2019 Sprint Car Bandits Schedule, “Fierce 15” Teams, Fan Fest & More!
Garland, Texas (12/26/18) by DarinShort.com. The upcoming 2019 racing season for the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series is going to feature several new fan- and driver-focused initiatives that will further add to the excitement and benefit level to all involved from event night to event night throughout the season, and today the series schedule is now available for viewing. This is the fourth season for the Dallas/Ft. Worth based series.
For those of you that may have missed out on last month’s news announcement, in a recent SCB drivers meeting, the new driver rewards program was announced, and a total of 15 teams formed the Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15.” These drivers will receive additional monetary benefits from the new SCB merchandising program, along with another new driver rewards program called the Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse.
All SCB rules-compliant and eligible drivers that are not part of the optional Fierce 15 driver program will still be allowed to compete in any 2019 Sprint Car Bandits event, as in the past, with no registration or license fee, at any point in the season that they are available to race with the series.
All teams in attendance on race night will have the same rules, same sign in, formats; etc. whether they are a Fierce 15 team or not, as long as they are SCB rules compliant. This includes all sprint cars that are 360 cubic inch and under.
None of the 2019 Fierce 15 driver reward programs are based off performance. They are all based on those drivers’ support of the Sprint Car Bandits series itself.
The Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse consists short-term sponsor-added purses that will reward the Fierce 15 teams that compete in each “4-Pack” of completed events in the season. This way, regardless of weather impacts, whenever four events in a row are completed, Fierce 15 teams with perfect attendance during those four events will all equally divide up the Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse, again, regardless of performance. Then, the next Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse segment will begin; and so forth throughout the balance of the season.
Since the inception of the series in 2015, we have no issues whatsoever with any driver that competes in the Sprint Car Bandits that also chooses to race with whomever they like in whatever division they like throughout the racing season.
There are no anticipated rules changes to the cars themselves. We have a couple of small procedural changes that will go into effect in 2019, as were discussed at the drivers meeting recently.
109 sprint car teams from nine states competed in the series in 2018. There were 13 different feature winners in 16 events. Colby Estes of Mansfield Texas garnered the most points to become series champion. Drivers interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 program can contact [email protected] for additional information.
The following drivers make up the 2019 Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 and will be competing for added money for their support of the series: Colby Estes, Michael Day, Claud Estes III, Dalton Stevens, Scott Evans, Chance McCrary, Dale Wester, Junior Jenkins, Brad Wesp, Josh Hawkins, Casey Burkham, Steve McMackin, Will Eggimann, Mark Zoeller and Mark Huddleston. Fans can expect to see these drivers competing in 2019 Sprint Car Bandits series events, along with any eligible sprint car driver that chooses to on a night-to-night basis, just as in previous seasons.
Race fans can look forward to arriving an hour early to each Series event in 2019 and participate in Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest. Each event will feature appearances by the Fierce 15 teams, along with the ability to purchase driver and series apparel and merchandise at the Series souvenir display.
The fans can meet with the Fierce 15 drivers, take selfies, get their t-shirts signed; etc. The general rule of thumb is that Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will be scheduled one hour previous to hot laps, lasting for 45 minutes. Then it’s off to the drivers meeting and racing.
These new value-added components have no added cost or fee due from Series tracks. The Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will help attract fans to their speedways earlier where tracks can showcase their souvenirs, food, beverage and attractions.
We are now just under three months away from the kickoff of the 2019 season and here is the schedule – as of today’s date. We have also been working towards having a Summer Break in our schedule, and we now have the schedule rearranged so that race teams wanting a break from the heat can get one – or choose to go race up north during the Month of Money.
2019 Sprint Car Bandits Events Schedule:
March 22 (Friday) – ‘Gene Adamcik Memorial’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX
March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (NASCAR weekend at TMS)
April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start
April 20 (Saturday) – ‘Bunny Hop 25’ at LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Easter weekend)
May 4 (Saturday) – ‘Grand Opening Celebration 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX
May 11 (Saturday) – To be announced
May 25 (Saturday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start
May 26 (Sunday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits, at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start (Mem’l Day weekend)
June 1 (Saturday) – ‘Summer Showdown 25’ Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX
June 15 (Sat) – ‘Texoma 25’ at 82 Speedway, Petty TX
June 22 (Sat) – To be announced
July 6 (Saturday) – ‘Firecracker 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX
July 12 (Friday) – ‘MDA Night at the Speedway’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX
~ Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break ~
September 21 (Saturday) – ‘Texas Thunder 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start
September 28 (Saturday) - To be announced
October 5 (Sat) – ‘Fall Classic 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX
October 11 (Fri) – To be announced
October 12 (Sat) – To be announced
If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email [email protected] as soon as possible.
We are in the process of renewing series marketing partners for 2019. If your business or service would like to be involved, just email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you at once. Several affordable and effective options are available.
We would also like to thank all of the 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series marketing partners, including: Eagle Powder Coating, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft Exhibits, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, Mow Time in Farmersville, RockAuto.com, 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, www.ShopTheBOSS.com , www.DarinShort.com and the SCB points fund is sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest.
Thanks again to all the area race teams, tracks, sponsors and fans for their continued support of the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series, and we’re really looking forward to bringing these new and exciting programs to everyone in 2019!
Click www.SprintCarBandits.com to keep up with the latest news and happenings with the series…and in the meantime, we wish you all the best-ever New Year!