Divisions & Purses

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11th on back get 1 point






2015 Weekly Show Purse

Late Model
$1,200 to win; $225 to start
Pro Truck
$400 to win; $75 to start
Factory Stock
$200 to win; $50 to start
$700 to win; $125 to start
Pro Stock
$400 to win; $75 to start
4 Cylinder
$150 to win; $45 to start

Lightning Sprints
$300 to win; $100 to start

(Payout/purse is subject to change at the discretion of Merritt Speedway.)

Weekly Divisions

UMP Late Model – Purpose built dirt Late Models are aluminum, full bodied race cars generating 800+ horsepower running on 12″ racing tires and burning 110+ octane racing fuel or alcohol. Arguably the most popular form of dirt track racing in North America.

UMP Modified –UMP Modifieds must incorporate a stock American made front clip frame. Aluminum bodies, 450+ horsepower on 8″ racing tires and burning 110+ octane racing fuel or alcohol. This division’s unique style, affordability and standardized rules make it a popular choice for veteran weekend warriors and young racers on the rise.

Pro Stocks – Stock appearing steel or aluminum full bodied race car, stock front suspension, adjustable rear suspension, stock cast iron engine with some modifications and 2bbl carburetor running on 8″ racing tires.

Pro Trucks – Any GM, Ford or Dodge full size regular cab pickup (rear wheel drive), aluminum full body, stock engine with 2bbl carburetor running on 8″ street or racing tires. A great stepping stone for a driver moving up from a stock class on his/her way towards the ultimate goal of wheeling a Late Model.

Factory Stocks – This is an entry level stock class. Gut a stock car, install a roll cage and all related safety equipment, stock engine, stock 2bbl carburetor, stock exhaust and 8″ street or racing tires and your ready to start your racing career.


Lightning Sprints 

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