CATAWBA, N.C. – Action is about to heat up for The Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne.
A pair of qualifying races will precede the historic $20,000-to-win event, which will be held Sept. 27, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. The winner of each qualifying event will be guaranteed a starting position in The Dirt Classic feature.
Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex, in Markleysburg, Pa., is set to host the first qualifying race on June 1, and Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., will be the site for the second qualifier on June 8.
Both qualifying races pay $5,000 to win, $2,000 for second place, $1,000 for 10th place and $400 to start with a total purse of more than $23,000.
The format for each qualifier is as follows: Each driver will receive two qualifying laps. The heat races are inverted by four based on the qualifying times. Heat race winners plus the fastest three or four cars in qualifying who advance through their heat race will lock into a random inversion.
If there are three heat races, the three heat winners plus the next three fastest qualifiers who made it through their heat are included. If there are four heat races, the four heat winners plus the next four fastest qualifiers who advance will be in the inversion. The B Main and remainder of the A Main will be lined up based on qualifying times.