CRANDALL, Texas – This past weekend at the Texas Motorsport Expo in Dallas, attendees had a chance to learn more about 2013 schedule, new increased purses and special events at the RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas.
All of those items are now posted at www.rpmspeedwaytx.com and are available for viewing and printing.
The Expo also gave race teams and fans a chance to visit with new promoter Jason Troutman and Ronny Sigman.
“We were bombarded with race teams, fans and well wishers at the Expo,” Troutman said. “It really gives us the added encouragement and determination to do our best in providing everyone a place that they can be proud to call their home track in 2013.
“We have also completed our ‘phase 1’ track reconfiguration and subsequent track testing. It has really opened up the racing surface. We have identified a few additional enhancements we will be making this week, and conducting further testing at that point.”
Fans can expect special events each and every race night. Additional touring divisions and featured events will be added to the schedule prior to the race season.
Highlights of the 2013 racing schedule include the $17,000 Grand Re-Opening Blowout & Pre-Race Party set for Saturday, Feb. 23. The pre-race party will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. and racing to follow at 7 p.m. All fans and race teams are invited to the pre-race party. This is also the opening weekend for USRA Modified national points with $1,500 going to the winner. Sprint Cars, Limited Modifieds, Street Stocks and Factory Stocks will also compete. There are no entry fees.
The points season resumes with a traditional Friday night schedule on March 29 and continues weekly through Aug. 16. Then the track will take a fall break and come back with a blockbuster event on Friday, Sept. 27, which is the RPM Speedway Championship Night.
The RPM Speedway Championship Night features a revolutionary new event that rewards drivers in all RPM Speedway divisions that support the track throughout the season by offering them a purse in excess of $25,000 … and race fans, quite likely, some of the wildest racing of the season.
The top 15 points-getters in each division will automatically be locked into their jumbo-sized-purse feature event, straight up, that night. Each of those drivers will also be admitted into the pits at no charge. To be eligible, drivers must compete at 70% or more of the completed RPM Speedway events in their respective division and be in the top 15 in RPM points going into the RPM Speedway Championship Night.
All other (legal) drivers can race in the RPM Speedway Championship Night at the advertised purse by simply purchasing their pit pass. There is no entry fee in any division. Those drivers will fill the balance of the feature field.
The USRA Modifieds will be racing for $2,000 to win with USRA national points on the line. Sprint Cars, Limited Modifieds, Street Stocks and Factory Stocks are also on tap. More details are at www.rpmspeedwaytx.com.
The 2013 RPM Speedway season will wrap up with the RPM Nationals, Oct. 11-12. Details of this event will be announced at a later date and will include a national points race for USRA Modifieds.