Matt Bowling Wins $10,000 Prize at Lucas Oil Go-Kart Shootout Co-Sponsored by E3 Spark Plugs


The 4th Annual Lucas Oil Go-Kart  Shootout presented by Earl Pearson, Jr. and co-sponsored by E3 Spark Plugs awarded another first-time winner with the big prize in the Lucas Oil Pro Class last weekend. Ridgeway, VA’s Matt Bowling beat a strong field of 62 entries to win the 50-lap feature event and take home the $10,000 purse. In all, event producers doled out more than $40,000 in prize money, including a $100 award to E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time Award Pro-Class winner Hunter Curtis.

Earl Pearson, Jr. and Matt Bowling, winner of the Lucas Oil Go-Kart Shootout Pro Class event.

This year’s event  drew 430 entries in 26 classes competing over two days. Competing go-kart racers from across the country revved up at the Possum Kingdom Speedway in Belton, South Carolina. Thanks to a sponsorship agreement with, the event was broadcast live on, including interviews with several drivers. The Lucas Oil Go-Kart Shootout is one of the biggest paying go-kart events of the year and, judging by this year’s turnout, is expected to be even bigger next year.

E3 Spark Plugs congratulates this year’s winners and looks forward to the 2011 event. Interested in competing next year? Check the Lucas Oil Go-Kart Shootout website for updates. And get your go-kart in top competitive form with a set of E3 performance spark plugs.

Lucas Oil Go-Kart Shootout Winners:

Lucas Oil Pro Class- Matt Bowling

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time Award Pro Class- Hunter Curtis

Saturday Classes
Senior Champ- Donnie Nall
Kids- Karts- Clay Thompson
Stock Medium- Nick Scott
Gold Lite- Jonathan Hinson
Pro Hoosier 380- Mitchell Dowdy
Purple Lite- William Prince
Blue Lite- Nick Long
Pro Box Stock Med- JL Furrow
Super Heavy (FH) – Brian Shy
Box Stock Med- Meghan Gruss
Stock Heavy- Jamie Knopf
Purple Heavy- Jacob Allen
Blue Heavy- Jesse Riggins
Limited Modifieds – Donnie Nall
Gold Heavy- Trey Mishue
Pro Box Stock Heavy- JL Furrow

Sunday Classes
Hoosier 380- Jamie Knopf
Animal Heavy- JL Furrow
Kids Karts- Colby Martin
Purple Heavy- Henry Hornsby III
Pro Box Stock Heavy- Donnie Nall
Blue Heavy- Austin Carter
Animal Medium- Jamie Knopf
Animal Super Heavy- Billy Monroe
Pro Gold Heavy- Cla Knight
Lucas Oil Pro Class- Matt Bowling


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