Jeremy Ritter wins 2nd Street Car Shootout title

By: For the Daily Journal
Contributed photo Jeremy Ritter, in the 2014 Mustang picture above, beat Charlie Callicutt in Saturday's final.

ROCKINGHAM — Jeremy Ritter (Robbins) beat Charlie Callicutt (Seagrove) in Saturday’s final to win his second MXA Street Car Shootout at Rockingham Dragway.

In a classic Ford versus Chevy match, Ritter won with a time of 11.962 seconds at 108.72 miles per hour over Callicutts’ too-quick time of 13.923, 101.00, off his dial-in of 13.92, .027 of a second under. Ritter drove his 2014 Mustang while Callicutt finished second in a 2002 Camaro Z-28.

Ritter made it to the championship round after grabbing a victory — winning by a scant 96-thousandeth of a second — over Sonny Broadway, a Rockingham native, in the semifinal.

Jeff Britt (Lumberton) won the Carolina Street Car Shootout by beating his brother, Michael, in the final round. Britt won driving a 1982 Chevy Monte Carlo over his brother’s 1984 Olds Cutlass in the heads-up final with a time of 6.862 seconds, 107.45 to a up-in-smoke 9.585 time at 88.32 miles per hour.

The Rock will host the 24th annual Racers’ Appreciation Race this Saturday and Sunday, with the ATI Performance Top ET Challenge — paying $20,000 to win each day — on March 23-25. The next MXA Street Car Shootout is scheduled for Friday, March 30, which is a preliminary exercise for the Griffin Motors 27th Annual MOPARS at The Rock on Saturday, March 31.

Contributed photo
Jeremy Ritter, in the 2014 Mustang picture above, beat Charlie Callicutt in Saturday’s final.
https://www.yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ritter.jpgContributed photo
Jeremy Ritter, in the 2014 Mustang picture above, beat Charlie Callicutt in Saturday’s final.

For the Daily Journal