$2,000 is top Modified prize at Tri-State Kegger special

POCOLA, Okla. – Top prize for the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds is $2,000 at Tri-State Speedway’s 37th annual Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger this Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19.

Six states were represented by Modifieds entered at last year’s Kegger and an even bigger field is expected for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event, which pays a minimum of $200 to start.

SportMods race for $1,000 to win and $100 to start while first place in the Stock Car feature pays $800, with $80 to start. Total purse for the event is more than $29,000.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national points and Allstar State points will be awarded in all divisions, with Jet Racing Central Region points for Modifieds and EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region points for Stock Cars given as well.

Entry fee is $100 for Modifieds and $50 for SportMods. There is no entry fee for the Stock Cars.

Pit gates at Pocola open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps both days.

Adult grandstand admission is $10 on Friday and $12 on Saturday; kids ages 6-12 get in for $5 each night. Adult season tickets go on sale, for $225, starting with the Kegger. Adult pit passes are $30 on Friday and $35 on Saturday. Kids’ pit passes are $15 both nights.

Gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 for the open practice that runs from 6-9 p.m. Pit passes are $15 while grandstand admission is free.

The Kegger is presented by The Mower Shop of Fort Smith, Ark., and benefits the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

More information about the Kegger is posted on the www.tri-statespeedway.com website and is also available from promoter Dan King.