Sprint Car Bandits Series Swells to 34 Drivers & 10 Dates
Mesquite, TX (01/29/16) by DarinShort.com. Even though this Series just launched 12/30/15, there are already 10 Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) events booked, and 34 sprint car teams have registered and expressed their intent on racing with the Series in 2016.
Additional dates are currently being negotiated, and based on those conversations, the SCB is estimating a 12-16 date schedule at this point.
If you are a driver or a fan that wants to see the Sprint Car Bandits booked at your local track, contact your track owner! Tell them that you'd like to see the SCB there and to contact the Series, Steve Lang: [email protected] or at 469-474-8234.
The following 10 dates are confirmed, all dates are on Saturday night's at this point, except Boyd, which is a Friday night track.
Sprint Car Bandits Series Schedule as of 1/29/16:
March 12 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
April 16 - Abilene Speedway, Abilene, TX
April 29 - Boyd Raceway, Boyd, TX
June 11 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
June 25 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX
July 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
July 15 - Boyd Raceway, Boyd, TX
July 30 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
August 13 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
September 17 - East Texas Speedway, Petty, TX
Series sponsorship work is well underway, and you can expect to hear more about what that will mean for everyone involved in the weeks to come. If you are a business looking to get your product or service in front of fans and race teams, on an effective and affordable level, please contact Steve Lang, at: [email protected] or by calling 469-474-8234.
When the Series sponsorship announcement is made, it will have a direct, positive impact on the race teams, which in turn, will lead to more drivers racing with the SCB series, furthermore, providing even better sprint car racing for the fans.
At the time of writing, 34 Sprint Car drivers have registered and indicated their intent to participate with the Sprint Car Bandits Series in 2016. We will continue to update the list as new drivers are added:
Austin Mundie, Brad Queen, Brandie Jass, Brad Welborn, Brandon Corn, Brandon Long, Bryson Oeschger, Charlie McDonald, Claud Estes III, Dale Wester, Dalton Stevens, Dustin Woods, Gary Floyd, Jerry Bell, Junior Jenkins, Jason Howell, Johnny Miller, Justin Melton, Justin Zimmerman, Larry Howery, Larry Long, Logan Payne, Mark Huddleston, Marcus Thomas, Michael Kostic, Michael Lang, Michelle Melton, Payton Williams, Raven Culp, Robert Byrom, Rodney Henderson, Ryan Hall, Tucker Doughty and #25 (Ronnie Davis /owner).
Sprint car teams: reminder that the 'Early Online SCB Driver Registration' promo ends this Sunday night, January 31st. So if you've yet to take advantage of this special promo, please take literally 1 minute to get registered on the 'driver' page of the track website (listed below).
The Sprint Car Bandits are pleased to 'announce' the Series Announcer for 2016, Nick Robbins from Manor, TX (Austin, TX area).
Nick literally grew up in the Ditch (Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, AR), watching drivers such as Ricky Stenhouse Sr., Jim Bowden and Greg Hodnett. He got his first job in the racing business at NEA Speedway in 2010 in scoring then into announcing in 2012.
When asked about his transition from scoring to announcing, Nick commented: "It was magic! There is no better place to be on a Friday or Saturday night as far as I’m concerned. I announced the entire 2013 season at NEA Speedway as well as a few Friday nights at the now-closed Malden Speedway in Missouri."
Nick adds: "I have worked with the Comp Cams Super Dirt Series Late Models as well as the USCS sprint car series in the Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri area. My wife Jakki and I moved to Manor in December of 2013 and I started working at Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco in 2014 as well as back up at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige."
Nick concludes with: "Things keep getting better here in the Lone Star State and I couldn’t be more excited to work with the Sprint Car Bandits in their inaugural season! 2016 has some great things in store for Texas racing! I’m super stoked to be a part of it!"
And if you like what the SCB is doing for sprint car racing in the DFW region, please make sure to like and share our Facebook page. Just go to Facebook.com and search 'Sprint Car Bandits' to connect to our page. The new Facebook paged doubled in likes this past week alone...so thank you to those who have been there and 'liked' that!
Visit www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in SCB news, updates and much more. Thank you once again for the tremendous amount of support for this series in such a short period of time. It is very encouraging to see so many tracks and teams get behind this effort - which is leading Series officials to do their best to make it all it can be.
Backing up the bus...
If you are just now hearing about the Sprint Car Bandits series, here's some previously released Series information, so you can catch up to speed:
The Sprint Car Bandits Series was formed to work for everyone. So what does that mean?
It means, the primary goals are to make this series 'work' for the competitors, the race tracks, the race fans and the sponsors.
How is the Sprint Car Bandits Series going to accomplish those goals?
- Competitors. Our rules package helps equalize the cars, which makes the driver more of a factor. By creating an environment that helps to level the playing field, it will create more strategy throughout the racing program. Our rules package also allows drivers to race their existing cars without making any major changes to them. It will also lower competitors operating costs on consumable items. Please click our 'rules' link for more details.
-Fans. Our rules package will create more of a competitive field of cars which will result in better racing, where racers of different budget sizes can perform based on their set-up skills...and race for good payback as well.
-Race Tracks. The Sprint Car Bandits Series operates on lower overhead and costs race tracks less to book an event. This allows for more affordable ticket prices for race fans - which helps draw bigger crowds as well.
-Series Sponsors. Part of the track agreement is that our Series sponsors have the ability to receive display space at the Series events, in order to get their product/service directly in front of the fans/target market. There are also several online components that help drive fans/teams to their online marketing efforts...which creates several value-added benefits.
Currently, Sprint Car Bandits Series events are being limited to tracks in an approximate 150 mile radius of Dallas/Ft. Worth, as that is where the core of the driver base is for the Series. It also makes it easier for race fans that want to attend all Series events to do so.
The Sprint Car Bandits Series is not affiliated with any other sprint car organization, yet is cognizant of other events booked in the DFW region and is not out to 'split' fans or teams. That being said, events will be booked on dates that work best for the majority of drivers and teams, and for the betterment of the sport.
If you are a Sprint Car driver that is interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Series, a race track looking to books dates, or business seeking affordable and effective marketing and advertising solutions through the Series, please contact Steve Lang, at: [email protected] or by calling 469-474-8234.
One other note to Sprint Car teams, through January, there is free driver registration available for the 2016 racing season. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com then click the 'drivers' link to complete our simple online registration form. After that date, there will be a registration fee for drivers competing in the 2016 season.
Please make sure to check our website www.SprintCarBandits.com and our Facebook page by entering in 'Sprint Car Bandits', as we will be updating each of them with the latest Series news as it continues to develop.
The Sprint Car Bandits Series would like to thank everyone for their early support of this new venture, which has helped bring it to fruition.