The mission of The Drag Racers Benevolent Fund (DRBF) is to make a positive difference in the lives of injured or sickened racers and their families. The foundation was organized by a group of individuals that saw a need to bring encouragement, fellowship, and financial assistance to the world of motorsports by providing committed volunteers with positive leadership and standards of excellence in order to meet practical needs. In order to support the DRBF, The Lone Star Summer Shootout does a charity raffle each year at the event.
There were 450 tickets sold for the DRBF Raffle and the winners were as follows:
Time trials began at 9AM on Friday morning for Free Race Friday presented by SDPC Raceshop and Chevrolet Performance. The 5th Annual Lone Star Summer Shootout returned in true racer-focused fashion, presenting more than 50 people with prizes or prize money. Jake Howard had a dream day of competition doubling up with a Lucas Oil Exclusive 32 No Box and SDPC Raceshop Free Race Friday win. Jake Howard defeated Cole Herbold in the No Box class and continued on to finish a fairy tale day by taking the win against Chris Dollar in the final of the main event.
The Brodix 64 and 32 Car Dual Shootouts began shortly after the main event. Racers had the option to win triple the payout with the Double for Triple Cash Bonus presented by Ellis County Auto Repair, Laris Motorsports Insurance, and BFX Fire Apparatus. Nathan Martin took advantage of the bonus and took home $15,000 in total payout by defeating Aaron Gee in the final. Jason McFarland took the win in the 32 car shootout over Danny Ray Martinez.
The 5th Annual event presented racers with even more ways to win with best losing packages presented in rounds one through six in the SDPC Raceshop Free Race Friday Super Pro class and rounds one through four in the Lucas Oil Exclusive 32 class. Winners are as follows:
SDPC Raceshop Free Race Friday Super Pro
Round 1, Jegs Performance $200 Gift Certificate- Max McGlothin (.017)
Round 2, Auto Meter $100 Gift Certificate- Jimmy Wenger (.012)
Round 3, Racing RV’s $250 Cash Prize- Bob Gilmore (.029)
Round 4, Auto Meter $250 Gift Certificate- Donny Burleson (.018)
Round 5, Chris Simmons Photography $300 Cash Prize-
Round 6, Mickey Thompson $500 Gift Certificate
Lucas Oil Exclusive 32 No Box
Round 1, K&N Filters $100 Gift Certificate- Jesse Cervantes (.052)
Round 2, K&N Filters $100 Gift Certificate- Justin Cervantes (.040)
Round 3, K&N Filters $100 Gift Certificate- Marti Flukinger (.065)
Round 4, K&N Filters $250 Gift Certificate- Gene Herbold (.058)