BATESVILLE, Ark. – Promoter Mooney Starr figures there are at least 1,501 reasons why drivers suffering from winter doldrums should load up the trailer and travel to Batesville Motor Speedway for the Mid-America Modified Championship.
First, main events for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds each night of the Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 6-8 special pay $1,500 to win.
Second, there’s no snow at Batesville. And the only ice to be found will be in the soda served at the concession stand.
“We’ve been blessed weather-wise,” Starr said preceding the 18th annual event. “We’re already working on the track and things are looking well as that part goes. It’s definitely turning to spring around here.”
All three features at Batesville are 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers and pay a minimum of $200 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded each night.
“The last two or three years, we’ve had features each night instead of a two-day show,” said Starr. “That’s been better for the racers because they can race for points three nights. If they don’t have their car set up right on Thursday, they still have the chance to qualify and win on Friday and Saturday.”
Entry fee for the weekend is only $150.
Grandstand admission is $10 for adults and free for kids 11 and under when accompanying a paying adult. Pit passes are $30 each night.
Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. each day. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.
An open practice runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5. Grandstand admission is free while pit passes are $15 that evening.
More information about the Mid-America Modified Championship is available by calling 870 251-0011 or 870 613-1337, and at the www.batesvillemotorspeedway.net website.