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Everything You Need To Know About the Inaugural PRO Superstar Shootout

A historic moment in drag racing history is set to take place this week with the inaugural running of the SCAG Power Equipment PRO Superstar Shootout presented by Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage at Bradenton Motorsports Park. We get you ready for the event with everything you need to know heading into three action-packed days of racing in the Sunshine State. 

What Is The PRO Superstar Shootout?

The PRO Superstar Shootout is a one-of-a-kind drag racing event promoted by Drag Illustrated and the Professional Racers Owners Organization. Alan Johnson, President of PRO, called the event “a dramatic new leap for professional drag racing.”

Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock teams will be competing during the inaugural PRO Superstar Shootout.

Official Event Website: www.superstarshootout.com

Where Is Bradenton Motorsports Park?

Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Bradenton Motorsports Park is a quarter-mile drag strip that plays host to one of the longest-running independent events in drag racing, the Snowbird Outlaw Nationals, as well as the U.S. Street Nationals, FL2K, and more. 

Bradenton Motorsports Park is owned by Victor Alvarez. 

The track is a favorite for Pro Stock and Pro Modified teams looking to test over the offseason. The PRO Superstar Shootout will be the first time Bradenton Motorsports Park has hosted an event with 11,000-horsepower Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars.

Who’s Racing In The PRO Superstar Shootout? 

The inaugural, one-of-a-kind event will feature many of drag racing’s biggest stars competing across the Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock divisions.

Top Fuel Drivers

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  • Doug Kalitta, Kalitta Motorsports
  • Shawn Langdon, Kalitta Motorsports
  • Brittany Force, John Force Racing
  • Leah Pruett, Tony Stewart Racing
  • Tony Schumacher, JCM Racing
  • Justin Ashley, SCAG Power Equipment Factory Team
  • Antron Brown, AB Motorsports
  • Josh Hart, Josh Hart Racing
  • Steve Torrence, Torrence Racing
  • Billy Torrence, Torrence Racing
  • Clay Millican, Rick Ware Racing
  • Mike Salinas, Scrappers Racing

Funny Car Drivers

  • J.R. Todd, Kalitta Motorsports
  • John Force, John Force Racing
  • Austin Prock, John Force Racing
  • Matt Hagan, Tony Stewart Racing
  • Daniel Wilkerson, SCAG Power Equipment Factory Team
  • Bob Tasca III, Tasca Racing
  • Alexis DeJoria, DC Motorsports
  • Paul Lee, Paul Lee Racing
  • Ron Capps, Ron Capps Motorsports
  • Blake Alexander, Head Racing
  • Cruz Pedregon, Cruz Pedregon Racing
  • Chad Green, Chad Green Motorsports
  • Dave Richards, Paul Richards Racing

Pro Stock Drivers

  • Greg Anderson, KB Titan Racing
  • Dallas Glenn, KB Titan Racing
  • Camrie Caruso, KB Titan Racing
  • Matt Hartford, KB Titan Racing
  • Dave Connolly, KB Titan Racing
  • Deric Kramer, KB Titan Racing
  • Eric Latino, KB Titan Racing
  • Erica Enders, Elite Motorsports
  • Troy Coughlin Jr., Elite Motorsports
  • Aaron Stanfield, Elite Motorsports
  • Fernando Cuadra Sr., Elite Motorsports
  • Fernando Cuadra Jr., Elite Motorsports
  • Cristian Cuadra, Elite Motorsports
  • Jerry Don Tucker, Elite Motorsports
  • Jeg Coughlin Jr., Elite Motorsports
  • Chris McGaha, Southwest Performance
  • Mason McGaha, Southwest Performance
  • Mark Beaver, Beaver Motorsports

What Is The PRO Superstar Shootout Purse? 

The PRO Superstar Shootout will pay out more than $1.3 million in total prize money, with $250,000 going to the Top Fuel and Funny Car winners, and $125,000 to the Pro Stock winner.

How To Watch The Pro Superstar Shootout

The entire PRO Superstar Shootout will be streamed live via FloRacing, the official live streaming coverage partner.  

FloRacing has tapped veteran sportscaster Ralph Sheheen, Funny Car world champion “Fast Jack” Beckman, seasoned motorsports reporter Jamie Howe, and FloRacing Drag Racing Content Creator Courtney Enders as broadcast talent for the inaugural PRO Superstar Shootout. 

STREAMING: Watch the 2024 PRO Superstar Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park on FloRacing. SIGN UP HERE.

On Your TV: Now Available on Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast & Apple TV.

Cast: Cast to your smart TV including Vizio, Samsung and LG TVs.

On The Go: Download the FloSports app on iOS or Android.

