Pro-Touring Truck Shootout has 6 truck classes.
" MC-Class "
Unlimited horsepower, 200 tread-wear rated tires only. After market stock replacement frame allowed. Unlimited suspension modifications allowed. Wheelbase of either OE frame or of OE body can be altered in this class but not both. Truck must have a legal vin number and be tagged and insured for the event. Home built chassis allowed after tech inspection approval. Full cage that is incorporated into the frame and suspension is allowed. Unlimited aero package allowed. Weight restriction of 3000lbs min for this class. 5-point harness and helmet are required in this class. This class is for both 2WD and 4WD Trucks.
MC-Class: (Manufactures class)
This class is for manufactures /companies that currently build truck parts and want to prove them at the event. This class allows any owner of the truck and any registered driver of the event to compete in this class regardless of who owns the truck. As a separate entry, the truck can also be entered in any of the other classes but, must adhere to that class rules. The truck must be sponsored, and entry paid for by the product company. This class requires a minimum of 200 tread wear rated tires. Suspension and weight rules are the same as "T1"Class. The truck will have both the "MC" stickers and its 2nd class stickers displayed on the truck to compete in both classes. This means that drivers can be exchanged out when their class is called to compete. Changes to the truck to adhere to the rules of the class during the event are allowed. Manufactures parts logos and decals on the side of the truck are required!!!! A minimum of a 4-point harness and helmet is required. This class is for both 2WD and 4WD Trucks.
(Touring-1) This class has a Minimum of 200 tread wear rated tires. After-market frame with unlimited suspension modifications allowed. “After market” stock OE replacement frame allowed. Use of aftermarket IFS and rear suspension kits on the OE rails allowed. OE wheelbase must remain (by length of OE chassis of truck). Coil-overs, custom suspension builds are allowed. Firewall set back allowed. Height adjustable suspension allowed. Motor swap allowed. Horsepower of 600 max for this class. Weight restriction for this class is 3200lbs min. Home-built frame in this class with factory OE wheelbase of both OE frame and body allowed, after tech inspection. In-cab cage and harness bar allowed, full cage connected to frame rails allowed. Factory OE frame with OE wheelbase that has been boxed or reinforced for rigidity is allowed. Aero is allowed. A minimum 4-point harness and helmet is required.
(Touring-2) This class has a Minimum of 200 tread wear rated tires. Stock frame with unlimited suspension modifications allowed. OE wheelbase is required. Use of aftermarket IFS and rear suspension kits on the OE rails allowed. 40% of OE rail must remain under the cab. Dropped cross member, step notch, coil-overs, custom built suspension is allowed. Firewall and motor set back is allowed. Height adjustable suspension allowed. Motor swap allowed. Horsepower of 500 max. Weight restriction for this class all is 3200lbs min. No home-built frames allowed in this class. No OE factory frame that has been boxed or reinforced in front of the rear axle or spindle froward for rigidity is allowed. In-cab cage and harness bar allowed. Full cage connected to frame rails for rigidity, not allowed. Aero is allowed. A minimum of a 4-point harness and helmet is required. This class is for both 2WD and 4WD Trucks.
(Touring-3) This class has a Minimum of 200 tread wear rated tires. Stock frame with stock front crossmember allowed. No home-built complete frames allowed in this class. Suspension modifications; example-dropped spindles, springs, c-notch and flip kit and I-beams. OE front crossmember can be raised. Must use OE front suspension geometry mounting points. No firewall or motor set back allowed. “Bolt in” coil overs with modifications to frame allowed (Holes for bolt-on only no welding of brackets). Airbags, Shockwaves and height adjustable suspension allowed. No firewall mods in this class. In-cab cage and harness bar allowed. No full cage as a chassis stiffener allowed (bumps you to T-1 class). Motor swap allowed. Horsepower of 400 max for this class. Weight requirements for this class is 3400lbs min. No aero in this class. Minimum of factory seatbelt and helmet is required in this class. This class is for both 2WD and 4WD Trucks.
(Novice-1) This Class has a Minimum of 200 treadwear rated tires. Stock frame, stock/original OEM motor in this class. No firewall or motor set back allowed. Horsepower max of 300 in this class. Headers, intake manifold, exhaust allowed. Minimal suspension modifications: example-dropped spindles, springs, c-notch and flip kit and I-beams allowed. All suspension components must use original EO geometry mounting holes and locations. Swapped gears and brakes that bolt on to the OE geometry mounting points allowed. Minimum of factory seatbelt and helmet is required in this class. No full cages, harness bar is allowed. Weight restrictions are 3400lbs min. No aero allowed in this class. This class is for both 2WD and 4WD Trucks.
Auto-cross rules: In order to compete you must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid DL. You must also have proof of insurance on the truck that it being raced. Racers will wait their turn to compete in the auto cross in the grid section not in their pits. Start line will have a safety officer show you the beginning of the auto cross, once the auto cross is complete racer will exit course and return to either grid or pits.
