Newmanstown, Pa. - Due to a serious lack of pre-entries, the 250cc Stock Micro-Sprint Class has been removed from Saturday's schedule of Lanco's Labor Day Shootout presented by Hyper Racing.
There are 163 pre-entries (spread over 7 divisions) for the huge weekend of high speed adventure, but only three of those entries were filed for competition in the 250cc Stock Class that normally competes at Airport Speedway in New Castle, DE.
Given the small number of entries, Lanco officials decided to scratch that class from Saturday evening's portion of the Shootout weekend. While they realized that a few race day entries were possible, there was also the chance that the trio of pre-entries might just make up the entire field in this division, and three cars just weren't enough to put on the type of show that is expected at the Labor Day Shootout.
That means race fans will be able to see the winged 600cc, Sportsman, and 270cc Four-Stroke Micros on Saturday night, September 1st. Gates will open at 3 p.m., with the pill draw ending at 4:30. A driver's meeting will be held at 4:45, and warm-ups begin at 5 p.m. The first heat goes green at 6:00. Each class will compete in dual heats, with a passing points system utilized to determine who transfers directly to the A-Main, and who will have to race their way into the 30-lap headliners in C- and B-Mains.
On Sunday, September 2nd, the same time schedule and format will be in effect. The divisions in action on Sunday will include the 270cc Two-Strokes, the 125cc Micros, and WINGLESS 600cc.
The winged and wingless 600cc, as well as the 270cc, A-Mains will pay $1,000 to win (provided there are a minimum of 45 cars in the class).
Kids Fun Day activities will be held on both Saturday and Sunday, with games and prizes for the younger fans in attendance.
On Sunday morning, Bev Johns and her most capable crew will serve breakfast at the track, begining at 9 a.m.
For additional information and complete payout schedule, log on to www.lancomicrosprint.com, then click on the Schedule page where September 1st and September 2nd are listed on the calendar.