Well, mother nature finally got one on us this weekend. With all the race teams traveling from a greater distance than normal, coupled with the extensive widespread thunderstorms spanning across the Midwest, Kevin and I felt it best to pull the plug early. In my hometown, there was a confirmed tornado that went about a mile and a half away from my house. Hope everyone stayed safe and dry during the storms, and what was a nice extra soaking heading into this week.
Suddenly, we’re down to the final three weeks of our scheduled season beginning with the World of Outlaws Late Models this Friday and Saturday night! Fans have the opportunity to see the nations best Late Model stars wheel around Merritt and try to beat our local stars who I’m sure are going to give them a run for their money. It would be awesome to see the big money ($6,000-to-Win Friday and $15,000-to-Win Saturday) stay local, but either way it will be a genuine honor to host this globally recognized organization at our track.
The Modifieds race for $1,500-to-win on Saturday night and $150-to-start, with increased payouts for every support division on Friday and Saturday both. Four Cylinders will go for $500-to-win Saturday, but remember Saturday will be a non-points special since it was a late addition. Whether you are a Late Model chaser or simply a racing fan, these two days are going to be a treat. Come camp with us, beginning Thursday through Sunday and anytime in-between for only $20 and have some fun.
One note to our competitors, that the Late Model Sideboard special originally scheduled for September 10, is now taking place on Saturday, September 2 so that guys can run at Merritt, along with Crystal and Tri City with the same setup. Our Championship weekend is going to be a special two-day event again, and more information along with all the details for this weekend, and the Diesel Freak Speedfest are on our website under the Special Events tab.
We look forward to seeing you all this weekend! Keep your eyes peeled… you never know who may be walking around, with NASCAR just down the road in Jackson this weekend as well. There could be a surprise superstar behind the wheel or sitting next to you in the grandstands! We are excited and hope you are too.
See everyone Friday and Saturday!