As excitement builds towards the most highly anticipated Modified show of the 2004 season, the Kalamazoo Speedway has announced a new program for the $33,000 "Kalamazoo Klassic" scheduled for October 15-17, 2004! The "Wild Card!" ...
As excitement builds towards the most highly anticipated Modified show of the 2004 season, the Kalamazoo Speedway has announced a new program for the $33,000 "Kalamazoo Klassic" scheduled for October 15-17, 2004!
The "Wild Card!"
The "Wild Card" will be a random drawing that will put 2-6 drivers into in the 100-lap, $5,000 to-win "A" Feature. The best part of the "Wild Card," is that drivers will earn chances in the drawing simply by competing at their local track or a traveling series.
Entries in the drawing can be earned by any of the following: finish in the top-20 in points for the USA Modifieds, Michigan (pavement) Modified Association, or the Ohio-based American Modified Series; finish in the top- 10 at any of the following Modified tracks: Auto City Speedway, Baer Field Speedway, Dixie Speedway, Calhoun County Speedway, Kil-Kare Speedway, Lorain Speedway, Mansfield Motorsports Park, Midvale Speedway, Motordrome Speedway, Northern Michigan Speedway, Onaway Speedway, Owosso, Speedway Plymouth Speedway, Sandusky Speedway, Shadybowl Speedway, Spartan Speedway, or Tri-City Speedway; and entries will be earned for each feature win at any of the previously mentioned tracks or series, any MMA-sanctioned dirt track, or any other speedway nationwide that runs Modifieds on a weekly basis.
For each qualifying achievement, a driver will earn one entry into the drawing. In the case of feature wins, a driver will earn additional entries for each win on the season. Track Champions will also earn two bonus entries into the drawing. Through July 14, 2004, 76 drivers had scored feature wins with Ohio's Mike Carroll topping the list with six wins while Michigan's Johnny Belott III and Ohio's Mark Willison had five apiece.
The "Wild Card" drawing will be held after qualifying, last chance races, and qualifying races fill the first 22 spots on the grid. The four fastest non-qualifiers will occupy spots 23-26, followed by provisionals, with the "Wild Card" entries completing the field.
Drawings for FREE, three-day pit passes ($55 value) will continue the 15th of every month until race weekend.
Drawings will be held among all pre-paid entries received by the time of the drawing. Through mid-July, L.J. Lines, Chuck Silva, and James Krueger had all received free passes through the "early bird" drawings.
Entry fee for the "Klassic" is $50 per car. Three-day pit passes are $55 per person and include practice and a racers "hot roast" on Friday; practice, qualifying, $100 to-win heats, and "Last Chance" races on Saturday; and the final "Qualifying Races" and the 100-lap, $5000 to-win, $400 to-start "Klassic" Feature on Sunday.
For an official set of "Kalamazoo Klassic" rules and entry forms, contact Bob Koorsen at (717) 657-8710 or email KalamazooKlassic@aol.com. Additional information and entry forms may be found on the Kalamazoo Speedway website at www.kalamazoospeedway.com. .