Horsepower documentation is based on honesty of owner/operator due to no dyno at the track. Weight calculations based on honesty of owner/operator, but top three in each class will be weighed! If the tech department ask you something about your truck and you give them false information, a move in class or a penalty will be applied. Kumho tires are prohibited in at PTTS.
Weighing: At minimum, the top three trucks in each class will be weighed! All trucks registered at PTTS are subject to being weighed at any given moment during the event. If your truck does not meet the weight requirements of the class that it has competed in, that truck is subject to a DQ. If the tech department ask you something about your truck and you give them false information, a move in class, a penalty or DQ can be applied.
Tires: 200 tread wear tires are the min for racing/competing at PTTS. Any tires under the 200-tread wear mark will be classified as “Exhibition” only. Tires can be exchanged in all classes if truck has had a catastrophic failure and safety reasons arise after tech officials’ approval and documentation. No Kumho tires are prohibited at PTTS until further notice. Drag racers only are allowed to run drag slicks in their class. No truck in “Ultimate Truck” is allowed to run Drag slicks.
All Trucks in the Autocross competition and Speed-n-Stop challenge must have a manufacturers vin number and be street legal. All trucks competing in this event will be driven by owner and operator of the truck. All trucks must be owed by driver for a minimum of 120 days. No dual driving at this event. No hired guns or pro driver substitutes allowed unless in "MC". Tires can be exchanged in all classes if truck has had a catastrophic failure and safety reasons arise.
“Speed-N-Stop Challenge” Exactly what it means, there will be a start gate, A cone to turn a round at and then back through the stop gate where your truck must come to a complete stop. Shortest amount of time to complete the challenge is the winner in the respective classes.
All trucks participating in the Pro Touring Truck Shootout must go through "Tech Inspection". Take the time to read the rules and make sure that when you register, your truck is in the correct class. Please have your door number stickers on before you come to tech. Once you have passed Tech inspection, the tech department will issue you your truck class stickers Ex. (Outlaw,MC,T1,T2,T3 or N). Tech inspectors will have final say on whether your truck is allowed to compete in the event. Tech inspectors and timing officials have the right to place your truck in a different class to insure “Honest Competition”. If you have any questions before the event, please call HQ 1-731-989-2256.
The “Ultimate Truck” award is our search for the ultimate truck that can do everything! The requirement of this truck is to win in any of the 6 Autocross class “Shootouts”, complete the “Drivability Cruise”, Stop in the "Speed & Stop Challenge and finally get the fastest trap times in the "Drag Race" portion of PTTS! All trucks in the “Ultimate Truck” category will run on the one set of 200 rated tires. Tires will be inspected and noted at tech inspection. In case of a tire failure, Racer must notify PTTS official or Tech department of the tire problem before tire gets replaced. Use of drag slicks in the drag portion in the Ultimate Truck competition is strictly prohibited.
How it works!
Entrants will be divided into 2 run groups (Red and Green) Starting at 8:15 AM groups will run in 1-hour rotations i.e. Red Group 8:15 to 9:15, Green from 9:15 to 10:15, Red from 10:15 to 11:15 etc. Each run group will get (3) 1-hour sessions and can expect 5-6 or more runs per session. Multiple trucks will be on the course at the same time to maximize run times. Your practice sessions will show times but will not be recorded or count towards your class points.
Once practice sessions are over for both run groups, the shootout “Class Elimination Rounds” will begin. Trucks will run in the Shoutout Elimination rounds per class, (Outlaw, Manufactures class, T1, T2 and Novice)
How to earn points?
Points system is as follows per each truck class: 1st place 100 points, 2nd place 99 points, 3rd place 98 points…etc. Points will be earned in all three segments of the event (Auto cross, Drivability Cruise and Speed-n-Stop Challenge). A maximum of 100 points can be earned per class, per segment of the event with the Drivability being a 0 or 100 based on completion. For the Autocross and Speed-n-Stop shootout your times in the round that you are eliminated will set your finishing order for that segment. (Example, you are eliminated in the round of 16 remaining drivers, 8 drivers advance to the quarter finals, and the 8 losing drivers will be awarded 9th – 16th based on the lap time ran in that round of 16.)
Pairing will be Street Outlaws style where you draw chips to see who you are racing in that round with the truck running the fastest lap advancing to the next round. Each round will be a new draw all the way to the Finals.
In case of a situation where we encounter a tie at the end of competition on Saturday. A runoff race in the Speed -n-Stop challenge will take place to determine the winner of that class.
"Ultimate Truck" Winner:
For those who are also running in the Ultimate Truck competition, you will have to run in the drag racing segment of the event. All Ultimate Truck Entrants will receive points based on ET, with the fastest Truck receiving 100 points, 2nd fastest 99 etc. Your Drag racing points will then be added to your class points to determine the winner of the “Ultimate Truck” challenge. In the event of an Ultimate Truck Tie, the tie breaker will be the truck with the fastest ET on the Drag Strip.
The idea of the “Pro-Touring Truck Shootout” is for us to compete and have fun with our Pro-Touring trucks and to show the public the potential of what these trucks can really do. PTTS is open to both domestic and import trucks. Please come to this event knowing that we want everyone to be safe and have fun!