Bad Boy 98 On Deck For COMP Cams Super Dirt Series

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Batesville Motor Speedway will host the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Bad Boy 98 this weekend. (Heath Lawson Photo)

CONWAY, Ark. – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil is set to make history this week.

The tour will sanction its richest stand-alone event in its 13-year history. The record-setting feat will be made as the tour embarks on the eighth annual Bad Boy 98 at Mooney Starr’s Batesville Motor Speedway in Arkansas.

“This is the richest, standalone weekend in the history of the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, and we couldn’t be more excited,” COMP Cams Super Dirt Series CEO Chris Sullivan said. “There’s a lot of buzz among racers and fans. This is a must-see event, and it’s a really proud moment for our series. There’s some major money on the line, and best of all, the weekend features two complete shows.”

The eighth annual Bad Boy 98 is headlined by a $5,000-to-win/$500-to-start program on Friday night. The ante ramps up on Saturday evening, when the purse is increased to $15,000 to win and $1,000-to-start.

Bad Boy Motorsports CEO Bill Hurst is pleased to see a new, two-race format for the Bad Boy 98

“We are really excited with the new format of the two shows with a 30- lap feature on Friday night and a 68-lap feature on Saturday night to total 98 laps,” Hurst commented.

Former champions of the Bad Boy 98 include Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, John Blankenship and Scott Bloomquist.

With three events completed this year, Billy Moyer leads the way in the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series standings. However, since Moyer isn’t a paid series member, second-place runner Tony Jackson Jr. is currently the Midwest Sheet Metal Marked Man point leader for the series entering this weekend’s events. Kyle Beard, B.J. Robinson, Hunter Rasdon, Morgan Bagley, Scott Crigler, Gavin Landers, Timothy Culp, Brian Rickman, Charlie Cole, David Payne and Sawyer Crigler, Robert Baker, Chad Mallett, and Jon Mitchell round out the latest standings.

Scott Crigler enters the upcoming weekend as the Midwest Sheet Metal Rookie of the Year point leader. Charlie Cole and Chad Mallett round out the point’s battle.

On Thursday night an open practice session is slated from 7 p.m. to 10  p.m.

Friday night’s program finds the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series contingent competing in a $5,000-to-win, 30-lap event. IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks and Front Wheel Drives will contest a complete program.

On Saturday evening the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series competes in it’s richest single-day event in series history. A $15,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start, 68-lap finale is on tap. Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks will also be on the evening’s card.