(February 29) - Scotia Speedworld will pay a $5,000 (U.S.) points fund at the end of the 12-race 2,000 International Pro Stock Challenge (IPSC) season. The monies will be shared equally among the top 10 drivers competing in the five IPSC races ...
(February 29) - Scotia Speedworld will pay a $5,000 (U.S.) points fund at the end of the 12-race 2,000 International Pro Stock Challenge (IPSC) season. The monies will be shared equally among the top 10 drivers competing in the five IPSC races scheduled for the 3/10-mile d-shaped oval for the 2,000 season.
This will bring total IPSC monies awarded at Scotia Speedworld this year to more than $84,000 (U.S./$124,000 CDN) - a record in Eastern Canada.
"We support the IPSC 110%," said Bas Gordon, general man ager at Scotia Speedworld. "We had the best shows in recent history with them both last year and in '98. This points fund is a sign of our commitment to those teams that support the IPSC and Scotia Speedworld."
In addition, the biggest show of the season - both at Scotia Speedworld and for the IPSC - will see a 250-lap feature (previously announced at 200). The Atlantic CAT 250, set for August 18th and 19th, will pay $10,000 (U.S.) to win. Plus, for the first time ever in Atlantic Canada, drivers will be paid lap money at $25 (CDN) per lap led. Add in the contingency program monies and the total payout for the Atlantic CAT 250 will exceed $50,000 (U.S.) The winner could take home as much as $17,875 (U.S.) - yet another record for Atlantic Canada.
"We had a lot of requests from racers and fans to make the 200 a 250," said Gordon. "The extra 50 laps will make the strategy end of the race a much bigger element. For instance, those cars can definitely run 200 laps on one tank of fuel. 250 laps is 'iffy'. And, if you are adding fuel, do you go ahead and take an extra few seconds to bolt on new tires? It will be interesting to say the least."
"This will put us over the top," said Randy Black, IPSC Competition Director. "Combined with our recent affiliation with NEPSA (Northeast Pro Stock Association), we now expect more than 35 top notch competitors at our opening event at Scotia Speedworld for the Daily News IPSC 150 on May 6th.
The IPSC recently announced an alliance with NEPSA which will see six combination races between the two series, beginning May 6th and continuing May 27th at Shediac Can-Am Speedway in New Brunswick; June 4th and July 29th at Autodrome Montmagny in Montmagny, Quebec; and July 16th and September 3rd at White Mountain Motorsports Park in New Hampshire.
"We'll have a minimum 10 extra cars at the combination shows and have already picked up four extra tour cars from NEPSA," said Black "We expect the tour car number to grow as the season draws closer."
The IPSC will see additional stops at Scotia Speedworld on June 17th (Forbes Chev. Olds. 150), July 22nd and the season finale on September 9th (Parts For Trucks 150). With the exception of the Atlantic CAT 250, all shows will see 150-lap features paying $5,000 (U.S.) to win.
Scotia Speedworld is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia across from the Halifax International Airport with weekly racing from May 6th to September 9th.
For more information on the IPSC, check our Internet site at=20 www.ipschallenge.com.