AFTON, N.Y. – More than $30,000 for 48 laps of racing on a bullring will be a reality later this month at I-88 Speedway.
The ‘Crazy 8s Special’ at I-88 Speedway scheduled for July 24 is one of the most lucrative big-block/small-block modified events of the summer. The event is a first-time co-promotion involving Ron Ford and Jamie Page of I-88 Speedway and Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC.
As of July 7, the cash total to be paid out for the 48-lap big-block/small-block modified event at I-88 had reached $29,298 and growing. A number of product and contingency bonuses pressed the total well above $30,000 for just 48 laps around the three-tenths-mile facility.
The racer-friendly payout includes a $27,012 posted purse, $888 Halfway Leader Bonus from Olum’s, a $248 Hard Charger Award sponsored by Racers Preferred Models and $88 to win each heat race from One Small Step.
Other lap money has been included. Laps remain on sale at $20/lap by contacting Brett Deyo at [email protected] or by phone at 845.728.2781. Posted lap money ($1,500-plus as of this writing), will be handed out via a ‘Crazy 8s’ distribution to drivers running inside the top eight positions during the main. This will put added cash in the hands of more racers during the event.
Race fans have not been forgotten in the planning of the ‘Crazy 8s Special’ event. Adult grandstand admission for the two-division show is just $16 for adults, a bargain for a modified special event plus the full-fender excitement of the traveling BRP CanAm Late Model Series. Gary Montgomery’s 360 Late Models make their first-ever appearance at I-88 and furthest pilgrimage east in the history of the tour.
A pre-race “Fan Fest” is planned for the horse track starting at 5:30 p.m. and running through 6 p.m. Early arriving fans will get an up-close view of many of the cars competing that evening in the ‘Crazy 8s Special’ event and collect autographs from the drivers. There will be ‘Crazy 8s’ apparel and a souvenir program book on sale. Also, plenty of giveaways will be tossed into the stands during the special night.
Drivers from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have made inquiries about the event. The field should be diverse and filled with quality as racers compete for the huge payout.