$20,000-To-Win Dirt Classic
MECHANCISBURG, Pa. — The Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne will be held Sept. 27 at Lincoln Speedway. The unique event will pay $20,000 to win, which is the largest single-race payout to a winner in the track’s legendary history. The race will boast a purse of more than $50,000 total purse.
“I feel that having a big event at Lincoln Speedway makes perfect sense because of their continued commitment to sprint car racing,” Kahne said. “It’s one of the best weekly sprint car programs in the country. Combining that with the passion of Central Pennsylvania’s fan base should make for a great event.”
The date is open for all of the other Central Pennsylvania tracks, which should bring the stars of the sport from around the region — and possibly the country — to the fast three-eighths-mile oval that has been operating for more than 60 years.
“We decided on Lincoln Speedway because the racing is always highly competitive, the facility is top notch and the fans are extremely passionate,” Kahne said.
“That combination is very rare, so adding a historic payout should make for a memorable event year after year.”
Additionally, there will be two qualifying races — on Sunday, June 1, at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pa., and Sunday, June 8, at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa.
The winners of each of the $5,000-to-win events featuring members of the PA Posse and Western Pennsylvania stars will be guaranteed starting spots in the $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic. Details on pre-qualifier race formats and payouts will be released at a future date.