By Aaron Waldron
Race report from SOAR Racing USA:
Last weekend, Triple Nickel Raceway in Bartow Florida held the 4th annual Nitro Side Show Shootout. There were 118 entries with 3 rounds of qualifying and a supercross gate start for the mains. The racing was hot and heavy on the technical layout and did not end until 3:00am Saturday night.
In the 40+ Nitro Buggy class, SOAR Racing USA's Gene Hickerson took TQ and received first pick on the starting gate. In the 20 minute A-main, Hickerson got off the gate first and had the lead at the start. But after a few mistakes, NitroPro's Jim Kvidera got by for the lead and went on to take the win, followed by Hickerson, Jeff Keeton, Walter Cruz, and Aaron Sikes.
- Jim Kvidera - AE/JC
- Gene Hickerson (TQ) - SOAR/James
- Jeff Keeton - AE/JC
- Walter Cruz - AE/JC
- Aaron Sikes - losi/JC
In Pro Buggy, Mugen's Cole Ogden took TQ and received first gate pick for the A-main. When the dust settled, Ogden took the win followed by JR Mitch, Justin Fales, Kyle Phillipps, and Gene Hickerson.
- Cole Ogden (TQ) - Mugen/JC
- JR Mitch - Losi/JC
- Justin Fales - Serpent/AKA
- Kyle Phillipps - Serpent/Proline
- Gene Hickerson - SOAR/James