LAKE VIEW, S.C. – Lake View Motor Speedway owner Scott Tripp has announced increased purses for the track’s weekly divisions this year.
“There is a real concern with the state of the current economy (inflation) and our racers costs going up that we needed to step up,” said Tripp. “Fuel to get to the track and tires to put on their race cars are two examples of rising prices beyond our control. We’ve increased our purses and added the double points fund to help racers get a better return this year as the overall cost to race continues to go up. A free pit pass for the winner after each race and a seasons free pit pass for the champion at the end of the year can really help out. It is our goal to help and grow dirt track racing in the Carolinas.”
Late models will race for no less than $2,000 to win this year, while 602 open-wheel modifieds, street stocks and SCDRA sport compacts will race for $600 to win each week.
Winners in each of the five weekly divisions, including the stock V8s, will be rewarded with one free pit pass for the next event that the respective winning driver is entered in. Plus, each of the five weekly divisions will compete to be Pop Hahn’s King Of The Carolinas with a points fund totaling $20,000.
There will be two rounds to determine the overall King Of The Carolinas in each division consisting of championships for each half of the season. The round one championship will be decided from March 19 until June 25 and will pay a total of $10,000 to the top five points finishers in each division.
Round two will be from Aug. 6 to Nov. 19 and will also pay $10,000 to the top five in points. The best overall finisher in each class for the two championship will be crowned the King Of The Carolinas.
Super late models will compete three times at Lake View this year, with two stops for the Ultimate Super Late Models and the Carolina Clash Super Late Models on May 28.
The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models will be at Lake View four times, along with stops by the Mid-East Modifieds, GM Performance 602 Late Models, Carolina Outlaw Super Streets, Carolina Sprint Tour, Mid-East Late Models and Punisher Super Streets.
The SCDRA Sport Compacts will be at Lake View twice, highlighted by the Beach Bash on April 23, which will be broadcast on a tape-delayed basis on MAVTV’s Short Track America and pay $5,000 to win. On Sept. 2-3, the Labor Day Spectacular will see the Mid-East Street Stocks race for $5,000 to win and the Stock V8s competing for $3,000 to win.
In addition, Lake View Motor Speedway will have new and improved lighting, a new parts supply shop selling tires, fuel, parts and the creation of a Powder Puff division for women.
The majority of events will also again be streamed live on Racing America, the official streaming partner of Lake View Motor Speedway.
The first event of the season at Lake View Motor Speedway will be the second annual South Of The Border Showdown featuring three nights of racing from Feb. 3-5 for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds.
For more information, visit lakeviewmotorspeedway.com.