purchase on-site and things remained hectic for several hours while the situation was being tended to by officials. With the previously used syringe test going by the wayside, a black light was put in effect this year to test fuel at the top of the ramp following the races.

Speaking with Joe B. Miller, the 2017 Tulsa Shootout Outlaw champion and one of micro racing’s most-respected drivers, he confirmed the test results when he took two different jugs to be tested. The mandatory fuel that he purchased on-site from the fuel track FAILED the test, while a separate jug containing straight methanol had PASSED the test. By the end of the night when official results were released, Greth, Kadous and the others were reinstated and given the finishes they obtained on track, along with all of their passing points.

“The rules need to be enforced, but they also need to be enforced accurately,” said Tulsa Shootout Director, Matt Ward. “We found an error in the test and had to fine tune it. We never want to take anything away from anyone based on a mistake. We are human. It happens,  but we can also fix it. Our apologies to the drivers who were wrongfully disqualified. Once we figured out the issue, we didn’t have any problems from there on.”

Day two of the Tulsa Shootout continues today with 107 races on the docket!

OUTLAW NON-WING HEAT RACE RESULTS:

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 129-Kyle Amerson, [3]; 2. 28X-Austin Quick, [5]; 3. 88K-Kelsey Gray, [1]; 4. 12C-Corbin Gurley, [8]; 5. 8B-Mickey Bullock, [6]; 6. 44T-Trevin Littleton, [7]; 7. 27T-Tyson Hall, [4]; 8. 44-Branigan Roark, [9]; 9. 52-Joe Silva, [2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 4R-Ryan Greth, [2]; 2. 01-Mitchel Moles, [5]; 3. 10J-Ben Worth, [3]; 4. 41-Colton Hardy, [9]; 5. 11B-Kaylee Bryson, [6]; 6. 83T-Tanner Carrick, [1]; 7. 27B-Ben Saye, [4]; 8. 42-Emerson Axsom, [8]; 9. 15K-Kendall Battarbee, [7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 38-Karson Battarbee, [6]; 2. 116-Carl Parker, [1]; 3. 144-Damon Paul, [8]; 4. 110-Brock Berreth, [5]; 5. 35D-Dylan Sillman, [7]; 6. 23R-Skylar Rhoades, [4]; 7. 17-Dave Nicholson, [2]; 8. 57L-Jacob Lucas, [9]; 9. 37B-Blake Carrick, [3]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 20S-Steven Curbow, [6]; 2. 39D-Russ Disinger, [7]; 3. 2L-Christopher Larson, [2]; 4. 97J-Nate Johnson, [8]; 5. 73T-Tyler Thomas, [5]; 6. 3R-Hunter Rhoades, [3]; 7. 15R-Chris Robinson, [1]; 8. 118-Scott Evans, [9]; 9. 08K-Brad Best, [4]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 57-Cole Bodine, [6]; 2. 15H-Dayna Hill, [1]; 3. 44E-Eric Ankiewicz Sr, [2]; 4. 22E-Chris Wilner, [5]; 5. 4-Scotty Milan, [3]; 6. 36R-Kevin Reed, [8]; 7. 17D-Angelina Dempsey, [9]; 8. 28A-Austin Ullstrom, [4]; 9. 112-Bobby Bazan, [7]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 79-Ron Dennis, [3]; 2. 9E-Kinzer Edwards, [7]; 3. 11C-Tom Curran, [8]; 4. 9M-Ryan Mushrush, [9]; 5. 21B-Justin Bates, [1]; 6. 71E-Caden Englehart, [5]; 7. 94-Tim Barnes, [2]; 8. 6N-Tyler Walton, [4]; 9. 121-Cody Carter, [6]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 1N-Jeffrey Newell, [2]; 2. 81-Frank Flud, [6]; 3. 10P-Bryan Debrick, [1]; 4. 93-Raleigh Shepherd, [7]; 5. 17F-Hunter Fischer, [8]; 6. 101-Karter Battarbee, [4]; 7. 83-Karsyn Elledge, [9]; 8. 5X-Bradley Huish, [5]; (DQ) 1G-Garet Williamson, [3]
***No, 1G DQ’d for being light at the scales.

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 17Z-Zac Moody, [2]; 2. 21H-Dylan Kadous, [5]; 3. 74T-Derek Hagar, [8]; 4. 23M-Rhea Lynn Moss, [6]; 5. 12S-Jason Setser, [9]; 6. 44C-Cody Price, [4]; 7. 92B-Eric Bartlett, [1]; 8. 17K-Quinton Benson, [7]; 9. 79T-Matt Taylor, [3]

Heat 9 (8 Laps): 1. 20-Shawn Wicker, [7]; 2. C2-Chase Porter, [1]; 3. 42D-Hank Davis, [9]; 4. 18X-Grant Champlin, [5]; 5. 20A-Andrew Neff, [6]; 6. 28P-Ryan Carter, [2]; 7. 58-Jarret Hjorth, [3]; 8. 23T-Travis Rewerts, [8]; 9. 7Y-Dusty Young, [4]

