The second annual Ultimate 64 Shootout was held June 8-10 at legendary Mountain
Park Dragway in Clay City, KY. The racing action was jam packed, as twelve
separate winners were crowned on the weekend.
The marquee event of the weekend, the Ultimate 64 Shootout, featured a
64-car pre-entered field, with a single elimination format. Each entrant put up
$1,500 for a spot in the field, with the winner taking home a cool $50,000! Rob
Kropfeld drove his beautiful Vega Wagon to the $50,000 Ultimate 64 victory over
Chris Johnson on Saturday afternoon. Johnson was in the midst of a stellar
weekend in his Race Tech Dragster, having already won a $5,000 event the
previous day. Charlie Bellamy and Luke Bogacki were the semi-finalists.
The Footbrake version of the main event, a 64-car field of racers competing
for a $10,000 prize, was won by local racer and multi-time track champion Mason
Hatton. Hatton defeated Alabama competitor and former B&M Series champion
Jared Pennington in the final round. The semi-finalists in the Ultimate 64
Footbrake event included Rick Shepherd and Anthony Blackburn.