WWS: $15,000 Opening Night Purse for Super Late Models

IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY'S OPENING NIGHT 2000: $UPER NASCAR SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE EVENT A 100-LAPPER FOR $15,000.00 IN PRIZE MONEY! Irwindale, Calif. - - Promising that the new season would be, "...Kicked off with a bang!" Race Director Chris...

IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY'S OPENING NIGHT 2000: $UPER NASCAR SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE EVENT A 100-LAPPER FOR $15,000.00 IN PRIZE MONEY!

Irwindale, Calif. - - Promising that the new season would be, "...Kicked off with a bang!" Race Director Chris Morgan made the announcement that Irwindale Speedway's Opening Night 2000 feature race for NASCAR Super Late Models on Saturday, March 25 would be contested over a full 100 laps and would have a posted purse of $15,000.00 up for the grabs.

"The winner of our first NASCAR Super Late Model event is looking at a healthy $3000.00 payday on Opening Night 2000 ... We think that it's a great way to jump start our 2000 season and to pump up the $$$ volume for our drivers," said Morgan.

"We'll pay $100.00 for fastest time and $100.00 to the trophy dash winner." Second and third place finishers in the 100-lap main event will go home with $1,500.00 and $1,000 respectively, with the total payoff going through all 30 places in the main event. "Even last place (30th) in this one pays at least double the $100.00 entry fee."

The race format will qualify 24 cars though time trials with the final six cars transferring from the B-main. The first five yellow flags will be counted in the 100-lap main event.

Leading the charge is sure to be last year's SLM champion Rod Johnson of Santa Clarita back with his legendary car owner/father Donnie Johnson in their #15 Chevy Monte Carlo. Johnson won the '99 championship (his first ever) with seemingly equal portions of speed and consistency. His workmanship behind the wheel on the fast Irwindale Speedway oval made race-watching a pleasure last season and his quest to repeat that performance should make for even more exciting race viewing in 2000.

Thus the Speedway embarks on an ambitious 36-event second-year schedule of "Super Saturday" nights with an exciting medley of both NASCAR stock car races, national caliber USAC open wheel events, and specially-selected new events (such as the West Coast's first-ever United States Formula 3 Championship race on Oct 11).

Trucks, USAC Silver Crown Cars, Midgets, Sprint Cars, & TQs, Super Modifieds, Formula Mazdas, MiniStockars, and Legends Cars are all set to perform for the crowds at fan-friendly Irwindale.

Irwindale Speedway is located at Live Oak Avenue and the 605 Freeway in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley about 18 miles East of downtown Los Angeles. For a personalized map and driving instructions from anywhere in the United States to Irwindale's front gate, simply log on to: www.irwindalespeedway.com.

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