Thursday show rained out; Plenty of sunshine and speed expected Friday and Saturday at Featherlite Fall Jamboree
SPRING VALLEY, Minn.–The program for Thursday at the Deer Creek Speedway has been canceled. Rain throughout the night and into Thursday morning forced track officials to pull the plug on Thursday’s action at the 20th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree.
Event organizers said that the weather forecast looks favorable after tonight so Friday and Saturday programs are on as scheduled.
“We will see what this weather this afternoon brings and make a final decision in regards to the Thursday race,” said Deer Creek Speedway’s Cole Queensland. “The rest of the weekend looks great.”
With dozens of campers and race teams already on site, entertainment in the beer garden will go on as scheduled Thursday night from 7-10 p.m. with Bob Schlief Music playing live music.
The Annual Club Car Jamboree Open golf tournament on Friday morning has also been canceled.
All other events for Friday and Saturday are on as scheduled with opening ceremonies and the first night of racing on Friday, followed by another night of marquee dirt modified madness on Saturday with USMTS Modifieds and the Iron Man Challenge featuring Out-Pace USRA B-Mods on the card.
Race fans will witness a complete program both nights, with $5,000 going to the Modified winner on Friday while Saturday’s winner will pocket $10,000. B-Mods will battle for $1,000 to win Friday and $1,200 to win Saturday’s finale.
Thirty cars will start the main event each night in both divisions, and Saturday’s championship main events will start three-wide.
On Friday and Saturday, the Modifieds will be co-sanctioned by the USRA with drivers earning Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points in both the Modifieds and B-Mods.
The top 15 in heat race passing points are locked into “A” Main each night with the top 8 redrawing for the first eight starting positions. An additional 15 drivers will advance from the “B” Mains.
TICKETS & TIMES
Friday – Tickets are $25 or $10 for kids ages 12 and under. The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., driver sign-in at the USMTS trailer begins at 4 p.m., grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., the drivers meeting will be held under the hospitality tent in the pit area at 6 p.m., opening ceremonies begin at 6:45 and racing gets underway at 7 p.m. The Dweebs will perform live in hospitality area behind the grandstands following the races with a Halloween Costume Contest during the live concert.
Saturday – Tickets are $30 or $10 for kids ages 12 and under. The pit gate opens at 2 p.m., driver sign-in at the USMTS trailer begins at 3 p.m., grandstand gates open at 4 p.m., the drivers meeting will be held under the hospitality tent in the pit area at 5 p.m., opening ceremonies begin at 5:45 and racing gets underway at 6 p.m.
For fans unable to attend in person, very lap of every race at the 20th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree will be broadcast live at www.RacinDirt.com.
RULES & PROCEDURES
Modifieds – USMTS rules will be enforced. The top 15 in passing points are locked into the “A” Main each night with the top 8 redrawing for starting positions. An additional 15 will advance from the “B” Mains to the 30-car “A” Main each night. Saturday’s “A” Main will start three-wide. The top 30 in Saturday’s “B” Mains not advancing to “A” Main are eligible to compete in Saturday’s Non-Qualifiers Race. The Non-Qualifiers Race will be a complete redraw for starting spot.
B-Mods – USRA rules will be enforced. The top 15 in passing points are locked into the “A” Main each night with the top 8 redrawing for starting positions. An additional 15 will advance from the “B” Mains to the 30-car “A” Main each night. Iron Man and Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points are awarded for each program. USRA license not required. Midwest Mods are permitted with some changes (call 515-832-6000 for details).
Modifieds – Friday is $125 in advance or $150 at the gate; Saturday is $200 in advance or $250 at the gate.
B-Mods – Friday is $60 for licensed or $75 for non-licensed; Saturday is $75 for licensed or $100 for non-licensed.
WHAT’S GOING ON
Bean Bag Tournament – Bragging rights for this year’s Jamboree Bean Bag Tournament begins with sign-in at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday near the campground area. The battle begins at high noon.
Breakfast – The Bear Creek Lutheran Church will once again be serving breakfast in beer garden on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings from 8-11 a.m. An all-you-can-eat plate is just $9.
The Dweebs – Back by popular demand for the seventh straight year, The Dweebs will be rocking the Deer Creek Speedway on Friday night immediately following the races. Family-owned and operated since 1987, America’s Favorite Party Band will be playing free for all race attendees and all ages, plus fans can partake in the annual Halloween Costume Contest during the live concert.
Track prep will be done as needed and order may change depending on weather, car count, etc. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. on Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday so pits will need to be cleared by that time each day. Remember, drivers, you are responsible for your crew and family members, so let’s have fun and keep it clean. We want everybody to have a good time. Fires must be in gravel or fire pit-do not burn in grass. Oil dump is located behind the pit concession. Don’t forget to get your limited edition Featherlite Fall Jamboree souvenirs at the USMTS trailer.
Featherlite Trailers is the title sponsor of the Fall Jamboree. The event is also made possible by support from Casey’s General Stores, Midwest Liquidation Contracting, Miner’s Outdoor, MOR Golf & Utility, Orchard Creek Transportation, Red Tail Tackle, Summit Racing Equipment and Wagner Trucking.
Make plans now attend the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Sept. 18-21, 2019.
The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. The track is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 at exit 209 on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16). The physical address for mapping is 25262 US Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN 55975. For more information, call (507) 754-6107 or check out www.deercreekspeedway.com online. Follow ‘The Creek’ on social media at www.facebook.com/DeerCreekSpeedway and www.twitter.com/DeerCreekSpeed.
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