Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Points Battle Tightens in COMP Cams Interstate Trophy Cup Series
by Ben Shelton
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The points battle in the COMP Cams Interstate Sprint Car Trophy Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It continues to get tighter and tighter as AG Rains has reduced Cody Gardner's advantage to just 24 markers. Over the past few weeks defending series' champion, AG Rains, has made up considerable ground in the standings, but Gardner continues to lead the way. Jan Howard, Ernie Ainsworth, and Rick Pringle round out the top five in the series points. Feature winners in the series so far include Gary Taylor, Jan Howard, Zach Pringle, Brian Bell, Derek Hagar, Cody Gardner, AG Rains, and Tim Crawley, who on the heels of last Saturday's win has won two events in the series.
The series will take return to action this Saturday night, July 14th at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas). For more information, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com .
COMP Cams Interstate Sprint Car Cup Presented By Dixon Road U-Pull-It Points
The minimum payout for the final COMP Cams Interstate Cup in 2012 will be the following: 1)$2,500 2)$1,600 3)$1,100 4)$800 5)$700 6)$600 7)$500 8)400 and as more sponsors are secured the payout may be increased.
The COMP Cams Interstate Cup was created in 2011 to reward drivers for competing at both tracks. A.G. Rains claimed the initial title. For 2012 the tracks have once again coincided their schedule to not run Winged 360 c.i. Sprint Cars on the same night and to further their cooperation. Each weekly racing series point's event at each track will count toward a driver's point total in the program. A driver will be allowed to miss one event at each track and still be eligible for point's money and prizes, but there will be no drop races. Points acquired in all races will count toward the final total.
COMP Cams has also posted the following contingency prizes for the top five:
1st - $1000 COMP Cams Gift Certificate PLUS Trophy Cup
2nd - $750 COMP Cams Gift Certificate
3rd - $500 COMP Cams Gift Certificate
4th - $250 COMP Cams Gift Certificate
5th - $125 COMP Cams Gift Certificate
In addition to money and contingencies, the program will reward provisionals. The driver, highest in the point's program, who doesn't qualify for the 5th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial on Saturday, September 29th at I-30 Speedway will get a provisional starting spot in the main event. Similarly the driver highest in points (who didn't use a provisional at the Ralph Henson Memorial), who doesn't qualify for the Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, October 6th will get a provisional starting spot for the main event.
Race fans can also donate money to the point's fund if they so choose. For a $100 donation, a race fan can be the title sponsor on a Sprint Car Weekly Racing Series Event at either track, and 100% of that money will go into the point's fund. For more information on sponsoring an event contact Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or MSRMafia@gmail.com .
For more information on I-30 Speedway, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com and for more information on Riverside International Speedway, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .
The COMP Cams Interstate Cup would like to thank its sponsors, which include COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, I-30 Speedway, Riverside International Speedway, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.