Springfield Raceway releases action-packed 2012 schedule
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January 13, 2012  |  by Ronnie Williams

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield Raceway owners Jerry Hoffman and Doug Bland have announced their tenative 2012 season schedule with another year of action on the quick quarter-mile that provides side-by-side racing no matter what class.

Several special events along with a strong weekly show mix has area race fans marking their calendars already. With 26 scheduled race dates this proves to be a win-win situation for both drivers and fans as the Speedway will have something for everyone.

The season will begin with the rain-postponed O'Reilly Turkey Classic presented by Bad Boy Mowers on Saturday, March 10, featuring Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods and Legends as an outstanding purse will await the drivers in all four classes. The rain date will be March 24 in case of inclement weather.

On March 24 the Springfield Raceway will host the inaugural March Madness featuring the battle between the regional MARS and MLRA Late Models along with Modifieds, Street Stocks, Midwest Modz and Legends.

The chase for the championship will begin on Saturday, April 21, and will end on Saturday, Sept. 1. The weekly points chase will feature USRA RHS Modifieds, B-Mods, Midwest Modz, Pure Stocks, Legends Cars, Street Stocks (Bombers) and the new Young Guns for Legends Cars with drivers ages 12-16.

Nineteen points races highlight the schedule, and even with special events the normal classes will be scheduled to compete for points in that time span.

Special events in 2012 include the John Kuntz Memorial presented by Andy's Frozen Custard as the MARS and MLRA Late Models battle along with support classes on May 12.

The high horsepower USRA RHS Modifieds will battle for extra money while also competing for track points on May 26 and again on June 23.

To end the season, the Sprinfield Raceway will hold the always-awaited Turkey Classic with the date being moved up one week this season on Nov. 17 with a rain date of Nov. 24.

"The weather has only really been good for us two years on this event, but it really draws the drivers," said Hoffman. "Normally the week before has been decent weather and if not then we can try it the following weekend. Family time is tight during the race season and we want everyone to be able and spend that quality time together."

More events are being planned at this time and will be released when final.

For more information visit the website at www.springfieldraceway.com or call 417-673-7426. Also be sure to "Like" us on Facebook.

2012 Springfield Raceway Schedule

Mar 10 ... O'Reilly Turkey Classic presented by Bad Boy Mowers - Modifieds, B-Mods, Late Models, Legends.
Mar 24 ... March Madness - MARS/MLRA Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Legends, Midwest Modzs (rain/snow date for Turkey Classic).
Apr 14 ... Test & Tune.
Apr 21 ... Weekly Racing.
Apr 28 ... Weekly Racing.
May 5 ... Weekly Racing.
May 12 ... John Kuntz Memorial presented by Andy's Frozen Custard - MARS/MLRA Late Models, USRA RHS Modifieds, B-Mods, Mudwest Modzs, Street Stocks and Legends.
May 19 ... Weekly Racing.
May 26 ... Weekly Racing - USRA RHS Modifieds $800 to win.
Jun 2 ... Weekly Racing - B-Mods $500 to win.
Jun 9 ... POWRi Midgets plus Weekly Racing.
Jun 16 ... Weekly Racing.
Jun 23 ... Weekly Racing - USRA RHS Modifieds $800 to win.
Jun 30 ... Weekly Racing - Rob Burgess Memorial, MidwestModzs $500 to win/$125 to start.
Jul 7 ... Weekly Racing.
Jul 14 ... Weekly Racing.
Jul 21 ... Weekly Racing.
Jul 28 ... Summer Meltdown - added money in all classes.
Aug 4 ... No Racing.
Aug 11 ... Weekly Racing - added money for Street Stocks.
Aug 18 ... Weekly Racing.
Aug 25 ... Weekly Racing.
Sep 1 ... Season Championship.
Sep 15 ... Larry Phillips Memorial - MARS/MLRA Late Models plus support classes TBA.
Sep 22 ... Rain date for Larry Phillips Memorial.
Oct 6 ... Bordertown Casino Octoberfast - ASCS/WOW Sprint Cars plus Fastest Sheriff in the Ozarks, support classes TBA.
Oct 27 ... Boogerman Trick or Treat for Breast Cancer, support classes TBA.
Nov 17 ... O'Reilly Turkey Classic presented by Bad Boy Mowers.
Nov 24 ... Rain date for O'Reilly Turkey Classic presented by Bad Boy Mowers.

Unless otherwise noted, Weekly Racing features USRA RHS Modifieds, B-Mods, Midwest Modzs, Legends, Street Stocks, Young Guns and Pure Stocks.

Schedule is tentative and subject to change.



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