April 10, 2008

Scotland County Speedway to Hold Open Practice Day

by Brian Neal

Memphis, MO (April 14) - The Scotland County Fairboard decided to take over the weekly promotion of the Scotland County Speedway in Memphis for 2008. After months of planning and hard work from the race committee the 2008 racing season is set to begin this Saturday, April 19th.

The speedway will be holding an open practice day this Saturday, April 19th, weather permitting. All classes are welcome, including Late Models, Sprints, Modifieds, Stock Cars, B-Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, 4-Cylinders and any other classes, to come and test their cars before the season opener.

Pit gates will open at 12 p.m., with the practice set for 1-4 p.m. Pit passes will be $10 and the grandstand is free.

Then the season is set to begin on Saturday, April 26th with Jís Foods of Memphis, MO sponsoring the opening night of racing. Racing action each week will feature the Modifieds, Stock Cars, B-Modifieds, Hobby Stocks and 4-Cylinders.

A lot of things have changed for 2008. Some include increased purses in all five classes of cars competing on a weekly basis, lower grandstand admission and no increase in the pit passes. Many things are being planned to attract people out to the speedway to take in a night of racing. More details will be released in the near future.

Pit gates on opening night, April 26th, open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstands at 5:00 p.m. The draw cut-off is set at 6:15 p.m., drivers meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., with hot laps to follow and racing set to begin at 7:00 p.m. Grandstand admission will be adults $8, students (11-15) and seniors (62+) $6 and kids 10 and under free.

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