JOLIET, IL – May 17, 2023 – The eight spots in the NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout are in place, but the real fun is only just beginning in the first callout specialty race for the class. It will grab a marquee spotlight on Saturday May 20 as part of the NHRA’s return to Chicago at the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance at Route 66 Raceway.
It’s the NHRA’s first race in Chicago in four years and the eight drivers in the NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout are determined to steal the show. Dallas Glenn is the top seed and gets the first pick in the specialty race, and the drivers seeded second through eighth are Matt Hartford, Kyle Koretsky, Aaron Stanfield, Troy Coughlin Jr., Cristian Cuadra, reigning and five-time world champ Erica Enders and Camrie Caruso.
It’s a loaded lineup in the unique specialty event, which starts with the actual callout on Friday at 3 p.m. CT. Glenn will make the first selection, getting his choice of seven other drivers. If Hartford isn’t called out, he gets the next selection, followed by Koretsky until all first-round matchups are set.
With four drivers from KB Titan Racing and four from Elite Motorsports, it ups the ante even more and Glenn is thrilled with the spotlight the class will receive.
“I’m really excited to do this. It’s going to be a huge thing for our class,” Glenn said. “I’m also really excited about the car I have this year. I don’t feel like it’s been absolutely the best car every race, but it’s been the most consistent car, I think, and it’s probably the best car I’ve ever been in. I’ve never raced a Pro Stock car at Chicago. It’s a great track and I think it will be really good for my driving style and my car.
The opening round of the NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout takes place at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday, May 20, followed by the semifinals at 3:15 p.m. and the final round at 4:55 p.m. CT. A special broadcast highlighting the callout takes place from 4-5 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) on Sunday, May 21.
The winning driver who makes the quickest run in the opening round will select their semifinal opponent, with a big purse and major bragging rights on the line in the finals. With all that in mind, the rest of the field in the NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout is ready to get to work on Saturday.
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