Sponsors Boost Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux Confinement Classic Payout at Virtual Eldora

BREWERTON, NY – Great sponsors are always the key to making an event special.  That doesn’t change, even in the current climate where outdoor racing is shut down for the foreseeable future.  As we shift to events in the virtual world of iRacing, they still play an important part.

Dirt Track Digest’s Lockdown Showdown last weekend had numerous sponsors step up to make the payout over $1,300.   The Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux Confinement Classic presented by Dirt Track Digest at the Eldora Speedway has already topped that with over $1,600 raised to be paid out.  Preliminary nights feature nearly $300 in purse monies while the finale on Saturday night is paying out over $1,000 in finishing money and contingency awards.

The title sponsor for the Confinement Classic is Billy Whittaker Cars & TruxBilly Whittaker Cars & Trux offers quality pre-owned trucks, cars, SUVs, and vans that are Good to Go!  They are located on New York State Route 11 just north of Syracuse in Central Square, N.Y.  Visit them online at https://www.trophyauto.com/ to check out their inventory.

Each qualifying night now has a title sponsor with DIG Race Products taking the reins of the opening night on Thursday, April 23.  Dig Race Products offers cutting edge Northeast dirt modified shocks, products and consulting services. Visit www.digraceproducts.com to shop online today and take your racing program to the next level!

Friday, April 24, is presented by a new sponsor Burton’s Logging & Equipment located in Cortland, N.Y.  With over 40 years in the logging industry, Burton’s Logging & Equipment has the proper experience to fit their customers’ needs.  They offer quality used equipment at a competitive price. Feel free to reach out to them with any questions by visiting their website at www.burtonsloggingequipment.com.


The North East Stock Car Old Timers (NESCOT) also joined the fold.  The organization started in 1985 as club for old-time race car drivers.  They treat all drivers, regardless of division, the same.  NESCOT’s largest fundraiser is the annual NESCOT lottery calendar, which uses its proceeds to help those in the racing community in a time of need.  Everyone in the racing community is welcome to join.  For more visit http://www.nescotracing.com/.

Ground Control Lawn and Snow is Brewerton, New York’s premier Lawn and Snow removal snow service company.  They are you one stop shop for snow removal and lawn car service in Central New York.  They have the skills and equipment to handle any sized yard. To learn more about their other services head to https://groundcontrolls.com/.

SprintCarUnlimited.com has continued their partnership with DTD’s iRacing events as the site has stepped up to sponsor all of our heat race events.  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.

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints continue to be a part of this event as well as for a second consecutive event they are sponsoring all B-Mains.  Each B-Main winner receives $20 from the Northeast 360 Sprint Car organization.  Although racing is on hold, their schedule can be found on their website at www.empiresupersprints.com.

RL Cleaning is the official sponsor of the preliminary night C-Mains and Saturday night’s Hard Charger.  RL Cleaning offers commercial and residential cleaning services in Onondaga County and the surrounding areas.  They also offer sanitation services as well.  For more, give Rich Riggs a call at (315) 857-8763.

Camp Mayhem returns in a big way.  This groups of race-fans spend each year together camping at the National Open at the Williams Grove Speedway in early fall.  So far, the group has raised nearly $200 to be broken down and paid out to drivers just missing making the A-Main on all three nights as well as for the driver that misses the cut in the point standings.

Dirt Modified and Sportsman drivers that enter the event, Rob Mortier from RPM Collectibles has jumped on board to sponsor a unique award for the Confinement Classic.  The highest finishing Modified and Sportsman driver in the field wins a Racers Preferred Model hard plastic replica of their actual car.  To see his work, check out http://www.rpmcollectables.net/.

Other’s making contributions are KBS Racing Photos, iRacers JRL Motorsports and Shilo Boyce and JZ IRacing Photos.

Entries into the Thursday and Friday night preliminary events are now full.  Only a handful of spots remain in the prelim to the preliminary night on Wednesday the Go to Confinement 25.  Entries 96 through 155 will be placed in this event, not for broadcast with the top five in the A-Main locking into the Friday preliminary event.

The Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux Confinement Classic presented by Dirt Track Digest is an iRacing event being held at the virtual Eldora Speedway.  The entire program will be broadcast live through the Dirt Track Digest Facebook page with racing beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday April 23, Friday April 24.  The Saturday night program begins at 7 p.m.  The feed features a Dirt Track Digest TV Xtra format with live scoring and in race commentating from Northeast announcers Shane Andrews and Mike Mallett.

Stay tuned to Dirt Track Digest as well as our Facebook page for the latest developments for the first ever Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux Confinement Classic presented by Dirt Track Digest.

Confinement Classic Total Payout and Contingency Awards:

Thursday:

$25 Quick-time award courtesy of NESCOT

$10 to win heats courtesy of Jeremy Elliott’s SprintcarUnlimited.com (5)

$20 to win C Main courtesy of RL Cleaning

$20 to win B Main courtesy of Empire Super Sprints

$20 “Just Missed” award to 5th place in the B Main courtesy of Camp Mayhem

$75 1st Place A Main courtesy of DIG Race Products

$25 2nd Place A Main courtesy of DIG Race Products

$15 3rd Place A Main courtesy of NESCOT

$25 “Hard Charger” award in A-Main courtesy of Burton’s Logging & Equipment

$20 “Lucky 13” award given to the 13th place driver in the A main courtesy of Shane Andrews

Total Purse:  $295

Friday:

$25 Quick-time award courtesy of NESCOT

$10 to win heats courtesy of Jeremy Elliott’s SprintcarUnlimited.com (5)

$20 to win C Main courtesy of RL Cleaning

$20 to win B Main courtesy of Empire Super Sprints

$20 “Just Missed” award to 5th place in the B Main courtesy of Camp Mayhem

$75 1st Place A Main courtesy of Burton’s Logging & Equipment

$25 2nd Place A Main courtesy of Burton’s Logging & Equipment

$15 3rd Place A Main courtesy of NESCOT

$25 “Hard Charger” award in A-Main courtesy of Burton’s & Logging Equipment

$20 “Lucky 13” award given to the 13th place driver in the A main courtesy of Shane Andrews

Total Purse:  $295

Saturday:

$30 Quick-time award courtesy of NESCOT

$10 to win heats courtesy of Jeremy Elliott’s SprintcarUnlimited.com (6)

$20 to win B Mains courtesy of Empire Super Sprints (3)

$30 “Just Missed” award to 3rd place in the B Mains courtesy of Camp Mayhem (3)

$175 1st Place courtesy of Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux / Burton’s Logging & Equipment

$150 2nd Place courtesy of Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux / Burton’s Logging & Equipment

$125 3rd Place courtesy of Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux / Burton’s & Logging Equipment

$100 4th Place courtesy of Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux / NESCOT

$75 5th Place courtesy of Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux / NESCOT

$25 1st Place courtesy of KBS Racing Photos (makes first place total payout $200)

$60 “Hard Charger” award in A-Main courtesy of RL Cleaning

Total Purse:  $950

Overall:

$50 Highest Finishing “Invite” Driver (Saturday) courtesy of Burton’s Logging & Equipment

$20 Random Draw A-Main Finale (amateurs only) courtesy JLR Motorsports

$10 Random Draw A-Main Finale (amateurs only) courtesy Shilo Boyce

$20 “Best Appearing Car” courtesy of JZ iRacing Photos

$40 “Just Missed” award to the first driver in points not to make it to Saturday courtesy of Camp Mayhem

Custom Racers Preferred Model hard plastic replica awarded to highest finishing Dirt Modified and Sportsman driver valued at $139.95 each.

Contingency Awards:  $419.90