By David Smith Jr.
ARDMORE, Okla. – A pivotal weekend in the battle for the inaugural point championship takes place this weekend as the Sprint Series of Oklahoma is set for a doubleheader weekend this coming Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17.
It all kicks off on Friday night as the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series make its fourth and final appearance of the season at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore. The SSO will then take to the road and head northwest to Longdale, Okla., Speedway for its inaugural appearance at the speedway. They will be joined by the Kansas based United Rebel Sprint Car Series (URSS) in much anticipated event between the two series on “neutral” ground.
This SSO event will pay $750 to win and, as has been the case all year, the top three drivers in their perspective heat races will also be paid.
Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing action slated for a 7:30 p.m. start time. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and kids ages six through 12 pay $10.
Saturday night’s event at Longdale Speedway with the URSS has both drivers and fans talking as the first-ever meeting of the two series, on neutral ground, has the potential to give race fans the largest sprint car count in the track’s short history.
The combined SSO/URSS event at Longdale Speedway will pay $1,000 to win and will be the last sprint event slated for the track in 2016. Gates open at 5 p.m. with race time slated for a 7 p.m. start time. Grandstand admission tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for all seniors and military while ages 12 and under will be admitted free.