New point fund format rewards more competitors … NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series competitors will continue to receive a championship point fund of nearly $1.7 million – the largest point fund of any short track racing series in North America. The top finishing drivers in each of NASCAR’s four championship divisions will share approximately $150,000 in point fund awards – a total prize offering of nearly $600,000 among the top divisional finishers in the series. The top 10 drivers in the top class at each track will share an additional $8,900 in point fund and contingency sponsor awards.
Drivers in “support” classes will receive greater point fund payouts than ever before. In each track’s second-tier racing division, which includes Street Stocks, Trucks, Sportsman, Limited Late Models, Hobby Stocks and other classes, the top 10 drivers will share $3,000 while drivers in each track’s third-tier, or “Charger” class, will share $2,000 in post-season prize money. NASCAR has discontinued its ShorTrack Division, which provided prizes for second-tier drivers only, in favor of a wider distribution of point fund awards to the top 10 competitors in each of these three classes.
The four championship divisions include the following tracks: *
Ace Speedway – Altamahaw, N.C.
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – Scarborough, Maine
Bowman Gray Stadium – Winston-Salem, N.C.
Big Diamond Raceway – Minersville, Pa.
Caraway Speedway – Asheboro, N.C.
Evergreen Speedway – Monroe, Wash.
Greenville-Pickens Speedway – Greenville, S.C.
JAX Raceways – Jacksonville, Fla.
Lakeside Speedway – Kansas City, Kan.
Langley Speedway – Hampton, Va.
Lanier National Speedway – Braselton, Ga.
Lonesome Pine International Raceway – Coeburn, Va.
Motor Mile Speedway – Radford, Va.
Rockford Speedway – Rockford, Ill.
Rocky Mountain Raceways – West Valley City, Utah
South Boston Speedway – South Boston, Va.
Adams County Speedway – Corning, Iowa
Autodrome St. Eustache – St. Eustache, Quebec, Canada
Concord Motorsport Park – Concord, N.C.
Delaware Speedway – Delaware, Ontario, Canada
Grandview Speedway – Bechtelsville, Pa.
Holland International Speedway – Holland, N.Y.
I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, Neb.
Lee USA Speedway – Lee, N.H.
Lorain Speedway – South Amherst, Ohio
Mesa Marin Raceway – Bakersfield, Calif.
Myrtle Beach Speedway – Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Park Jefferson Speedway – Jefferson, S.D.
San Antonio Speedway – San Antonio, Tex.
Shasta Raceway Park – Anderson, Calif.
Spencer Speedway – Williamson, N.Y.
Stockton 99 Speedway – Stockton, Calif.
Watsonville Speedway – Watsonville, Calif.
Cajon Speedway – El Cajon, Calif.
Colorado National Speedway – Erie, Colo.
Columbus Motor Speedway – Columbus, Ohio
Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway – Dubuque, Iowa
Hickory Motor Speedway – Hickory, N.C.
Kalamazoo Speedway – Kalamazoo, Mich.
Kil Kare Speedway – Xenia, Ohio
LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway – LaCrosse, Wis.
Lake Erie Speedway – North East, Pa.
Magic Valley Speedway – Twin Falls, Idaho
Old Dominion Speedway – Manassas, Va.
Peoria Speedway – Peoria, Ill.
Riverhead Raceway – Riverhead, N.Y.
Seekonk Speedway – Seekonk, Mass.
The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Las Vegas, Nev.
Elko Speedway – Elko, Minn.
Farley Speedway – Farley, Iowa
Irwindale Speedway – Irwindale, Calif.
Jennerstown Speedway – Jennerstown, Pa.
Monadnock Speedway – Winchester, N.H.
Motordrome Speedway – Smithton, Pa.
Music City Motorplex – Nashville, Tenn.
Oglethorpe Speedway Park – Savannah, Ga.
Raceway Park – Shakopee, Minn.
Stafford Motor Speedway – Stafford Springs, Conn.
Star Speedway – Epping, N.H.
Thompson International Speedway – Thompson, Conn.