From Brian Liskai
ROSSBURG, Ohio – If you like sprint cars backin’em in at the flag stand with the front tires hiked in the air, or the excitement of wheel-to-wheel racing, then a new, special eight-race series for the traditional sprint cars will get your blood pumping in 2010.
And, thanks to Hoosier Tire, there is a point fund for the series that has the possibility of growing. As it stands right now, the Hoosier DT3 right rear tire will be incorporated and a $2,000 point fund has been established, according to Eldora Speedway Promoter/General Manager Larry Kemp. Additional sponsors along with the four tracks involved are eyeing additional point fund money.
“I think this is a great little series for guys that don’t have the resources to follow a national sanctioning body. The tracks are all close together so there isn’t much travel involved and I think it will draw the interest of some of the winged drivers as well,” said Millstream Promoter Rich Farmer.
The non-wing, non-sanctioned sprint series will kick off Friday, April 23 at the fast bullring of Gas City I-69 Speedway in Indiana with a $1,500 to win event. The following night the traditional sprints will bang against the walls of Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway for a $1,500 to win event on April 24. The weekend will wrap up on Sunday, April 25 with another little bullring hosting the non-wingers as they travel to Waynesfield Motorsports Park for a $1,500 to win affair.
“I think this will give the area weekend warriors a chance to hone their skills at several different speedways for a little more money. It will also give them valuable track time at Eldora minus the pressure of one of our USAC events. It will help our car count for the 4-Crown,” said Eldora Speedway Promoter/General Manager Larry Kemp.
The traditional sprint series will return to Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday, July 2 for a $1,500 to win event, with the winner again earning a spot in the series finale, the 2nd Annual Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield on Saturday, Aug. 7. The series then heads to Waynesfield on Saturday, July 3 for a $1,200 to win affair. The feature winner of this race earns a guaranteed spot in Hewitt Classic.
Saturday, July 31 finds the fire-breathing sprints at Eldora again for a $2,000 to win event with the winner gaining a spot in the Hewitt Classic. The weekend wraps up with a $2,500 to win non-wing event at Millstream Speedway in Findlay on Sunday, Aug. 1, with the winner also getting a spot in the Hewitt race.
The grand finale of the series will be the 2nd Annual Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield with the feature paying $4,000 to win.
The provisional positions for the Hewitt Classic will only be available if qualified drivers have attempted regular qualifying procedure.
For more information contact Larry Kemp at Eldora Speedway at 937-338-3815