Park Jefferson Hosting Open Wheel Nationals

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Terry McCarl (4), seen here battling during Knoxville Nationals action in 2019, will promote a sprint car race next weekend. (Frank Smith photo)

NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. – Front Row Challenge Enterprises will bring racing to Park Jefferson Int’l Speedway on April 25, where fans will see winged 410 sprint cars and IMCA modifieds during the Open Wheel Nationals presented by Real-Geese Silhouette.

“With everything sitting idle and much of the world in a day-to-day phase, we are excited to bring a little bit of normalcy back to the racing world,” said event promoter Terry McCarl. “While it won’t quite be a normal race day, we have been watching South Dakota’s guidelines to ensure we are in line with their mandates and we are extremely excited about racing on April 25.”

On the Open Wheel Nationals card will be winged 410 sprint cars racing for $5,000 to win, as well as IMCA modifieds gunning for the $1,000 top prize.

In an effort to practice social distancing, both classes will be limited to just 32 cars per class with a $50 pre entry fee to ensure a spot, as well as a transponder.

Those wishing to race can register at http://www.parkjeff.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=576959.

While the entries are limited, those admitted in the pits will also be limited as no walk-up patrons will be allowed. Each team will be allotted just 10 people total to sign in under their car number, so if fans are not with a team, please do not attempt to enter the pit area.

Those who are in the pit area will not be permitted to go to the main grandstands during the night, so please bring food and beverage, as pit concessions will also not be open.

The main grandstands will be open to the public in a limited quantity with tickets available for $25. Tickets are available via online sales only at www.parkjeff.com. The event will be livestreamed. Additional information is available at the Park Jefferson Speedway website.

For those fans that are able to attend the race, track and promotional officials encourage precautions to keep safe while at the race. While the concession stand will be open, it will also be very limited, so be mindful in race day preparations.

While the IMCA modifieds will run their standard IMCA format, the winged 410 sprint cars will utilize the weekly Knoxville Raceway format.

Teams will qualify before running heat races with a six-car invert. With points up for grabs in heats, the top eight in points after heats will redraw for the feature event.

“We have received a lot of good feedback from some really strong teams about this event, and we look forward to releasing the entries as they come in,” McCarl said. “We continue to work with city and county officials to make sure we are in compliance and are very much looking forward to racing.”