The Megan Racing Pro2 Shootout will be held on January 9-10, 2021 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. LVMS is located at 7000 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89115, only 20 minutes north of the fabulous Las Vegas Strip.
Official Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/283922115899661/
GENERAL VENUE INFORMATION
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
7000 Las Vegas Boulevard
North Las Vegas, NV 89115
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/fUpU99xEfy32kFs96
Directions from I-15 N
- Take exit 54 for Speedway Blvd toward Hollywood Blvd 0.3 mi
- Turn right onto Speedway Blvd 0.7 mi
- Turn right onto Checkered Flag Ln
- Destination will be on the right
The competition course will utilize the large main sweepers of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Outside Road Course.
Friday 1/8 after 6pm Venue Setup / Trailer Drop off.
Saturday 1/9 will consist of Tech/Drivers Meeting/Grassroots Drifting/Shootout Practice/Wet Session for the whole day.
Sunday 1/10 will be the entire double elimination tandem competition, and continued grassroots drifting w/ wetsession.
- 3 – Formula Drift Pro2 Licenses Awarded
- Cash Prize Payout
- 40 driver max no qualifying,
- Double elimination tandem bracket
- Cash Prizes for Top 4
If you’re not familiar with the Shootout event, here is a detailed explanation of the format. The event will be a 40-car double elimination competition. Friday will consist of practice sessions for all competitors with spotter's help available from the judges at select times during the practice sessions. Since this is a double elimination bracket event, there will be no qualifying for the event. At the conclusion of practice on Saturday, we will randomly seed the drivers in the bracket for the event on Saturday. This is done to allow more tandem action for the drivers, as well as provide drivers with a second chance to continue through the bracket should they lose a battle, crash, have a mechanical failure, or other instance that may result in a loss. Sunday will consist entirely of tandem battles until a winner is determined.
Brian Eggert: Formula Drift Judge - UsDrift / Founder of Pro/Am
Joe Tardiff: Southwest Drift Series Season Champion / Pro2 Licensed 2015
George Marstanovic : VegasProAm Series Season Champion / Pro1 Licensed 2011
Some of the advantages of the double elimination bracket are:
- Qualifying. No more "one car" on track at a time during qualifying. Qualifying consumes up a ton of valuable track time; from single car runs, calculating scores, etc. By eliminating the qualifying aspect from the competition, that time can be better allocated to additional tandem time used by everyone. Plus, it's more exciting to watch two cars tandeming on track versus one solo run.
- Third place. The consolation round (battle for third place) has always been a double elimination round in traditional brackets, as the battle consists of both losing drivers from the semifinals. Under a double elimination bracket format, this battle would remain and hold consistent with the rest of the event format.
- One More Time. See the best battles more than once. If the top two drivers in the event are matched up against each other in the first round of a traditional single elimination bracket, one of them would be eliminated from the event after that matchup. However, under a double elimination format, the loser of that first match could still win in each subsequent match in the consolation bracket and eventually work their way back up to the finals and potentially meet the same driver they faced in the first match again.
- No one and done. All drivers are guaranteed the ability to compete in at least 2 tandem matches during the event. It's tough to spend all that time, money, and effort leading up to and during an event only to have to pack it up after losing your first battle whether it was a result of your own or a mechanical issue. However, under a double elimination format, drivers must lose twice before they are officially eliminated from competition. Think of it like having an extra 1-UP in Super Mario Bros. Two Championship Matches. The championship match could technically happen twice, even without a One More Time call (which actually happened at the USDRIFT 2018 Shootout if the winner's bracket champion loses in the finals. The result would be that both finalists would have one loss each at that point, requiring another championship match to take place to determine who is eliminated by receiving a second loss.
Some of the disadvantages of the double elimination bracket are:
- Time. The amount of time it takes to conduct a double elimination bracket will be about double the amount of time for a normal Top 32 single elimination bracket. Hence the reason we have a 2-day event.
- Confusion. The championship match could technically happen twice, even without a One More Time call (which actually happened in 2018). We listed this as an advantage above, but it can be a disadvantage too because it can be confusing to some. Since the event is a double elimination, it's unfair to have a winner's bracket champion eliminated with their first lost in the finals. Therefore, the winner's bracket champion needs to beat the loser's bracket champion only once to win the event, whereas the loser's bracket champion must beat the winner's bracket champion twice to win the event. Hence the reason the championship match could happen twice.
Eligible participants must be at least 18 years old (16 years old with parental consent*) and possess a valid state issued driver's license. Drivers are eligible provided they have not competed in any round of the Formula DRIFT PRO1 Championship in the last 3 years (participants in 2017 and prior are eligible). NOTE: No restrictions for Formula DRIFT PRO2 competitors.
*A minor release form must be filled out and be on file with Vegasdrift/USDrift for 16 and 17 year old participants. All minor participants must have tandem competition experience prior to the event, and at least one parent or legal guardian present at all times during the event. Select individuals under the age of 16 years old that have been pre-approved by Vegasdrift/USDrift may be allowed to participate. For additional information, please contact [email protected]
The competition portion of this event will be limited to only 40 drivers. The cost to enter is $500.00 and includes driving on Saturday and Sunday. Registration is first come first served and is currently open on Vegasdrift.com.
To avoid potential instances of inflated resale, registration transfers will be handled on a case by case basis and be at the sole discretion of Vegasdrift. If a transfer is permitted, a $75 fee will be withheld from the registration. Please do not purchase an entry unless you plan on competing. Entries are non-refundable.
RACER SUPPORT AND CONTINGENCY PROGRAMS.
Achilles Radial has a special Vegasdrift Racer Rate. Email [email protected] to take advantage of the program.
RULEBOOK - 2020 Formula Drift Pro2 Licensing CLICK HERE
There are changes in this years rulebook from last season. Please review the entire rulebook. Last seasons Tech/Safety “Recommendations” have been instituted this season for all Formula Drift Affiliate ProAm series.
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