KANSAS CITY, Kan.—The 3rd Annual USRA National Championships take place this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 13-15, at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and for those unable to be there in person you don’t have to miss a lap.
The United States Racing Association’s fall classic in the center of America’s heartland will feature USRA Modifieds, Holley USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks as they take part in heat races and main events each night.
USRA Modifieds, Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will compete all three nights while USRA Hobby Stocks join the card for Friday and Saturday.
Every day, every division and every lap of the 3rd Annual USRA National Championships will be broadcast live via pay-per-view by RacinDirt.com. Be sure to visit www.racindirt.com for ordering information today.
Drivers will duke it out on Thursday and Friday with combined points earned for both nights (Friday only for USRA Hobby Stocks) setting the line-ups for Saturday’s championship events.
Each night will be a complete show of heat races and main events, with USRA national points awarded each night. No track points are awarded at any USRA Member Track during the three-day event, and USRA national points are awarded at this event only.
Sweetening the pot for competitors at the 3rd Annual USRA National Championships is the “True Car Count Bonus” awarded to drivers in each class all three nights. On any given night at USRA-sanctioned events around the country, each driver is awarded bonus points equal to the car count with a maximum of 24 points for car counts of 24 or more.
However, at the USRA National Championships next week, each driver will earn a car count bonus equal to the actual car count with no maximum. Therefore, if 60 Holley USRA Stock Cars are racing one night then each driver in that class will get 60 bonus points toward his or her nightly total. This could have a huge impact on the tight USRA national points battles in all four divisions.
On Wednesday, the pit gate will open at noon and pre-race technical inspections will be open immediately thereafter. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. An open practice for drivers in all classes will begin at 6 p.m. and continue until at least 9 p.m., weather permitting. Admission to the grandstands is free. Pit passes are $20 each for everybody 11 and older or $10 for kids 6-10 years old. This will be the only night for hot laps unless needed briefly on one of the other three nights to shape and work in the track.
Thursday and Friday will feature heat races and main events all classes. Drivers will draw for heat race line-ups and passing points will be used to determine feature race line-ups.
USRA Modifieds, Holley USRA Stock Car and Out-Pace USRA B-Mod will be racing for the following “A” Main payout both Thursday and Friday: 1. $500, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $200, 5. $170, 6. $150, 7. $140, 8. $130, 9. $120, 10. $110, 11. $105, 12. $100, 13. $95, 14. $90, 15. $85, 16. $80, 17. $75, 18-24. $75.
On Friday, USRA Hobby Stocks will race for the following “A” Main payout: 1. $300, 2. $250, 3. $200, 4. $170, 5. $140, 6. $120, 7. $110, 8. $100, 9. $95, 10. $90, 11. $85, 12. $80, 13. $75, 14. $70, 15. $65, 16-24. $60.
Each of the first two nights, drivers finishing in three mystery positions in each class will receive a bonus $5 for each USRA-sanctioned event that driver has competed in during the 2016 season.
The pit gate and tech area will open at noon both days (all cars must go through pre-race tech) and grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. The drivers meeting is set for 6:15 p.m. with the first heat race at 7 p.m. Spectator tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for juniors (ages 11-16), seniors (65 and older) and members of the military. Kids ages 6-10 are $5 and admission is free for children ages 5 and under. Pit passes are $35 for ages 11+ and $25 for ages 5-10.
Saturday’s super show will feature last chance races, pole dashes and main events for all four classes. The top 10 points-earners in each class will run a pole dash to determine the “A” Main starting line-up for the first five rows.
Saturday’s Pole Dash payout (each class): 1. $200, 2. $150, 3. $125, 4. $100, 5. $90, 6. $80, 7. $70, 8. $60, 9. $55, 10. $50.
Saturday’s USRA Modified, Holley USRA Stock Car and Out-Pace USRA B-Mod “A” Main payouts: 1. $3000, 2. $2200, 3. $1700, 4. $1200, 5. $900, 6. $800, 7. $700, 8. $600, 9. $500, 10. $475, 11. $450, 12. $425, 13. $400, 14. $39, 15. $380, 16. $370, 17. $360, 18. $350, 19. $345, 20. $340, 21. $335, 22. $330, 23. $325, 24. $320, 25. $315, 26. $310, 27. $305, 28-30. $300; Tow $200 if raced all three nights.
Saturday’s USRA Hobby Stock “A” Main Payout: 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $400, 6. $300, 7. $250, 8. $225, 9. $200, 10. $175, 11. $150, 12. $140, 13. $135, 14. $130, 15. $125, 16. $120, 17. $115, 18. $110, 19. $105, 20-24. $100; Tow $100 if raced both days.
The top five main event finishers in each class will receive $25, $20, $15, $10 and $5, respectively, will receive a bonus $5 for each USRA-sanctioned event that he or she has competed in during the 2016 season.
The pit gate and tech area will open at noon Saturday and grandstand gates will open at 4 p.m. The drivers meeting is set for 5:15 p.m. with the first heat race at 6 p.m. Grandstand admission is $25 for adults and $20 for juniors (ages 11-16), seniors (65 and older) and members of the military. Kids ages 6-10 are $5 and admission is free for children ages 5 and under. Pit passes are $40 for ages 11+ and $30 for ages 5-10
Fans can purchase a three-day general admission ticket for $55. A three-day general admission ticket for juniors (ages 11-16), seniors (65 and older) and members of the military is just $45. A four-day adult pit pass is $120 or $100 for a three-day pass. A three-day kids pit pass is $70.
A limited number of terrace and suite tickets are also available. Call the Lakeside Speedway office at (913) 299-9206 for details and availability.
Camping fees are $10 per night. Please come to the track office, sign a waiver and place a tag on camper.
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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