Heat 10 (8 Laps): 1. 10Q-Kole Kirkman, [4]; 2. 82-Ayrton Gennetten, [6]; 3. 1TX-Michael Maresca, [3]; 4. 70-Dustin Dixon, [1]; 5. 53-Jack Dover, [5]; 6. 27N-Nathan Brookshier, [8]; 7. 9$-Matt Moore, [9]; 8. 20G-Noah Gass, [7]; 9. 40C-Cody Miles, [2]

Heat 11 (8 Laps): 1. 26-Cody Williams, [2]; 2. 45T-Tucker Doughty, [1]; 3. 18T-Steve Finn, [5]; 4. 10H-Thomas Hassler, [9]; 5. 6-Nick McFarland, [6]; 6. 4A-Eric Ankiewicz Jr, [8]; 7. 19-Justin Robison, [3]; 8. 27-Zane Hendricks, [7]; 9. 83W-Jerrod Wilson, [4]

Heat 12 (8 Laps): 1. 51F-Gary Taylor, [1]; 2. 34-KJ Snow, [7]; 3. 19B-Issac Barr, [2]; 4. 03-Shawn Mahaffey, [6]; 5. 3T-Trevor McIntire, [5]; 6. 21T-Ty Hulsey, [4]; 7. 88J-Joey Amantea, [8]; 8. 5E-Austin Shores, [9]; 9. 13J-Jeremiah Jensen, [3]

Heat 13 (8 Laps): 1. 73-Jason McDougal, [7]; 2. 30-Jacob Barton, [4]; 3. 3L-Jimmy Leal, [5]; 4. 3J-Jordan Howell, [3]; 5. 0-Derek Kral, [9]; 6. 76-Mason Caswell, [6]; 7. 32D-Drake Turner, [1]; 8. 5T-Ryan Timms, [8]; 9. 04-Kormick Linner, [2]

Heat 14 (8 Laps): 1. 41E-Chase Cabre, [1]; 2. 59-Kyle Spence, [6]; 3. 12G-Gage Robb, [4]; 4. 33M-Ryan Mueller, [3]; 5. 7M-Mason Keefer, [9]; 6. 91K-Randy Kunkle Jr, [7]; 7. 52S-Jeremiah Sillman, [8]; 8. 34C-Cale Cozad, [5]; 9. 139-Brandon Moeller, [2]

Heat 15 (8 Laps): 1. 15-Jase Randolph, [5]; 2. 14S-T.J. Smith, [1]; 3. 47-Marcus Kelly, [2]; 4. 17L-Connor Lee, [8]; 5. 91H-Hayden Miller, [9]; 6. 17J-Jacob Johnston, [4]; 7. 10L-Patrick Lundy, [7]; 8. 51X-Joshua Huish, [6]; 9. 22C-Chad Koch, [3]

Heat 16 (8 Laps): 1. 41C-Brian Carber, [7]; 2. 92-Jordan Herrman, [1]; 3. 1AU-Liam Williams, [2]; 4. 880-Kameron Morral, [6]; 5. 16S-Randy Sims, [8]; 6. 67-Bob Bourff, [5]; 7. 56R-Brian Ross, [9]; 8. 57T-Kyle Thompson, [4]; 9. 32-Matt Deskins, [3]

Heat 17 (8 Laps): 1. 27F-Jesse Frazier, [1]; 2. 11L-Layden Pearson, [3]; 3. 8L-Brian Lunsford, [9]; 4. 1K-Kevin Battarbee, [4]; 5. 88G-Garrett Hulsey, [8]; 6. 3G-Lane Goodman, [7]; 7. 51B-Brody Fuson, [6]; 8. 19T-Caleb Thompson, [2]; 9. 32T-Chris Cochran, [5]

Heat 18 (8 Laps): 1. 11G-Avery Goodman, [3]; 2. 07-Zak Gorski, [6]; 3. 15X-Jake Galusha, [2]; 4. 08J-Jace McIntosh, [8]; 5. 17H-Hunter Little, [5]; 6. 87-Tory Strauss, [1]; 7. 58T-Collin Traylor, [9]; 8. 16T-Alec Carberry, [4]; 9. 3-Cole Roberts, [7]

Heat 19 (8 Laps): 1. 36-Jonathan Beason, [3]; 2. 115-Anton Hernandez, [8]; 3. 32X-Trey Marcham, [4]; 4. 83C-Chance Crum, [2]; 5. 28-Gunner Ramey, [6]; 6. 29T-Joe Leek, [7]; 7. 6T-Christopher Townsend, [9]; 8. 122-John Campbell, [5]; 9. 73C-John Barr, [1]

Heat 20 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Jaxon Bishop, [4]; 2. 09-Kevin Carter, [5]; 3. 44X-David Schilling, [9]; 4. 1V-Johnny B., [8]; 5. 14H-Harley Hollan, [3]; 6. 22X-Matt Cash, [1]; 7. 9T-Tucker Klaasmeyer, [2]; 8. 11H-Logan Hill, [6]; 9. 9K-Kieran Casillas, [7]

