SODUS, NY – The format for the upcoming Hard Clay Challenge event will have all drivers draw for group position. Drivers will then time within their group to set heat lineups. The top four (4) fast times in each group will be inverted for heat starts. In a 3 heat format the top six (6), 4 heat format top five (5) from each heat will automatically be locked into the A-Main with the top two (2) finishers going to the redraw. It will be heads up from heat finishes for either 18 or 20 depending on car counts and heats. The balance of the field will be set with B-Main transfers for the 22-car A-Main. Two (2) provisional spots will be available to tour regulars who are in the top 20 in points and that have not qualified for the A-Main.
The fastest timer in each group will receive a $50 bonus, with the fastest overall timer receiving a $100 bonus courtesy of Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc.
Orange County Fair Speedway ESW Hard Clay Challenge Payout:
Special thanks to Johnny’s Service Station, Neiger’s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing and Heating, Hennessy Wine and Liquor:
1. $1,000.00 2. $650.00 3. $400.00 4. $300.00 5. $250.00 6. $225.00 7. $210.00 8. $200.00 9. $190.00 10. $180.00 11. $170.00 12. $160.00 13. $150.00 14. $150.00 15. $150.00 16. $150.00 17. $150.00 18. $150.00 19. $150.00 20. $150.00 21. $150.00 22. $150.00
Gates open at 8:00 am, draw will open at 8:15 am at the CRSA hauler. Drivers meeting will be at 10:45 am at the CRSA hauler and draw will close. Heat in the motors is scheduled for 11:15 am, and timed hot laps are scheduled to roll off at 11:30 am. We will try to get a separate hot lap and group time trials arranged.
Jeff Trombley heads into the final race of the season with a slim 19-point advantage over second place, hometown runner Thomas Radivoy, who has three wins with the CRSA Sprints this season, two of them coming at Orange County. Another hometown favorite, Christian Rumsey, sits third in points and trails Trombley by 52 points. Rumsey picked up his first sprint car win earlier in the season at Orange County Fair Speedway. Sitting 4th is 2016 Rookie of the Year Sydney Prince who is just 82 points out of first. Prince had a runner up finish in the June race at Orange County Fair Speedway. Who knows where it will all shake out? Many top runners are expected to be in competition this coming Saturday. Kyle Smith, Dana Wagner, Tyler Jashembowski, Emily & Billy VanInwegen, Jerry Sehn, Tyler Boniface, Bobby Hackel and Josh Pieniazek to list a few.
Fans and teams can find out more about the final race of the Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment season by going to crsasprints.com, on Facebook as ‘CRSA Sprints’, and on Twitter as @CRSAsprints.
The CRSA Sprints would like to thank the following marketing partners for helping to make the 2017 season a success: Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tire, Bicknell Racing Products, Mike Emhof Motorsports, CNY Powersports with Kawasaki, Insigner Performance Fuels, ProFab Enterprises, Kennedy Towing & Service Center, Algonkin Motel, Johnny’s Service Station, Neigers Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, and Hennessy Wine & Liquor.