TULSA, Okla. – Coming off a record-breaking year at the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, the 36th annual event is already in the works, with the dates set to for Wednesday, Dec. 30 through Saturday, Jan. 2.
Adding a day of racing, while not actually adding time in the River Spirit Expo Center, early parking and unload will now run back-to-back, rather than on separate dates. Starting Monday, Dec. 28, Early Parking will begin at 7 a.m. (CT). As soon as the last trailer is set, all remaining teams will be allowed to begin moving in to unload their cars and equipment.
Check-in and Draw will coincide with Monday’s festivities with the draw opening at 9 a.m. (CT).
Anyone not able to unload on Monday can finish up on Tuesday, Dec. 29 from 8-11 a.m (CT) with draw finishing up during that time. Normally taking place Wednesday morning, Practice for all classes will begin after Noon on Tuesday, Dec. 29 to allow racing to begin on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 10 a.m. (CT).
“We sat down after this year’s Shootout and started looking at how much time we had and what we could move around and figured out we could add nearly eight hours to the actual time we could be racing to make it where we are not going as late, and giving everyone time to recover between days,” stated Tulsa Shootout Director, Matt Ward.
Racing will continue daily like normal through Saturday, Jan. 2. Exact times and running order will be posted as the event draws near.
Early entries will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 22 and run through Wednesday, Dec. 2 at $100 per entry. Starting Thursday, Dec. 3 the cost goes to $125 per entry with pre-event registration cut off on Wednesday, Dec. 16. After that, teams will have to enter during check-in on Monday, Dec. 28, with all entries ending on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. (CT).
Entry forms will be sent out later in the year. Online entry will also be available as well as entry by phone at (918) 838-3777.
The 36th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout will feature A-Class (Wing, Non-Wing, and Restricted), Outlaw (Wing and Non-Wing), and Junior Sprints. Any additional divisions will be announced throughout the year. For all classes, RaceCeivers are mandatory. The frequency is 454.000.