SPRINT RULES UPDATES for ‘BANDITS vs NCRA Monarch Event May 11 – GET PRE-ENTERED TODAY!
Wichita Falls, TX (5/1/19) by DarinShort.com. Round 1 of the Sprint Car Bandits vs NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Shootout is now just 10 days away, and there are some small rules edits and reminders that are being announced, and click www.sprintcarbandit.com/051119 to get your team entered, if you haven’t already (this applies to all divisions racing). And it's free. We need teams to pre-register so we can advertise to the fans who they will be seeing in competition ahead of time. Race-day registration fee is $30 if choose not to pre-enter (applies to all divisions). Fans can also purchase advance discount tickets at the same link through May 10.
Regarding the Sprint Car rules edits and reminders for this event, they are very small in nature:
- Mufflers are now optional at this event.
- Tires must be Hoosier Racing Tires on all four corners. After hot laps, you must make your rear tire selection for the night, and your rear tires will be marked, and you must run those two tires through the balance of the event. The LR tire must be a Hoosier 92 and must durometer 35 or higher when we stamp it. The RR tire must durometer 45 or higher (example the Hoosier RaceSaver or ASCS stamped RR). No tire bleeders. (Additional info is posted under the ‘rules’ link on series site.)
- Top wing angle must be set to 20° throughout the night. No hydraulic sliders allowed. Go to the rules page at www.SprintCarBandits.com for a very thorough instructional video if you need assistance setting your wing angle.
- Pre-entry to this event is required (for all divisions) and takes about 20 seconds to complete, it’s free through 5/10/19. Go to www.sprintcarbandit.com/051119 and get your team entered so we can pre-publicize the drivers that fans can expect to see. If you choose not to pre-enter by 5/10/19 (day before race) there will be a $30 registration fee due upon sign in on race night (for all divisions). Thank you to the teams that have already completed this quick and easy step.
Continue reading for previously released event information:
Race fans and teams that have been to the new Monarch Motor Speedway (west side of Wichita Falls) know that it features incredible dirt track racing with state-of-the-art facilities. And now, a blockbuster event is taking place at the ¼ mile speed plant featuring some of the best dirt track racers in the region with the running of the Sprint Car Bandits vs. NCRA 360C.I. Shootout, the Monarch Midget Championships and Limited Modified Madness…all taking place on one night - Saturday, May 11th at 7pm!
It even gets better for race fans, as they can purchase advance discount tickets to this event for just $20 by going directly to www.sprintcarbandits.com/051119 or by going to www.SprintCarBandits.com and then clicking the ‘May 11’ link at the top of the home page. Advance discount tickets are available through the end of May 10th (night before the event).
Yep. There’s still more: we haven’t forgotten that the day after the event is Mother’s Day! For all mothers that purchase their discount advance tickets by May 10th, they will each receive an $8 food credit at the concessions stand – our way of giving all moms a free Mother’s Day Dinner, courtesy of Monarch Motor Speedway!
Adult tickets on the day of the race are $22 (ages 11-64), while kids (ages 6-11) are $5 and Seniors/Active Military are $15. Pit passes on May 11th are $35.
RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 6pm until about 6:45pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (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 2019.
If you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the new online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com is now open. Reminder, that proceeds from Fierce 15 driver apparel benefits each individual driver that is a part of the program, so please show your support by grabbing one when you can...and your support will help drivers better funded throughout the season.
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, 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. Drivers interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 program can contact [email protected] for additional information.
Directions to Monarch Motor Speedway from I-44 in Wichita Falls: Go 4 Miles West on Hwy 287, Exit FM369 North 0.7 Miles. On Facebook find them at @MonarchMotorSpeedway and their new website is coming soon and will be MonarchMotorSpeedway.com. Adult GA to this event on race day is $22, with Seniors/Military $15, Ages 6-11 are $5; while Pit Passes are $35. Advance discount tickets are available at www.SprintCarBandits.com through May 10th. Advance tickets for mothers also include a $8 food credit on race night…so don’t miss out on the great deal!
ALL RACE TEAMS in ALL DIVISIONS: Pre-entry for this event is required. Just go to www.SprintCarBandits.com then click the 5/11 link and you can get yourself entered in about a minute. Registration is open through the night before the event date. Any drivers not pre-entering will be charged a $30 late entry fee upon their arrival on race day. Drivers choosing to compete in more than one division can do so by simply purchasing an additional pit pass per each division they are competing in (register your second division car now, but purchase your pit passes on race night).
