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|Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:38 am Post subject: Sprint Car Bandits Tour Kicks Off at Heart O’ Texas 3/20!
Sprint Car Bandits 2020 Tour Kicks Off at Heart O’ Texas – March 20th!
Elm Mott, TX (02/11/20) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series kicks off the 2020 tour at the 1/4 mile 'bullring' oval of Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) in Waco on Friday, March 20th with the running of the Gordon Woolley Classic. This annual event celebrating the life, history and racing career of the First member of the Heart O' Texas Wall of Fame, Gordon Wooley, kicks off the sprint car action at the speedway for the 2020 season.
Let’s jump right into the nuts and bolts:
RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 6:30pm until about 7:00pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Sprint Car Bandits, get selfies, purchase series racing apparel & merchandise (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2020…as was the case in 2019.
If you’d like to get your series t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com has them on sale right now!
TRACK INFO: Heart O' Texas Speedway’s website is www.HeartOTexasSpeedway.com and their address is 784 N McLennan Drive Waco, TX 76640 (just north of town right off of I-35); track phone is 254-829-2294. Action fires up at 8pm on March 20th.
RACE TEAMS: all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track. Mandatory drivers meeting and draw cut-off is at 6:15pm.
The standard posted SCB purse and rules are in effect. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. As in 2019, there is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.
The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment) yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition with teams of varying budget sizes. The SCB “20° wing angle rule” also helps by freeing up the cars to be able to pass easier in many cases that also helps reduce excess tire and engine wear. Our ‘one rear tire all night long’ rule has saved racers thousands of dollars over the past four seasons.
All these small, yet effective changes, have been accomplished without the racers having to purchase something out of the ordinary. And we essentially haven’t changed the rules since the inception of the series at the end of 2015.
And let’s face it, since the events of 9/11/2001, a lot of the economics of the sport of dirt track racing have changed drastically (especially the cost of travel, track insurance, general crowd sizes, cost of racing components), yet there really hasn’t been much being done on a nationwide level to help counteract those economic impacts. We aren’t trying to say we’ve ‘fixed’ all those impacts, but at least we are doing something to help curb racer expenses – and it’s working.
Our rules package certainly has made for exciting and unpredictable racing outcomes – as in the past 32 series events there have been 20 different feature winners!
Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and where the tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits .
If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com for more information. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.
If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible. This schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website prior to traveling. New dates will be published when they become available.
Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Friday March 20th when the Sprint Car Bandits tour returns to Heart O’ Texas Speedway, near Waco, Texas with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the first time in 2020!