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Beebe, Arkansas (03/20/18) – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil is eagerly anticipating two big nights of racing this weekend – March 23-24 – in the state of Arkansas.
“We look forward to every race weekend, but there’s really a lot to be excited about this weekend,” CCSDS CEO Chris Ellis said. “Returning to Old No. 1 Speedway after a four-year hiatus on Friday night, and then having NASCAR legend Mark Martin on hand on Saturday at I-30 Speedway to sign autographs and be the Grand Marshal is pretty freaking awesome. I know that a lot of racers and fans alike are just as excited as I am about both nights.”
With one race already in the books in 2018, three-time and defending series champ, Jack Sullivan has jumped out to the early lead in the series standings. Sullivan, who will enter the weekend with the day-glo orange spoiler as the Midwest Sheet Metal Marked Man, will be joined in action this weekend by a host of hungry series competitors, including Gavin Landers, Robert Baker, B.J. Robinson, Hunter Rasdon, Zach McMillan, Austin Theiss, Shannon Scott, David Payne, Brett Frazier, Tanner Kellick, Jake Davis, Travis Ashley, Clay Fisher and more.
The Midwest Sheet Metal Rookie of the Year battle continues to take form as drivers still have a few more races to throw their names into the hat. Early entries include Travis Ashley, Tanner Kellick and Jake Davis.
Trying to snare the top money from the series regulars will be a host of local and regional standouts. A surprise entry or two can’t be ruled out for the weekend either.
On Friday evening, the CCSDS competitors will invade Paul Tribble’s Old No.1 Speedway (formerly Northeast Arkansas Speedway) for the first time since 2014. In fact, on April 12, 2014 Timothy Culp won the series last appearance at the clay oval. The return to the facility will see the CCSDS Super Late Model pilots chasing a $2,000-to-win/ $350-to-start purse.
Also in action will be Factory Stocks and Outlaw Modifieds. Grandstand admission is $20 with pit passes $35. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with hot laps at 7:30 p.m. and racing action at 8:00 p.m.
For more information on the event, please visit www.OldNo1Speedway.org .
On Saturday, March 24 a very special event will be held for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series as the tour rolls into Tracey Clay’s I-30 Speedway in Little Rock for the second annual Will McGary Tribute. The night will be highlighted by a $3,000-to-win/ $400-to-start program for the tour, but will represent so much more.
On this much anticipated night, racers and fans will join together to celebrate the life and prestige of fallen police officer, Will McGary. McGary tragically lost his life in the line of duty on February 1, 2013. The hard-working young man was fatally struck by an impaired driver, while protecting and serving the citizens of Conway, Arkansas. He was only 26 years old.
Jack Sullivan will again run a special graphics scheme, commemorating the life of McGary.
NASCAR Hall of Famer, Mark Martin will be on hand to meet and greet fans from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with an autograph session in the grandstand area. During the autograph session, special commemorative shirts will be sold, which will feature Jack Sullivan’s tribute wrap to the late McGary. Shirts are $20 with 100% of all sales going to the Will McGary Foundation.
For each shirt sold and/or $20 donation fans will be entered into a once-in-a-lifetime raffle. Three lucky winners will be drawn, and those three individuals will get to ride along in a police car that is driven on-track during the opening ceremonies, by none other than Mark Martin.
“It’s an honor for me to be a part of such a great event and cause,” Batesville-native, Mark Martin comments. “It makes me proud to be an Arkansan, when I see the support for the men and women who serve and protect our communities. I am definitely excited to see all the fans. I-30 Speedway is one of the tracks, where I started my racing career, so for me this night will be a very special homecoming.”
To maximize the number of fans who get the opportunity to partake in the autograph session with Martin, attendees are asked to please limit autograph pieces to one item per person.
IMCA Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Mod Lites and Mini Stocks will also be in action. Adult grandstand admission is $20 with kids (6-12 years old) $1 when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with racing action at 7:30 p.m.
For more information on the event, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com .
The tire rule for both events will be:
The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Lucas Oil, Hoosier Racing Tires, Larry Shaw Race Cars, New Vision Graphics, Black Diamond Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, Beene Oil Co., Quarter Master, Allen Manufacturing, Mid State Golf Cars, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Mark Martin Automotive Group, Mark Martin Powersports, Henryetta Ford, Central Arkansas Pest Services, Beach Veterinary Services, Racing Head Service, McClain Custom Cabinets, P&W Sales, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.