CHILLICOTHE, OH — In response to unseasonable weather conditions forcing the postponement of the Third Annual Buckeye Spring 50 featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Atomic Speedway promoter Brad McCown has decided to generate Spring Fever Weekend; a three-race spectacle that will feature not only the nation’s top super late model competitors, but also three, full days of OTP Industrial Solutions AMRA Modified competition.
Dubbed Modstravaganza, the three-day AMRA Modified showcase will be highlighted with a $3,000-to-win finale, as well as a $1,000 bonus if any driver can sweep the weekend. AMRA Sport Mods, Street Stocks, Mini Late Models, Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprint cars, 305ci sprint cars, and Legends will also participate during select portions of the Spring Fever Weekend program.
“We kept an eye on the weather as long as we could, and with conditions not improving enough to host a program comfortably, postponement was our only option,” Brad McCown explained regarding the Buckeye Spring 50. “I decided to make the best of the situation and plan a three-race weekend featuring the super late models on Thursday, two additional days of modified racing on Friday and Saturday, joined by the non-wing sprint cars on Saturday. We want this to be a long weekend for our fans to enjoy. We’ll have a lot on the line, so it should be an exciting event.”
Spring Fever/Modstravaganza Weekend will ignite on Thursday, April 20, with the third running of the Buckeye Spring 50 featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and AMRA Modifieds. The super late model portion of the program will award $10,000, with AMRA Modified teams doing battle for a $1,000 top prize and a minimum of $150.
Spring Fever/Modstravaganza Weekend will continue on Friday, April 21, with a second, full program for the AMRA Modifieds, this time awarding $1,500 to the main event winner and a minimum of $175 to each feature starter. The AMRA Sport Modifieds, Street Stocks and Mini Late Models will also be on the evening card, each participating in full programs.
The Spring Fever/Modstravaganza Weekend finale will hit Atomic Speedway wavelengths on Saturday, April 22, with a third and final AMRA Modified program, this time boasting a top prize equaling that of $3,000, while also awarding a minimum of $200 to each feature starter. Also participating on Saturday evening will be the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprint cars, 305ci sprint cars, AMRA Sport Modifieds for $500, and Legends. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series portion of the program will award a $1,500 top prize; the first of three Atomic Speedway appearances for the non-wing warriors in 2017.
As an added twist to Modstravaganza Weekend, the top-four AMRA Modified feature finishers from Thursday and Friday will be the only drivers locked into Saturday night’s finale, each participating in a dash that will set the first four rows of the Spring Fever/Modstravaganza Weekend finale worth $3,000. All other competitors will earn points through their respective main event finishes on Thursday and Friday, ultimately setting the line-ups for AMRA Modified consolation races on Saturday.
Tickets will be available on a nightly basis:
Thursday: $25 GA / $35 Pit Pass
Friday: $10 GA / $25 Pit Pass
Saturday: $18 GA / $35 Pit Pass
Three-Day Pit Pass: $75
No two-day passes available
Spring Fever/Modstravaganza Weekend camping is now available via Trackside Camping adjacent to Atomic Speedway starting at $40 for one night, $50 for two nights and $65 for all three nights. Those interested must reserve a spot by April 5. Primitive sites are also available on the Atomic Speedway grounds starting at $15 per night.
The Third Annual Buckeye Spring 50 featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will ignite with warm-ups at 6:00pm on Thursday, April 20, followed by qualifying time trials, heat race competition, and main events. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 12:00pm, with general admission gates swinging open at 4:00pm. A timetable for the entire Spring Fever Weekend will be posted in the coming weeks.
Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at the all-new www.atomicspeedway.net.
CREDIT: Fully Injected Motorsports