The first green flag of the 2018 season will fly at Caraway Speedway on Sunday, March 4th at 2pm with the Money Madness event. The event will kick off the first of three big Late Model Stock Car races.
Money Madness will pay up to $5,000 to win a 99-lap Late Model Stock Car race. The payout is contingent on a new “Gambler’s Challenge”, which offers a higher purse for a higher entry fee. The entry fee for a $3,000 winners purse is $125 but for just $250 you can win almost double and take home a $5,000 top prize.
“This is exciting,” Darren Hackett, Caraway Speedway Promoter commented. “The Gambler’s Challenge has created a lot of buzz since we announced it a couple of weeks ago. The Money Madness race is looking like it’s going to draw a great field of cars with some of the best Late Model Stock Car racers anywhere planning to attend.”
Late Model Stock Car racers are also being greeted with a new rules package which will run the same rules as the CARS Tour competes with. Having the rules aligned with the CARS Tour which has a significant draw of Late Model Stock Cars in this region is very important to the success of the three big races this season.
Additionally CARS Tour competitors will already be hitting the track for a test session the day before the March 4th Money Madness event and many of those teams are expected to get their season started a week sooner than the tour’s opener on March 10th. With those teams testing the day before, Hackett has added a nighttime test at Caraway for teams who wish to test at Caraway after CARS Tour testing is done.
“We want to give those CARS Tour competitors all the chances we can to get on track and test ahead of Money Madness. They’re only going to be a couple of hours away and they can finish testing there and make their way here in time to get some laps and be ready to go for our Sunday opener and they won’t have to change anything to race with us.”
Money Madness will be the first of three races with at least a $5,000 potential payday available. The second race will take place on Saturday, July 7th with the Rusty Harpe Memorial 99-lap event. The final race of the three will be the Hit the Jackpot 200 with a 200-lap race paying a $10,000 Gambler’s Challenge purse.
In addition to the 99-lap Late Model Stock Car race on March 4th, Caraway Speedway will host a 40-lap Limited Late Model feature as well as a 25-lap Chargers, 15-lap Mini Stocks, and a 12-lap U-Car race. Tickets will be $20 for Adults, $5 for kids 6-12 and kids five & under get in free.
For more information on Caraway Speedway, visit their newly redesigned website at www.CarawaySpeedway.com or visit them on Facebook at @caraway.speedway. You can also call the track office at 336.629.5803