The S&S Fishing & Rental USRA Fall Nationals presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson and NAPA Auto Parts is set to happen for the 16th straight year on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23-25, at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M.
Sunday’s finale will award $10,000 to the winner and each main event starter will earn no less than $1,500—up from $1,000 to start in 2014.
More than $50,000 is earmarked for Sunday’s feature race alone, with $800 guaranteed to all “B” Main starters and $500 guaranteed for all “C” Main starters.
And once again this year’s main event winner could walk away with $25,000 by taking the Mesilla Valley Transportation Front Row Challenge. Both front row starters in Sunday’s “A” Main will have the opportunity to start at the back of the field for $25,000 to win.
And right now through Oct. 1, the entry fee for USRA Modified competitors is just $200. After Oct. 1 the entry fee is $300 per driver.
Hometown favorite Stormy Scott is the defending champion of the event. Other past winners include Terry Phillips (2012-13), Jason Cummins (2011), Rodney Sanders (2010), Johnny Scott (2009), Eddie Martin (2005-07), Ron Jones (2000-01, 2004), Monte Bolton (2003) and Royal Jones (2002).
Heat race passing points will be used to determine main event line-ups. The top 5 in Friday’s feature race advance to inside row of Sunday’s “A” Main, while the top 5 in Saturday’s nightcap will fill the outside five rows of Sunday’s “A” Main.
Entry forms are available on the Southern New Mexico Speedway website at www.snmspeedway.com or the USRA website at www.usraracing.com.
In addition to the USRA Modifieds, X-Mods, Street Stocks and Super Trucks will compete each night. USRA national points will be awarded all three nights to licensed USRA competitors.
On Friday, gates open at 5 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. General admission is $10 or a Family Pack is just $25. On Saturday, gates open at 3 p.m. with racing at 5 p.m. General admission is $12 and a Family Pack is $25. Sunday’s finale will see gates opening at 12 noon with racing at 2 p.m. General admission is $15 and a Family Pack is $30.
Kids ages 10 and under get in free each day with a paid adult. Pit passes are $40 each night or a three-day pit pass is $110.
An open practice for all classes is slated for Thursday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 10 p.m. Pit passes are $20 with free admission to the grandstands.
The Southern New Mexico Speedway is a wide, semi-banked 3/8-mile clay oval located 11 miles west of Las Cruces at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Take I-10 to exit 132 (about 10 miles west of Las Cruces), then go one block south, then west on frontage road (next to Love’s Travel Stop). For more information call 575-524-7913 or 505-524-7913 or visit www.snmspeedway.com online.
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