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World Racing Group has raised the purse for the Aug. 2-3 Ironman 55 featuring the World of Outlaws sprint cars and Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series. (Connor Hamilton photo)

Purse Increase For Ironman 55

PEVELY, Mo. — This year’s edition of the Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 will present the biggest payouts in the event’s history for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota.

More than $180,000 will be on the line during the two-day event (Aug. 2-3) at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, with World of Outlaws competitors battling for a $25,000 top prize on Saturday and Xtreme Outlaw Midget competitors dueling for a $7,500 check the same day.

The increased payout for the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets also reflects an increase to the overall purse for Saturday. In total, $26,700 will be paid out through the field for Saturday’s Xtreme Outlaw feature – a more than $10,000 increase to the series’ standard purse. Every feature position will see an increase.

Both nights will also count toward the Xtreme Outlaw-POWRi Challenge Series title – awarding $2,500 to the series champion at the end of the year – as POWRi will co-sanction the event with Xtreme.

“As the Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 continues to grow into one of the biggest events of the year for sprint cars and midgets, we’re excited to be able to increase the payouts with it,” said Jeff Hachmann, executive director of events for World Racing Group. “This is a marquee event for everyone, and we strive to make it bigger for drivers and fans every year.”

Friday’s Feature will pay $12,000-to-win/$1,200-to-start for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and $4,000-to-win/$300-to-start for the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets.