Homestretch Time For Springfield Raceway Turkey Classic

Springfield Raceway  Springfield,Mo.-The 2012 racing season will kick into high gear on Sat March 10th as The Springfield Raceway will be hosting the 5th annual O’Reilly Turkey Classic presented by Bad Boy Mowers.This event will get the racing season started in Southwest Missouri in grand style as LateModels,USRA A-Mods,B-Mods and Legends do battle on the”Quick-Quarter” tabbed as the raciest track around week in and week out as the Speedway will get to start their season and end their season with what is becoming a don’t miss race on everyone’s calendar.

This will be the 3rd year of the format of Late Models,A-Mods,B-Mods and Legends as drivers get a chance to bring fresh equipment to this season opener.

The pitgates will open up at 11AM on March 10th while hotlaps are scheduled to begin at 2PM.

The draw closes at 3PM and drivers arriving after that will not receive passing points only points in the heat race position.Drivers meeting is slated for 3:30 and the first race to start at 4PM.

Weather date for the Turkey Classic is set for Sat March 24th.

New this season is a chance for A-Mod drivers to gather USRA RHS National points right out of the box as the track will sanction this event.A-Mod drivers will run under USRA rules except for the following, NO Spoilers on the car and drivers will need to have a USRA License.A temporary license can be purchased that day for $10.Also a larger payout for the A-Mods down the line in the 20 car field.the Chip rules are enforced at Springfield.$1200 goes to the feature winner while making the A feature pays $400 to start.Car entry Fee is $100 while non-qualifiers competing in their last chance races pocket $110.

Latemodels will run under the MARS/MLRA rules and tires allowed will be either the Hoosier WRS D55 or Hoosier LM40.Crate LateModels will compete under the NE Smith Chevrolet rules and rear tires must be either WRS D55’s or LM 40’s.

A $2,000 payday will await the winner while just making the Main Event pays $300 to start while drivers not advancing but competing in their last chance races pocket $110.LateModel entry Fee is $100 as Show-Me Racing Series kingpin Justin Wells of Aurora looks to defend his event title from 2010.

 

The popular B-Mods have a different few rule packages to allow everyone a chance to compete and be equal as they battle for $750 to win and $110 to start the feature.Non-qualifiers who compete in their last chance events pocket $80 while the Entry Fee is only $40.

In 2010 Iowa’s Jesse Sobbing came from 10th starting spot in his IMCA legal Northern Sportmod to take the victory over 60 plus entries.

INEX Legends allows provide 3-4 wide racing and also help high-light the event in a $300 to win and $35 to start feature with no entry fee.

 

Raceceivers are required and it is the drivers responsibility to provide them as the track does not rent them.

 

The top 8 in all 4 class in passing points will redraw for their starting spots.

Pitpasses will be $35 while Adult Grandstand Admission is only $20 while kids prices in the Grandstands are only $5 for those 6-12 years and under 6 Free.

The pitgates will open up at 11AM on March 10th while hotlaps are scheduled to begin at 2PM.

The draw closes at 3PM and drivers arriving after that will not receive passing points only points in the heat race position.Drivers meeting is slated for 3:30 and the first race to start at 4PM.

Past Turkey Classic Champions(No repeat winners yet).

In 2010 over 180 race teams checked-into compete

 

The raceday phone at SpringfieldRaceway is 417-863-0097.Fans can also check out information by visiting the website at WWW.SpringfieldRaceway.Com or text SPRINGFIELDRACEWAY to 368674 to recieve mobile updates or visit the SpringfieldRaceway Facebook Page.Also you can contact Jerry hoffman at 417-673-7426 for more information

 

2007-Winners-Danny Lasoski(360 Winged Sprints)-Dover,Mo.Zach Daum(Midgets)-Pocahontas,ILL.Jackie Dalton(A-Mods)-Carthage

2008-Winners-Brian Brown(360 Winged Sprints)-Higginsville,Mo.-Brad Loyet(Midgets) Sunset Hills,Mo.-Terry Phillips(A-Modifieds) of Springfield,Mo and Colt Cheevers(B-Modifieds) of Macks Creek

2009-Winners-Ken Essary(LateModels) of Cape Fair-Steve Martin(A-Modifieds) of Ozark,Mo-Billy Street(B-Modifieds) of Joplin and Dave Bauer(Legends) of Webb City

2010-Justin Wells(Latemodels) of Aurora-Jody Tillman(A-Modifieds) of West Branson-Jesse Sobbing(B-Modifieds) of Glenwood,Iowa and Jason Rayle(Legends) of Springfield

 

Payouts

LateModels 1)2000 2)1200 3)750 4)600 5)420 6)370 7)360 8)355 9)350 10)320 11)310 12-20)300  B Ft Non-Qualify 110

USRA  A-Mods  1)1200 2)750 3)600 4)550 5)450 6)440 7)430 8)420 9)415 10)410 11)410 12-20)400  Bt F-No qualify  110

B-Mods 1)750 2)350 3)275 4)250 5)200 6)170 7)160 8)140 9)130 10)125 11)125 12-20)110  B Ft-no qualify  80

Legends  1)300 2)150 3)100 4)90 5)75 6)70 7)65 8)60 9)55 10)45 11)40 12-20)35

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