WHYNOT SPEEDWAY RETURNS TO ACTION WITH THE STORMPAY.COM WEEKLY RACING SERIES CLARKSVILLE, TN - Whynot Speedway in Meridian, MS returns to action in 2006, and will feature affordable Crate Late Models under the StormPay.com...
WHYNOT SPEEDWAY RETURNS TO ACTION WITH THE STORMPAY.COM WEEKLY RACING SERIES
CLARKSVILLE, TN - Whynot Speedway in Meridian, MS returns to action in 2006, and will feature affordable Crate Late Models under the StormPay.com Weekly Racing Series banner. Dirt Late Model driver Rodney Wing has purchase the track and his plans are to reopen the facility that has been closed for the past seven years.
"We've been busy working at the track, cutting down trees that have grown up through the years, painting buildings, and trying to get the track ready to reopen in mid April," Wing said. "We've done a lot of renovation that includes new roofs on the buildings, new bleacher boards, and a new P.A. system."
Wing admits he is seeing the racing business from a whole new perspective that he never saw as a driver.
"As a super late model driver, I still see that class has a place as a special event, but the costs have gotten out of hand for a weekly division," Wing said. "The Crate Late Models are the coming thing for weekly tracks because of their affordability, and we're excited to be involved with the StormPay.com Weekly Racing Series."
The StormPay.com Weekly Racing Series features economical engines produced by GM Performance and sealed at factory. The steel-head "602" engine sells for $2,950, and the aluminum-head "604" engine sells for $4,950, with free delivery for either engine. These engines are race-ready right out of the crate from the factory.
Whynot Speedway will also host a StormPay.com Dirt Late Model Series National Touring event, a two-day $5,000-to-win race on September 1-2.
"Rodney Wing is a breath of fresh air for weekly dirt track racing, as he is a young energetic promoter that is willing to look at new ideas, and seek advice on how to do things right," StormPay.com Dirt Late Model Series President of Operations and Communications Roby Helm said. "Listening to Rodney's enthusiasm makes us excited about working with him, and helping him make Whynot Speedway successful once again."
The StormPay.com Weekly Racing Series will give Whynot Speedway Crate Late Model racers an opportunity to compete against other drivers at StormPay.com Weekly Racing Series tracks throughout the country for not only weekly points and point fund money, but also regional and national points and point fund money.
The 24-race StormPay.com Weekly Racing Series will begin on March 31, and run through October 1. The StormPay.com Weekly Racing Series is proposing up to $130,000 in point fund money and prizes.
The addition of Whynot Speedway gives the StormPay.com Weekly Racing Series four tracks in Mississippi. Whynot Speedway joins Pike County Speedway in Magnolia, MS, as well as Columbus, MS tracks Columbus Speedway and Magnolia Speedway.
"The addition of Whynot Speedway gives Mississippi a strong base for Crate Late Model racing, and a very competitive region for the StormPay.com Weekly Racing Series," Helm said. "We are still talking with tracks about joining the StormPay.com Weekly Racing Series, and in the next couple of weeks, we should be able to divide up the regions."
StormPay.com is a globally recognized leader in online payment processing and free online auction listings. StormPay lives up to its name with "lightning quick e-commerce." The StormPay.com Dirt Late Model Series is also lightning quick with the action on the track.
The next National Touring event for the StormPay.com Dirt late Model Series will be a $5,000-to-win show at Modoc Speedway in Modoc, SC on March 31 and April 1. For more information about the StormPay.com Dirt Late Model Series, and the Weekly Racing Series, visit the series web site at www.stormpayracing.com.