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September 6, 2017

Jim Kuntz Classic Gets Purse Bump for CCSDS

Beebe, Arkansas (09/06/17) – Just over a week remains until the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil sanctions the inaugural Jim Kuntz Classic at Tracey Clay’s I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas).

The event will be held on Saturday, September 16.

With the race drawing near, some exciting monetary additions have been made that will see racers and fans taking home bonus bucks.

“Jim Kuntz is a legend in the racing world, and during his engine building career he provided top-notch power plants to countless racers,” CCSDS CEO Chris Ellis notes. “Because of this we’ve had some former racers step up to add money to this great salute to Kuntz.”

Dewaine Hottinger from Doug’s Electrical and Jon Kirby from Kirby Specialties have stepped up to boost the purse for the 40-lap finale. The feature will now pay $3,000-to-win and $500-to-start.

The giving doesn’t stop there as the duo teamed up to donate an additional $500. This money will be divided between five lucky fans.

“What better way to salute the legacy of Jim (Kuntz) than to reward both racers and fans with money,” Ellis notes. “This is going to be a great night, and I hope that racers and fans alike will pack the place as we show Mr. Kuntz just how much we appreciate everything he’s done for our sport.”

Jim Kuntz first ventured into building racing engines in 1963. From there his both his customer and accomplishment list grew at a break-neck pace. From drag racing to circle track he built engines for just about every type of motorsports. More than 50 years after beginning his forte into engine building, Kuntz made the decision to retire at the end of the 2016 season.

The event will serve as the 18th round of the 2017 campaign for the tour. Two-time and defending series champion Jack Sullivan continues to be the Midwest Sheet Metal Marked Man atop the series standings. With just two events remaining on the season docket it’s time for drivers to give all that they’ve got to position themselves near the top of the final series standings.

The event purse will be as follows:
1)$3,000 2)$1,500 3)$1,250 4)$1,100 5)$1,000 6)$800 7)$700 8)$600 9)$550 10)$525 11-20)$500

Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Super Stocks, and Mod Lites will also be on the evening’s card on Saturday, September 16. Adult grandstand admission is $20 with kids (6-12 years of age) $1 with a paying adult. Pit passes are $30. For more information on the facility, please visit .

Racers, please note that that for the remainder of the season, the CCSDS events will be conducted on the Hoosier 1350 tire rule. In addition, the event scheduled for October 20-21 at Louisiana’s Chatham Motor Speedway has been removed from the series schedule.

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., KARR Transportation Incorporated, Big Air, 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, Schoenfeld Headers, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil, please visit .