Super Late Models will Compete for the Sport’s Largest Winning Prize in Inaugural Mega-Event August 24th & 25th, 2018!

MANSFIELD, Ohio – The Super Late Model division will have a new mega-event next year with the introduction of the “Dirt Million” on Aug. 24-25, 2018, at Mansfield Motor Speedway, track promoter Cody Sommer announced.

Super Late Model drivers will compete for a minimum of $100,000 to win and $2,000 to start in the inaugural Dirt Million at the 4/10-mile oval, but the purse will continue to increase throughout the 2018 calendar year via a unique format and promotion that allows dirt racing families, friends, sponsors, fans and teams everywhere in the world to play a role in building the feature’s payoff. The total purse for the event can climb to a spectacular $1 million, which would result in the weekend’s A-main offering a $500,000 winner’s prize and $10,000 just to take the green flag. Under a unique format, the Dirt Million will be a part of the 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule.

The Dirt Million becomes the latest addition to Sommer’s growing promotional resume. This year Sommer spearheaded the transformation of Mansfield Motor Speedway from an asphalt track that hosted crowds of over 20,000 fans for NASCAR Truck Series races to a world-class dirt facility by presenting several special events, including a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series program in July.

Sommer sees the creation of the Dirt Million and its unprecedented purse-building setup as possibly being a snapshot into the future of the sport.

“We live in a world today where individual people are more social, expressive and impactful than ever before,” Sommer said. “This event is catered to that fact and it will be very rewarding to watch the sport rally together, unified with one common goal.

“This event is truly one that rewards individuals for showing their support and getting behind something – literally the more it escalates the more it helps everyone, especially how it gives back to the racer.”

Sommer has billed the Dirt Million as an event “for the racers, by the fans.” He said virtually every aspect of the blockbuster will have a contributing element.

For starters, every driver registering for the event will become part of the event’s contribution system through a profile page at DirtMillion.com. Anyone who decides to support the race – by buying an event ticket, event merchandise, making a cash contribution directly to the purse or even paying a driver’s entry fee or pit pass – can specify the driver in whose name they’re contributing; the drivers who receive the most support will be in line for event benefits, including possible provisional starting spots for the headliner.

In addition, a portion of every ticket, camping reservation, VIP suite and pay-per-view video package sold will go directly to the growing purse, making the payoff ever-more lucrative. Simply stated, the more fans that attend the Dirt Million, the bigger the purse will be, providing incentive for drivers and teams to promote, endorse and support the event because their own fans’ investment in purchasing a ticket will help them as racers directly.

“If I was to explain this in the simplest way possible to a racer right in front of me, it’s this: The more you yourself, sponsors and fans support this event, the more money you are going to be able to race for,” Sommer said. “What is extremely ironic and not normal at all is that I am essentially putting a rev-limiter on the promoter side. There are plenty of events where a promoter packs the place and walks out with substantially more money than the guy that won the race, and the bottom line is this event is just not one of those events and it is not going to be through its design.”

Sommer said the guaranteed $100,000-to-win/$2,000-to-start purse totals $200,000 but the final payoff come race day will rise even higher. Each position in the 28-car field will increase by a corresponding percentage of the financial contributions that accumulate for the event, meaning that for every dollar contributed 50 percent will be added to the winner’s payoff; 10 percent to second place; 5 percent to third place; 3 percent to fourth place; 2 percent to fifth place; and downward to 1 percent for last place.

“So let’s say a fan says, ‘Man this is cool, I want to donate $5 to this,'” Sommer said. “They know that $2.50 (50%) of that $5 is going to the winner of that race and 1% is going to the guy that started the race. It’s the same for contributions of $10, $100 or whatever.”

If an additional $350,000 is raised, the purse would grow to $275,000 to win, $55,000 for second, $27,500 for third and down to $5,500 to start. If enough money is generated to reach the full $1 million payout goal, the $500,000 going to the race winner would be followed by such payouts as $100,000 for second, $50,000 for third and $10,000 to start the main event.

In the coming months additional details for the event will be released. Also soon to come will be the launch of DirtMillion.com, which will be the hub for the sport to watch the event’s purse grow in real time and include the registered driver profile pages amongst many other unique features.

Dirt Million event management is encouraging all fans and teams to follow their social pages on Twitter @DirtMillion and Facebook.com/DirtMillion. The event website will be launched soon at www.DirtMillion.com.

–LODLMS PR

By |2017-10-26T21:20:10+00:00October 26th, 2017|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Super Late Models will Compete for the Sport’s Largest Winning Prize in Inaugural Mega-Event August 24th & 25th, 2018!

DIRTcar Nationals Just Got Bigger

Now five nights of Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block action and four nights of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models Feb 6-17, 2018 at Volusia Speedway Park

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 25, 2017 — The 2018 racing calendar just got more exciting…what better way to start a new season than with 12 nights of racing in Florida in February. Major changes to the event program highlight the new and exciting schedule for the 47th annual DIRTcar Nationals as the racing season kicks off Feb. 6 through 17, 2018.

