$50,000 Up For Grabs as Ohio Sprint Speedweek Celebrates Silver Anniversary (CAMARGO, IL) 3-13-07 Established in 1983, the original and longest running sprint Speedweek in the United States will celebrate it's Silver Anniversary this season as...
$50,000 Up For Grabs as Ohio Sprint Speedweek Celebrates Silver Anniversary
(CAMARGO, IL) 3-13-07 Established in 1983, the original and longest running sprint Speedweek in the United States will celebrate it's Silver Anniversary this season as twenty-five years of winged sprint car tradition has led up to what will be one of the biggest sprint car racing events of the 2007 season. The Speedweek point fund has been increased from $10,000 to $15,000 thanks to the generosity of the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) and their High Performance Motorsports program. The O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions, along with the Speedweek track promoters and sponsors, are committed to making this year's Ohio Sprint Speedweek one that fans will remember and talk about for years to come.
On top of the increased point fund, a $50,000 "Speedweek Challenge" cash bonus will be paid to any driver able to win 4 of the 7 Ohio Sprint Speedweek events. Drivers must be pre-registered by May 15th and compete in every Speedweek event to be eligible for the bonus money and the points fund. Winning 4 events will be no easy task considering the average car count in 2006 was 46 with the highest coming at Limaland where 60 cars signed in to compete. 2006 Ohio Sprint Speedweek stand-out Ricky Stenhouse Jr. still managed to visit victory lane 3 times in a week shortened by two rain outs, proving that the bonus money is not out of anyone's reach.
Ohio Sprint Speedweek kicks off on Sunday June 24th at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. From there, the series will head to Orville, Ohio's Federated Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway on Monday June 25th. On Tuesday June 26th a new Speedweek venue will take part in the Silver Anniversary celebration as Waynesfield Motor Sports Park hosts its first ever 410 winged sprint car race. The newly renovated facility is located in Waynesfield, Ohio. From there, it's on to a track rich in Ohio history that was closed for several decades and was finally brought back to life in 2006. Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio will host the Speedweek celebration on Wednesday June 27. On Thursday June 28th it's back to the track that action built -- Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. Then on Friday June 29th the Speedweek celebration rolls into Lima, Ohio's Limaland Motorsports Park which is owned and operated by the University of Northwestern Ohio. The excitement will reach it's boiling point at the track too tough to tame -- the one and only Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Saturday June 30th where the 2007 Ohio Sprint Speedweek Champion will be crowned.
The O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions along with Black Swamp Media Group has launched a web site specifically to provide news and information regarding the 2007 Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The web site will provide information on the pre-registered driver entry list, rules and procedures, track contact information and directions, hotel and camping information, local fuel prices, weather conditions, and points for the week of racing. It should be noted that Speedweek points are kept separately from All Star season point totals and drivers are not required to be All Star members to be eligible for the Speedweek point fund or bonus money.
More information regarding the 25th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek celebration and the events surrounding it will be released in the coming weeks. For more information on the O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions visit www.allstarsprint.com and for information on the 25th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek visit www.ohiospeedweek.com