MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Officials from Williams Grove Speedway and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series confirmed Friday morning that the Oct. 3 Champion Racing Oil National Open will pay out $75,000 to the winner.
The news was revealed through the official Williams Grove Speedway Twitter account. It makes the National Open the highest-paying race in the history of the half-mile dirt track.
Friday’s news represents a $10,000 increase over last year’s National Open prize. The crown jewel event paid $65,000 to win in 2019.
The 2020 Champion Racing Oil National Open will pay $75,000 to win, making it the largest paying race in track history! The historic event will also be the highest paying Sprint Car race in the country this season.
— Williams Grove (@WilliamsGrove) September 4, 2020
The National Open will also be the richest sprint car event in the United States this season.
So far, the Brownells Capitani Classic at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway has had the largest sprint car winner’s payout in 2020, with a $50,000 check that was claimed by Kyle Larson.
The upcoming Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway, sanctioned by the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions, will award a $53,000 payday to the victor before the National Open takes center stage at Williams Grove in October.
With Friday’s news, Pennsylvania will play host to the richest two sprint car races in the United States in 2020, even as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ripple through the motorsports industry.
Brent Marks is the defending winner of the Champion Racing Oil National Open.