SPRINT 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.
Here's the open competition Monarch Midget Championships feature event payback (25 laps): $1,500 – 1,000 – 700 – 500 – 400 – 300 – 275 – 250 – 225 – 200…to start. All midget non-qualifiers or non-starters receive $100. No membership or license fees. There is a $20 draw fee due at sign in. Mufflers, RaceCeivers and Transponders (yellow Westhold) are required.
The Limited Modified Madness feature event is 25 laps, and this division is not sanctioned on 5/11: $1,000 – 600 – 400 – 300 – 225 – 200 – 175 – 150 – 125 – 100…to start. There is a $20 draw fee due at sign in. No membership or license fees. Mufflers, RaceCeivers and Transponders (yellow Westhold) are required. MMS Limited Modified car rules are in effect.
Here’s the purse structure for the SCB vs NCRA championship feature: $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 – 340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…to 22nd. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. 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. In 2019, SCB vs NCRA Shootout events are not blended rules, they are full SCB rules. NOTE: on this special event (and in all four SCB vs NCRA Shootout events in 2019), starting positions 21 and 22 have been added and are reserved for the top points drivers from the SCB (1) and NCRA (1) that did not qualify for the feature event, they will be added to the starting lineup with full points and full payback. Mufflers, RaceCeivers and Transponders (yellow Westhold) are required.
This is the first of four SCB vs NCRA Shootout events and carries a special sponsorship package put together by the SCB and NCRA, and provided by www.SmileysRacing.com and Sunoco Race Fuels. The top four points drivers from the four Shootout events will receive $400 - $300 - $200 - $100, respectively, simply for competing in all four Shootout events and amassing the most points. The four Shootout events include Monarch Motor Speedway on May 11th, 81 Speedway on May 25th & 26th and 82 Speedway on September 28th.
This event is also part of the www.SmileysRacing.com 4 Pack Bonus program that awards the SCB Fierce 15 teams with added bonus money, paid out for their support of the Series in increments of each ‘4 Pack’ of SCB events completed throughout the season. More details are posted at the series website.
DARE TO BE DIFFERENT: Why are we calling this season the ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ tour? 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 not only saved racers thousands of dollars over the past three years, but to date, we’ve yet to have one tire fail (blow) due to excess tire wear in any feature race we’ve held.
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 there were 13 different feature winners in 16 SCB events in 2018 – and we already had a brand new first-time winner at our opening event of 2019, so that makes 14 different winners the past 17 events! When you add these components together, that’s a result of why we DARE TO BE DIFFERENT.
Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and where the DARE TO BE DIFFERENT 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 [email protected] for more information. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.
We would like to thank last season’s 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 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.DarinShort.com , www.ShopTheBOSS.com and the SCB points fund is sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest.
NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Event Schedule, as of 05/01/19:
March 22 (Friday) – ‘Gene Adamcik Memorial’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX (Marcus Thomas winner)
March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (Postponed by Rain until Saturday, June 8 )
April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Postponed by rain to June 22)
April 20 (Saturday) – ‘Bunny Hop 25’ at LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore TX $2,000/win and $300/start, plus $100/win Kool Trikes Heats & $500/win Cabinets by Tommy Pole Scramble (Easter weekend), (Marcus Thomas $2,500 winner)
April 27 (Saturday) - '82 Speedway Sprint Car Championships' at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start, plus $100/win Kool Trikes Heats (Casey Burkham winner)
May 4 (Saturday) – ‘Grand Opening Celebration 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX
May 11 (Saturday) – Sprint Car Bandits vs NCRA 360C.I. Series Shootout #1, Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX, $2,000/win and $300/start
May 25 (Saturday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits Shootout #2, 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 Shootout #3, 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 8 (Saturday) - ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (rescheduled from rainout April 6)
June 15 (Sat) – ‘Texoma 25’ at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start
June 22 (Sat) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start (rescheduled from 4/13 rainout)
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) - Final NCRA 360 Sprint Series vs Sprint Car Bandits Shootout #4 at 82 Speedway, Petty TX, $2,000/win and $300/start
October 5 (Sat) – ‘Fall Classic 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX
October 11 (Fri) – To be announced
October 12 (Sat) – To be announced
Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Saturday, May 11th when the Sprint Car Bandits vs NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Shootout comes to Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy 1/4 mile speed plant, paired with a wild night of racing in the Monarch Midget Championships and Limited Modified Madness!