NWWC TOUR TO BEGIN JUNE 8TH By Robert Mayson Lakewood, CA, May 21 -- The Non-Winged World Championship (NWWC) tour will begin at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska on June 8th and 9th. Eagle Raceway has been a...
NWWC TOUR TO BEGIN JUNE 8TH By Robert Mayson
Lakewood, CA, May 21 -- The Non-Winged World Championship (NWWC) tour will begin at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska on June 8th and 9th. Eagle Raceway has been a part of the NWWC tour since the series began two years ago. This year, the NWWC tour will make a two-day Eagle Raceway stop for the first time. As part of the track's "33 Days of Money", any driver winning Friday's preliminary feature, Saturday's JE Pistons Dash and the A-Main event will collect a $2,500 bonus in addition to the $5,000 for winning the 40 lap finale.
On June 12th, the tour moves over to 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, for the second straight year. Two days later, the SCRA/NWWC tour makes it's first visit to the Tri City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. Both A-Mains will pay $4,000 to win, $2,000 for second place and $300 to start.
The Midwestern portion of the NWWC tour will conclude with a two-day show at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS on June 15th and 16th. Saturday's 40 lap finale, will start 24 cars and pay $10,000 to the winner, $4,000 to the runner-up finisher and $400 to start.
SCRA President Ron Shuman and Manzanita Speedway (Phoenix, AZ) promoter Keith Hall recently announced that the three-day NWWC stop at Manzy (Oct. 25-27) will pay $25,000 to the final night's 40 lap Western World winner thanks in part to sponsorship from NAPA Auto Parts. For the second year in a row, the Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, CA) will pay $25,000 to the winner of their Oval Nationals. This year's Oval Nationals has been expanded to a three-day show (Nov. 1-3) and will crown the NWWC Champion after the 50 lap finale. Past NWWC Champions are Cory Kruseman (1999) and Richard Griffin (2000) .
2001 NWWC Schedule: Eagle Raceway, Eagle, NB Friday, June 8, 2001: $2,500 to win A-Main, $300 to start (22 cars) Saturday, June 9, 2001: $5,000 to win A-Main, $2,000 for 2nd, $300 to start (24 cars)
81 Speedway, Wichita, KS Tuesday, June 12, 2001: $4,000 to win A-Main, $2,000 for 2nd, $300 to start (22 cars)
Tri City Speedway, Granite City, IL hursday, June 14, 2001: $4,000 Tto win A-Main, $2,000 for 2nd, $300 to start (22 cars)
Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, KS Friday, June 15, 2001: $3,000 to win A-Main, $1,500 for 2nd, $300 to start (22 cars) Saturday, June 16, 2001: $10,000 to win A-Main, $4,000 for 2nd, $400 to start (24 cars)
Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ Thursday, October 25, 2001: TBD Friday, October 26, 2001: TBD Saturday, October 27, 2001: $25,000 to win A-Main, 24 cars to start
Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, CA Thursday, November 1, 2001: TBD Friday, November 2, 2001: TBD Saturday, November 3, 2001: $25,000 to win A-Main, 24 cars to start