Baytown Outlaw Showdown Results
by Will Hanna
BAYTOWN, TX - The Texas Quick 8 Racing Association kicked
off the first of its eight race series this weekend with the Outlaw Pro Mod
Showdown at the famed Houston Raceway Park in Baytown. Brownsville, Texas'
Bobby Booth surprised everyone by stepping up and taking the top qualifying
spot with a 4.180/ 168.38 in his '37 Chevy Coupe. Booth was the only car to
make it into the 4.10's this weekend, and used that to make it to the finals
where he was to square off against carburetor guru Chuck Nuytten's '63
Corvette. Nuytten had ignition problems and could not get his Corvette to
start, giving Booth the single. Booth left hard then went into tire shake
and lifted, coasting to a 5.41/ 94.30.
"Against Chuck [Nuytten] we knew he was going to be killer on the tree
and he ran some .21's tonight and he was going to be tough. Unfortunately,
his car wouldn't start and we just had to run a solo. I was doing some
experimenting in there since I didn't have to worry about getting the win
light, and it didn't quite work out like I wanted it to," Booth said of
The Texas Quick 8 Association will have its second race of the eight race
series next weekend at River City Raceway in Seguin, Texas. Booth leaves
this weekend with the points lead and a leg up on the rest of the racers
going into next weekend's contest.
"Hopefully we can repeat our performance. We're going to go home, do
all of our maintenance, check everything and make sure we are ready for next
weekend, and we are looking forward to it," said Booth.
If Booth can maintain his level of performance, he might just get his second
win next week in Seguin. If not, there will be a whole gang of "Outlaws" waiting
to pick up his slack.
1. Bobby Booth, 37 Chevy Coupe, 4.286/ 168.38 def.
8. Jerry Hicks, 96 Camaro, 4.434/ 159.91
5. Brandon Pesz, 57 Chevy, 4.453/ 162.33 def.
4. Scott Herzog, 94 Corvette, 4.427/(nsr). (dq-centerline).
2. Frankie Taylor, 00 Firebird, 4.305/ 172.44 def.
7. Grant Hensley, 94 Trans Am, 9.815/ 43.19
3.Chuck Nuytten, 63 Corvette, 4.214/ 173.31 def
9. (alt) Gaylen Smith, 94 Camaro, 4.385/ 159.48.
3. Nuytten, 4.212/ 172.84, def.
2. Taylor, 4.264/ 173.94#.
1. Booth, 4.164*/171.20 def.
5. Pesz, 4.326/ 163.22
1. Booth, 5.414/ 94.30 def.
3. Nuytten, broke
* denotes low e.t.
# denotes top speed.
Will Hanna/ Pro Race Communications