Eagle Raceway 360's Combine With ESTS as Brodix ToC Affiliate KNOXVILLE, IOWA (April 15, 2004) - Just two days before the opening of the Eagle Raceway 360-cubic-inch sprint car season, a decision has been made to combine the weekly Eagle,...
Eagle Raceway 360's Combine With ESTS as Brodix ToC Affiliate
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (April 15, 2004) - Just two days before the opening of the Eagle Raceway 360-cubic-inch sprint car season, a decision has been made to combine the weekly Eagle, Nebr., 360 events with the Eagle Sprint Touring Series (ESTS) shows to form one of the sixteen official sanctioning affiliates for this year's Brodix Tournament of Champions invitational on Sunday, August 8, at Knoxville Raceway. The decision was made jointly by Shannon Rowen of ESTS/Eagle Raceway, Ralph Capitani of the host Knoxville Raceway, and tournament coordinator Tom Schmeh.
According to Schmeh, "With a couple of recent cancellations on the ESTS schedule, we all felt it was in the best interest of the Brodix Tournament of Champions to make the change. Therefore, the regular Saturday night Eagle Raceway point standings, combined with the points earned at the ESTS events at McCool Junction, Nebr., and Park Jefferson, South Dakota, will be used to determine the invitations, based on whether a driver is entered and eligible for the Tournament. Right now, there are seventeen events scheduled for Eagle Raceway and ESTS prior to the July 26 entry deadline."
Thus, the ESTS/Eagle Raceway 360's (EAGLE) join the following 15 sanctioning affiliates: Knoxville Raceway 360's (KNOX), Empire Super Sprints (ESS), United Racing Club (URC), Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS), National Racing Alliance (NRA), Sprints On Dirt (SOD), Winged Outlaw Warriors (WOW), WISSOTA Promoters Association (WISSOTA), Sprint Invaders Association (SIA), Northern Sprint Tour (NST), Montana Sprint Tour (MST), American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) and its three regions, Gulf South (ASCS-GS), Rocky Mountain (ASCS-RM), and Sooner (ASCS-S). The Brodix Tournament of Champions utilizes the Brodix ASCS spec head within its one set of common technical rules.
One of the very few rule changes for the '04 invitational event will see a new sliding driver eligibility rule, based on the number of events completed by each sanction by the entry deadline of July 26. Those drivers competing with sanctions that complete 1-5 events by the deadline date will need 100% participation to be eligible for the tourney, while those with sanctions completing 6-10 events will need 90% participation. In the same way, those with a sanction completing 11-15 events will be required to participate in 80% of those races, while 70% participation will be required of those competing in sanctions with 16-20 events completed by July 26. Those drivers competing with sanctions that complete 21-25 events by the deadline date will need 60% participation to be eligible for the tourney, while those with sanctions completing 26 or more events will only need 50% participation. The maximum number of drivers to be invited from each sanctioning affiliate is fifteen.
Those seeking more information on the $4,000-to-win Brodix Tournament of Champions are urged to visit the Knoxville Raceway's web-site at www.knoxvilleraceway.com. The web-site for ESTS is www.estsracing.com, while the one for Eagle Raceway is located at www.eagleraceway.com.