MACON, Ill. — The ASA STARS National Tour point fund will pay a minimum of $100,000 with at least $25,000 earmarked for the series champion.
The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon and the top 10 drivers in the standings will all receive point fund checks at the end of the season.
“We welcome all drivers to compete in the ASA STARS National Tour, and we want to enhance things for those who commit to the tour full-time by the top 10 in points,” said Bob Sargent, president of Track Enterprises, which operates the national tour and the three regional tours (ASA / CRA Super Series, ASA Midwest Tour and ASA Southern Super Series). “Our hope is that we are able to increase this point fund in the future, but we feel confident this will help the full-time teams.”
The runner-up in the standings is scheduled to earn $12,500 in point moneys, with third place getting a check for $10,000.
Payouts through the remainder of the top 10 are as follows: fourth, $9,000; fifth, $8,500; sixth, $8,000; seventh, $7,500; eighth, $7,000; ninth, $6,500; and 10th, $6,000.
All drivers and car owners are required to be licensed to be eligible for the point fund as well as the Winner’s Circle and Contingency Award programs, which will be announced soon.
The ASA STARS National Tour will open the 10-race, six-state tour at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla., on March 11.