ANDERSON, Ind. – Anderson Speedway officials have announced a purse increase for the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 sanctioned by the ARCA/CRA Super Series.
Part of that increase will be seen in the minimum $10,000 winner’s check for the event on July 20. Besides the increased winner’s share, every finishing position will see increased prize money. Those finishing in the top five will especially notice the increases.
According to Anderson Speedway President Rick Dawson, it has been his goal to raise the purse for some time.
“A few years back we focused on the re-birth of the Redbud 300, also known as the Anderson 400 for some years,” said Dawson. “We couldn’t really pay the purse we wanted while we were rebuilding it, and I asked the racers to be patient with me, and they were. We’ve had some great shows and growing crowds in recent years, and with the addition of Stoops Freightliner as the title sponsor, we are now able to say ‘Thank You’ to the racers for their patience, and make a purse more commensurate with the national significance of the show.”
ARCA/CRA Super Series officials were pleased with the announcement as well.
“This is really great news for our teams,” said Series Director Glenn Luckett. “We don’t see too many announcements of increased purses, especially to this level, so to say we are thrilled is an understatement. Rick lived up to his promise of rewarding the racer’s patience with an increased purse and now it is here. Kudos to him and his staff for making it happen.”