Legends Big Money 100 Grassroots Racing Spectacular Scheduled for Aug. 1-2 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Boasting the only $100,000 purse in Legend Car racing and a 100-lap main event, the Legends Big Money 100 will take place Aug. 1-2 on the frontstretch quarter-mile oval at legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway. The two-day grassroots racing spectacular will feature fierce competition among the nation’s best Legend Car and Bandolero racers.
“This is the kind of big money these competitors usually don’t see unless they reach the NASCAR level,” said Don Hawk, vice president of business affairs, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. “The winner of the A-Main will take home $25,000. Even the last-place payout for the Legends Big Money 100 A-Main is $1,000 and that’s 10 times the Legend Car registration fee. This is going to be a stellar event that will showcase everything that is great about Legend Car racing.”
“The purse you’re getting here is in the thousands instead of just hundreds of dollars,” said Legends Big Money 100 participant Steven Cantrell, a California native who moved to Charlotte to pursue his dream of making it to NASCAR. “Anywhere else the most you win is 500 bucks, but here you’re getting $25,000, which is a lot of money for those who have Legend Cars and just love to race.”
“There are not many other forms of short-track racing that you can run for that amount of money,” added Legend Car racing veteran and Griffin, Ga.-native, Doug Stevens. “Especially with the price of the car in relationship to the amount of money you’re racing for. I’m looking forward to it.”
Registration is available online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com and www.uslegendcars.com or at the gate the day of the event. Competitors who purchase a new Legend Car from U.S. Legend Cars International will receive free entry into the Legends Big Money 100.
Competitors participating in the Legends Big Money 100 have the option of registering in three Legend Car divisions based on the driver’s age and experience level: Young Lions/Semi-Pro, Masters or the Legends Big Money 100, which is open to all drivers. Young Lions/Semi-Pro and Masters competitors can register for their division race and the Legends Big Money 100. Each division will run a qualifying session, heat races and an A-Main race, with the Legends Big Money 100 A-Main serving as the grand finale of the two-day event.
Competitors will complete time trials to determine their starting position in the heat races. Drivers will then progress to B-Mains based on their finishing position in the heats. The starting lineup for each A-Main will consist of heat race winners and the first-place finishers from the B-Mains. A total of 30 competitors will race in the Legends Big Money 100 A-Main event, which will be 100 laps with a 15-minute break at lap 50.
Bandolero Beginner Bandit, Bandit and Outlaw drivers will also have the opportunity to compete in a Bandolero two-race championship event, with qualifying sessions, heat races and main events on each day. An overall champion for each division will be crowned based on total points accumulated in each main event. Prizes will be awarded to the top three in overall points for each division.
The Legends Big Money 100 is open to all Legend Car competitors, 12 years of age or older and is not restricted by division. All minors 17 and younger must complete a minor waiver, which is available for download at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/waivers.
For additional information on the Legends Big Money 100, visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or call the Charlotte Motor Speedway events department at (704) 455-3205. For more information about U.S. Legend Cars International and Legend Cars, visit www.uslegendcars.com or call U.S. Legend Cars International's headquarters at (704) 455-3896.
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