ATTICA, Ohio – Leveling up. It’s the exact concept that the Dirt Classic is based around.
Taking things to the next level isn’t always easy, but it’s exactly what the Dirt Classic Ohio promoters have in mind with the announcement the race at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, will be changing dates from Wednesday, August 3 to Saturday, September 3.
The unique, high-competition event, held for the first time at Attica Raceway Park, will now be run under the Arctic Cat All Star Sprint Circuit of Champions sanctioning.
“When we looked at the feedback from the industry and had the opportunity to clinch the Saturday of Labor Day weekend with the All Stars, John Bores, Rex LeJeune and I felt we couldn’t pass that up for the fans and for the racers,” Dirt Classic Promoter Jarrod Adams said.
The event offers a Golden Ticket guaranteed starting spot to the marquee $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA later in the month. Fans should expect to see the top talent from the All Stars including Dale Blaney, Chad Kemenah, Sheldon Haudenschild and more, in addition to the always-competitive local talent and travelers.
“We feel the date change allows us to take the event to the next level for racers and fans,” Adams said. “That’s important to all of us as a brand, especially for our first foray into the highly competitive Ohio market.”
The addition of the Dirt Classic to the Sept. 3 event at Attica makes it a truly marquee weekend at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue to wrap up the track’s 2016 season. On Morgan Stanley Night, Friday, Sept. 2, the Lucas Oil Late Model Series will battle for $10,000 to win with the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service 410 sprints racing for $5,000 to win for the 410 sprints
Besides the Dirt Classic on All Pro Aluminum Heads Night, Saturday, Sept. 3, the UMP late models will be in action and it is part of the Attica Raceway Park/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Challenge Series. The 305 sprints will also be in action. Unfortunately, the dirt trucks have been dropped from the racing card.
Also, the Attica Fair Board 50/50 drawing on Saturday will benefit the Kasey Kahne Foundation.
Tickets are available for all Dirt Classic events, including the Dirt Classic Ohio, and can be purchased by visiting DirtClassic.com.
The Dirt Classic brand added Ohio to the list of new states to visit in 2016, in addition to Nebraska at I-80 Speedway in May, and Indiana at Kokomo Speedway with the All Star Sprint Circuit of Champions on July 22nd and 23rd.
Iowa’s Terry McCarl and Pennsylvania’s Greg Hodnett have already clinched Golden Tickets and guaranteed $1,000 starting monies for the Dirt Classic on Saturday, September 24 by winning Dirt Classic I-80 and the Dirt Classic Showcase Race, respectively.
Originally presented by sprint car advocate Kasey Kahne, the Dirt Classic began as a single-race event in 2014 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA. Boasting the largest winner’s payout in the track’s storied history, the race attracted more than 50 teams. Stevie Smith won the inaugural race to pick up a cool $20,000, while Brian Montieth was able to best Smith in a lap-for-lap battle in 2015 to collect the winning check and custom trophy.
Fans and teams should expect additional announcements on format, payouts, social media promotions and more for the Dirt Classic Ohio.
For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com