An outstanding weekend of racing in the books with the first annual Hardway SunShine Showdown, the 5th stop so far on the 2018 Outlaw Diesel Super Series national tour, event champions were crowned and records were set and reset 4 times over in the Outlaw Diesel Pro Mod category! Major thanks to all racers, event sponsors and crew/spectators that made the weekend possible, we’re already looking at dates for next year!
Outlaw Diesel Pro Mod competitor Ben Shadday in his Cummins powered ram truck reset his previous class record of 4.71@155 in Friday nights pro qualifying session with a 4.68 at 150 on an early shutdown, little did we know this number would be pushed 3 more times before the end of the weekend!
All said and done, #1 qualifier and Pro Mod class winner Larson Miller, pilot of the Firepunk “Save the Racks” Cummins powered S10 pickup (pictured above) buried the class record down a 4.47@167mph. Ben Shadday’s 4.68 in qualifying set the tone, then Millers 4.64 in qualifying, a 4.55 in eliminations then the 4.47 drove the nail in the coffin!
Many thanks to those who raced with us this past weekend and congrats to our winners, we’re looking forward to hosting the Outlaw Diesel Super Series again September 2019!
The weekend we’ve all been waiting for is here, the Hardway SunShine Showdown, stop 5 on the Outlaw Diesel Super Series National Tour! We are expecting 100+ competitors with everything from 2000hp Diesel Powered Dragsters, 200mph Jet Car, 4 second Diesel Powered Pro Mod’s, bottom 5 second Pro Street trucks all the way to diesel powered daily drivers battling it out in the Sportsman ET Category!
Pricing info below, schedule for the weekend is as follow;
KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE!!!
Regular Gate Entry $25/day or $40 weekend pass – Available at the gate.
VIP Weekend Passes (almost sold out!) – $75 – Sunshine Showdown VIP Pass 14/15 September 2018
Fence Parking Pass – $50/spot – Sunshine Showdown Fence Parking Pass 14/15 September 2018
Premium/RV Parking – $10/$20 – Sunshine Showdown Premium/RV Parking Pass 14/15 September 2018
Show & Shine (preregistration almost over) – $30 – Show & Shine Early Entry 15 September 2018
Friday Night Test & Tune (Diesel’s only) – $40 (PRO DRIVERS CAN NOT T&T FRIDAY!)
Friday Night Southern Truck Scene 8.0 Index (ALL Gas & Diesel Trucks!) – $50 Entry – $800 Purse
Friday Night Southern Truck Scene Street Truck Shootout (All Gas & Diesel Trucks!) – $100 Entry – $1600 Purse
Saturday Sportsman ET and 7.70 Index Classes – Outlaw Diesel Super Series – $40 Entry
Saturday 6.70 Index Class – Outlaw Diesel Super Series – $50 Entry
Saturday 5.90 Index, Pro Street, Pro Modified and Top Dragster – Outlaw Diesel Super Series – $60 Entry
Friday Sept 7th – Friday Frenzy + 850 Top Ten List Racing! Friday Frenzy is an open to the public test & tune session on ECD’s infamous well prepped racing surface. Since it’s the first Friday of the month, our 850 Top Ten List racers will be in the house grudge racing for top honors on their list. PLEASE NOTE we will not be running a Friday Frenzy next weekend Friday Sept 14th due to a special event taking place all that weekend, our next regularly scheduled Friday Frenzy will be Friday Sept 21st, so get your butt out here this weekend and get your race on! Gates open at 5pm, track hot at 6pm and we race until 11pm… $15 at the gate for crew/spectators otherwise $25 car & driver gets you in the gate and down the track with your hot rod, kids 12 & under free as always.
Saturday Sept 8th – ECD is closed to the public for maintenance/repairs & preparation for next weekends big event. If you’re interested in lending a hand email firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks in advance! RM
Sunday Sept 9th – ECD Moto Days – Join us at the Emerald Coast Dragway as we open up our pit/parking area to those interested in ripping around the pit roads. These events are open to all bikes, groms, supermoto, karts, etc and will take place on one of the three course layouts we have in store for you. Bike tech will be minimal, just ensure it’s not leaking any fluids and in good working order. Please ensure you have proper riding gear including helmet / gloves / over the ankle boots! We will not have vending available at the track so please ensure you bring any food / beverage items with you. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you out at Emerald Coast Dragway!
11AM GATES OPEN
1145AM RIDERS MEETING
12PM TRACK HOT
5PM TRACK SECURE
$40 Entry/Ride – $10 Spectate only
Kids 12 & Under Free Entry, $20 to ride.
Next Weekend Sept 14/15 – Hardway Sunshine Showdown – The worlds fastest diesels competing for over $30k in total payout Friday & Saturday as well as a jet car and a live band! You DO NOT want to miss this one!!!
Two Weekends from now… Sept 21/22… Friday Frenzy & South Coast Heads Up Round 5 on Saturday!
Friday August 31st– Friday Night Frezy-All welcome all run Friday Frenzy test & tune. Enjoy an excellent racing surface along with good people, good food and good times! Gate open at 5pm, track hot by 6pm and we race until 11pm, price will be $15 at the gate for crew & spectators or $25 car & driver.
Saturday September 1st–Rim Racing Nationals– Black Flag Tire Company presents Rim Racing Nationals! Class racing, grudge racing, donk shootout, G-body shootout, car show on the track, car show in the pits, no cost to race and money to be won! Gates open at 10 am, $20 at the gate, kids 12 and under free.
As weather steps on our $10 Tuesday YET AGAIN! Instead of pushing it out yet another week we decided to take advantage of the forecast for Wednesday August 22nd and run our $10 Tuesday format on Wednesday! Come one come all, street cars, motor cycles, race cars, whatever else you’ve got that you want to send down the track, $10 Tuesday, on a Wednesday is for you! The gate officially opens at 5pm but we’ll be out there earlier than that getting things setup, for those guys with race cars looking to test before this weekend’s racing festivities, we suggest you get here as early as possible to take full advantage of the pristine race surface before the hard tire cars have their way with it.
$10 at the gate for everyone except kids 12 & under are free! Tech cards available at the tech inspection area for FREE to get your hot rod down the track! VP racing fuels available as well as nitrous refills and of course Mrs Sherry will have the burger stand going strong so show up hungry!