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Weather Moves Sprint Car Bandits Opener to April 16th at Abilene Speedway

Mesquite, TX (3/10/16) - A very strong storm system has covered most of Texas with a month's worth of precip this week, thus, forcing the highly anticipated Milestone Electric Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series event at Superbowl Speedway to become washed out for March 12th.

This will move the series opener to the next race on the schedule, Saturday April 16th at Abilene Speedway. Assuming no more weather shenanigans, the SCB will invade the 1/4 mile bullring of Superbowl Speedway located just outside of Greenville, Texas on Saturday, June 11.

A SCB total purse of $11,610 is posted for Abilene Speedway on April 16th, with $1,200 earmarked for the feature winner, paying down to $400/start, and all non-starters/non-qualifiers will each receive a generous $200.

Abilene Speedway is located at 6825 US Highway 80 W in Abilene, TX 79605. On race day, the track phone number is (325) 692-8800 or click www.AbileneSpeedway.com for the track web page.

At the time of writing, 48 Sprint Car teams from throughout DFW and the surrounding areas have registered their cars to compete with the Sprint Car Bandits series in 2016. If you are a race team that plans to compete in the Sprint Car Bandits, you must register your team at least one day in advance of race day to avoid paying an at-track registration fee at the track on race night. Once you register, it covers all SCB series events in 2016.

Registration takes just a moment to complete, so if you've yet to do so, just go to www.SprintCarBandits.com then click the 'drivers' tab, and in about a minute you'll be all set. Your registration is a 'one time' procedure, and will last the entire 2016 racing season and includes all SCB events.

Joining the Sprint Car Bandits series, will be a complete Abilene Speedway points night of racing in the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks, IMCA SportMods, Street Stocks & Jr Mini Stocks. The SCB feature race is slated for 2nd or 3rd feature race out in the running order (which will be the case at all SCB events in 2016).

Race fans can expect a great mix of young and veteran drivers competing with the Sprint Car Bandits. The following 48 drivers have submitted their SCB driver registration confirming their intent to compete in the series in 2016:

Austin Mundie, Blake Mallory, Brad Queen, Brandie Jass, Brad Welborn, Brandon Corn, Brandon Long, Bryson Oeschger, Chad Wilson, Chance McCrary, Charlie McDonald, Chris Kelly, Claud Estes III, Colby Hudspeth, Colton Goodwin, Dale Wester, Dalton Stevens, Dustin Woods, Gary Floyd, Jerry Bell, Junior Jenkins, Jason Howell, John James (car owner), John Kelly, Joe Wood Jr., Johnny Miller, Justin Melton, Justin Zimmerman, Kevin Barksdale, Koby Barksdale, Larry Howery, Larry Long, Logan Payne, Mark Huddleston, Marcus Thomas, Michael Kostic, Michael Lang, Michelle Melton, Payton Williams, Raven Culp, Robert Byrom, Robert Vetter, Rodney Henderson, Ryan Hall, Shawn Mize, Sterling Hoff, Steve Elliott and Tucker Doughty.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Milestone Electric, B-Tactical, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service and Palm Harbor Homes - and with each SCB sponsor announcement, the series can continue to implement one of its primary missions, and that is adding to the already excellent competitor purses.

This mission is being put into effect on April 16th at Abilene Speedway, as the SCB will inject an additional $1,250 in sponsor money to the feature event purse, which will pay the standard $1,200 to win - but will now raise the start money from $300 to $400.

Plus, we realize that Abilene is on the outer edge of our travelling radius, an additional $100/car that is a non-starter/non-qualifier will be added to the standard $100...meaning, each driver that doesn't make or start the feature race will still receive $200 on April 16th!

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact Steve Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

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.

That rules package certainly has the vote of many of the drivers in the DFW area, as 48 have already submitted their registration information to the SCB, indicating their intent to compete with the series in 2016. Series rules are posted at the link below.

Between the lower operating cost of the SCB series and the addition of sponsor funds into nightly purses, it is allowing more area race tracks to book events - which all translates into DFW area fans getting to see quality sprint car race at a lower grandstand ticket price.

When you combine those components with lower nightly competitor operating purses, it all equals one thing: the new Sprint Car Bandits series.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news - including the brand new event flyer for the inaugural series event, coming now moving to Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas Saturday, April 16th.

As of the time of writing, here's the latest official SCB event schedule - and note that there are some new dates still in negotiation, which will be released when officially booked.

Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Dates Schedule, as of 3/10/16:

March 12 - RAINED OUT Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
April 16 - Abilene Speedway, Abilene, TX
April 29 - Boyd Raceway, Boyd, TX
June 11 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
June 25 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX
July 2 - 85 Speedway Ennis, TX (plus Fireworks)
July 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
July 15 - Boyd Raceway, Boyd, TX
July 30 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
August 13 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
September 17 - East Texas Speedway, Petty, TX

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