Dixie set to crown spring champions
by Emily Horos
April 20, 2013 01:01 AM | 1317 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bragging rights will be as important as prize money tonight as Dixie Speedway holds its annual spring championships.

The dirt track in Woodstock expects a full fleet of cars on site as a title will be awarded in each class.

According to spokesperson Mia Green, the spring championships are one of the most anticipated events for drivers.

“This show was created as a good race for our local drivers, so I would say we will have a little over 100 cars,” she said.

Drivers in the Super Late Model class will compete for $2,000 in prize money along with a trophy and the title of spring champion. The 30-lap event is one of the premier events.

Green said that while the purses are doubled for the spring championships, racing isn’t about the money.

“The titles are very important in racing, and so are the trophies,” she said. “The money will continue to help support their race programs and that is important, for sure. But mostly, the drivers are concerned with titles and, believe it or not, the trophies.”

Green said laps were added to each race class in order to give the drivers more opportunities to move up in position.

“We did add laps to each division to make it fair,” she said. “Fans can look for that because there will be extra opportunities for drivers to move up and take the win.”

Other races include the Limited Late Model, Crate Late Model, Super Bombers, Econo Bomber, Pony Stocks and Cruisers.

Gates open at 5 p.m. today, with racing at 7 p.m. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students and free for ages 8 and under.

With clear skies in the forecast, it should be a nice night to visit the Dixie. In the event that rain does move into the area, Green said track officials do everything they can to complete the race program in its entirety.

“It’s going to be a beautiful day,” she said. “It’s supposed to be in the 60s, and the 40s at night, so we should be fine. But, in the event that there is rain, we are very adamant about getting the show in.”
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