Desoto Speedway announces new series

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

-www.Desotospeedway.com-

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