The 2017 NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series presented by Blaine’s Motor Supply event set for tonight, April 29th at Wichita Speedway near Wichita Falls, Texas has been postponed until Friday, May 19th, due to inclement weather. This marks the second weekend in a row the SCB action has fallen to the weather.
The SCB now moves to the next date on the schedule, which is Saturday May 13th (Mother’s Day weekend) at Superbowl Speedway near Greenville, Texas.
The event will pay $2,000 to the 25-lap feature winner, $1,000 for second place and pays down generously to $300 to start (see below for complete breakdown). All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and just a $15 nightly draw fee.
Superbowl Speedway is located at 437 FM 1903 Greenville, TX and is quite easy to get to. Take the ‘FM 1903’ exit off of I-30 (exit 87, about 45 miles from downtown Dallas), then head east 3 miles and you will run into the track. The main entrance is first and is for race fans going to the stands. The second exit off of corner 4 is for the pit entrance. On race day, the track phone number is (903) 883-2504 or click
25-lap SCB feature race payback for Saturday, May 13th: $2,000, $1,000, $600, $500, $400, $390, $380, $370, $360, $350, $340, $330, $320, $310, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300. $100 for non-qualifiers or non-starters. No entry fee or series membership fee; $15 draw-in fee.
As a reminder, previously our draw-in rules have changed for 2017. Now all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (maximum 360), and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track.
We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Blaine’s Motor Supply, Rodd Hanna’s Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, The Oil Medics, Mow Time in Farmersville, Griffith Trucking Equipment, PRO-TECH Service Company and Simpson Race Products.
With each SCB sponsor announcement, the series can continue to implement one of its primary missions, and that is adding to the already excellent competitor purses…if you noticed, the SCB 2016 minimum guaranteed purse was $1,200 to win and $300 to start – yet every event paid more than that. Our 2017 purse is already guaranteed to be $2,000 to win and $300/start at all events – all due to these sponsorship commitments!
If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact Steve Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.
The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment), yet curbing nightly tire expense…which helps equalize the competition, with teams of varying budget sizes.
That rules package certainly has the vote of many of the drivers in the DFW area, as 42 competed with the series in 2016…and 35 teams competed during opening weekend in 2017. Series rules are posted at the link below.
Between the lower operating cost of the SCB series and the addition of sponsor funds into nightly purses, it is allowing more area race tracks to book events – which all translates into DFW area fans getting to see quality sprint car race at a lower grandstand ticket price.
When you combine those components with lower nightly competitor operating purses, it all equals one thing: the new Sprint Car Bandits series!
Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news – including the brand new event flyer for Superbowl Speedway on May 13th.
You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/
As of the time of writing, here’s the latest official SCB event schedule – and note that there are some new dates still in negotiation, which will be released when officially booked:
NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Dates Schedule, as of 4/29/17:
3-31-17 Heart-o-Texas Speedway, Waco TX ($2,000 winner Justin Melton)
4-1-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX ($2,000 winner Brad Welborn)
4-22-17 LoneStar Speedway Kilgore, TX (Rained out, make-up date TBA)
4-29-17 Wichita Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX (POSTPONED until May 19th, due to weather)
5-13-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday, $2,000/win and $300/start)
5-19-17 Wichita Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX (Friday, $2,000/win and $325/start)
8-12-17 Rose Bowl Speedway, Tyler, TX (Saturday)
8-25-17 Wichita Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX (Friday)
8-26-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday)
9-16-17 Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX (Saturday)
9-30-17 LoneStar Speedway Kilgore, TX (Saturday)Mother Nature might currently be the only 2-time ‘winner’ in 2017, but we’ll hopefully return to green-flag racing conditions when the next NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series event takes place at Superbowl Speedway on May 13th – please make plans to join us for exciting 360C.I. Sprint Car racing action!
by Darin Short