Entries Now Available For $10,000-To-Win World Crown at Peachstate
Over $55,000 Purse Going To Best Pro Late Model Racers This November
Paul Kelley will be one of the favorites for this year's World Crown.
This pre-race anticipation for this year’s World Crown, however, is even bigger around the short track world than ever before. That’s because for the first time, the top Pro Late Model racers in the country will be battling for more than $55,000 in purse, with a remarkable $10,000 going to the winning driver. Just to start the 300-lap event will pay $1000, and that makes this year’s World Crown one of the biggest short track events around.
“This year’s World Crown will have just as much competition, if not more than we’ve ever had before,” said Georgia Asphalt Series and Peachstate Speedway Director Micky Cain. “We’ve got a couple of Hooters Pro Cup teams already entered, like James Buescher, Matt Hawkins and it looks like Gary Helton too. All of the Georgia Asphalt Series regulars will be here and the entries have been flying in. Plus I wouldn’t be surprised to see a lot of Florida drivers, plus Super Late Model guys from around the South putting in a Pro Late Model motor just for this race. It’s going to be huge.
“Not taking away from anything down there with the Snowball Derby and the Snowflake 100 in Pensacola, but the World Crown ranks right up there with those races when it comes to Late Model races in the South.”
The added bonus to this year’s World Crown event is the increase in total purse. The $55,000 up for grabs is a significant increase from years past, making the World Crown not just one of the most competitive races this fall, but also one of the richest.
“In years past, the race has paid five or six thousand to win and $500 to start the race. This year, the purse for the Late Models alone is right around $55,000. There’s a guarantied $1000 just to make the show and start. That just about covers most of your expenses, making it worthwhile to come to a three-day show like that.”
The World Crown Event is a non-Georgia Asphalt Series points event, but that doesn’t mean GAS racers will go without benefit. Any driver who scores a GAS victory at Peachstate Speedway in 2007 is guaranteed a starting spot into the World Crown. The entire field will be set by time trials, and all those who don’t make the top-30 on time will be entered into a last-chance event to set the remainder of the starting lineup.
The World Crown event, coming to Peachstate Speedway November 9th through the 11th, is already one of the most anticipated short track races in the country. All the pre-race hype, even this early before the race, is well deserved. The World Crown has emerged as one of the premier Late Model events with an entry list full of big names in the short track world ready to add their name to the of the biggest names in short track racing having competed in – and won – this prestigious race in the past.
Kelley won the World Crown last year.
In addition to the huge payday, World Crown competitors will be looking to add their name to the list of previous event champions, which includes Darrell Waltrip, Dick Trickle, Mike Eddy, Freddie Query and the winner of the 2001 and the 2006 World Crown events, Paul Kelley.
Entry forms are now available on the online home of the Georgia Asphalt Series, www.georgiaasphaltseries.com. Early entries are encouraged, as the entry fees increase if sent in after October 13th. The Pro Truck, Sportsman and Iceman divisions will join the Pro Late Models at Peachstate for the World Crown event, and all divisions can enter with the same form.
For more information on the Georgia Asphalt Series, contact Matt Kentfield at (704) 788-2134 and visit www.georgiaasphaltseries.com.