Race Weekend Central

Keepin’ it Short – Wearing the Crown in South Carolina

This weekend will see a new crown handed out in Lancaster, South Carolina following the Inaugural Carolina Crown Super Late Model race. The $20,000 to win event is set to be the largest of its kind in the history of dirt track racing in the state. Some of the biggest names and fastest teams in dirt Late Model racing will be making the trip to the “Fastest Dirt Track in the South” to try and take home the huge first prize.

This race was announced in early January and has already created quite a buzz in the dirt racing world. While it is an unsanctioned event, it is going to be based off of the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model rules with some minor modifications. With open dates on both the World of Outlaws and Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model tours, the number of high profile drivers who are going to attempt to run the event is sure to include a majority of the names that all dirt track fans know.

In addition to the Super Late Model show, there will be a $3,000 to win NDRA Crate Late Model race. There will be several of the drivers that are running the Crown race who will also be participating in the Crate race. Weekly support classes will also be running with Super Street, Pure Street and Crate Sportsman divisions all running events.

In addition to the racing activities, there will be a live band performing in the Bud Tent Beer Garden Trackside both nights. The concert and beer garden are included with the price of a ticket which is a great incentive for people who were worried about spending their St. Patrick’s day away from green beer.

While some people might think that St. Patrick’s day should be spent in a crowded bar drinking watered down, off colored beer, race fans in the Carolinas would be best served heading to Lancaster Speedway to take in the Carolina Crown. Ticket prices for Friday are $20 for the grandstands and $30 for the pits. Saturday’s entry will be $30 and $40 for the grandstands and pits respectively. For those interested in spending both days in the pits they can get in for $60 for two days.

A full event schedule and information is available online “here.”:http://www.TheCarolinaCrown.com .

Drivers expected to attend this weekend March 16th and 17th include but are not limited to:

Chris Ferguson
Donald Bradsher
Ivedent Lloyd
Jeff Smith
Johnny Pursley
John Pursley
Ricky Weeks
Ross Bailes
Tim Allen
Tyler Redd ick
Jonathan Davenport
Chris Madden
Steve Francis
Mike Gault
Dennis “Rambo” Franklin
Jared Landers
Casey Roberts
Jill George
Ricky Elliot
Walker Aurther
Tyler Ivey
Steve Shaver
Perry Brown
Brandon Overton
Jordy Nipper
Dillon Wood
Randy Smith
Zack Mitchell
Jamie Latheroum

Some other possibilities.
Josh Richards
Kennie Compton, Jr
Dean Bowen
Scott Shirley
Scott Autry
G.R. Smith
Tim McCreadie (Rumored to be there)

This Weekend’s Race Schedule:

