Four Tracks to Host PPV Broadcasts This Week
Sterling Heights, MI (Thursday, April 30, 2020) - As the originally planned start of the 2020 season has slowly passed by for many tracks in the region, a select few across the country have stepped out into the world of the unknown to host races without fans, while following strict social distancing measures. This weekend is set to be one of the busiest weekends for short track racing since the world came to a grinding halt in March.
The Pay-Per-View action begins tonight from Brasstown, North Carolina where $4,000 will be on the line during the 40 lap Schaeffer’s Oil Tarheel Invitational presented by PitStopUSA.com. The event will be a 25 car invitational, featuring drivers like Tyler Erb, Brandon Overton, Hudson O’Neal and more from the Tri-County Race Track. While no race fans will be in attendance, event promoter Ray Cook has been working closely with local health and government officials to plan the event. According to SpeedSport.com, Cook has been in direct contact with the Clay County Commissioner, Clay County Health Commissioner and Clay County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to ensure that all guidelines and recommendations are met. Fans can enjoy the action starting at 7:30pm ET tonight through Dirt on Dirt’s live broadcast - which is free for Dirt on Dirt subscribers.
The weekend of action continues on Dirt on Dirt with Friday’s Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series $5,000 to win Lancaster Lidlifter presented by PitStopUSA.com from Lancaster Motor Speedway in South Carolina. With two support divisions, the full night of racing gets underway shortly after 7:00pm ET. The Carolina Clash Super Late Models will be joined by the Crate Sportsman/Renegade, and Extreme 4 divisions.
Then on Saturday, another $5,000 is on the line for the Super Late Models during the Boyd’s Dirt Showdown presented by PitStopUSA.com at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia. Also on the card is $1,000 to win for Crate Late Models and Sportsman.
Super Late Model drivers will see five figures on the line during Saturday’s $10,000 to win Palmetto Invitational. A joint promotion between Cherokee Speedway, DC II LLC Concrete Construction Company and Speed51.com. The race that also features a $1,000 payoff in the Last Chance Race, will benefit The One SC Fund which is activated to fund statewide COVID-19 response efforts. Drivers who have accepted invitations to the event include Jonathan Davenport, Darrell Lanigan and former March Madness winner at Cherokee, Ross Bailes. Speed51.com will have the broadcast on Saturday.
Also on Saturday, drivers in Iowa will get a chance to stretch their legs during the Spring Fling at Cedar County Raceway. The event originally postponed was put back on after restrictions were eased in Iowa’s Cedar County. Three divisions will be on hand with limited attendance in the pits, and no fans in the stands. 40 modifieds, 40 sport mods, and 24 stock cars will be allowed on property; the fields were full just three hours after the announcement was made that the event was back on. Fans can watch the race at DoneRight.TV at 7:00pm ET.
During the second weekend in May, Kenny Schaider’s Federated Raceway at I-55 in Missouri is headlining the list of expected races with the three-division DIRTcar racing program. The St. Louis-area raceway will feature a $5,000 to win Super Late Model feature alongside of DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Pro Mods. 700 General Admission tickets will be sold.
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