Heat 21 (8 Laps): 1. 07X-Troy Morris, [4]; 2. 8P-Caleb Pence, [6]; 3. 29W-Mike Walling, [5]; 4. 7H-Chance Hull, [8]; 5. 30X-John Crowder, [3]; 6. 71-Austin Wood, [1]; 7. 22M-Jared McIntyre, [7]; 8. 1J-John Roan, [9]; 9. 10E-Matt Ebarb, [2

Heat 22 (8 Laps): 1. 14X-Holley Hollan, [5]; 2. 93M-Matthew Riggs-Carr, [3]; 3. 2H-Harlan Hulsey, [6]; 4. 151-Joe B. Miller, [8]; 5. 33T-Ty Nevins, [2]; 6. 36E-Blake Edwards, [4]; 7. 5K-Riley Kreisel, [7]; 8. 9P-Daison Pursley, [1]; 9. 78-Daniel Shaffer, [9]

Heat 23 (8 Laps): 1. 22H-Jessee Holt, [1]; 2. 27H-Zachery Hubbard, [2]; 3. 98P-Miles Paulus, [5]; 4. 21K-Thomas Kunsman, [9]; 5. 88A-Joey Ancona, [3]; 6. 33-Justin Patocka, [7]; 7. 20T-Thomas Hall, [6]; 8. 5M-John Kilmer, [8]; 9. 17G-Isaiah Garcia, [4]

Heat 24 (8 Laps): 1. 71S-Austin Schaeffer, [2]; 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [6]; 3. 27D-Dean Drake Jr, [1]; 4. 17M-Christian Bruno, [8]; 5. 321-Chad Winfrey, [9]; 6. 14R-Jake Nail, [7]; 7. 22P-Jason Potter, [5]; 8. 72S-Sam Johnson, [4]; 9. 72-Michael Brummitt, [3]

Heat 25 (8 Laps): 1. 1F-Jason Friesen, [5]; 2. 73K-Kevin Thomas Jr, [1]; 3. 10-Blake Battles, [8]; 4. 10Z-Zeb Wise, [9]; 5. 54-Trey Gropp, [4]; 6. 23-Josh Castro, [3]; 7. 50-Brian Jones, [7]; 8. 98K-Dane Fields, [2]; 9. 82X-Justin Stretch, [6]

Heat 26 (8 Laps): 1. 91B-Kevin Bayer, [5]; 2. 172-Jesse Maurer, [4]; 3. 6A-Aidan Roosevans, [9]; 4. 2AM-Adam Miller, [8]; 5. 3E-Ethan Wicker, [3]; 6. 11J-Joey Starnes, [6]; 7. 95M-Paige Moss, [1]; 8. 2B-Brandon Boggs, [7]; 9. 33W-Rece Wommack, [2]

Heat 27 (8 Laps): 1. 2G-Brandon Rose, [2]; 2. 12R-Trey Robb, [7]; 3. 21J-Kameron Key, [8]; 4. 25J-Delaney Jost, [4]; 5. 52L-Cameron La Rose, [1]; 6. 1D-Warren Fields, [6]; 7. 88O-Josh Ullstrom, [5]; 8. 21-Eli Harris, [3]

Heat 28 (8 Laps): 1. 12-Jason Tyer, [3]; 2. 15W-Lee Walchli, [2]; 3. 51-Blake Hahn, [7]; 4. 10X-Darien Roberts, [1]; 5. 35M-Andrew Layser, [4]; 6. 91-Bash Ferguson, [5]; 7. 60-Earl McDoulett Jr, [8]; 8. 4K-Kodi Sunley, [6]

Heat 29 (8 Laps): 1. 28B-Ace McCarthy, [1]; 2. 21L-Brady Bacon, [6]; 3. 55B-Brandon Anderson, [3]; 4. 77S-Robbie Smith, [2]; 5. 16-Garrett Britton, [7]; 6. 9H-Emilio Hoover, [4]; 7. 47X-Austin Helt, [5]; 8. 43-Cameron Willhite, [8]

Heat 30 (8 Laps): 1. 9C-Cade Cowles, [1]; 2. 10K-Koda Oller, [3]; 3. 138-Jimmy Wood, [7]; 4. 12K-Frank Galusha, [6]; 5. 15T-Tristan Guardino, [5]; 6. 3S-Stephen Smith, [2]; 7. 9-Chase Randall, [4]; 8. 45W-Colton Wheeler, [8]

Heat 31 (8 Laps): 1. 187-James Morris, [2]; 2. 34Z-Shane Fick, [1]; 3. 22-Curtis Jones, [5]; 4. 42B-Andy Bishop, [8]; 5. 36A-Chad Boespflug, [4]; 6. 95-Jimmy Miller, [6]; 7. 00-Joe Carter, [3]; 8. 007-Owen Carlson, [7]

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