We did it! It took a while, but we are going to be able to have a five race Late Model Series at Speedway 51 in 2019. As you may well know, I had a hard time getting the fifteen cars to commit to the Series. I want to thank all you race teams for your patience as I know you were probably tired of hearing from me, but this was extremely important for the future plans of Speedway 51. Unfortunately I did not get the fifteen I needed, but with commitments and partial schedule commitments, Joey and I made the decision to run the Late Model Series program.
A couple of issues were some not being able to race the entire Series, and another issue was the schedule. I can assure you that there are absolutely zero conflicts with any other local tracks including ACT races, Thunder Road and White Mountain Motorsports Park. This new schedule was researched and put together on Sunday, March 17, 2019. At this date there were zero conflicts. We cannot be responsible if other tracks change their dates to conflict with ours. I did everything possible so that we would not be in conflict with other teams and series big events.
We have had to make some schedule changes that should not hurt your racing schedule with us, and it may make it better for some. The biggest change is that there will not be a Late Model Series race on Friday, July 5th. Many teams felt that this was going to be a bad week with all the events going on. We listened to you and made the change.
2019 LATE MODEL SERIES SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH
SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND
SATURDAY, JULY 13TH
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Since we did not get the 15 drivers committed for the Series, we have made adjustments to the purses based on car counts. The following purses are in place for the events and are guaranteed.
1-10 cars – $700, 500, 400, 300, 250, 200, 175, 150, 145, 140 = $2,960
11-14 cars – $1,000, 800, 700, 600, 500, 400, 300, 275, 250, 225, 200, 200, 200, 200 = $5,850
15 & above – $1,200, 1,000, 900, 800, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 300, 250 on back = $8,250 / 15
ENTRY FEE FOR SERIES IS: $50 PER EVENT. INCLUDES LICENSE
ALL LATE MODEL TEAMS THAT REGISTER AND PAY SERIES FEE IN FULL BY FIRST EVENT, WILL RECEIVE 10 BONUS POINTS PER EVENT THEY COMPETE IN TOWARDS THE CHAMPIONSHIP.
*WE WILL BE MAKING UP ANY EVENT IF LOST TO A RAIN OUT, SO YOU WON’T LOSE ANY MONEY BY SIGNING UP FOR THE FIVE RACE SERIES.
THERE WILL BE NO CHAMPION POINT FUND. CHAMPION AND RUNNER UP OF THE SERIES WILL BE GUARANTEED THE POLE AND OUTSIDE POLE POSITION FOR THE 2019 FALL BRAWL. MUST ATTEMPT TO QUALIFY.
LAPS WILL BE DETERMINED BY NUMBER OF CARS IN ATTENDANCE. MINIMUM DISTANCE IS 60 LAPS FOR 1-10 CARS, REST OF EVENTS ARE 75 LAPS EXCEPT FINAL WHICH IS 100 LAPS. LAPS WILL BE RUN CONSECUTIVELY, NO SEGMENTS.
TIRES THAT YOU FINISH ON EACH RACE WILL BE IMPOUNDED UNTIL NEXT RACE. THEY MAY BE MOUNTED OR DISMOUNTED. NUMBERS WILL BE CHECKED AS TIRES TURNED IN.
4 NEW TIRES FIRST RACE = $520
2 NEW TIRES RACES #2 – #4 = $720
4 NEW TIRES RACE #5 = $520
TOTAL TIRE BILL = $1,760
YOU MUST RACE THE NEW TIRES YOU PURCHASED ON RACE NIGHT. THEY WILL BE MARKED PRE-RACE!
ANY NEW CAR COMING IN AFTER FIRST EVENT MAY BUY 2 TIRES PER RACE, EXCEPT 4 TIRES FOR FINALE. WE OFFER GOOD USED TIRES TO PRACTICE ON OR USE FOR SPARES. THERE IS A $20 STAMPING FEE PER TIRE TO ADD TO INVENTORY.
2019 LATE MODEL RULES UPDATE –
It was originally stated that we would be allowing built motors in our Late Model Division. Since the two people that were interested in running a built motor did not file any paperwork, the decision has been made that we will not be allowing the built motors to race with us in 2019, and we will be following ACT Late Model rules completely. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but since nothing was filed it is in Speedway 51’s best interest to completely abide by ACT rules.
PRINTABLE 2019 LM DEAL & REG. FORM