The 4th Alabama Manufacture’s Shootout, also know as AMS 4.0, was held in Cullman, Alabama last weekend. AMS is always known to be a big race, and this year was no let-down with about 580 entries. The AKA team was well represented with the likes of Tebo, Pavidis, Lutz, and many more. Pro Buggy qualifying was dominated by AKA with Tebo taking the first two round and Lutz grabbing the top spot in round 3. Tebo started on pole of the 45-minute main with his pair of TQ runs followed by AKA teammates, Lutz (2nd), Pavidis (5th), and the up and comer Dylan Gerard (12th).
Tebo let the TQ advantage slip away a few laps into the main, but he quickly regained his composure to get back into the lead pack with Lutz and Adam Drake. After 30 laps of battling the field started to spread out with Tebo out front and Lutz in tow. At the end of 45-minutes, Tebo would hold on for the win, Lutz finishing 2nd, Dylan Gerard with a very respectable 6th place finish, and Pavidis 8th. All four AKA drivers chose Soft Impacts. Red Inserts, and EVO Wheels for the main. When it comes to 4wd SC, Ryan Lutz is always in contention for the win. This held true all weekend where Lutz would put on a show for the masses. Ryan took top honors for all 3 rounds of qualifying and lead every lap in both A1 and A2 to take the overall win. AKA teammate, Pres Ilog, finished on the podium with a 4th overall. Lutz was running Soft Enduro 2′s with Wide Red Inserts and Ilog ran Super Soft Gridirons with Red Inserts.
Jonny Johnson made the trek from Arizona to compete at AMS. He was laying it down in Open truggy taking the TQ with a couple fast runs. In the 30-minute main Jonny was able to hold off Austin Hughes and Mike Santana from their charges for the lead. At the halfway point it was smooth sailing for Johnson as he walked away with the win, just a few seconds shy of lapping the field. Jonny ran Super Soft EVO Impacts, Red Truggy Inserts, and EVO Wheels for the main.