Lone Star Stock Car Tour totes $5,000 champion’s check

ABILENE, Texas – A rich week of racing in Texas will see IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers battle for shares of nearly $15,000 in point fund money and $750 to win each night of the Lone Star Stock Car Tour.

Champion of the inaugural tour, sponsored by Sniper Speed, takes home a whopping $5,000 and becomes eligible to qualify for the Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s in September.

The runner-up earns $2,500, with $2,000 paid for third, $1,500 for fourth, $1,000 for fifth, $500 for sixth, $400 for seventh, $300 for eighth, $250 for ninth and $150 for 10th. In addition, drivers finishing 11th on back with perfect attendance will be eligible for a $1,000 cash drawing.

The Lone Star Tour opens with Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17 events during Abilene Speedway’s traditional season-opening Ice Breaker special.

Sunday and Monday, Feb. 18 and 19 dates follow at 281 Speedway. Boyd Raceway hosts Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 20 and 21 races before the tour concludes with a Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24 twinbill during the Spring Kickoff at Kennedale Speedway Park.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region and Allstar Perfor­mance Texas State points will be given each night.

Entry fee will be $35 each night and all IMCA rules will apply and be enforced. Contingency awards are to be announced.

All eight Lone Star Stock Car Tour events will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.