Four Sprint Series Highlight 2016 Season
For Immediate Release
By Mike Swanger
The 2016 racing season schedule for NAPA Wayne County Speedway is out and the Fisher Performance Sprints will see eleven big races on the docket as Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Stars will invade four times this season while the Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS wingless sprints return with two shows. The newly formed Ohio Sprint Car Series ( OSCS) will roll in for three $2,500 to win races and the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association has two dates set.
The Harriger Towing Super Late Models will have four big dates with the second annual Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week returning while the 3rd annual Attica Raceway Park/ NAPA Wayne County Speedway challenge will have three races at each track this year.
New this year will be the Summer Series for the Car Connection Rush Late Models, the Action Autobody Super Stocks and the WQKT Mini Stocks. These will be a series of races for each class that will pay more money and will have a separate points standings that will pay the top three in the points.
Opening night will be Saturday, April 9th with a regular show for all the class’ with the first of five Summer Series races for the Mini Stocks paying $300 to win. The All Stars will be in for the 1st time the next Saturday, April 16th with $5,000 to win 30 lap feature. Joining them that night will be the Renegades of Dirt Modifieds as they will be wrapping up a three race American Heritage week end with the driver collecting the most points receiving $10,000 or a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Each of the features at the three tracks will pay the winner $1,101. The Super Stocks will be on the racing card that night also. The second time the All Stars visit NAPA WCS will be on Saturday, June 4th and the Sweeney Rush Late Model tour will add to the racing program that night.
The annual Speedweek show for the All Stars is set for Monday, June 20th for the Duffy Smith Memorial. The Super Stocks will be the support class that night for one of their Summer Series race and this one will pay $1,000 to win. The final trip to NAPA WCS for the All Stars will be a big one on Sunday, September 4th for the Pete Jacobs Memorial and it will be a $10,000 to win feature.
The BOSS wingless sprints make their first appearance on Saturday, May 21st and then again on Saturday, August 13th as both shows will have the Fisher Performance sprints for a sprint car doubleheaders. The Rush Late Models and the Super Stocks will also be on the racing card both of those nights.
The Ohio Sprint Car Series makes it first trip to NAPA WCS on Saturday, May 14th and will return on July 2nd and the 30th. The OSCS has about 25 racing dates at tracks all around Ohio for it’s first season of operation. Super Late Models, Rush Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini Stocks will be competing on those nights also.
Also hauling in for two shows will be the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association on Saturday May 28th and again as a companion class to the July 23rd Late Model speedweek show.
The Super Late Model Speedweek show will be the Don Gross Memorial that will pay $4,000 to win. Once again Attica Raceway Park and NAPA WCS has teamed up again for the Late Model Challenge as this season each track will have three race dates instead of four. ARP’s dates will be Friday’s May 6th, July 8th and Saturday, Sept 3rd while NAPA WCS races will be Saturday, May 7th, July 9th and during the Blowout on September 24th. Each race will pay the winner $1200 plus the points will pay the top three positions of $500, $300 and $200 plus the driver winning the most heat races will get $250 off a wrap from Innovative Graphics.
Some extra incentive for the Rush Late Models in their 4 race Summer Series will begin on April 30th with $800 to win and race again on August 13th and during the Blowout on September 24th. The big race of their series will be on June 4th with the tour that will pay $1500 to win. Pay off for the top three in points for those four races will be $300 to win, $200 for second and third gets $100.
For the Super Stocks, their Summer Series will get off to a late but big start with the first race on All Star Speedweek Monday with $1,000 to win. Their other race will be on July 16th, August 20th and during the Blowout on September 24th. The points payout for them will be the same as the Rush Late Models.
Five races will determine the winner of the Mini Stock Summer Series as they start right off on opening night with the first of four $300 to win features. The others will be on May 28, August 6th and the Blowout in September. On July 16th, the winner will pocket a $1,000 for the Mini Stocks. The points pay off will be $200 to win, $100 for second and $50 for third.
Some changes have and are in the process at the track that include a bigger and double tiered handicap section in front of the family section plus gravel has been laid behind the grandstand walk area and repairs to the restrooms. In the pit area, a new concrete pad for the scales has been poured just as the cars come off the track.
For a complete look at the schedule and new rules, go to the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com
or at facebook/waynecountyspeedway.