LM Marketing - August 5, 2014
What has been almost two years in the making will finally come to fruition this weekend as the Amarillo based B-Class Mini Sprints will take center stage at Garden City, Kansas' premier 1/6 Mile dirt oval Saturday night. A full crowd is expected at Airport Raceway as well as the facility hosts its first Stand Packer event presented by Papa Murphy's Pizza.
Since the speedway announced the event in July, several new factors have played out with the class that will make Saturday night's event one of the most sought after races in 2014 for the class.
Last week, race organizers announced that more money has been added to the class's total prize money for Saturday night. With LM Marketing already committing $400 in prize money, another $200 has been added to the pot by an anonymous source. The winner of Saturday night's event will now collect a cool $200 and a newly added $50 hard charger award will be given out to the driver who advances the most spots in the feature.
New driver additions have also been a topic of discussion over the last two weeks as car counts for Saturday's Showdown in the Sunflower State have steadily increased. Two more drivers have confirmed they will run, while one, rookie driver Joy Dalrymple, has scratched the event citing a blown motor in an event two weeks ago. It is now expected that 10-12 cars will make the trek with the possibility of more as the event draws near.
Coming off her rookie season in the B-Class division, Olton, TX driver Kaylee Rose has thrown her name into the hat after several great runs, including her first feature win last month. The driver of the 27k has been holding her own with seasoned drivers, and is expected to be a threat to win. Former B-Class driver and Amarillo 600 hot shoe, Caleb Lovelady is turning the wrenches for Rose this weekend.
A father-son duo has also announced their intentions of making it to Airport Raceway on Saturday. Dakota Ricks, who we previously announced would be doing double duty in his B-Class and Restricted cars this weekend, will have some friendly competition in the form of his father. Mike Ricks, Dakota's father, purchased a car less than a month ago and has dusted off the cobwebs with a solid top 5 finish in his first feature event back last Friday.
A third car from the Amarillo Ice Company Stable, driven by Mike Paulk, has also expressed interest in the event and is a wildcard for Saturday's show at the time of this release.
Airport Raceway is located 10 miles east of Garden City on Highway 50/400. General Admission for Saturday night's show is free, courtesy of Papa Murphy's Pizza of Garden City. Non-member driver entry is $40 and includes a pit pass. Non- driver pit passes will be $15 for adults and $13 for children 13 and younger. Transponders are mandatory and can be rented for $5 when signing sign in. For more information, visit Airport Raceway's Facebook page.
Points as of July 26th, 2014 are now posted, as well as results for the same date.
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