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Sprint Car Bandits ' Panhandle 25' at Monarch, Sat, May 9

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SPRINT CAR BANDITS “PANHANDLE 25” at MONARCH SAT. MAY 9

>Plus Huge triple header for 3 USRA divisions

Wichita Falls, TX (5/1/20) - Race fans and teams that have been to the new Monarch Motor Speedway (west side of Wichita Falls) know that it features incredible dirt track racing with state-of-the-art facilities. And for the second straight year, a blockbuster event is taking place at the ¼ mile ultra-fast speed plant featuring some of the best dirt track racers in the region with the running of the Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) “PANHANDLE 25” 360C.I. Shootout, paying $2,000 to win and $300/start.

Plus the $1,000 to win Limited Modified Madness, $1,000 to win Factory Stock Fracas and $500 to win Tuners Brawl will all be taking place on this one special night - Saturday, May 9th at 7pm! Note that the Sprint Cars will be racing 1st or 2nd division our for the feature events.

:30 Second Rewind from the 2019 SCB Monarch event: An unforgettable night of wild in-your-face action would take place after overnight storms made for a total slurp-fest on the racing surface with elbows-up high speed drama taking place in every division all night long. The SCB feature event saw Will Eggimann (2019 SCB series champion) wrestle the lead away from John Carney II and Tim Crawley. Eggimann would lead til the 2-to-go flags were waved when a lapped car got crossed up and started flipping in front of the lead pack, resulting in Eggimann’s top wing being torn off the car. During the red, with just two laps to go, Eggimann and team decided it was not a safe idea to restart the event sans top wing leading the field…so he went pit-side and John Carney II would take home the $2,000 winners prize, with Harli White driving the wheels off her #17w sprinter coming from 21st to 2nd after a first-lap skirmish.

RACE FANS: Advance discount tickets are available through the end of May 8th (night before the event), by clicking www.SprintCarBandits.com and then tap the top flashing link on the home page, and within about a minute – and fee free – you’ll have your tickets to this awesome event! Note that with social distancing measures in effect we are bound to selling only 25% of the track grandstand capacity – so get your tickets now in case they sell out you…so you won’t miss out!

RACERS: ALL divisions, ALL drivers must pre-enter for this event at the same link as in the above paragraph. Sprint Car Bandits teams will be capped off at 35 for this event, and early registration opens on 5/1/20 at 8am-12pm for the top 35 drivers in 2019 SCB series points. The remainder of the field will be set by all remaining drivers that choose to compete in this event that are SCB legal. If you are not part of the early entry teams, you are urged to get your team registered as close to 12:01pm as possible on Friday May 1st, as we’ve received calls from sprint teams as far away as 9 hours from Wichita Falls expressing interest to join us.

Adult tickets on the day of the race (assuming there are tickets remaining) are $20 (ages 11-54), while kids (ages 6-11) are $5 and Seniors/Active Military are $15. Pit passes on May 9th are $35.

Directions to Monarch Motor Speedway from I-44 in Wichita Falls: Go 4 Miles West on Hwy 287, Exit FM369 North 0.7 Miles. On Facebook find them at @MonarchMotorSpeedway and their new website is www.MMSdirt.com – so make sure to check out all of the great events scheduled there this season. Advance discount tickets are available at www.SprintCarBandits.com through May 8th.

EVENT DETAILS: Pits Open 3pm, Grandstands 5:30pm (practice social distancing at all times), Pit Meeting/Draw Cutoff 6pm, Hot Laps by 7pm & Racing to Follow, Drivers Must Buy a Pit Pass for Each/ Division they are Racing In. Driver Registration Required

ALL RACE TEAMS in ALL DIVISIONS: Pre-entry for this event is required. Just go to www.SprintCarBandits.com then click the flashing 5/9 event link at the top of the page and you can get yourself entered in about a minute. Registration is open through the night before the event date, it is $35 for all cars in all divisions – however – early entered drivers get their $35 pit pass for free on 5/9 (effectively meaning there is no actual entry fee). Any drivers not pre-entering will be charged a $50 late entry fee upon their arrival on race day (if open spots are still available), plus they’ll have to purchase their pit pass for $35. Drivers choosing to compete in more than one division can do so by simply purchasing an additional pit pass per each division they are competing in (register your second division car now, but purchase your pit passes on race night).

