Purse Boosted for Bill Gardner Sprintacular Finale

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PUTNAMVILLE, IN – The Saturday night finale of this weekend’s Bill Gardner Sprintacular will feature its biggest payout yet with USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car competitors chasing the $7,000-to-win prize, and $600 to start, during the 40-lap main event at Putnamville, Indiana’s Lincoln Park Speedway on July 3.

The seventh annual Bill Gardner Sprintacular features two consecutive nights of USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car racing on July 2-3 at the 5/16-mile dirt oval with Friday night paying $5,000-to-win and $500 to start and Saturday night paying the elevated purse of a $7,000 winner’s share and $600 to start. The full breakdown of the payout is posted below.

The boosted purse for the Bill Gardner Sprintacular becomes the latest event on the 2021 USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship with a larger payout, joining past 2021 events, Winter Dirt Games at Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park ($10,000); a brand-new Keystone Invasion tour of Pennsylvania in April with four consecutive $6,000-to-win shows; back-to-back $10,000-to-win events in May at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway; and a pair of $6,000 and $7,500 events at Kansas’ Lakeside Speedway, which was ultimately rained out.

Events later this season also share the increase in pay along with the August 26-27-28 Sprint Car Smackdown finale at Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway, paying $15,000-to-win and $1,500-to-start; the Huset’s Speedway USAC Nationals in South Dakota on September 10-11-12, which pays $20,000-to-win for the final night’s winner; as well as a $12,500 going to the victor of the Haubstadt Hustler on September 18 at Tri-State Speedway, just to name a few.

This weekend’s Bill Gardner Sprintacular at Lincoln Park Speedway will feature the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship co-sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS), plus Modifieds, Super Stocks and Bombers.




Friday’s Bill Gardner Sprintacular event will utilize the MSCS format, which features group qualifying as well as an H15 or Medium on the right rear and concludes with a 30-lap feature. Saturday’s show will use the standard USAC format of single-car qualifying to seed the starting lineups leading up to the night’s 40-lap feature race.

Past winners of the Bill Gardner Sprintacular at LPS include Jerry Coons, Jr. (2015 USAC) & Robert Ballou (2015 MSCS); Robert Ballou (2016 USAC) & Thomas Meseraull (2016 MSCS); Kevin Thomas Jr. (2017 MSCS); Tyler Courtney (2018 USAC) & Justin Grant (2018 MSCS); Kyle Cummins (2019 MSCS); and Shane Cottle (2020 USAC/MSCS) & Brady Bacon (2020 USAC/MSCS).

Both night at Lincoln Park on July 2-3, the pits open at 3pm EDT with front gates opening at 5pm and hot laps at 6pm. Qualifying and racing will immediately follow. General admission tickets for each night are $30 apiece with kids age 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $35 with kids age 10 and under free.

FloRacing will provide live coverage for both nights of the USAC/MSCS Bill Gardner Sprintacular at https://bit.ly/3dgONXz.

JULY 3 BILL GARDNER SPRINTACULAR FEATURE POINTS/PURSE STRUCTURE

POS. PTS. PURSE
1 70 $7,000
2 67 $3,000
3 64 $1,500
4 61 $1,250
5 58 $1,100
6 55 $950
7 52 $925
8 49 $900
9 46 $850
10 43 $800
11 41 $750
12 39 $725
13 37 $700
14 35 $675
15 33 $650
16 31 $625
17 29 $600
18 27 $600
19 25 $600
20 23 $600
21 23 $600
22 23 $600
**Non-Transfers: 10 points, $150