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Updated Format, Increased Purse Highlight 2nd Annual Dirt Classic

‘Buckle up.’ That was the theme of last year’s Dirt Classic format for both drivers and fans, when the unique design was unveiled. The twist on the traditional marquee race format, with an A-Main lineup determined mostly by time trial results, will again be twisted in this unconventional event.

With $20,000 on the line for the winner, the Dirt Classic is designed to thrill both drivers and fans. In addition to the overall competitiveness of the level of cars vying for an over $54,000 total purse, the format has again been updated to showcase both fast cars in time trials and cars who can pass in the heat races.

The night will once again kick off with a traditional round of qualifying, with the quickest of two laps earning the driver points and determining their spot in the heat race lineups. The fast qualifier will earn a perfect 100 points, subtracting two points this year for each qualifying position. Last year, Lance Dewease was able to top the charts with a 13.329, however Lucas Wolfe set a new Lincoln Speedway track record at June’s Dirt Classic Qualifier with a blazing 12.719!

The first set of two heat races will again lineup by time trial finish, with the second lined up by full inversion of the time trial results. The first set of heat races will earn 100 points, with a drop of five points per position instead of last year’s two point drop. The second set of heat races, with their challenging lineup, will offer 200 points to the winner and drop by 5 points per position.

Points will be tallied after the heat races to set the lineup for the A-Main, lined straight up for positions 1-20, the B-Main, lined straight up for positions 21-38, and the C-Main for 39 and beyond. The top two cars from the C-Main will tag the tail of the B-Main, and the top-four cars from the B-Main will transfer to the A in positions 21-24.

Only one car has a guaranteed starting spot in this year’s Dirt Classic feature event, and that is the winner of June’s Dirt Classic Qualifier Golden Ticket Danny Dietrich. If Dietrich fails to qualify for the A-Main, he will be added as a 25th starter.

The format is designed to put an equal emphasis on qualifying times and the ability to pass other cars, which will make for an exciting night of racing for the fans and the chance for a unique lineup for the feature.

In addition to updating the format to better serve teams and fans, the overall purse has been increased in order to both attract new teams and reward the PA sprint car community. As the Dirt Classic continues to invest in the future of sprint car racing, the promoters have increased the starting payout for the A-Main to $700 and added money throughout the field to total more than $54,000. Bonuses to Western PA entries have also been increased to $300 for the top finisher and $200 to the second-highest finishing entry.

The Dirt Classic will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA. Danny Dietrich was the winner of the $7,000 Golden Ticket on Saturday, June 6th at Lincoln Speedway, securing the only guaranteed starting spot in the $20,000-to-win race, which boasts the highest payout of any unsanctioned sprint car race in Pennsylvania.

Advanced tickets are now available for purchase at DirtClassic.com. In addition to saving $5.00 by purchasing advanced tickets, The Dirt Classic is offering fee-free order processing on General Admission ticket purchases in 2015.

Lap sponsorship is also available at $50 per lap. Lap sponsors will be recognized on the Partners page at DirtClassic.com and will be announced during the event. To sponsor a lap, please email race@dirtclassic.com.

About The Dirt Classic:

The Dirt Classic is a marquee 410 sprint car event held annually in Central Pennsylvania. The second annual $20,000-to-win race, held on Saturday, September 26th at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA, boasts the largest single-race payout in the track’s legendary history. The race was won by Steve Smith in 2014.

The Dirt Classic is a DirtyMouth Communications Production. Please contact Kristin Swartzlander of DirtyMouth Communications at 724-448-5120 or Kristin@DirtyMouthCommunications.com for more information on media or marketing partnerships.

For more information about the event, visit www.DirtClassic.com, follow along on Twitter at twitter.com/DirtClassic and Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheDirtClassic.

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The Dirt Classic will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA. Danny Dietrich was the winner of the $7,000 Golden Ticket on Saturday, June 6th at Lincoln Speedway, securing the only guaranteed starting spot in the $20,000-to-win race, which boasts the highest payout of any unsanctioned sprint car race in Pennsylvania.

Advanced tickets are now available for purchase at DirtClassic.com. In addition to saving $5.00 by purchasing advanced tickets, The Dirt Classic is offering fee-free order processing on General Admission ticket purchases in 2015.

Lap sponsorship is also available at $50 per lap. Lap sponsors will be recognized on the Partners page at DirtClassic.com and will be announced during the event. To sponsor a lap, please email race@dirtclassic.com
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