I-30 Speedway to host 600 Nationals

I-30 Speedway Hosts $10,000 to Win 600 Nationals Next Weekend! LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 7, 2006) -- Already renowned as the home of Sprint Car racing's prestigious Short Track Nationals, Little Rock's I-30 Speedway is set to host another...

I-30 Speedway Hosts $10,000 to Win 600 Nationals Next Weekend!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 7, 2006) -- Already renowned as the home of Sprint Car racing's prestigious Short Track Nationals, Little Rock's I-30 Speedway is set to host another landmark event with the running of the First Annual 600 Nationals next Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16.

The  nation's top 600cc Micro drivers, along with several top invading Sprint
Car  shoes, will descend upon the high-banked,  ¼-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval
next  weekend to vie for an unprecedented 600cc Micro purse that includes a
whopping  $10,000 earmarked for the winner.
Following  a test and tune practice session on Thursday night, September 14,
two full  nights of racing action will follow with the top six finishers in
Friday night's  feature locked into Saturday night's $10,000-to-win finale.  The
balance of the field will start with  a clean slate in the battle to fill out
the 24-car starting field, with all  starters collecting a minimum of $400.

The Micros will be joined on both nights of racing by I-30 Speedway's popular Sprint Car class, which features the likes of Tim Crawley, Darren Stewart, Pete Butler and leading 2006 championship contenders Justin Sturch and Joe Young.

The current list of contenders for the First Annual 600 Nationals crown reads like a "Who's Who" list of the nation's top micro contenders, including Delaware's Scott Smith, Pennsylvania's Ryan Greth, North Carolina's Brian Roseman, Missouri's Tony Roney, California's Dean "Kiwi" Alexander and Stan Yockey, Indiana's Rodney Stealy and Nate Lauderbaugh, Louisiana racers Terry Monroe, Lee Knowles and Rusty Pipes, Oklahoma guns Ryan Duke, Scott Sawyer, Jake Mosley and Kevin Bayer, and home state Razorback contender Travis Senter, Jr. The field of entries, which is expected to number well over 100, will also include top Sprint Car racers Jason Johnson and past Short Track Nationals champions Tim Crawley and Mike Ward.

Pertinent 600 Nationals Information:

What: First Annual 600 Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires & I-30 Speedway

Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR).

When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 14-16, 2006. Practice starts at 6:00 p.m. on September 14; Full card on September 15 (gates open at 5:00 p.m., racing at 7:30 p.m.) with top 6 feature finishers locked into Saturday night finale; $10,000 to win the 600 Nationals finale on September 16 (gates open at 5:00 p.m., racing at 7:30 p.m.) with $400 to start the 600 Nationals championship feature.

qualifying races will be in place for both nights of competition. Each night, Heat Races will be aligned according to the pre-race draw, with the passing points system in effect. A subsequent set of Last Chance Races followed by Qualifying Races, with passing points again in effect, will set each night's feature lineup.

The top  six from Friday night's feature will run in Saturday night's "Sawyer
Chassis  Dash for Cash" to determine the alignment of the front three rows of
the  championship feature event.
Other  Awards:  In  addition to the Sawyer Dash for Cash, Sawyer Chassis will
also raffle off a  chassis.  600 Scene will award $500  to the 600 Nationals
Hard Charger.  Keizer Wheels will give $300 to the top finisher utilizing
Keizer  Wheels.

For more information regarding the First Annual 600 Nationals, check the official website at www.600nationals.com or contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567.

-credit: lw

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Series Sprint
Drivers Darren Stewart , Scott Smith , Tony Roney , Kevin Bayer , Tim Crawley , Jason Johnson