Fri : Mar 16th – Thunderbowl Raceway ; Tulare : CA – World of Outlaw Sprint Cars
Fri : Mar 16th – Humboldt Speedway ; Humboldt : KS – USMTS Casey’s Cup Qualifier Modifieds
Fri : Mar 16th – Malden Speedway ; Malden : MO – USCS 600 Sprint Cars
Fri : Mar 16th – Carolina Speedway ; Gastonia : NC – Late Models
Fri : Mar 16th – Carolina Speedway ; Gastonia : NC – Open Wheel Modifieds
Fri : Mar 16th – Carolina Speedway ; Gastonia : NC – Street Stocks
*Fri : Mar 16th – Lancaster Speedway ; Lancaster : SC – Carolina Crown Late Models*
Fri : Mar 16th – Cowtown Speedway ; Kennedale : TX – Rocky Mountain Midgets
Fri : Mar 16th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – IMCA Modifieds
Fri : Mar 16th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – IMCA Sport Modifieds
Fri : Mar 16th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – IMCA Stock
Fri : Mar 16th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – Street Stock
Fri : Mar 16th – Richmond Coliseum ; Richmond : VA – Arena Racing
Sat : Mar 17th – East Alabama Motor Speedway ; Phenix City : AL – SRRS Super Late Models
Sat : Mar 17th – Mobile International Speedway ; Irvington : AL – Pro Late Models
Sat : Mar 17th – Mobile International Speedway ; Irvington : AL – Super Stock Trucks
Sat : Mar 17th – Bakersfield Speedway ; Oildale : CA – California Lightning Sprints
Sat : Mar 17th – Madera Speedway ; Madera : CA – Race #1 Coors Light Open Late Models
Sat : Mar 17th – Madera Speedway ; Madera : CA – Hobby Stocks
Sat : Mar 17th – Marysville Raceway Park ; Marysville : CA – California Civil War Series Sprint Cars
Sat : Mar 17th – Thunderbowl Raceway ; Tulare : CA – World of Outlaw Sprint Cars
Sat : Mar 17th – Thunderbowl Raceway ; Tulare : CA – USAC 360 Sprints
Sat : Mar 17th – Auburndale Speedway ; Winter Haven : FL – Florida United Promoters Late Models
Sat : Mar 17th – Bubba Raceway Park ; Ocala : FL – Top Gun Sprint Series
Sat : Mar 17th – Desoto Speedway ; Bradenton : FL – Open Wheel Modified
Sat : Mar 17th – North Florida Speedway ; Lake City : FL – Florida Mini-Sprint Association
Sat : Mar 17th – Punta Gorda Speedway ; Punta Gorda : FL – Late Model Sportsman
Sat : Mar 17th – Waycross Motor Speedway ; Waycross : GA – Late Models
Sat : Mar 17th – Humboldt Speedway ; Humboldt : KS – USMTS Casey’s Cup Qualifier Modifieds
Sat : Mar 17th – A-1 Raceway ; Saint Tammany : LA – Cajun Sprint Association
Sat : Mar 17th – No Problem Raceway ; Belle Rose : LA – Cajun Sports Nationals
Sat : Mar 17th – Sabine Motor Speedway ; Many : LA – Ark-La-Tex Winged Modifieds
Sat : Mar 17th – Columbus Speedway ; Columbus : MS – James King Memorial Super Late Models
Sat : Mar 17th – Columbus Speedway ; Columbus : MS – NeSmith Late Models
Sat : Mar 17th – Columbus Speedway ; Columbus : MS – Street Stocks
Sat : Mar 17th – Malden Speedway ; Malden : MO – Bootheel 200 USCS 600 Sprint Cars
Sat : Mar 17th – Malden Speedway ; Malden : MO – Bootheel 200 USCS Outlaw Thunder Sprint Cars
Sat : Mar 17th – Malden Speedway ; Malden : MO – Late Models
Sat : Mar 17th – Malden Speedway ; Malden : MO – Modifieds
Sat : Mar 17th – Malden Speedway ; Malden : MO – Street Stocks
Sat : Mar 17th – The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway ; Las Vegas : NV – Championship Late Models
Sat : Mar 17th – Hickory Motor Speedway ; Newton : NC – UARA Stars Late Models
Sat : Mar 17th – Lincoln Speedway ; Abbottstown : PA – 410 Sprints
Sat : Mar 17th – Lincoln Speedway ; Abbottstown : PA – Thundercars
*Sat : Mar 17th – Lancaster Motor Speedway ; Lancaster : SC – Carolina Crown Late Models*
Sat : Mar 17th – Trail-Ways Speedway ; Hanover : PA – Sidewinder Sprints
Sat : Mar 17th – Bristol Motor Speedway ; Bristol : TN – NASCAR K&N Pro East Series
Sat : Mar 17th – 85 Speedway ; Ennis : TX – Sprint Series of Texas
Sat : Mar 17th – Cowtown Speedway ; Kennedale : TX – Rocky Mountain Midgets
Sat : Mar 17th – Thunderhill Raceway ; Kyle : TX – Dwarf Car Series of Texas
Sat : Mar 17th – Richmond Coliseum ; Richmond : VA – Arena Racing
Sun : Mar 18th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – Spring Fling Roadrunners
Sun : Mar 18th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – Spring Fling Hornets
Sun : Mar 18th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – Spring Fling Legends
Sun : Mar 18th – No Problem Raceway ; Belle Rose : LA – Cajun Sports Nationals

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