Arkansas Spring Nationals special starts season at Batesville

BATESVILLE, Ark. – Batesville Motor Speedway’s season-opening Arkansas Spring Nationals sports $1,000 to win features for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26.

A minimum of $100 will be paid to start the 24-car fields and both features are qualifying events for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.

IMCA Speed­way Motors Weekly Racing Na­tional, Jet Racing Cen­tral Region, All­star Performance State and lo­cal track points will be awarded.

There is no entry fee.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Pit passes are $30. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults and free for kids 14 and under when accompanying a paying adult.

An open practice runs from 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, March 24.

Overnight accommodations are available by calling the Ramada Inn at 870 698-1800 or the Holiday Inn Ex­press at 870 698-2700.

More information is available by calling 870 251-0011 or 870 613-1337, by emailing cstarr2@yahoo.com and at the www.batesvillemotorspeedway.net website.