GASTONIA, NC – Carolina Speedway is thrilled to announce the details of the Open Wheel Modified portion of the King of the Carolinas event October 24-27, 2013.
The Carolina crowd is geared up for the Renegade of Dirt Modified Tour to make its first ever appearance to the state of North Carolina all the while bringing the East’s top throttle stompers to do battle at the Carolina speedway for their viewing pleasure. The weekend’s action will get underway on Thursday night Oct. 24th with an open practice for all divisions as an ample opportunity for first time visitors to acquaint themselves with the tricky 4.10 mile red clay oval.
Then on Friday night October 25th the racing action gets the green flag with a complete show for the open wheel modifieds featuring the standard tour format and procedures which will include qualifying, heat races, b-mains as needed, and a full 20 lap, $1200 to win, $120 to start Renegade of Dirt Arizona Sport Shirts A-Main.
Furthermore the East’s elite tour will return to the speedway Saturday night October 26th for a curtain call performance featuring another entirely complete show for the open wheel modifieds which will include another evening of qualifying, heat races, b-mains as needed, and another full 20 lap, $1200 to win, $120 to start Renegade of Dirt Arizona Sport Shirts A-Main.
In addition to the evenings first two preliminary main events that will set the stage for Sunday’s Renegade of Dirt “King of the Carolina” modified A-Main participants will accrue points based on qualifying, heat race finish, and each evenings feature finishes to try and rank among the weekends top twelve in points following the first two nights of racing.
Participants inside the top (12) twelve in points after the first two night’s features will automatically lock into the top twelve spots in Sunday’s A-Main! The lineup 1-12 for Sunday’s feature will be determined by a complete 1-12 redraw with the top racer in points drawing first and so on.
The remainder of the field who did not rank inside the top twelve will be split into two ‘qualifier mains’ based on points with the 13th place points guy starting on the pole of qualifier #1 and the 14th starting pole of qualifier #2 and so forth. The qualifier mains will each take four transfers then two tour points provisional to round out the 22 car field for the 40 Lap, $3000 to win, $300 to start, Renegade of Dirt ‘King of the Carolina’ Arizona Sport Shirts A-Main event.
A six foot trophy and the prestigious title will await the brave racers who will battle it out at the “Carolina’s Action Track” during the late October weekend for three straight nights of wicked Renegade action. More information on the nearly $25,000 modified purse “King of the Carolina” event is forth coming and will be announced as it becomes available.
All drivers are asked to begin making plans to attend; all tracks up north will be closing down so this will be a great way to extend your race seasons until the first of November. As of right now this will not be a scheduled points show for the Renegades of Dirt but we ask that all our loyal and supportive racers continue to do so by participating at this event to round out a great 2013 season together.
“I am excited to be bringing the Renegades of Dirt Tour to North Carolina” stated Clint Elkins of Carolina Speedway. “They have a great group of talented racers and a good following of fans, we think it’s the perfect addition to our highly anticipated King of the Carolina’s weekend” added Elkins. “Their tire rule is the same as ours so this keep our local racers from spending extra money to compete in such a big event,” concluded Elkins.
“I would like to extend our thanks to Clint and Mark Gibbons on putting together such and exceptional event and a great format for our racers and for the fans” added tour director, Cody Watson. “The fans are going to get three complete nights of the Renegade open wheel modifieds, and we’re happy to be visiting North Carolina for the first time in our short history” stated Watson. “We’ve wanted to get down here and showcase just how talented are Northern mod racers are and this will be the perfect opportunity to do so, we encourage all modified guys to support Carolina Speedway for putting up nearly $25,000 in modified purse alone that weekend” concluded Watson.
The King of the Carolinas is a four day event with a purse of over $70,000. More details of the event will be announced soon.
For more information on the King of the Carolinas event at Carolina Speedway please visit www.carolinaspeedway.net