Seventh Iron Man Challenge season kicks off at Humboldt, Winston March 19-20
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March 17, 2016  |  by Jeff Nun, USRARacing.com

HUMBOLDT, Kan.—The USRA Iron Man Challenge will launch its 2016 campaign this Friday, March 19, at the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., and I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., on Sunday, March 20.

The seventh season for the popular series will once again see the Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods be accompanied by the USMTS at more than 20 events this year, including both races this coming weekend.

Holley USRA Stock Cars will be racing for $750 to win both nights while the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod feature winner each night gets $600.

Saturday’s 11th Annual Spring Fling at the Humboldt Speedway will see gates open at 4 p.m. and racing at 6:30. Spectator tickets are $20, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children under 6 get in for free. Pit passes are $35. Pure Stocks will round out the four-class card both days.

The Humboldt Speedway is a semi-banked 1/4-mile clay oval located off of US 169 to the Humboldt exit, then 0.1 mile west, then 0.5 mile south, then 0.9 mile east. For more information, call (620) 431-2470 or 620-473-3694. You can also visit www.humboldtspeedway.com.

On Sunday, the USRA Iron Man Challenge rolls into Winston, Mo., for the 8th Annual Missouri Meltdown at the I-35 Speedway.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6 and racing at 6:30. Spectator tickets are $20, kids ages 6-12 are $8 and children ages 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $35.

The I-35 Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval located 10 miles north of Cameron on SR 6 (Exit 64). For more information, call 660-749-5317 or check out their website at www.i-35speedway.net.

Both shows will award USRA Weekly Racing Series national points in both divisions.

USRA Iron Man Challenge points will include the best 18 finishes throughout the season in each class. All Holley USRA Stock Car and Out-pace USRA B-Mod rules apply. For complete rules, visit www.usraracing.com/rules.

All USRA Iron Man Challenge events carry a minimum purse structure (see below):

Stock Car Payouts: Members – 1. $750, 2. $550, 3. $450, 4. $375, 5. $325, 6. $300, 7. $270, 8. $250, 9. $220, 10. $200, 11. $170, 12. $150, 13. $140, 14. $130, 15. $125, 16. $120, 17. $115, 18. $110, 19. $105, 20-24. $100, Tow $75; Non-Members – 1. $750, 2. $550, 3. $450, 4. $375, 5. $300, 6. $250, 7. $220, 8. $190, 9. $170, 10. $150, 11. $140, 12. $130, 13. $120, 14. $115, 15. $110, 16. $105, 17-24. $100, Tow $60. Entry Fee: $30 licensed, $40 non-licensed.

B-Mod Payouts: Members – 1. $600, 2. $450, 3. $350, 4. $300, 5. $250, 6. $225, 7. $200, 8. $180, 9. $150, 10. $130, 11. $120, 12. $110, 13. $105, 14. $100, 15. $95, 16. $90, 17. $85, 18-24. $80, Tow $50; Non-Members – 1. $600, 2. $450, 3. $320, 4. $260, 5. $220, 6. $190, 7. $160, 8. $140, 9. $120, 10. $110, 11. $105, 12. $100, 13. $90, 14. $85, 15-24. $80, Tow $50. Entry Fee: $25 licensed, $35 non-licensed.

The cost of an Iron Man Membership is $100. A membership is not required, but benefits include higher payouts and points funds plus eligibility for provisional starting spots. Two (2) provisionals will be awarded at each event to the drivers ranked highest in points that failed to qualify for the "A" Main. Members will have priority over non-members. Each driver is eligible for up to two (2) provisionals, with one (1) additional provisional added after the driver has competed in ten (10) events.

2016 points funds for each class are as follows: Members – 1. $2500, 2. $1700, 3. $1200, 4. $900, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $400, 9. $350, 10. $300; Non-Members – 1. $1500, 2. $1000, 3. $800, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $400, 7. $300, 8. $250, 9. $225, 10. $200.

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