Deer Creek To Host Modified Biggie
SPRING VALLEY, Minn. — Deer Creek Speedway will play host to the inaugural World Modified Dirt Track Championship April 6-9.
The event, sanctioned by the United States Modified Touring Series, will pay $20,000 to the winner and a minimum of $1,500 to each of the 30 drivers who start the feature. The total purse for the four-day event is expected to be more than $160,000.
“We’ve been putting together the pieces for this show for more than a year now,” said USMTS President Todd Staley. “This will truly be a unique show that anybody who’s anybody in Modified racing — and everybody else — will want to be a part of and want to be the first name etched on the championship trophy.
“There are not very many facilities that are equipped to host an event like this. Not only is it one of the raciest and best-prepared racing surfaces known to dirt, they have the resources to host the number of cars and fans we’re expecting,’ Staley added.
While the race will be sanctioned and officiated by the USMTS, the World Modified Dirt Track Championship will be a non-points race and will feature a one-of-a-kind qualifying format.
Drivers can register to qualify on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with 50 cars qualifying each night. If more than 150 entries are received, additional competitors will be added to each night in order of how they are received.
Time trials will be staged with the top six qualifiers for each heat race inverted for starting positions in their heat races. Each night points will be awarded for time trials, heat races, B mains and A mains, with the top six in points each night being locked into Saturday’s $20,000-to-win finale.
The highest point earner during the first three days of qualifying will earn the pole for the Saturday’s feature, second in the middle of the front row and third on the outside of the front row. The first eight rows will be aligned the same way.
Saturday will feature an “alphabet soup” of main events with the highest non-qualified points earner on the pole of the B main and the lowest points earner at the back of the H main (or lowest main event staged). Six drivers will advance from each main event to the next, with 12 cars advancing from the B main to the feature to create a 30-car starting field featuring a three-wide start.