Biggest Weekend of Racing In CLMA History Coming Soon!!!
The Championship Late Model Association DIRTcar Series present by Indy Screen Print will be resuming our 2012 season on April 27th threw April 29th. After having 31 cars at our 2012 season opener at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway we took almost two months off before what is on tap to be the biggest weekend of racing in series history with 3 days of racing at two tracks, the Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, KS on April 27th & 28th and at the Beaver County Raceway in Beaver, OK on April 29th.
With three days of racing and the great pay all three nights we are expecting 50 plus drivers and we already have committments from drivers from atleast 12 states.
The first night of racing on Friday, April 27th will be at the Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, KS and will pay $1,500 to win and $200 to start. Last year we had 27 cars at the Friday night hot lap session wich would have been good enough for a great race so we talked the track owner, Patrick Johnson, about having a second night of racing that the drivers could use to shake down their cars for the big race on Saturday and pick up a lkttle extra cash. He thought this was a great idea. This race will be a points race for the CLMA DIRTcar Northern & Southern Series, DIRTcar Western Region, and DIRTcar National Points.
The second night of racing on Saturday, April 28th we will stay at the Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, KS for the 3rd Annual Sunflower State Showdown. This race will be the highest paying race in series history and will pay $12,000 to win and $1,200 to start and will start 27 cars in the A-Main Event. The previous winners of this race were John Anderson in 2010 and Al Purkey in 2011. This race will be a points race for the CLMA DIRTcar Northern & Southern Series, MARS DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar Western Region, and DIRTcar National Points.
The third night of racing will be on Sunday, April 29th at the Beaver County Raceway in Beaver, OK. This track is just over 100 mile south west of Jetmore so it was a perfect fit for an end to this great weekend of racing. The CLMA DIRTcar Series raced at Beaver County Raceway last year with Dilbert Smith taking home the win and we can't wait to get back to this great track. This race will pay $3,000 to win and $400 to start. It will be a points race for the CLMA DIRTcar Series Northern & Southern Series, MARS DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar Western Region, and DIRTcar National Points.
Pre-Registration Form for 2 nights at the Great American Dirt Track.
If you are going to be racing with the CLMA DIRTcar Series at the Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, KS on April 27th & 28th please take five minutes to go to the following link and print out the pre-registration form, fill it out, and send it to the address on the form. Even if you are not sure but you think that you might be coming please fill out this form. It doen't cost you anything to pre-register, but it can save you some money. If you pre-register before April 15th the entry fee for the $12,000 to win, $1,200 to start show on Saturday, April 28th will be $150. If you do not pre-register by April 15th the entry fee will be $200.
Also, anyone that is pre-registerd by April 15th and does not qualify for the A-Main event will be entered into a drawing. If your name is drawn you will get a starting spot in the A-Main worth atleast the $1,200 to start money.
Link for Pre-Registration Form
Like I said it does not cost anything to pre-register, just a few minutes of your time. You will pay the entry fee at the gate if you come to the race. So, please send in your pre-registration forms and show that the late models are committed to making this huge weekend of racing a success. The owner of the Great American Dirt Track, Patrick Johnson, is committed to making this one of the best races every year and will be paying out over $70,000 just to the late madels in two nights so please take the time to get this registration form back to him. He has sent out mailings with the pre-registration form to almost 400 drivers 3 time now and it is pretty dissapointing how few he has got back.
Agenda for the 3rd Annual Sunflower State Showdown
Friday, April 27th, 2012 - The "Showdown Preview"
This will be a complete show paying $1,500 to win and $200 to start. There will be a pill draw for heat races. Top 16 in passing points will transfer to the A-Feature. Remaining cars that have not qualified will participate in one of two seperate B-Mains. The top 5 cars from each B-Main will transfer to the A-Feature. There will also be two provisionals making this a 27 car field
Saturday, April 28th - "The Showdown"
This will be another complete show with a total purse over $50,000. It will pay $12,000 to win and $1,200 to start. Each driver will pill draw for the heat race group that they are assigned. Each heat race group will run time trails. The top 4 time trail qualifiers from each heat race group will be inverted. Top 3 or 4 cars (Depending on car count) of each heat race will transfer to the A-Main. This will make up the first 15 or 16 spots of the A-Feature (Depending on Car Count). Remaining cars that have not qualified will run in one of two "Last Chance Qualifiers". Depending on car coount up to 3, 4, or 5 cars will transfer to the A-Feature. There will be two provisionals bring the field to 27 cars.
For the $12,000 to win, $1,200 to start show on Saturday, April 28th at Jetmore, KS one of the two provisionals will be for the winner of the drawing that will be held for the cars that pre-register by April 15th that do not qualify for the A-Main. We have not decided how the second provisional for that night or how the two provisional for Friday nights show will be determined at this time. I'm pretty sure it will not be used for the previous race winner.
Only six more days left to have chance to be entered into the non-qulifier drawing for the $12,000 to win, $1,200 to start "Showdown" at Jetmore. KS on Saturday, April 28th. If you pre-register by April 15th and you don't qualify for the A-Main you will be entered into a drawing for the final provisional worth atleast $1,200 start money. You will also only have to pay a $150 entry fee for this race if you pre-register by April 15th, if not it will be $200. So if you want to be elligible for the drawing and want to save yourself $50 get your pre-registration form mailed back to the track. The link is below.
The tire rule for these races will be a Hoosier D55. All cars must weigh 2300 pounds. Standard UMP DIRTcar Body rules will be used. Sam Driggers, the President of UMP DIRTcar, who techs the World 100 and the Dream, will be at Jetmore doing the tech.
Only one more day left to get your pre-registration sent in for the 3rd Annual Sunflowers State Showdown. Thank you to all of the people that have sent them in in the last two weeks. We have recieved quite a few.
We are just starting to get a list of drivers put together and will have it out shortly. This race is shapping up to be one of the best fields of late model drivers you will see anywhere in this part of the country. The 2011 Champions of atleast 10 regional series will be at this race
2011 Champions that will be at 3rd Annual Showdown
CLMA DIRTcar Series - Scott Lewis
Total Seal - Anthony Madrid
West Coast Shootout - Clay Daly
MARS DIRTcar Series - Brad Looney
MLRA - John Anderson
Dart Corn Belt Clash - Chad Simpson
SUPR - Morgan Bagley
NCRA - Joe Kososki
NCRA Great Plains - Steve Kempt
MDLMS - Delbert Smith