Tulsa Shootout Opens With 48 Heat Races

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TULSA, Okla. — The 31st annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout at the Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center kicked off with heat races for three of the scheduled nine divisions.

Following 99 hot lap sessions for a record setting 1,247 entries, the 1,200cc Non-Wing Mini Sprints, Restricted “A” Class, and Outlaw Non-Wing divisions ran through a combined 48 heats; accounting for 384 laps of competition.

Oklahoma drivers reeled in the most wins on the evening with 13, followed by a tie between California and Missouri with each earning eight to set up the top three going into the rest of the weekend.

Out of 48 heats, seven drivers advanced to Victory from sixth or deeper with two doing so from dead last. Indiana’s Jimmy Wood is the only driver so far with multiple victories, scoring a victory in 1,200cc Non-Wing Mini Sprints and Outlaw Non-Wing.

The 31st annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout continues on Thursday with races starting at 9 a.m. CT.