September 11, 2008

Racing to Return to Scotland County Speedway This Saturday

It looked as if the checkered flag had fallen on the Scotland County Speedway when the track canceled the remainder of the 2008 schedule back in June.

But the local racing program is being revived. TTM Marketing, LLC, is promoting a race at SCS scheduled for September 13th.

Owner Chris Eggers of Lancaster is familiar with the track, as he has raced at the Memphis facility on numerous occasions with his 20/20 Motorsports race team.

Eggers announced he has reached an agreement with the Scotland County Fair Board to host a race this weekend. TTM will also be promoting the Fall Nationals at Scotland County Speedway. The two-day event is set for October 17th and 18th.

Saturdayís racing field will include the open A modified class, hobby stocks, stock cars and B modified division that have traditionally run at SCS. But Eggers noted the race will also feature a new class, the Sport Mods, which are an A modified division that is restricted to 9 to 1 motors.

ďThis is a new class that has been running at a number of area tracks and drawing pretty good fields, so we want to see what they can bring to the table on Saturday in Memphis,Ē he said.

The stock car class will feature a Triple 25 payout, meaning a field of 25 cars will insure the top finisher takes home $925 in prize money.

The start time for the race night also will be changing. Eggers indicated that the pit gates will open at 3:00 p.m. in an effort to get the fans home a little earlier. The driversí meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. with hot laps to follow. The green flag for the first heat race will be at 6:15 p.m.

While TTM Marketing is promoting the races, the Scotland County Fair Board will continue to operate the concession stands.

ďWe got together and came up with a working arrangement we hope will benefit both parties,Ē Eggers said. ďHopefully the fans will come out and support the racing program, which in turn helps the fair board.Ē

The season-ending special events will provide TTM Marketing a test-run regarding a possible proposal for promoting the 2009 season at the speedway.

For more information on the program contact Eggers at 660-457-3090.

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