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Topic: REDEMPTION for MICHELLE MELTON in 360C.I. SPRINT CAR BANDITS COMPETITION Email this topic to a friend | Subscribe to this TopicReport this Topic to Moderator
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May 13, 2018 at 08:16:59 AM
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The SPRINT CAR BANDITS THANKS Grayson County Speedway, their FANS & WORKERS for hosting the SCB Series on Saturday, May 12th!

Here are quick results, pics and some notes. Official results and points will be posted in the days to come - AND DON'T MISS the next Sprint Car Bandits event, which is a doubleheader, coming to 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS on May 26th-27th (Sat/Sun of Memorial Day) - complete details are posted at

First off, lets do a 30-second rewind from the 2017 SCB event at GCS to set the stage for last night's action:

(Sept. 16, 2017) Michelle Melton did a masterful job being up-on-the-wheel in heat race #1 when another car snap-spun directly in front of her, and she went from full speed to instantly swerving to miss the fracas and getting the car whoa'd down as best as possible. Her car hit the outside retaining wall and ended up not being able to rejoin the heat race, but her cat-like reflexes kept the car from being completely destroyed - it was that close to turning into a yard sale in corner one.

Shifting ahead to last night’s event:

The proverbial monkey was lifted off Michelle’s back last night at GCS, as she would earn the second highest points total of the night and start on the outside front row – and take the eventual victory in her PRO-TECH Services sponsored sprint car.

Congratulations again to Michelle, we are thrilled to see you in the Sprint Car Bandits series victory lane picture, topping the 20-car feature event.

Michael Day battled back from mechanical woes at the last SCB event, and started 5th in the feature race, coming home in second, and extending his Series points lead.

Third place finisher Kyle Jones had another solid SCB performance, starting 4th and finishing 3rd; while 2-time SCB series champion Michael Lang would drive the wheels off his sprinter coming from 15th to finish in 4th. Series newcomer Russ Fletcher would start 8th and would round out the top 5. The complete finishing order is attached as a picture file on our Sprint Car Bandits website and Facebook pages.

I can’t stress enough what an AMAZING transformation that has taken place at Grayson County Speedway! Mark and his staff have literally rebuilt the facility from the ground up...from walls, fence, bank, stands, sound system, buildings, parking is truly a sight to be seen. As in 2017, The FANS came out in droves to see the Sprint Car Bandits, thank you again for your support!

We look forward to coming back to GCS on September 15th, so if you’re a fan or race team that’s yet to check the facility out, please make plans to do so!

SPECIAL THANKS to Mike Petty Photos for being on hand and providing us with great images. Mike will have a bunch posted soon, so check out his Facebook page when you get the chance.

Looking forward, here’s what’s on tap next for the Sprint Car Bandits:

Final Sprint Car Bandits vs. NCRA Showdown for 2018 is at 81 Speedway’s SPRINT CAR MAYNIA – May 26th & 27th!

Mesquite, TX (05/10/18) by The Texas-based 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) makes its series debut in Kansas at the prestigious 3/8-mile oval of 81 Speedway on Saturday, May 26th and May 27th during SPRINT CAR MAYNIA. Each event will pay $2,000 to the feature winners and pays down generously to $300 to start each event. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no driver entry fee, no series membership fee and just a $15 nightly draw fee.

The Sprint Car Bandits will co-sanction this event with the NCRA Sprint Car Series, forming the final Showdown between the two series in 2018. On April 28th the two series squared off at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in exciting event, that left fans commenting for days how much they enjoyed the racing program.

Blended rules are again in effect for the Sprint Car Bandits vs. NCRA Sprints at the Sprint Car Maynia event at 81 Speedway. Note that these are the same car rules that were in effect at Southern Oklahoma Speedway on April 28th:

No tire bleeders, 1,500# weight rule, manual wing slider. RR tire Hoosier 105 ASCS medium or 104 Racesaver. LR, Hoosier 92 stamped tire size. Must be Racesaver/RD12 or harder. Tire grooving/siping is ok. No front tire rule. No top wing angle rule in effect for this event. Mufflers are optional. Teams choose dzus or bolted wheel covers. Must run same tires in the feature that were run in the heat race. Note this rule may be adjusted if an extreme tire wear issue develops (which is a standard SBC rule as it is). 150 SCB bonus points per team for this event will be awarded, plus, the regular SCB points you end up earning nightly. This points doesn’t apply to NCRA series points, this is regarding SCB points only. All other Sprint Car Bandits Rules in effect see and for any other questions or call Steve at 469-474-8234.

81 Speedway is located at 7700 N. Broadway in Park City, KS 67219 (which is a northern suburb of Wichita). The track phone number is 316-755-1781. Visit for the track website and all details, such as ticket pricing and start times.

Besides a complete racing program of heats and features for the Sprint Car Bandits vs. NCRA Sprint Series nightly, Saturday May 26th will also include the NCRA Modified series and Mod Lite series. Sunday May 27th will conclude Sprint Car Maynia with the OCRS Sprint Car Series and the URSS Sprint Series…making for a triple-header of sprint car features!

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft Exhibits, Gen-Tech at, Mow Time in Farmersville,, Pro-Tech Service Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines, American Elevator Technologies, South Dallas Battery & Electric Co., Gary Floyd Homes, Utility Trailer of Dallas, Inc., DFW Urethane, Valvoline Express Care of Seagoville and the SCB points fund is sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact Mary Lang directly at: or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

Click for the latest in series news and visit where you can connect with SCB on Facebook. Go to and you can get up to speed on all the happenings with the National Championship Racing Association.

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Event Schedule, as of 05/03/18:

March 23 - Gene Adamcik Memorial, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX (Michael Day $2,000)

March 24 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Scottie McDonald $2,000)

March 31 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Michael Day $2,000)

April 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR (Rained out, now July 14)

April 21 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX (Rained out, now June 30)

April 28 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, OK (Danny Jennings $2,000)

May 11 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TX (new track construction is still underway, and this event has been moved to Sept. 14)

May 12 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX (Michelle Melton $1,200)

May 26 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS $2,000/win and $300/start

May 27 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS $2,000/win and $300/start

June 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX

June 16 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX $2,000/win and $300/start

June 22 - Children’s Tumor Foundation Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX

June 23 - Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, TX $2,000/win and $300/start

June 30 - Firecracker 25, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX $2,000/win and $300/start

July 7 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Elite Non-Winged Sprints also on event card) $2,000/win and $300/start

July 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR $1,500/win and $300/start

July 28 - Rose Bowl Speedway, Winona, TX

August 4 - Cotton Bowl Speedway, Paige, TX $1,500/win and $300/start

August 18 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX $2,000/win and $300/start

August 24 - Muscular Dystrophy Association Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX

August 25 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX $2,000/win and $300/start

September 14 - Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood, TX

September 15 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX

September 29 – SCB Series Championship, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX $2,000/win and $300/start

Please make plans to join us for this special Memorial Day weekend of racing with the Sprint Car Bandits vs. NCRA Sprint Series – at one of the premier racing facilities of the Midwest, 81 Speedway in Park City, KS!

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