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61st Annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals and All You Need to Know

From David Smith Jr.

PARK CITY. Ks. (July 5, 2017) – We are a little over one week away from the 61st annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Hutchinson Grand Nationals presented by Midwest Super Store, atop the famed Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas. This long-standing tradition that boosts the Hutchinson economy every July will feature the NCRA sprints, NCRA modifieds, NCRA late models, IMCA/AAA/Rookie modifieds as well as the Street Stocks and Thumpers.

There will be an open practice session from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Thursday night, July 13. Race action on the famed half-mile oval will take place on Friday night (July 14) with championship feature action on Saturday night (July 15).

Below is the itinerary for the two-race weekend and the official payout for all divisions competing in the Kansas tradition, which is the 61st annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals:

Friday Night’s program:

Qualifying heat races and championship feature for street stocks and thumpers; Qualifying heat races for IMCA/AAA/Rookie Modifieds; Double heat races for NCRA Sprints, NCRA Modifieds and NCRA Late Models

Saturday Night’s program:

Consolation and championship features for NCRA Sprints, NCRA Modifieds, NCRA Late Models and IMCA/AAA/Rookie Modifieds

Pit gates open both night’s at 4:00 PM; Ticket office and grandstand gates open at 5:00 PM; Hot Laps at 6:00 PM; Racing at 7:00 PM

Grandstand general admission for ages 12 and up $20, free for ages 11 and under. $2 off coupons can be obtained at any O’Reilly Auto Parts stores in the Hutchinson area. All pit passes are $30

All drivers must compete on Friday night to be eligible for Saturday night’s full payout. Drivers racing Saturday night only receive half pay. Official payout for all divisions posted below:

NCRA Sprints

Championship Feature: 1) $4000, 2) $2500, 3) $2000, 4) $1500, 5) $1000, 6) $800, 7) $700, 8) $600, 9-13) $500, 14-18) $450, 19-24) $400

NCRA Modified

Championship Feature: 1) $3000, 2) $2000, 3) $1500, 4) $1000, 5) $900, 6) $800, 7) $700, 8) $600 9-13) $500, 14-19) $400, 20-24) $350
“D” Feature non-transfer cars $100
“C” Feature non-transfer cars $150

NCRA Late Model

Championship Feature: 1) $1500, 2) $1200, 3) $1000, 4) $800, 5) $600, 6) $500, 7) $450, 8) $400, 9-13) $350, 14-20) $300

Street Stocks and Thumpers
Championship Feature: 1) $500, 2) $350, 3) $300, 4) $250, 5) $200, 6) $150, 7) $125, 8-12) $100, 13-20) $75

IMCA Modified/AAA Modified/Rookie Modified
Championship Feature: 1) $1000, 2) $700, 3) $600, 4) $500, 5) $400, 6) $300, 7) $250, 8) $225, 9) $200, 10-12) $150, 13-15) $125, 16-20) $100

For more information on the Hutchinson Grand Nationals, check out the events official facebook page: Hutchinson Grand Nationals Auto Races. For official NCRA rules check out the series official website www.racencra.com. For street stock, thumper. AAA and rookie modified rules go to www.race81speedway.com. For more Hutchinson Grand Nationals information call (316) 755-1781.