New to the 2017 DIRTcar National schedule is added nights for the premier dirt racing series in the Northeast, the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series where Every Night is a Shootout. The DIRTcar UMP Modified all feature night featuring Triple-20’s has been moved up earlier in the week to Friday, Feb. 9. The All Star Circuit of Champions kick off five straight nights of Sprint Car action on Feb. 7th and 8th, while the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be in action from Friday, Feb. 9 to Sunday, Feb. 11. The 12-nights of racing at Volusia Speedway Park will conclude with five days of action for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and four nights for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models on Saturday, Feb. 17.

Over the course of the 12 action-packed nights, drivers in their respective divisions will be competing for one the most sought-after trophies in racing, the Big Gator. This past winter Nick Hoffman in the Modifieds, David Gravel in the Sprint Cars, Brett Hearn in the Big-Block Modifieds, and Shane Clanton in the Late Models all wrangled the competition to take home the Big Gator prize to kick off the racing season.

The historic DIRTcar Nationals is the most accessible motorsports event in Florida in February. Every ticket to DIRTcar Nationals is a hot pass, so fans can get up close and personal to all the action — and to their favorite drivers.

Volusia Speedway Park, located in Barberville, Florida, is a half-mile, high-banked, clay oval, known as the World’s Fastest Half Mile. The track opened as a quarter-mile oval in 1968 and then expanded to a three-eighths-mile in 1969, and then once again expanded to a half-mile in 1972. The clay oval was paved in 1989 and was then converted back to dirt in 1997 and has been dirt ever since.

To see the full schedule breakdown, visit DIRTcarNationals.com. Tickets for DIRTcar Nationals start at just $20 and are on sale now by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visiting www.DIRTcarNationals.com. Follow DIRTcar Nationals on Twitter.

—DIRTcar Nationals PR

By |2017-10-26T17:29:28+00:00October 26th, 2017|National, Racing News, Super DirtCar Series, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on DIRTcar Nationals Just Got Bigger

SSCS SUPER LATE MODELS GO FOR 100 LAPS AT AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY SATURDAY – TRICK OR TREATING TOO!

It will be loads of fun for the family Saturday night at Auburndale Speedway as Coca-Cola presents the Halloween Spooktackular featuring the Sunshine State Challenge Series (SSCS) Super Late Model Coke 100 along with racing for the Legend Cars, V-8 Bombers, Q Mini Stocks, Scramblers and Mini Cup cars. There will be lots of neat Coca-Cola items and souvenirs given away during the evening.

The Fellows Racing Kids Club for ages 5-12 will get under way at 5 pm with a bounce house and lots of other fun until 6:30 pm. Then later there will be trick or treating for the kids during intermission with the drivers on the track along with loads of candy and goodies.

Bradenton’s Jesse Dutilly has now opened up a 36 point advantage over Naples driver Michael Atwell in the SSCS Super Late Model standings. Atwell is 17 points ahead of third place Nick Neri of Palmetto with Oviedo’s Anthony Sergi just two markers in back of Neri. Dylan Bigley of Naples is fifth in the standings and all five are expected to compete Saturday night along with a host of others including George Gorham, Jr., Matt McCrary, David Green, Joe Boyd, Billy Bigley, Jr., Michael Goddard and many more.

Pit gates open Saturday afternoon at 12 noon with the SSCS Super Late Models getting a one-hour practice session from 1-2 pm. Practice for all other classes will begin at 3 pm and continue until 4:30 pm. Grandstand gates open officially at 5 pm (you can come earlier and watch practice) and there will be a final Super Late Model practice and “scuff” session from 5-5:30 pm.

The Legend Cars and V-8 Bombers will qualify for their feature races at 6 pm and racing begins at 7 pm with a features-only format. Leading things off will be a 25-lap race for the Mini Cup cars which will be followed by qualifying for the SSCS Super Late Models. Then it will be time for the Q Mini Stocks to go 25 laps before intermission.

Trick or Treating with the drivers will take place on the front stretch during intermission. Once all the kids’ bags are stuffed full of goodies, racing resumes with the Coca-Cola Spooktacular 100 for the SSCS Super Late Models. After that race concludes the Legend Cars go for 25 laps followed by 25 laps for the Scramblers. The V-8 Bombers wrap up the evening with a 30-lap feature race.

Adult admission for the evening of action and Halloween fun is just $15 with seniors 55+ $13. Children ages 5-12 are only $5 and all kids 4 and under get in free. The family 4-pack is just $32 for two adult and two children’s admissions (a $40 value). Pit passes are $30 per person and all parking is free.

By |2017-10-26T01:53:13+00:00October 26th, 2017|Auburndale Speedway, Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on SSCS SUPER LATE MODELS GO FOR 100 LAPS AT AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY SATURDAY – TRICK OR TREATING TOO!