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  • Biggest dirt track event on the planet has super-sized purse

    first_imgBOONE, Iowa – A super-sized purse will be paid to competitors in the biggest dirt track event on the planet, the Sept. 4-9 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’sThe 900-plus drivers coming to Boone Speedway from coast to coast and border to border, as well as Canada, earn shares of a purse nearing $300,000.Another $60,000 or so in contingency awards is at stake so there is no question the 35th annual version of America’s Racin’ Vacation will contin­ue to be the most prestigious, top-paying event for grassroots racers.“We have always had the goal of maintaining reasonable entry fees and admission prices while provid­ing the best possible purse structure at Super Nationals,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “We have been able to accomplish that in conjunction with a lot of contingencies given by great IMCA spon­sors.”The Saturday, Sept. 9 Modified main event boasts a potential $7,000 paycheck for the winner. That includes a guaranteed $2,000 plus a $100 bonus for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts made during the season.Saturday’s Stock Car main event carries a $3,500 top possible check. The winner goes home with $1,000 plus a bonus of $50 for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts.Winning the Deery Brothers Summer Series main event could also be good for as much as $3,500. The regu­lar Late Model tour event pays a guaranteed $2,000 to win, plus a bonus of as much as $1,500 based on $30 for each of as many as 50 starts.Potential payday for the Northern SportMods is $2,250. That main event pays a guaranteed $1,000 to win plus a bonus of $25 for each of up to 50 starts this season.Top prize for the Hobby Stocks could reach $1,850. They’ll race for $600 to win their Saturday night main and the bonus of $25 per start up to 50.And the champion of Tuesday’s Sport Compact main event could bank as much as $500. They’ll get a guaranteed $250 plus a $5 bonus for each of up to 50 starts.Modified drivers are guaranteed $300 providing they race each night Wednesday through Satur­day. Stock Car drivers are guaranteed $200 if they race Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.All purse money is posted and paid at the event; Super Nationals bonuses will be presented during the national awards banquet in Lincoln, Neb., in November.last_img read more

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