From Goliad, TX up to Waco, over to Ark-La-Tex and ends in ARDMORE!!!
Good PRE-entry deal ends on January 31st for Winter Speedweeks which goes from February 10th to March 5th! 12 races and 4 practices in a 25-day span that pays a combined $36,000-to-win and comprises two-thirds of the USMTS Southern Region which pays a $6000-to-win point fund. Remaining races are all between April 28th and May 7th.
TIME to get entered!
Waiting past this Sunday (Jan 31st) to do so will cost you some savings. Enter any of the 4 weekends **THIS WEEK** and you get all three shows of that weekend for just ONE $250 entry fee.
Racing two or more weekends? GET THE LICENSE TOO! ($150 cost)
Worth it? Well, anyone planning on running all 4 weekends already knows it is. Why would you run the first 12 races of the region and not run for points that pay $6000 to win with the top 15 getting something back? There will only be a week and a half left to the 'season' after March 5th and it takes place between April 28th and May 7th. Barring weather reschedules, points are over on May 7th. Added to that is the fact that any car that can run top ten every race would miss out on a minimum of around a $2000 gain in purse money alone when the 12 races are over if they don't have the license. It's a no-brainer for an additional $150 investment. $1150 total to enter all 4 weekends this week and buy your license. (or you can buy the $150 license anytime before the first race) Guaranteed $1080 of it back if you run all 12 races and can't make a single A-main. Make just one A-main, and your license will have already paid for itself and then made you some too. Make half the A-mains and you'll get a minimum of $1280 back over the amount paid in entry/license fees vs. $760 back over the entry fees without a license.
***BUT what about the lower budgeted teams or guys with businesses and jobs that they can't leave for a month? Maybe they can only do two weekends. (6 races)
If you know you can't make an A-main, then I guess you shouldn't buy the license. Pay $500 entry fee before Jan 31st for the two weekends and collect at least $420 of it back in tow money vs. paying $650 when adding a license and collecting a minimum of $540 back in tow money.
But making just one of the 6 A-mains makes having the license worth it as you'll get your license money back plus more purse money than what you would get without a license over the 6 races together.
Running at least two weekends? Get the license!
One weekend? While win amounts are the same whether licensed or not and even start money on the Saturdays is healthy $300 for non-licensed cars, if you're a good running car, there are still a lot of positions in the A-main paydowns that may make you wish you had bought the license should you finish well.