The MARS DIRTcar Series gets back in action this weekend, April 18th and April 19th, with a pair of races in Iowa co-sanctioned with the Corn Belt Clash Series.
Davenport Speedway in Davenport IA will host night one with a special $3,500 to win, $500 to start on the big ½ mile track. Adult general admission is $18, Seniors and students are $16 and 11 and under are FREE. Pit passes are $30.
Pit Gates will open at 4:30pm and grandstand gates will open at 5:00pm, with hot laps scheduled for 6:30pm and racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. Also racing will be IMCA Mods and Street Stocks. Pay out for Friday is 1) $3500 2) $1400 3) $1200 4) $1000 5) $900 6) $800 7) $700 8) $650 9) $600 10) $575 11) $550 12) $525 13-24) $500. TIRE RULE: LM 40 and WRS 55. L.O. 06 allowed on right rear ONLY. No rib tires will be allowed! 2 provisionals per series (MARS, CBC) will be used for this race.
On Saturday the attention will turn to 34 Raceway in West Burlington IA for the Slocum 50. With an incredible $10,555.00 going to the winner, this race is the biggest ‘to win’ payout ever at 34 Raceway. Adult general admission is $18, Seniors are $15, Students are $12 and kid’s 10 and under are FREE. $1 from every adult grandstand admission ticket sold goes to the Brent Slocum Foundation.
Pit Gates will open at 3:30pm and grandstand gates will open on at 5:00pm, with hot laps scheduled for 5:30pm and Late Model time trial qualifying to begin at 6:15pm. Also racing will be IMCA Stock Cars and Sprint Cars. Pay out for Saturday is 1) $10555 2) $4500 3) $2000 4) $1750 5) $1500 6) $1400 7) $1300 8) $1200 9) $1100 10) $1000 11) $750 12) $700 13) $650 14) $600 15-24) $500. TIRE RULE: LM 40 and WRS 55. No rib tires will be allowed! 1 provisional per series (MARS, CBC, ALMS) will be used for this race.
Drivers expected this weekend include the 2013 MARS Champion Tony Jackson Jr of Lebanon, MO; 2012 MARS Champion Jesse Stovall of Billings, MO; Justin Asplin of Birch Tree, MO; 6-time MARS Champion Terry Phillips of Springfield, MO; Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, IL; Jason Riggs of Harrisburg, IL; Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, IL; Leroy Johnson of Springfield, MO; Denny Eckrich of Tiffin, IA; Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, IA; Brian Shirley of Chatam, IL; Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, IA; Andy Eckrich of Oxford, IA; Chris Simpson of Oxford, IA; Chad Simpson of Mt. Vernon, IA; Dave Eckrich of Oxford, IA; Will Vaught of Crane, MO; Brian Harris of Davenport, IA; Ray Guss Jr of Milan, IL; Justin Kay of Wheatland, IA and many more.
34 Raceway is located at 10463 S Prairie Grove Road, West Burlington IA. www.34raceway.com.
Please visit www.marsracingseries.com for the full schedule.
The MARS DIRTcar Series would like to thank their sponsors for the 2014 season. Hoosier Racing Tire, Libscomb Auto Group, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Powertrain Industries, Sunoco Race Fuel, Midwest Sheet Metal, GRT Race Cars, Keizer Wheels, Hatfield Racing Engines, Race Brothers Farm & Home Supply, Supermoon Graphics, Off Axis Custom Paint and Don Babb Motorsports.