9th Annual SportMod Nationals Return May 23-25
WACO, Texas – The winner’s share of the purse has been upped to $3,000 for the biggest event on the 2013 schedule for IMCA Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods.
Heart O’ Texas Speedway at Waco hosts the Friday and Saturday, May 24-25 Southern SportMod Nationals.
Second place pays $2,000 with $1,500 for third, $1,000 for fourth, $800 for fifth, $600 for sixth, $500 for seventh, $400 for eighth, $300 for ninth and $250 for 10th. A minimum of $200 will be paid to start the 24-car feature, making the total purse for the feature more than $13,000. Non-qualifiers get $150.
IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded.
New on Saturday is the $350 to win, minimum $50 to start Southern SportMod All-Star Invitational.
All drivers who have won sanctioned features in the division since May 31 of 2012 through May 23 this season will be eligible to qualify for the 12-car All-Star field. Invitations will be mailed to eligible drivers, who are asked to notify IMCA if they’ll compete in the event.
“With the SportMod Nationals moving to May from a fall date, the All-Star Invitational replaces the Race of Champions,” IMCA Vice President of Operations Brett Root explained. “While we’ll have point leaders at every track, we’re a long ways from determining champions. Making feature winners eligible means more drivers can be part of this race.”
SportMod heats, ‘B’ features and qualifying features will be held both Friday and Saturday. IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks are also on the Friday program. The Sprint Series of Texas completes the Saturday card.
Pit gates and the grandstand open at 6 p.m. both days at Waco. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing follows the 7:45 p.m. drivers’ meeting.
Grandstand admission will be $12 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-11 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $25.
Pit gates open at 6 p.m. and an open practice runs from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 23. Pit passes are $12 and grandstand admission is free.
No other sanctioned Southern SportMod events will be hosted in Texas the weekend before Memorial Day. Temporary licenses good only for the Southern SportMod Nationals will be sold for $30.