The field of applications for the Horsepower Wars’ $10K Drag Shootout has been narrowed down to five.
Two of the five have already been chosen by Horsepower Wars staff to be guaranteed admittance into the $10K Drag Shootout competition. Those teams include Karns & Stinky Pinky Racing of Fairborn, Ohio and Russ Wullenwaber & Team Boddie/Dow Brothers Racecars of Los Banos, California.
The remaining three teams will be reviewed by a panel of drag racing experts from across the country. After a voting process, the final third team will be determined and announced to the public. The three teams vying for the final spot include Brad Riekoff & West Bend Dyno of West Bend, Wisconsin, Dwayne Gutridge & Team Dirty Jersey of Toms River, New Jersey, and Lyle Barnett & Team Bigun of Mooresville, North Carolina.
The final three teams will join Horsepower Wars staff in Southern California where they will be given $10,000 to buy, build, and race a drag car in just 10 days with a plethora of surprises and challenges along the way. The score will be settled at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio in September, where the winning team of the final race will not only win their vehicle, but also $10,000 in cash.
“It was incredibly hard to narrow down the field to just five teams, let alone the top two,” said Scott Parker, Power Automedia’s director of content and strategy. “Thankfully we’ve had tremendous engagement from the fan base to help guide the way, and we’ll be relying on that even more going forward when we release the poll on HorsepowerWars.com and Facebook so that fans can vote for either Team West Bend, Dirty Jersey or Bigun. And if you are bummed that your favorite team didn’t make it, don’t worry because we’ve extended the Dream Team deadline to May 25 and invited all those guys to apply.”