Cardinal Speedway opens this weekend with inaugural Black Gold Showdown

EUNICE, N.M. – The first annual Black Gold Showdown brings four IMCA divisions to Cardinal Speedway for season-opening Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 shows.

IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds vie for $600 to win on Friday and $700 to win on Saturday.

Top prize for Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars is $500 each night. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks vie for $300 top prizes.

A $500 bonus will be paid to the driver with the top two-day point total in each division.

Also at stake both nights are IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Regional, Allstar Performance State and local track points.

Hard chargers earn $50 in all main events. Tow money is $25 for all drivers making the trip to Eunice from at least 70 miles away and finishing in a $25 paying position.

There is no entry fee. A one-time $25 registration fee will be good for the entire 2015 season.

Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. both days. Hot laps are at 7:15 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, and free for kids five and under. Car and driver is $40. Pit passes are $24.

Pit gates open at 5 p.m. for an open practice session on Thursday, March 12. Hot laps start that evening at 7 p.m. Pit passes are $20 and grandstand admission is free.

More information is available by calling promoters Chris Meyers at 806 392-3902 or Toby Herring at 575 441-1941, and at the www.cardinalspeedway.com website.

The Black Gold Showdown will be broadcast on XSAN.