Tickets Available for Purchase: TheFoat.com

PRO Superstar Shootout Schedule

Thursday, February 8

  • 10:00 AM    PRO TESTING
  • 1:30 PM    STOCK ELIMINATOR QUALIFYING SESSION #1
    • SUPER STOCK ELIMINATOR QUALIFYING SESSION #1
    • TOP SPORTSMAN ELIMINATOR QUALIFYING SESSION #1
  • 2:00 PM    GATES OPEN
  • 3:00 PM    PRO DRIVER Q&A SESSION (SCAG Stage)
  • 5:15 PM    PRO STOCK QUALIFYING SESSION #1
  • 6:15 PM    FUNNY CAR QUALIFYING SESSION #1
    • TOP FUEL QUALIFYING SESSION #1
  • 7:00 PM    STOCK ELIMINATOR QUALIFYING SESSION #2
    • SUPER STOCK ELIMINATOR QUALIFYING SESSION #2
    • TOP SPORTSMAN ELIMINATOR QUALIFYING SESSION #2

Friday, February 9

  • 9:00 AM    GATES OPEN
  • 9:30 AM    STOCK ELIMINATOR QUALIFYING SESSION 3
    • SUPER STOCK QUALIFYING SESSION 3
    • TOP SPORTSMAN QUALIFYING SESSION 3
  • 10:00 AM    FAN AUTOGRAPH SESSION (DI WELCOME CENTER)
  • 11:15 AM    PRO STOCK QUALIFYING SESSION 2
  • 12:00 PM    FUNNY CAR QUALIFYING SESSION 2
    • TOP FUEL QUALIFYING SESSION 2
  • 1:00 PM    PRO DRIVER Q&A (SCAG STAGE)
  • 1:00 PM    STOCK ELIMINATOR QUALIFYING SESSION 3
    • SUPER STOCK QUALIFYING SESSION 4
  • 2:30 PM    PRO STOCK QUALIFYING SESSION 3
  • 3:15 PM    FUNNY CAR QUALIFYING SESSION 3
    • TOP FUEL QUALIFYING SESSION 3
  • 4:00 PM    FAN AUTOGRAPH SESSION
  • 4:00 PM    TOP SPORTSMAN QUALIFYING SESSION 4
  • 5:00 PM    PRO STOCK FINAL QUALIFYING SESSION
  • 6:15 PM    FUNNY CAR FINAL QUALIFYING SESSION
    • TOP FUEL FINAL QUALIFYING SESSION
  • 7:30 PM    STOCK ELIMINATOR ROUND 1 ELIMINATIONS
    • SUPER STOCK ROUND 1 ELIMINATIONS
    • TOP SPORTSMAN ROUND 1 ELIMINATIONS
  • 7:30 PM    CONCERT: THE BLAKE FREE BAND

Saturday, February 10

  • 9:00 AM    GATES OPEN
  • 10:00 AM    DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (SCAG STAGE)
  • 11:00 AM    PRE-RACE CONCERT: THE VINDYS
  • 12:00 PM    PRO STOCK ROUND 1 ELIMINATIONS
  • 12:45 PM    STOCK ELIMINATOR ROUND 2 ELIMINATIONS
    • SUPER STOCK ROUND 2 ELIMINATIONS
    • TOP SPORTSMAN ROUND 2 ELIMINATIONS
  • 1:00 PM    PRE-RACE CEREMONIES
  • 2:00 PM    TOP FUEL ROUND 1 ELIMINATIONS
    • FUNNY CAR ROUND 1 ELIMINATIONS
  • 2:30 PM    PRO STOCK ROUND 2 ELIMINATIONS
  • 3:00 PM    STOCK ELIMINATOR ROUND 3 ELIMINATIONS
    • SUPER STOCK ROUND 3 ELIMINATIONS
    • TOP SPORTSMAN ROUND 3 ELIMINATIONS
  • 4:00 PM    TOP FUEL ROUND 2 ELIMINATIONS
    • FUNNY CAR ROUND 2 ELIMINATIONS
  • 4:15 PM    PRO STOCK ROUND 3 ELIMINATIONS
  • 4:45 PM    STOCK ELIMINATOR ROUND 4 ELIMINATIONS
    • SUPER STOCK ROUND 4 ELIMINATIONS
    • TOP SPORTSMAN ROUND 4 ELIMINATIONS
  • 6:00 PM    STOCK ELIMINATOR FINAL ELIMINATIONS
    • SUPER STOCK FINAL ELIMINATIONS
    • TOP SPORTSMAN FINAL ELIMINATIONS
    • PRO STOCK FINAL ELIMINATIONS
    • FUNNY CAR FINAL ELIMINATIONS
    • TOP FUEL FINAL ELIMINATIONS
  • 7:00 PM    TROPHY PRESENTATION, CONCERT: THE VINDYS

*SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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