By DUSTY WIEGERT
Special to The Hays Daily News
SALINA, Kan. -- The MidwestDirt Late Model Series kicks back into action this Friday and Saturday night at the Salina Speedway and Caney Valley Speedway in a double header weekend.
On Friday night August 19 the series will make their first stop at the Salina Speedway in Salina, Kansas with it also being the first time in 5 years the Late Models will race at the 3/8 mile speedway. The event will pay $1000 to the winner with $200 to start the 30 lap Main Event. Many drivers are excited to visit the track again and a great field is expected.
After Friday night's show the series will head south to the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kansas for their first appearance their since 2009. The race will be the 2nd Annual James House Memorial and will pay $1500 to win and $300 to start in the 30 lap feature event.
Both events will feature qualifying heat races, the G&G Dozer Cash Dash, a 12 lap B Feature(s) if needed, and a 30 lap A Main Event.
A $50 Entry Fee will be collected upon check-in at Salina and a $100 Entry Fee will be collected upon check-in at Caney. Series memberships are also available and must be purchased if wishing to receive contingency prizes. The memberships are $50 for the year.
Drivers attending these events will have the opportunity to win several contingency prizes.
The GRT Race Cars Hard Charger award will be given to the driver that passes the most cars during the feature event.
The BSB Hard Luck award will go to the driver who has the worst luck of the evening.
Great prizes from R2C Performance, Advance Engine & Machine, Pro Motorsports, and Speedline Racing Products will also be given away.
Extra tow money for far away travelers is also possible. For 2011 any driver traveling more than 200 miles in one direction to an event will be eligible to receive no less than $250 to start the A Feature. If a driver travels more than 300 miles in one direction they will be eligible to receive no less than $300 to start the A Feature.
For more information on the Salina Speedway please visit www.racesalinaspeedway.com or call 785-342-2565.
For more information on the Caney Valley Speedway please visit www.caneyvalleyspeedway.net or call 620-330-0485.
For more information on the MidwestDirt Late Model Series please visit www.mdlms.net or call 785-342-2565.