(Salem-IN) -- Although the Patriot 200 at the Fairgrounds Speedway at Nashville isn't until October 18th, Sunoco Super Series teams are already feeling the importance of the event in early August. While the teams are racing all...
(Salem-IN) -- Although the Patriot 200 at the Fairgrounds Speedway at Nashville isn't until October 18th, Sunoco Super Series teams are already feeling the importance of the event in early August. While the teams are racing all season for top positions in the Championship Standings, they are also racing to put themselves in a better position for the Patriot 200.
The top five finishers at the season ending event in Nashville, from the top 40 in CRA/Sunoco Super Series points, will receive bonuses of $1000, $750, $500, $300, and $200, respectively. These awards are in addition to awards they earn from the position purse.
Also on the line for the Sunoco Super Series teams are four provisional starting spots based on Sunoco Super Series points. After qualifying sets the top 24 starters, the next four Sunoco Super Series teams in the final point standing will be locked in as well. Depending on how many Sunoco Super Series teams get locked in through qualifying, the next four teams that get locked in may come from deep within the point standings.
The Patriot 200 is a prestigious late model event sanctioned by the Sunoco Super Series and the O'Reilly Southern All-Stars. It will pit the top drivers from all over the country against each other in a battle for one of the top jewels in all of short track racing. The winner of the Patriot 200 will receive an all-expense-paid ride in the following day's 300 lap American Speed Association event that will be broadcast live on Speed Channel. Highlights from the Patriot 200 will also be shown on that broadcast.
An accommodating and equalizing set of rules have been established for the Patriot 200 and were announced last week. Entry forms will be mailed out within the next two weeks. For more information on the Patriot 200 or the CRA/Sunoco Super Series, go to www.sunocosuperseries.com or call 812-883-0455.