2016 JConcepts Outback Shootout

2016 J Concepts Outback Shootout

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260 entries would show up to this years 2016 J Concepts Outback Shootout event and see the amazing track prepared by KJ(Kevin Jelich), Jerry Douglas and the AMain Performance Hobbies track crew. The track would consists of 7 jumps, lots of passing sections combined with a fast race surface. This combination combined with the great announcing of Justin Wilde would make for an epic weekend of racing.

What an event it was. The event went on as one of the best events in Outback Raceways history. The event would have respectful racing, traffic being called and guys walking off the drivers stand congratulating each other on their race. As one onlooker would quote” Absolutely the BEST atmosphere of any race I’ve been to. Energy was positive, sportsmanship was at an all-time high. I got to eaves drop on the camaraderie, congratulations, sincere apologies, and handshakes as competitors leave the driver’s stand, and it was heartwarming to witness.“. When the AMain staff would walk through the pits all we saw was guys laughing, sharing stories, joking with each other and just a community of racers having a good time. As KJ would quote” Its great to see this community of racers come together every time and to see the camaraderie and respect these racers have for each other.  It just makes me want to do this better and better every time for the racers “.

Friday provided a full day of practice with track opening at 7am and closing at 10pm. Track needed to be grooved in and with the rain and humidity outside it was taking its sweet time. The track crew tried everything from constant blowing, turning the building into a sauna and then turning the building into an ice box. The Air conditioner ice box turned out to be the answer as the track would start to come in late Friday night right but it would be till Saturday morning practice till it was consistent. Saturday morning at 7 am doors would open to 260 entries for the weekend. A 2.5 hours practice session would take place followed by an intense three rounds of qualifying . Saturday would run right on schedule almost to the minute and would wrap up a long hard fought day of qualifying by little before 10pm. Sunday would open up to a short 50 minute practice session leading into the final intense round four of qualifying.  Mains would be posted right on time and probably one of the most exciting TQ dash for cashes won by Mason Eppley would go on as seen here in the race video: https://youtu.be/d1cWvCdCQBY. Shorty there after main events would get under way right on time with great bump up battles going down with top two moving onto the the next main. It would ultimately come down to the 8 Minute A Main events which gave us some of the best shows of the day and our Top three for the event photos.

Congratulations to the top three in all classes. And thanks to everyone who came through those front doors and made this the event it was. Check your calendars as the 2016 JConcepts Summer Nationals is in July and we would love to have you back out: http://tracks.amainhobbies.com/event/2016-jconcepts-summer-nationals/
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Links to live video for you every race can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwoRPGmQpUUTqGT1VSuRJ2iajtZGvhKa7
Here’s the TQ dash and top 3 photos:
 TQ Dash For Cash

Video of  the TQ dash for cash can be found here: https://youtu.be/aLBj3YG1aFo

Winner – Mason Eppley
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Rookie
Video of main event can be found here: https://youtu.be/iVtm7kZtLVQ
1st – Julian Diggs (TQ)
2nd – Paul Maready
3rd – Bud Beard
Rookie

Stock 2wd Short Course

Video of main event can be found here: https://youtu.be/q-DzD32Yl3U

1st – Jeff Lorenzo
2nd – Adam Sobolik
3rd – Lou Saeteurn
Stock 2wd SC

40+ Stock 2wd Buggy

Video of main event can be found here: https://youtu.be/a-PKzOhD0Ps

1st – Dujuan Moore (TQ)
2nd – Todd Pearson
3rd – John Scott
40+ 2wd Stock Buggy

Open 2wd Shortcourse

Video of main event can be found here: https://youtu.be/NaKdQEe5qik
1st – Drew Lorenzo
2nd – Terry Wickum
3rd – Conner Miracle
Open 2wd SC

Stock Stadium Truck

Video of main event can be found here: https://youtu.be/3M33F7PcuPE

1st – Mason Eppley (TQ)
2nd – Ron Chunn
3rd – Terry Schulz
Stock Stadium

Open Stadium Truck

Video of main event can be found here: https://youtu.be/zUt1mdGj58E

1st – Ryan Matesa (TQ)
2nd – Marshall Patten
3rd – Rick Jenkins
Open Stadium

Pro Stock 2wd Buggy

Video of main event can be found here: https://youtu.be/C4E90tRbOJ8

1st – Derek Stephansen (TQ)
2nd – Mason Eppley
3rd – Todd Pearson
Pro Stock 2wd Buggy

Open 4wd Shortcourse

Video of main event can be found here: https://youtu.be/vtLuoEcsSvU

1st – Kyle Turner (TQ)
2nd – Kyle Linton
3rd – Scott Rapoport
4wd SC

Stock 2wd Buggy

Video of main event can be found here: https://youtu.be/LPtQ9CrbQFs

1st – Jeff Edwards (TQ)
2nd – Jason Bell
3rd – Zach Sievert

Stock 2wd Buggy

40+ Stock Stadium Truck

Video of main event can be found here: https://youtu.be/tPixHmimfQI

1st – Ron Chunn
2nd – Terry Schulz (TQ)
3rd –Tobias Diggs
40+ Stadium

Open 2wd Buggy

Video of main event can be found here: https://youtu.be/ECgaZp169gg

1st – Derek Stephensen
2nd – Kyle Turner (TQ)
3rd – Kyle Layton
2wd Open Buggy

13.5 4wd

Video of main event can be found here: https://youtu.be/zOf9WNyu6B0

1st – Drew Lorenzo (TQ)
2nd – Conner Miracle
3rd – Dan Devey
13.5 4wd Buggy

Open 4wd Buggy

Video of main event can be found here: https://youtu.be/flM5bchW0DA

1st – Kyle Turner (TQ)
2nd – Kyle Layton
3rd – Mason Eppley
 4wd Open Buggy
Stay tuned for more great events at A Main’s Outback Raceway and THANKS to all the racers for making this a great event

We would like to thank the sponsors for the event:

       

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