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Jackson Speedway Sprint Car Spring NationalsSponsored by Van Wyhe Livestock and Folkens Brothers Trucking
The 2008 season at the Jackson Speedway is really starting to take shape. We are kicking off the season with a new event that will take the sprint car world by storm. With the help of two new sponsors, Van Wyhe Livestock and Folkens Brothers Trucking we are proud to announce the Jackson Sprint Car Spring Nationals.
The race will take place on Friday, May 9th, and will feature the 360 Sprint Cars, along with Double Barrel Sprints and a third class of sprints to be announced in the very near future.
This event will be the highest paying spring 360 Sprint Car purse in the Upper Midwest with first place paying $2500; $1500 for second; $1250 for third; $1000 for fourth; $900 for fifth; $800 for sixth; $750 for seventh; $700 for eighth; $650 for ninth; $600 for tenth; $500 for eleventh through thirteenth; $400 for fourteenth through sixteenth; $300 for seventeenth and eighteenth; and $250 for nineteenth through twenty-second.
The format for the 360 Sprints will be heat race passing points with the top ten in points competing in a dash for the starting line-up for the $2500 to win main event. We are currently in the process of lining up additional cash and contingency awards for the heat races and the dash.
Promoter Jon McCorkell had this to say about the event "I never would have dreamt we could put up this kind of purse for an event outside the Jackson Nationals and then we have two great new sponsors step forward, Van Wyhe Livestock and Folkens Brothers Trucking, and make this the biggest spring 360 Sprint Car race in the Upper Midwest."
In addition to this event being the season opener at the Jackson Speedway it also will be the inaugural event to the newly formed Jackson Speedway Touring Series. This series will be for 360 Sprints and include approximately ten events at the Jackson Speedway and various surrounding tracks.
Watch www.jacksonspeedway.com for more details in the upcoming days as we have many big things in the works.