Ed Hoover will lead a cast of Quick 8 Pro Mod all stars into Farmington Dragway for the 1st Annual Quick 8 Pro Mod Reunion Race this Saturday, May 25th
Hoover, won the first ever Farmington Quick 8 Cup back in 1990, driving his then Super Shops Chevrolet Camaro. Hoover, “the best kept secret in the south” will be driving the Paul Trussell super charged Chevrolet Camaro in the Quick 8 Pro Mod Race. “ Nothing could be better than to have one of the true pioneers of Farmington Quick 8 racing as apart of this special Reunion race” said former track owner and event co-promoter Mark Joyce. “Ed did a lot of winning back in the early ‘90’s not only at Farmington, but all over the south and me and Denise is proud to have him aboard for the event”. Joining Hoover in the battle for the Quick 8 Pro Mod reunion victory will be the 17x Champion of drag racing Todd Tutterow , behind the controls of his yet to be determined Galot Motorsports entry. You’ll just have to be in attendance to find out as “King Tutt’s Galot teammate Kevin Rivenbark will join him in his Pontiac Firebird. Long time Pro Mod veteran Randy Weatherford in his WS Construction Nitrous fed Camaro will be on aboard along with his teammate Andy Beal of Thomasville, NC in his Super Charged Corvette. The Williams Family Motorsports Ford Mustang and former Quick 8 champion Todd Howard will have the blue oval ready for the war. Local favorites Keith Floyd of Lexington, NC in his Super Charged Camaro and Jamie Chappell of Boonville, NC in his Nitrous fed Corvette will be in the Farm house along with long time veteran heads-up warriors Torey Cagle from Georgia and JR Ward from Virginia.
These drivers and more will be battling for a $4,000.00 to Win paycheck, with runner-up receiving $1,200.00, Semi-finalist $1,000.00 and First round losers $750.00 each. Quick 8 qualifying gets kicked off early at 12:15 PM, round two at 2:15 PM and final round scheduled at 4:15 PM. Besides the Quick 8 Race and Celebrity shootout, the stars and cars of Tony Brown’s Pro Tree Racers Association series will be in the house. PTRA classes featured will be 4.90 Index Door Cars, 4.90 Index Dragster, 6.0 Index, 7.0 Index, True Street, Performance Street, Pro Tree Eliminator, Street Eliminator and Pro Tree Junior Dragster.
Don’t miss out…..on ONE BIG DAY….ONE BIG DRAG RACE and ONE BIG
NOTE: There will be a special Quick 8 PRO MOD Test session on Friday, May 24
The special thing about the Farmington Quick 8 Pro Mod reunion is that the event will give former and current Pro Mod racers, Engine Builders and Sponsors an opportunity
To compete in their “Street Legal” vehicle for charity. The Big Brothers and Big Sisters Celebrity Shootout will feature an all-star list also including two legendary engine builders Gene Fulton of Spartanburg, SC and Sonny Leonard of Lynchburg, VA. Both Fulton and Leonard are former Farmington IHRA Modified Eliminator winners and build some the Quick 8 Pro Mod drivers competing in the events engines. Also scheduled to be on hand for the Quick 8 Pro Mod Reunion Celebrity Charity Shootout is former Don Plemmons driver Buzz Varner, former Quick 8 champion and car owner Jerry Williams, Dark Horse racing ace Thomas Dunford, EOPM director Rick Moore, Turbo man Rod Houck, the “Mail Man” Charles Harris, super tuner and racer Charles Terrell and Charlotte, NC’s Memphis Smith. “We are so glad to have these guys as early pre-entries for our celebrity shootout for Big Brother and Big Sister said event co promoter Denise Tutterow. This is a wonderful charity and even some of the kids will be on hand to witness their first Farmington Quick 8 Pro Mod race. Anyone interest in racing this charity event can still enter up to the 3 PM first round of time runs for the race on Saturday, May 25th, Contact Denise 336-399-5114 or Mark Joyce 336-480-8481.
NOTE: Special Quick 8 Pro Mod Test Session on Friday, May 24th, Time from 12 noon till 6 PM. $100.00 each driver. You may stay over into the afternoon and night till 10 PM for Farmington’s regular Friday Night Thunder Street Car & Motorcycle event.
Event Schedule, Saturday, May 25th
Gates Open at 8 AM
Time Runs start at 11 AM
Quick 8 Pro Mod Qualifying at 12:15 (Rd1)
Grill Out Contest starts at 1PM ends at 6 PM
Fun Zone events start at 11 AM to 8 AM (Located in between the two Concession stands)
Quick 8 Pro Mod Rd 2 at 2:15 PM
Celebrity Pro Mod Drivers “street car” Shootout Time Runs start at 3:00 PM
Quick 8 Pro Mod Rd 3 at 4:15 PM
Celebrity Shootout Elimination’s at 5:30 PM
1st Rd Quick 8 Pro Mod Elimination’s at 6:15 PM
Announce Grill Out Contest and other Award winners at 7:00 PM
2nd Rd Quick 8 at 8:15 PM
Finals at 9:15 PM