Desoto Speedway President and General Manager John Sarppraicone announced the formation of the All American Challenge Series for Super Late Models to compete at Desoto Speedway during the 2002 season. The new series is designed to bring Super...
Desoto Speedway President and General Manager John Sarppraicone announced the formation of the All American Challenge Series for Super Late Models to compete at Desoto Speedway during the 2002 season.
The new series is designed to bring Super Late Models back to the forefront of Florida Motorsports where it once rained as the premier division. Lately the Super Late Models have been run throughout Florida with lack luster performances and low car counts. "Sarppraicone said he looks forward to the challenge of rebuilding the division and giving them a new home at the South's fastest Short Track - Desoto Speedway." This innovative new Super Late Model series will be open to fiberglass bodied, tube front clip chassis with a four-barrel carburetor.
The series will consist of 15 races all 125 lap events spread throughout the 2002 season. The first scheduled event will take place with the running of the traditional Ice-Breaker 125 to held on Sunday afternoon, February 24th, 2002. The final race of the schedule will be the annual Seafest 125, which will be held in late October.
As a sure enticement for the driver, Sarppraicone has guaranteed a $30,000.00 points fund for the top 15 in the final 2002 standings. The Champion will receive a minimum of $10,000.00 plus contingency awards for his efforts and a great payout for 2nd thru 15th place finishers. The races will feature a 125-lap format and a posted purse of $14,000.00 plus dollars. The winner's share will be $3000.00 to win and pay $250.00 to start.
In addition to this new series, Sarppraicone has also named Rick Day as series General Manager and Race Director. Day brings over 15 years of racing experience to the Newly formed All American Challenge Series, currently as the Owner and Promoter of the Highly successful and popular SARA racing series that has competed under his reigns for the last 5 season. Day also brings an experienced background in management from his tenor with the USAR Hooters Racing Series and veteran official throughout the Southeast United States. "Day said that he looks forward to the job at hand and thanks the Sarppraicone's for the chance to rebuild Super Late Model Racing in Florida." <pre>
The following is a Tentative All American Challenge Series Schedule for 2002
Date Event Place Payoff Points Fund February 24th Ice Breaker 125 1st 3,000.00 10,000.00 March 16th 2nd 2,000.00 5,000.00 March 23rd 3rd 1,200.00 3,000.00 April 13th 4th 900.00 2,000.00 April 27th 5th 700.00 1,500.00 May 11th 6th 600.00 1,200.00 May 25th 7th 550.00 1,075.00 June 8th 8th 500.00 1,050.00 June 22nd 9th 450.00 1,025.00 July 20th 10th 400.00 1,000.00 August 10th 11th 350.00 800.00 August 31st 12th 325.00 700.00 September 21st 13th 300.00 600.00 October 12th 14th 275.00 550.00 October 26th Seafest 125 15th 250.00 500.00 16th - 24th 250.00 Fast Time 100.00 Hard Charger 100.00