Poplar Bluff, MO – October 14, 2014 – After weekend rains ended today in the Poplar Bluff, Missouri area, the 14th annual Cotton Boll Cup event at Poplar Bluff Speedway featuring seven of the area’s most popular racing divisions is 100% set to happen as planned this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday (October 16th through 18th).
Due to a full weekend of heavy rain last weekend, the entire event that was orinally scheduled for October 9th, 10th and 11th was postponed and re-scheduled. There will be an open practice at the track from 7pm until 10pm on Thursday, October 16th followed by two days of action packed racing action.
The event features the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series as headliners. The event doubles as the Poplar Bluff Speedway 2014 season finale and is a literal “Smorgasbord of Speed” featuring two full nights of high speed action at one of the area’s most popular racing venues. Race teams and race fans will be treated to a full menu of late season Championship speed contests with racing in seven of the area’s most popular divisions with over $60,000 up for grabs.
The event includes the final 2014 season appearances of the USCS “Outlaw Thunder” Tour presented by K&N Filters for winged sprint cars at Poplar Bluff Speedway. It will be the 10th event of the season and third and final visit to the Missouri oval for the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series. The racing action features nearly 400 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 200+ laps of Cotton Boll Cup Championship main events.
Action kicks off on Friday night (10/17) at 7:30 pm with pole qualifying races in six divisions including the mighty K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model rules type Crate Late Models, Super Street/Hobby, Street Stock, E-MODS and Mini Stock divisions.
The 2014 version of the Cotton Boll Cup event turns up the tempo on Saturday night (10/18) at 6:30 pm with the addition of the 700+ horsepower, 1300 pound Outlaw style sprint cars of the United Sprint Car Series that are expected to reach speeds exceeding 120 M.P.H. around the area’s fastest 3/8 mile high banked oval. Additionally, all six divisions that contested their qualifying races on Friday night will do battle for their share of the prize money posted in the $60,000 Cotton Boll Cup Championship Finals on Saturday night.
The USCS sprint cars, K&N Filters Outlaw Modifieds and Crate Late Models are each racing for $2000 to win on Saturday night. In addition for the USCS sprint car drivers they will be racing for double USCS Mid South Thunder presented by K&N Filters regional series points. The Super Street/Hobby class is battling for $1200 to win and the Street Stock and E-MOD divisions are both competing for a $1000 payday in the Cotton Boll Cup Finals on Saturday. The Mini Stock racers hope to collect a posted $500 winner’s share in that division.
There is an open practice for all divisions on Thursday, October 16th from 7pm until 9pm. Gates open at 5pm on Thursday night. Thursday Pit Admission is $10. Gates open in the competitor pit area at 4pm on Friday and in the spectator grandstand at 5pm. The Grandstand Admission on Friday is as follows: Adult $15 Kids 6-12 $5 Kids 5 & Under Free.
On Saturday the competitor pit area opens at 2:00 pm with the spectator grandstands opening at 4:00 pm. The Grandstand Admission on Saturday is as follows: Adults $20 Kids 6-12 $5 Kids 5 & Under Free. (Pit Area Admission on Friday is $25 and on Saturday is $30).
Poplar Bluff Speedway is located just 2 miles West of US 60 Highway on Business 60 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.For more info and for directions to Poplar Bluff Speedway please visit www.poplarbluffspeedway.net or contact Poplar Bluff Speedway Vernon Barker 573-718-9658 or Butch Knuckles 573-718-6307 Poplar Bluff speedway is also on Facebook. For info on the United Sprint Car Series and/or the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.