PRO, Drag Illustrated to Host $1.3M Superstar Shootout at Bradenton - Engine Builder Magazine

PRO, Drag Illustrated to Host $1.3M Superstar Shootout at Bradenton

The Professional Racers Owners Organization (PRO), in partnership with Drag Illustrated and Florida’s Bradenton Motorsports Park, has announced the inaugural PRO Superstar Shootout, a high-stakes, big-money race featuring the stars of Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock.

Set for February 8-10, 2024, at Bradenton Motorsports Park, the PRO Superstar Shootout is set to 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. The event will be streamed live via partner FloRacing.  

“We believe this is a dramatic new leap for professional drag racing,” said Alan Johnson, the president of PRO. “The PRO Superstar Shootout will be unlike anything our teams have been a part of, and the result will be a one-of-a-kind show for our fans. This is an opportunity to try some new formats and to showcase our sport to a broad audience worldwide. It’s going to be very exciting to take the expected boost of energy from this action-packed weekend into the start of the 2024 NHRA drag racing season.”
PRO partnered with Drag Illustrated to bring the Superstar Shootout to life after seeing the success of the $100,000-to-win Drag Illustrated World Series of Pro Mod at Bradenton in March. 

The PRO Superstar Shootout will be the group’s first foray into nitro racing. The event will also be the first time Bradenton Motorsports Park has hosted a Top Fuel and Funny Cars event.
The PRO Superstar Shootout will be an invitation-only race. Invitees will be announced at a later date.

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