BAYTOWN, Texas – Following a three-year absence, officials at the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, announced today that it will return to a weekly Saturday night racing series on its dirt track.
The 2013 campaign will be billed as the “Dirt Series” and will feature side-by-side racing in USRA Modified, USRA Limited Mod, Hobby Stock and Pure Stock classes.
The weekly Dirt Series will also feature competition in the American Sprint Car Series, the ASCS2 Mini-Sprints and the Classic Dwarf Cars.
Opening night for the Dirt Series is slated for Saturday, March 9, 2013.
“We are thrilled to return to Saturday night racing in Baytown at clearly one of the nicest, most fan-friendly facilities in the country,” said Seth Angel, Royal Purple Raceway General Manager. “We welcome the talented local dirt racing community to the 2013 Dirt Series at Royal Purple Raceway and can promise the racing will be action-packed each and every week.”
Drivers in the USRA Modified division will compete for a points fund worth up to $1,500 at season’s end to the track champion plus multiple contingency awards for several drivers in the class. A $10,000 cash award awaits the USRA Modified national champion in the USRA Weekly Racing Series.
USRA Limited Mod competitors will see a track points fund that pays the 2013 champion $500 plus several contingency awards while $2,000 has been earmarked for the USRA Limited Mod national champion.
Limited Mods will get the first crack at USRA national points when they join the USMTS Modifieds at Royal Purple Raceway for the 4th Annual Texas Spring Nationals, Feb. 21-23. All three days will award USRA national points in the division.
National points are awarded to each licensed driver based on his/her best twenty (20) point nights within their division from Feb. 21, 2013, through Oct. 20, 2013.
The Dirt Track at Royal Purple Raceway is a state-of-the-art quarter-mile high-banked clay oval with a main grandstand seating capacity of 7,500. The facility also includes fourteen VIP luxury suites and boasts a modern Musco Lighting system suitable for television productions.