This weekend, Oct. 11-12, Street Outlaws’ Shawn “Murder Nova” Ellington and NHRA Top Fuel racer Scott Palmer will be racing down the track at Tulsa for the 25th running of the Throwdown in T-Town! In addition to these two stars, the Throwdown will feature a full schedule of Mid-West Pro Mod Series action, along with V-Twin Motorcycles, bracket racing and Jr. Dragsters. Some of the top racers in the USA will compete here, racing in 10 different classes.
The Throwdown in T-Town is one of the USA’s best-loved drag races. What’s its secret? It’s put on by racers, for racers.
“The Throw Down in T-Town has become one of the largest races in the country,” track co-owner Keith Haney said. “We had over 160 race cars in May. It’s a FREE event for the customer, and we had 25,000 fans in the stands for the weekend in May 2019. It’s just become a huge event. The fans interact here like no other. The interaction is amazing and totally off the wall. Most drag racers want to race in front of a big audience.”
Another part of the draw is that the Throwdown features drivers and teams from all across the country.
“Some of these racers drive 1,500 miles just to race in front of a huge crowd, but if for some reason they don’t get in the show, they still have a chance to race,” Haney said.
After qualifying (alongside fellow Street Outlaws star “Daddy Dave” Comstock) for the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series race early this year at Xtreme Raceway Park in Texas, Oklahoma’s own “Murder Nova” will return at the Throwdown in T-Town, entered in the MWPMS Pro Mod class with his world-famous, twin-turbocharged ’69 Nova.
Palmer, meanwhile, will make exhibition passes at the Throwdown in his 10,000-plus horsepower NHRA Top Fuel dragster; on top of that, he’s bringing “Studezilla!” his wild, nitro-fueled, flame-throwing ’53 Studebaker Pro Mod, as well as an equally outrageous nitro-breathing ’70 Chevelle piloted by veteran driver J.R. Sandlian. Palmer and Sandlian will light up the Tulsa night sky with side-by-side doorslammer displays of fire and power!
This is the last free tickets event of the year at Tulsa Raceway Park, so make sure not to miss out!