BREWERTON, NY – Although the outdoor racing season is on hold, the iRacing world is going strong right now as everyone tries to get their racing fix.
Earlier in the week, Dirt Track Digest announced the iRacing DTD Lockdown Showdown at the virtual Knoxville Raceway this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday (April 9-11). The event will be broadcast via Dirt Track Digest TV on the Dirt Track Digest Facebook page beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday before a 7 p.m. start time on Saturday.
Soon after the announcement, SprintCarUnlimited.com came on board to be the presenting sponsor of the event. SprintCarUnlimited.com is a news and information website devoted to the coverage of Sprint Car racing. The website features new content daily throughout the year and also offers free monthly ticket giveaways to members. Check out SprintCarUnlimited.com for subscription information and more.
As a result of their contributions, each preliminary night the driver that sets fast time will earn an extra $25. The hard charger in Saturday night’s A-Main will also score $50 courtesy of the site. Jeremy Elliott is also offering $50 to the highest finishing “invited” driver on Saturday night.
“Even though we aren’t racing outdoors right now due to the COVID-19 situation, we are still providing exclusive stories on a daily basis,” commented site owner Elliott. “We are excited to spread the word on what we are doing by working with Dirt Track Digest on the Lockdown Showdown.”
Also stepping is DIG Race Products. DIG Race Products offers cutting edge Northeast dirt Modified shocks, products and consulting services. Drivers are encouraged to visit www.digraceproducts.com to shop online today and take their racing program to the next level.
DIG Race Products will sponsor the A-Main on each night with $30 going to the winner of the Thursday and Friday night A-Mains along with $20 to the second place finisher.
The overall purse for the three-day event is now $850. The total purse for the Saturday night A-Main is $500 with the winner picking up $200 after Kyle DeMetro Motorsports added $25. Second earns $125 with third scoring $90. Fourth place takes home $60 while fifth picks up $50.
ADDITION (4/7/20): The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints have now just upped the totals for each night. Each preliminary night B-Main winner as well as the Saturday night B-Main winner will receive $25 courtesy of the traveling organization.
ADDITION (4/7/20): Camp Mayhem has put up $25 to the drivers that finishes seventh in Saturday night’s B-Main.
ADDITION (4/7/20): Kyle DeMetro Racing has added $50 for Saturday’s A-Main. The winner will now make $200 and the 15th place finisher will get $25.
There are 60 drivers slated to qualify each night with a portion of the field dedicated to “invited” Northeast race drivers. Points will be tallied on Thursday and Friday with the top 50 iRacers moving on to Saturday night along with a minimum of the top 10 “invited” Northeast drivers making the show.
Stay tuned to Dirt Track Digest as well as our Facebook page for the latest developments for the first ever Lockdown Showdown.
Full Breakdown of Prize Money
Thursday / Friday Payout:
$25 QuickTime award for Thursday Preliminary night courtesy of SprintCarUnlimited.com
$25 QuickTime award for Friday Preliminary night courtesy of SprintcarUnlimited.com
$30 A-Main winner courtesy of DIG Race Products
$20 A-Main second place courtesy of DIG Race Products
$25 B-Main winner Thursday Preliminary night courtesy of Empire Super Sprints
$25 B-Main winner Friday Preliminary night courtesy of the Empire Super Sprints
Saturday Night Payout:
$500 A-Main Purse (1-$200-after addition from Kyle DeMetro Racing, 2-$125, 3-$90, 4-$60, 5-$50)
$50 Hard Charger award for Saturday night A-Main courtesy of SprintCarUnlimited.com
$50 highest finishing “invited” driver courtesy of SprintCarUnlimited.com
$25 B-Main winner Saturday night courtesy of the Empire Super Sprints
$25 Just Missed Award – Seventh Place Finisher in Saturday night B-Main courtesy of Camp Mayhem
$25 to 15th place finisher courtesy of Kyle DeMetro Racing