The lineup for the first National Shootout of 2022 has been set. Lincoln McMaster, Brycen Hartmann, Matthew Peterson, Grace Varner, CJ Jenkins, Tanner Mocny, Landon Pruett, and Hailey Peterson will square off during the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway this weekend. Waylon Bennett is the alternate for the event.
New for 2022, the National Shootouts will showcase the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League during seven NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events, one in each geographic division. The Shootout in Charlotte is the first of these events. The eight racers will compete during the weekend, including on Sunday when the final round will be showcased on the national television broadcast on FOX Sports 1 (scheduled for 7 p.m. Eastern). The winner will also be included in the event’s parade of champions at the track.
For more information on the National Shootouts, including a schedule of events and details on how to qualify, click here.
About the Drivers
Racing Accomplishments: First 5-year-old to license at Gainesville Raceway in 2018, 2021 Division 2 National Open Series Novice champion, Multiple Wally wins
Future Racing Goals: To drive a Top Alcohol Funny Car and to be able to race for a living.
Hobbies: Riding his dirt bike around his neighborhood with friends, swimming, fishing, and basketball
Racing Accomplishments: Brycen's biggest moments are racing the National Open Series, which takes him to different tracks to race the best of the best.
Future Racing Goals: His goal is to be a lawyer and own his own Top Fuel team
Hobbies: E Sports at school, cars, wrestling, his rotweiler dog, crazy cat, flying with Dad in the helicopter, and school work.
Racing Accomplishments: 2020 and 2021 Division 2 Lucas Oil Series champion, 2021 New Years Nationals runner-up, 2021 Eastern Conference Finals 8.90 fun race runner-up, 2020 Bradenton Motorsports Park Intermediate track champion, 2020 Lucas Oil Series winner at Atlanta Dragway, 2019 Division 2 Race of Champions winner, 2019 Orlando Speed World Dragway track champion, 12 Wally wins and counting
Future Racing Goals: Win the 2022 Lucas Oil Series Intermediate championship again
Hobbies: In addition to drag racing, he also likes to play baseball and hang out with friends
Racing Accomplishments: 2021 Division 2 Race of Champions winner, track championship at SDMP, IHRA bracket finals win
Future Racing Goals: Win the Eastern Conference Finals
Racing Accomplishments: 2021 Division 2 National Open Series champion, four-time track champion, and more
Future Racing Goals: To one day race Top Fuel
Hobbies: Drag racing, golf, four-wheeler riding
Racing Accomplishments: Two-time Bradenton Motorsports Park champion, 2021 Division 2 6-9-year-old class champion, 2021 Division 2 Lucas Oil Series 6-9 champion
Future Racing Goals: When he turns 16, he wants to race his dad's '01 Mustang
Hobbies: When he's not drag racing, he does taekwondo, loves outdoor sports, and playing Nintendo
Racing Accomplishments: 2021 Division 2 6-9 Race of Champions winner, 2021 Carolina Dragway track champion
Future Racing Goals: To win the Million Dollar Drag Race
Hobbies: Drag racing, basketball
Racing Accomplishments: 2021 Division 2 Race of Champions winner, 2021 Bradenton Motorsports Park track champion, 2021 Eastern Conference Finals 6-9 Fun Race winner, 2021 Bradenton on Memorial Day winner x3, Lucas Oil Series winner at Orlando in 2021 and 2020, 9 Wally wins and counting
Future Racing Goals: Win the Eastern Conference Finals this year
Hobbies: In addition to drag racing, she loves to draw and design things
Racing Accomplishments: Fully licensed just after turning 5, Wally wins, final-round appearances in 20+ races, runner-up at the Baby Gators
Future Racing Goals: To win more Wallys and race Alex Laughlin
Hobbies: In addition to racing, he enjoys all types of sports, but baseball and basketball seem to be his favorite at the moment. He also loves fishing and catching the biggest bass.