One of the fastest growing races in the midwest is at the Northwest Missouri State Fair in Bethany Missouri on Labor Day weekend.
Car counts in all classes have gone up each year over the last 3 years. Topping out at 107 cars on Sunday night in 2016. And it looks like that number will be challenged if not beaten in 2017.
The payouts have gone up in every class each year in the past 3 years. The prize money for 1st went up 3 years ago. This year, the prize money 2nd thru last in the A features have gone up in all classes. With bonus money being paid out for heat winners, hard chargers in the A feature & laps lead in the A feature. Also added this year will be a moment of the race. The moment of the race could be anything that gets the crowd up & cheering. Also the fan bonus returns for the second year in a row.
This year, the two biggest classes get a chance at doubling up. The Emod & Bmod classes both race Sunday & Monday nights.
Also this year, three classes bring in the USRA sanction with them. National USRA points will be awarded to the Bmod, Stock Car & Amod classes. That’s the first appearance of the USRA sanction at the Bethany race track.
Also last year was the first time the fully covered grandstands were ever sold to the point of standing room only. This year could easily be the same.
With thousands of dollars in payouts & bonus money on the line, if a driver could win their heat, lead every lap of the feature & win it they could go home with a pocket full of money. Pure Stock-nearly $500. Stock Cars-over $1000. Amod-over $1700. And the 2 classes running both nights: Emod-over $1100 & Bmod-nearly $2350. (if race both nights & win & lead laps)
Don’t forget, these are USRA sanctioned races this year. So there could be new names & cars trying to get valueable national points.
It’s becoming on of the biggest 2 day races in the midwest and it’s only $10 each night. Sunday and Monday races at the Northwest Missouri State Fair in Bethany on Labor Day weekend.
-Emod-400-250-175-150-130-110-100-90-80-70-60-55-13th thru 20th $50
-Pure Stock-350-200-175-150-130-110-100-90-80-70-60-55-13th thru 20th $50
-Bmod-800-550-375-300-200-175-150-125-110-100-90-80-13th thru 20th $70
-Amod-1500-800-600-450-400-350-300-250-200-150-125-110-13th thru 20th $100
-Emod-600-350-250-225-200-175-125-110-100-90-75-60-13th thru 20th-$55
-Stock Cars-750-525-400-275-225-175-150-125-115-110-100-90-80-14th thru 20th $70
-Bmod-1200-700-500-400-300-250-200-175-150-125-110-100-90-80-15th thru 20th $70