Time Trials added for 410 Sprints Saturday
Promoter Bill Altman announced today that the 4 Your Car Connection Sprint Cars will race against the clock to start Saturday evening’s program. “Because this is a special race, with $3,000 being paid to the winner, we will have time trials to establish the starting line-ups,” he explained. “The racers responded well to this procedure for the Putsy Kekich Memorial, so we are going to try it again.”
There will be one twist, however. Under the speedway’s new, two-tiered format, the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks will take to the track at 7 p.m., as planned. Then the time trials added for 410 Sprints Saturday will have their group qualifying (that is, four cars on the track at one time) beforehand. The exact starting time for the group qualifying will be somewhat flexible, in order to allow for the completion of the Mini Stock and Modified Lite portions of the program. Those classes will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will run their heats and features. It is expected that the 410 Sprint Car qualifications will be held at approximately 6:30, after those features.
Bonnell’s Rod Shop
Saturday’s program is being presented by former racer Scott Bonnell, who is an ardent supporter of Mercer Raceway Park. In addition to being a benefactor for certain special events, like “Let’s Go Racing!” Bonnell’s Rod Shop is the title sponsor for the Outlaw Sprint Warriors.
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