Payoff Grows For World of Outlaws Late Model Series Doubleheader At Belle-Clair Speedway & Federated Auto Parts Raceway At I-55
‘Photobilly 50’ On Sept. 14 At Belle-Clair Now $12,000 To Win/$1,000 To Start, Pepsi Nationals On Sept. 15 At Federated Up To $1,000 To Start
By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director
CONCORD, NC – Sept. 5, 2012 – One of the most anticipated weekends on the 2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series schedule has grown even bigger.
The national tour’s upcoming doubleheader at two challenging, action-packed St. Louis-area bullrings – Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill., on Sept. 14 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on Sept. 15 – will offer increased purses, track and series officials announced on Wednesday.
Thanks to additional sponsorship support, the ‘Photobilly 50’ at Belle-Clair now boasts a $12,000 top prize and $1,000 last-place payoff and the Pepsi Nationals at Federated Auto Parts Raceway will have its A-Main start money boosted to $1,000.
Belle-Clair’s inaugural WoO LMS event – a race that will be run in memory of late track photographer Charles (‘Photobilly’) Haffer Jr., who lost his life on Aug. 7 at the age of 44 in a tragic Iowa highway accident – was already set to be the richest dirt Late Model show in the history of the one-fifth-mile fairgrounds oval. But local businesses decided to step up and make it even bigger with backing that pushes the winner’s check from $10,000 to $12,000 and the start reward from $700 to a cool $1,000, ensuring an unforgettable program to honor the beloved ‘Photobilly.’
The sponsorship support was so great, in fact, that the businesses also contributed to the Pepsi Nationals purse at Federated Auto Parts Raceway, making that 55-lap, $10,000-to-win event more lucrative as well.
“We’re just thrilled that so many people are coming together to make the first-ever World of Outlaws Late Model Series event at Belle-Clair Speedway a race that truly remembers ‘Photobilly’ in a special way,” said Belle-Clair promoter Donnie Hoener. “With the biggest race in the history of Belle-Clair Speedway being followed by the prestigious Pepsi Nationals (at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55), fans and racers can look forward to one of the most exciting weekends of dirt Late Model racing ever seen in the St. Louis area.”
Advance-sale tickets for both the ‘Photobilly 50’ at Belle-Clair and the Pepsi Nationals at Federated Auto Parts Raceway are now available for purchase on-line at www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets or by calling 1-877-395-8606.
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Gravely Tractors (Official Lawn Equipment), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filter, Wrisco Aluminum and XS Power Racing Batteries; along with manufacturer sponsors Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake’s Carts, Longacre, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, TNT Rescue, and Warrior Chassis.