SPRINT RACE TEAMS: all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track.

Purse structure for the SCB “PANHANDLE 25” championship feature: $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 – 340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…to 20th. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no series membership or license fee and just a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers are required to go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information. Mufflers, RaceCeivers and Transponders (yellow Westhold) are required.

The Limited Modified Madness and Factory Stock Fracas features event are 20 laps: $1,000 – 600 – 400 – 300 – 225 – 200 – 175 – 150 – 125 – 100…to start.  There is a $20 draw fee due at sign in. Mufflers, RaceCeivers and Transponders (yellow Westhold) are required. USRA Limited Modified & USRA Factory Stock car rules are in effect and USRA points will be awarded. Drivers not holding a USRA license can purchase a temp license upon their arrival for $10. $30 to any non-qualifier or non-starter.

Tuners Brawl feature event is 15 laps: $500 – 300 – 200 – 150 – 140 – 130 – 120 – 110 – 100 – 90 – 80 – 70 – 60…to start. Mufflers, RaceCeivers and Transponders (yellow Westhold) are required. USRA Tuner car rules are in effect and USRA points will be awarded. Drivers not holding a USRA license can purchase a temp license upon their arrival for $10. $30 to any non-qualifier or non-starter.

The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment) yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition with teams of varying budget sizes. The SCB “20° wing angle rule” also helps by freeing up the cars to be able to pass easier in many cases that also helps reduce excess tire and engine wear. Our ‘one rear tire all night long’ rule has not only saved racers thousands of dollars over the past four years, but to date, we’ve yet to have one tire fail (blow) due to excess tire wear in any feature race we’ve held.

All these small, yet effective changes, have been accomplished without the racers having to purchase something out of the ordinary. And we essentially haven’t changed the rules since the inception of the series at the end of 2015.

And let’s face it, since the events of 9/11/2001 – and now as of late, a lot of the economics of the sport of dirt track racing have changed drastically (especially the cost of travel, track insurance, general crowd sizes, cost of racing components), yet there really hasn’t been much being done on a nationwide level to help counteract those economic impacts. We aren’t trying to say we’ve ‘fixed’ all those impacts, but at least we are doing something to help curb racer expenses – and it’s working.

Our rules package certainly has made for exciting and unpredictable racing outcomes – as there were 18 different feature winners in the past 28 series events!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news SCB tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits .

We look forward to seeing you Saturday, May 9th when the Sprint Car Bandits 360C.I. “PANHANDLE 25” Sprint Shootout returns to Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls with high-powered winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy 1/4 mile speed plant, paired with an unforgettable night of racing in the Monarch USRA Divisions!

 

 

-Darin

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Very nice track . I went for the 2 day show 5-8 & 5-9 . Friday they had 60 305's sprint series of oklahoma  . #83 Jett kays won .. Saturday the sprint bandit had 40 360's whit #17 Channin Tankersley  winning .  The track was very fast and well light (track & stand's). The restroom's where CLEAN , I don't see at most track's i goto .. Not only the owner's of Monarch , But the hole staff where friendly & helpful ..  If I lived closer to this track it wood be may home track , it takes me 8 hr. .  I can't make the 5-15 ASCS ELITE none wing sprint or the TEXAS SPRINT SERIES on 5-22 ..  If you like sprint's or ALL CLASSES OF DIRT RACING YOU SHOULD GOOD ....  A real nice track , I'II BE BACK .   ....   Jo3L  just a FAN from Spring Tx.  ......

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