Inaugural USRA National Championships start Wednesday!
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September 29, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Kan.—The inaugural USRA National Championships presented by McCarthy Auto Group is set for this Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 1-4, at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

In its tenth year of sanctioning USRA Weekly Racing Series action at dirt tracks in America, the USRA mega-event in the center of America’s heartland will feature all four of the organization’s sanctioned divisions: USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks.

Competitors at the USRA National Championships will take part in heat races and main events each night, with the top six “A” Main finishers on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday being locked in to Saturday’s championship features which will start three-wide in all four divisions.

On Saturday, USRA Modifieds will be racing for $5,000 to win, USRA Stock Cars for $3,000 to win, USRA B-Mods for $3,000 to win and USRA Hobby Stocks for $1,000 to win. Thirty cars will start the main event on Saturday for the top three divisions while 24 will start the USRA Hobby Stock finale.

USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods will all race every night with the USRA Hobby Stocks and special guest, SLMR Late Models, joining the party on Friday and Saturday.

There will be bonus awards and a feature race purse paid out each of the three qualifying nights. The following “A” Main payouts are posted for each USRA division on qualifying nights: 1-6. $50 (advance to Saturday’s finale), 7. $200, 8. $175, 9. $150, 10. $125, 11. $100, 12. $90, 13. $80, 14. $70, 15. $60, 16. $55, 17. $50, 18. $45, 19-30. $40.

For Saturday’s championship event, the following cash awards for “A” Main competitors and non-qualifiers are posted:

USRA Modifieds – 1. $5000, 2. $3000, 3. $2200, 4. $1800, 5. $1600, 6. $1500, 7. $1400, 8. $1300, 9. $1200, 10. $1100, 11. $1000, 12. $950, 13. $925, 14. $900, 15. $875, 16. $850, 17. $825, 18. $800, 19. $790, 20. $780, 21. $770, 22. $760, 23. $750, 24. $740, 25. $730, 26. $720, 27. $710, 28-30. $700, Tow $250 (if raced all four nights).

USRA Stock Cars – 1. $3000, 2. $2000, 3. $1500, 4. $1000, 5. $800, 6. $700, 7. $650, 8. $600, 9. $550, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14-30. $400, Tow $200 (if raced all four nights).

USRA B-Mods – 1. $3000, 2. $2000, 3. $1500, 4. $1000, 5. $800, 6. $700, 7. $600, 8. $500, 9. $475, 10. $450, 11. $425, 12. $400, 13. $390, 14. $380, 15. $370, 16. $360, 17. $350, 18. $340, 19. $330, 20. $320, 21. $310, 22-30. $300, Tow $200 (if raced all four nights).

USRA Hobby Stocks – 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $400, 6. $350, 7. $300, 8. $275, 9. $250, 10. $225, 11. $200, 12. $190, 13. $180, 14. $170, 15. $160, 16-24. $150, Tow $100 (if raced both nights).

In addition to qualifying races and main events, this year’s event will feature a Race of Champions for drivers each division on Friday night. The Race of Champions is for any driver that has won a USRA-sanctioned feature race in 2014 and/or any past USRA national champion or Iron Man Challenge champion.

There will be a $25 entry fee per driver in each class for the Race of Champions (no entry fee for USRA Hobby Stocks). The entry fees collected will go right back into the purse. For example, if we have 50 cars entered for the USRA Modified Race of Champions, that is an additional $1,250 that will be added to the purse for the USRA Modified Race of Champions. This money will be split evenly between all drivers in the Race of Champions. The Race of Champions payouts (prior to addition of entry fees) are as follows:

USRA Modifieds – 1. $2000, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $400, 9. $350, 10. $300, 11. $275, 12. $250, 13 $225, 14-20. $200.

USRA Stock Cars – 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $400, 6. $,350, 7. $300, 8. $290, 9. $280, 10. $270, 11. $260, 12. $250, 13 $240, 14. $230, 15. $220, 16. $210, 17-20. $200.

USRA B-Mods – 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $400, 6. $,350, 7. $300, 8. $290, 9. $280, 10. $270, 11. $260, 12. $250, 13 $240, 14. $230, 15. $220, 16. $210, 17-20. $200.

USRA Hobby Stocks – 1. $500, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $250, 5. $200, 6. $175, 7. $150, 8. $140, 9. $130, 10. $120, 11. $110, 12. $100, 13. $90, 14. $80, 15-20. $75.

USRA national points are up for grabs each night, and this will be the only event anywhere from Oct. 1-4 that awards USRA track or national points. Points will be awarded for all drivers on Saturday, with each competitor's best night from Wednesday, Thursday or Friday counting toward USRA national points. This week's event will also serve as the season finale for the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods.

Entry fees for the inaugural USRA Nationals will be $100 for USRA Modifieds, $50 for USRA Stock Cars, $50 for USRA B-Mods and $30 for USRA Hobby Stocks. USRA Hobby Stocks run Friday and Saturday only. You must compete (or be in attendance) all four days to be guaranteed tow money. The early entry deadline is Monday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. Call 515-832-6000 to get entered.

Drivers: Need another way to get paid? The USRA will be awarding $10 for each of your wins during the 2014 season through the end of September. In order to collect this bonus, you must pre-enter the USRA National Championships. Again, you must be there to receive this award and you must pre-enter.

The following tentative schedule of events has been posted for each day of the USRA National Championships:

Wednesday – USRA Modified, USRA Stock Car and USRA B-Mod heat races and main events. Top 6 finishers in each “A” Main will be locked into the inside row of Saturday's championship race; USRA Modified, USRA Stock Car and USRA B-Mod Race of Champions qualifying heats.

Thursday – USRA Modified, USRA Stock Car and USRA B-Mod heat races and main events. Top 6 finishers in each “A” Main will be locked into the middle row of Saturday's championship race; USRA Modified, USRA Stock Car and USRA B-Mod Race of Champions qualifying heats.

Friday – USRA Modified, USRA Stock Car, USRA B-Mod and USRA Hobby Stock heat races and main events. Top 6 finishers in each “A” Main will be locked into the outside row of Saturday's championship race; USRA Modified, USRA Stock Car, USRA B-Mod and USRA Hobby Stocks Race of Champions; Heat races and main events for SLMR Late Models.

Saturday – USRA Modified, USRA Stock Car, USRA B-Mod and USRA Hobby Stock Last Chances main events and championship main events; Heat races and main events for SLMR Late Models.

General admission tickets are $15 Wednesday and Thursday, $20 Friday and $25 Saturday or $65 for a four-day pass. Reserved seats and suite tickets are $20 Wednesday and Thursday, $25 Friday and $30 Saturday or $85 for a reserved four-day pass or $95 for a four-day suite pass. Pit passes (all ages) are $30 Wednesday and Thursday or $35 Friday and Saturday. Four-day bundle pit passes are $120.

Pre-sale grandstand tickets can be purchased at the Lakeside Speedway Souvenir Speed Shop from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pre-sale tickets will end Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. Camping, racing, celebrating, sunrises and sunsets will make for a great week of racing. Call 913-299-9206 for ticket orders.

Every day, every division and every lap of the USRA Nationals will be broadcast live by RacinDirt.com. Be sure to visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information.

The Lakeside Speedway is a 4/10-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 1.0 mile west of I-435 (exit 18) on SR 5 (northwest of Kansas City, Kan.). For more information call 913-299-9206 or check out the track’s website at www.lakesidespeedway.net.

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