LUCAMA, NC – Southern National Motorsports Park has enhanced payouts in the Late Model Stock Car division for the 2018 season.
The Late Model Stock Car division will pay $1,500-to-win and $250-to-start for each twin race, which means drivers could win up to $3,000 each race night at Southern National Motorsports Park. The season opening Dogwood 265 will pay $3,000-to-win and $500-to-start with even more money on the line in Racing Roulette. Additionally, the 18th finishing position pays $600. Drivers who opt to gamble in Racing Roulette could win $4,500.
“We knew with bringing back NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars for this season that we needed to bring some big incentives to draw more racers to Southern National,” Southern National Motorsports Park general manager Charlie Hansen said. "We’re paying at least $3,000 to win every night for Late Model Stock Cars. But, more importantly, we're paying $500 to start every race night and that’s what’s going to get racers who might not have been able to afford to race the last couple of seasons back to the track."
The enhanced payouts lessen the burden for lower budget racers who plan to compete at Southern National Motorsports Park while also providing an incentive for other racers to come and try their skills on the 4/10-mile high banked oval.
Late Model Stock Car races being held on April 14th, May 26th, July 28th and September 8th will all be twin races, paying $1,500 per twin race.
“We’re already hearing from racers who have sat idle the last couple of seasons about coming back with what they hear we're doing this year,” Hansen commented. “With other tracks shut down and many tracks cutting back on purses, it opens the door for racers to come and compete with us. Plus, it’s only five race dates and nine races to compete for the track championship which also pays an additional $3,000 to win. That’s a lot of money up for grabs on a short schedule.
“But, more importantly, we’re paying $600 to 18th position and $500 to start every race night and that’s what’s going to get racers who might not have been able to afford to race the last couple of seasons back to the track.”
In addition to the enhanced race payouts, the top ten competitors competing for the track championship will also receive a share of a $10,000 points fund which pays $3,000 for first, $2,000 for second and $1,200 for third.
"We’re excited about putting together a solid field of some of the best Late Model Stock Car racers in the region this season to compete for race wins and the points,” Hansen explained. “We think we’re starting early enough to get a lot of racers to come out and hopefully run the first couple of races with us before their local track gets started and they might get involved in a points battle with us and compete on all five of our dates. There’s a lot of incentive for racers to come to Southern National this season."
The first Late Model Stock Car race of the year, which will be 150 laps, will commence on Saturday, March 3rd as part of the Dogwood 265 presented by Solid Rock Carriers.
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