INDIANAPOLIS – Circle City Raceway is going all out to honor National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer C.J. Rayburn, who died Jan. 1 after contracting phenomena following a bout with COVID-19.
The track will host a special super late model race that will pay $10,000 to the race winner. The inaugural C.J. Rayburn Stronger Than Dirt Memorial Classic will take place on Sunday, April 17 and be headlined by a 50-lap super late model feature.
Accompanying the super late models will be a special $2,000-to-win crate late model event, plus the Shirley Unlimited Snow Company UMP Modifieds.
Purses, start times and more will be announced over the coming weeks.
“We wanted to honor this Hoosier hero who we just lost, and what better way than to have an event here in Central Indiana,” said track owner Kevin Garrigus. “Owning the Indianapolis Speedrome, where C.J. is a Hall of Famer, and operating Circle City Raceway’s quarter mile dirt track, where C.J. really made his name on the dirt track’s of America, we couldn’t be more honored. This event for years to come will truly be one of our crown jewels.”