Opening Weekend at Birch Run Event DetailsScott Menlen
Special from Motor City Racing Promotions – Birch Run, MI (Wednesday, April 11, 2018): Fans and teams alike continue to count down the days until Opening Weekend at Birch Run Speedway & Event Center, the first race of the 70th season. As race weekend, April 28th and 29th, draws near, Officials have finalized plans for the event. Practice and Qualifying for all divisions will be held on Saturday afternoon, April 28th, with racing for the ICAR Allstar Modified Tour, Birch Run Speedway House Division Pro Late Models and Pure Stocks that evening. Sunday April 29th, features a last chance race and the Dixie 100 feature event for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance along with a B-Main and 70 lap A-Main for the ICAR All-Star Modified Tour.
The pit area will open at 10:00am on Saturday with Practice running from 12:00pm through approximately 5:00pm. Grandstands will open at 4:00pm, Qualifying will begin at 5:15pm and Racing starts at 7:00pm. On Sunday, the pit area opens at 10:00am. All cars must be gridded by 12:00pm when the grandstands open. An On-Track Autograph session will take place between 12:30pm and 1:30pm. Racing begins at 2:00pm, Sunday, April 29th.
Tickets are on sale now at BirchRunMISpeedway.com. Adult General Admission tickets are $18 for Saturday and $22 for Sunday. Fans can save $10 by purchasing a two-day ticket for $30. All children 12 years of age and younger are FREE both days. Pit Passes are $30 per day or $50 for a two-day pass. Tickets will also be available at the Speedway Box Office on race days.
There are two Test & Tune days scheduled prior to Opening Weekend at Birch Run, the first, on Wednesday, April 18th and the second, on Wednesday, April 25th. JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour teams are not permitted to participate in the April 25th Test & Tune event.
Friday, April 27th Birch Run Speedway is hosting a JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Rookie Test day from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. Teams interested in participating in the test must contact Series Director, Glenn Luckett at firstname.lastname@example.org for approval.
To learn more about the Opening Weekend at Birch Run event, visit motorcityracing.co/dixie100. For more information on Motor City Racing Promotions, visit us online at motorcityracing.co. You can follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/motorcityracingpromotions and on Twitter @MCRP_Racing.
To purchase tickets and to learn more about Birch Run Speedway & Event Center, visit birchrunmispeedway.com. You can also visit the Facebook fan page at facebook.com/birchrunspeedway. Be sure to follow Birch Run on Twitter @BR_Speedway.
More information on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance, including the Dixie 100 entry form, is available at www.cra-racing.com.
ICAR All-Star Modified & House Division Info
Modifieds are the only class of cars competing on both Saturday and Sunday of Opening Weekend at Birch Run. This is a co-sanctioned event for the Modified division between, ICAR All-Star Modified Tour and Birch Run Speedway. Points will be scored for both sanctioning bodies.
On Saturday, Modifieds will compete in Qualifications, Heat Races and respective odd/even Qualifying Features. Qualifying results will determine the Heat Race lineups and the finishing results of the Heat Races will determine the starting lineup for the Qualifying Features. These two Qualifying Features are geared to be an entertaining 20 lap Saturday night shootout to decide the starting lineup for the big show on Sunday. Only the top 8 finishers in each Qualifying Feature will be locked into the 70 lap A-Main on Sunday. The remaining drivers must race the B-Main on Sunday, in an attempt to be one of 8 drivers to advance to the A-Main, making up the 24 car starting field.
In addition to staring positions, drivers will be racing for $500 to win ($100 to start) each qualifying feature. Additionally, Heat Races will pay $50 to win. The 70 lap A-Main winner, on Sunday, will receive $1,200 ($400 to start) and a provisional starting position for the US Short Track Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway. The weekend combined purse for starters in the Modified division exceeds $18,000, the highest purse on the ICAR All-Star Modified Tour scheduled, second to Bristol.
The Birch Run Speedway House Division Pro Late Models and Pure Stocks will compete in their standard progressive race format. Qualifying results will determine the Heat Race starting lineups and the finishing results of those Heat Races will set the starting lineup for the Feature Race.
For more about the ICAR All Star Modified Tour visit “https://icarallstartour.com”. You can also find International Championship Auto Racing on Facebook at: facebook.com/icarmodifieds.
By: Motor City Racing Promotions
Photo: Dennis Freeman