April 24, 2013
Birch Run, MI
For Immediate Release
Mr. Asphalt Title Sponsor of 2013 Dixie Cup Series
Dixie Motor Speedway is pleased to announce Mr. Asphalt as title sponsor of the Mr. Asphalt Dixie Cup Series. The Mr. Asphalt Dixie Cup Series is a 3-race series featuring 50-lap races for Pro Late Models and Modifieds, each paying $1000 to win. Also as part of the series, Factory Stocks will run 35 laps for $400 to win and Bombers race 30 lap features paying $200 to win. Race dates for the series are May 10, July 19 and September 6.
The Mr. Asphalt team has been a competitor for many years and is highlighted by the familiar orange Mr. Asphalt #12 Late Model driven by local hotshoe, Danny Leeck. Tommy Renner, driver of the #88 Factory Stock is making a name for himself too as he competes at area tracks, also carrying the "Mr. Asphalt" colors.
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Auto City Speedway –Dixie Speedway
2013 Street Stock/Factory Stock Tire Rule
HOOSIER 10”RACING SLICKS (USED ONLY. NO “NEW”SCUFFS ALLOWED) WILL BE THE OFFICIAL TIRE OF THE AUTO CITY - DIXIE SS/FS CAR CLASS. THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA & SPECIFICATIONS WILL BE STRICTLY INFORCED.
ALLOWABLE TIRES: For the 2013 season, the following set ups are allowed.
•Hoosier 30-35, 30-45 and 30-56 allowed, but must have a 2012 date code.
•Hoosier F-40 and F-50 allowed, any date code.
•Hoosier 30-35 and F-40 may be used on left side only.
ALL TIRES “MUST BE USED” & HAVE A TREAD LIFE OF 75% OR LESS. A MINIMUM DUROMETER READING WILL ALSO APPLY.
(This rule will be strictly enforced)
● All tires must be approved & branded by speedway official prior to mounting. Once branded, tire will allowed for use at both tracks without restriction.
● The feature winner will surrender their tires for trade-out with available track inventory. This is mandatory & must be completed before receiving winnings and points. Refusal to surrender your tires will result in loss of event points and prize money. You will not be allowed to compete in any future events until you have traded your tires out with track stores.
● Track inventory of used tires will consist of mostly used Hoosier F-40 & F-50 slicks. You will be required to trade-out any tire set-up you may be using with the existing track inventory, under the surrender / trade-out rule.
● All tires are subject to surrender / trade-out, at speedway discretion. Refusal to surrender your tire or tires will result in an immediate disqualification from race events!
● Tire availability will generally be on a 1st-come 1st-serve bases, at no or minimal handling cost. Cars that do not have a set of approved tires will be given preference.
● Maximum rim width remains 8 inches.
● Maximum tread width - TBD
Dixie 2013 Schedule News
Racers and Fans will see numerous changes at Dixie Motor Speedway for the coming season; most notably in the schedule. Although for many years, the first race of the season has been scheduled for mid to late April, fighting the weather has proved to be a losing battle, so this year, Dixie's season opener is scheduled for May 10th. Also, for the first time, Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends will find the facility closed.
Track owner, Mike Kern, put it this way; "2012 was the most challenging year we have had since 1997 when we lost 11 events to poor weather while getting in just 13 dates. Today's issue is one of economics for racers and fans. Beginning this year, we are reinventing ourselves to better reflect the reality of today's economic and entertainment choices".
New for this year are "Five-Dollar Friday" events. Admission is just $5 for these 4 dates. Five-Dollar Fridays replace some of the traditional weekly shows. Once again, special events and regular-priced events will see prices hold the line.
Also new this year will be the revamped "Dixie Cup Series". These 3 events will now consist of $1000-to-win 50-lap events for Pro Late Models and Modifieds along with 35 laps for X-Cars and 30 laps for Bombers.
Special events will also include the Outlaw Super Late Models of the Main Event Racing Series, Auto Value Super Sprints, CRA Super Series, CRA JEGS ALLSTAR Series and Eve of Destructions. The complete schedule will be posted soon. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.
Dixie Introduces "Five Dollar Fridays"
Five-Dollar Fridays at Dixie
Dixie Motor Speedway is happy to announce its newest family-friendly promotion: "Five-Dollar Friday". Admission for "Five-Dollar Friday" will be just $5..... for EVERYONE, except for ages 5 and under; they will be free as usual.
There will also be concession specials consisting of $1 drinks and hot dogs, as well as $5 meals such as 2 hotdogs, fries and a drink for $5.
"Family economics continue to be challenging for most of us", says track owner Mike Kern, "and we need to consider the possibility that this is the "new normal" for many race fans. Therefore, we want to do our part to offer family-friendly options for those who have had a crimp put in their entertainment budget". Kern continued, "What a deal; Mom and Dad can go out on a cheap date to the races; admission, food and drinks......all for under twenty bucks....what a deal!"
There are 4 "Five-Dollar Friday" events scheduled with the debut coming May 31st.
PLM drivers: 2013 rules are now posted
new update as of 12-28-12.
Pro Late Model Drivers:
In view of the debate regarding 2013 PLM Rules, I thought it helpful to clarify a few points so that all are on the same page.
The purpose of proposed rule changes is to develop a package that will allow for Template Cars to compete with Outlaw Cars on a level playing field without giving clear advantage to either in the rule book, resulting in a competitive full field for sponsors and fans.
It is clear that the Outlaw car has had the upper hand in the rule book and on the track over the last few years. The intent is for Outlaw teams to keep their current equipment and for Template teams to keep their current equipment. There is no intention or need for the added expense of changing from one car to the other. If it is found that one or the other has a distinct advantage, adjustments will be made to equalize them for competition. If you opt for a body other than the one you currently have, you will be wasting your money!
With minor adjustments, we will achieve a balance which will benefit everyone, especially teams and fans. Although we are making initial adjustments without the benefit of testing, we are asking for your patience as a rules are developed. As we get closer to opening day, we will put cars on the track to help determine what further adjustments are needed, if any.
For starters, the spoiler height for Outlaw Cars will be maintained at 8” until the full effect of the Template Car 10” rim change is determined. The shock rule will be clarified but in essence will not change from last year. Template Cars must be JEGS-legal except for posted exceptions. Overall weight and left side may also be adjusted.
The PLM has been a mainstay at Dixie for many years. It is our intent and hope that these changes will bolster this division for years to come.
Thank you for your patience and support.....we are all in this together.
Bomber drivers: Auto City and Dixie are working together on rules to allow for teams to go back and forth without making any changes.
Modified drivers: Rules will essentially be the same as last year. Top Speed rules will be adopted with minimal change. They will be posted after the New Year.
Factory Stock drivers: Rules will be posted very soon!
September 28, 2012
Yesterday, short-track racing pioneer, John "Racetrack Jack" Doering was laid to rest after going to his heavenly home on this Sunday past.