The New 82 Speedway Picks Up More Sprint Car Bandits Events in 2019!
Garland, Texas (01/18/19) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series is excited to announce that 82 Speedway track owners Tracy and Shelley Peters have added two additional SCB events for the 2019 season.
Each of the three Sprint Car Bandits 82 Speedway events pay $2,000 to win and $300 to start at the 1/3-mile wide, sweeping dirt track.
Track owner Tracy Peters comments: “This is going to be our first full season of operation since acquiring the speedway, and we’re super excited about our events schedule. I met with Darin Short recently and he has a proven ‘track’ record throughout the past 18 years in Texas alone, not to mention 15 years in the industry as GM of three different popular chassis companies. We have commissioned Darin to help us with event packaging, publicity, online & offline marketing and other behind-the-scenes project work. As co-founder of the Sprint Car Bandits series, Darin and the Bandits team also brings 82 Speedway and our fans a top flight 360C.I. winged sprint car program.”
Peters continues: “I really needed a replacement event for Saturday April 27th, and the Sprint Car Bandits added a date to their schedule just for us at my request. We’ll also host the Sprint Car Bandits on Saturday June 15th and Saturday September 28th. All three events will pay $2,000 to win and $300 to start. I really like the Fan Fest component to all of the Bandits events, which will give our fans the chance to see the cars and drivers right in the grandstand area an hour prior to race time.”
An updated track schedule and website are in the works and will be unveiled in about a week.
82 Speedway is located on Hwy 82 just east of Petty, Texas, which is about 15 minutes west of Paris, Texas and 25 minutes east of Bonham, Texas. It’s really easy to get to from virtually any direction, whether you are in the Metroplex, Sherman, Denision; etc.
The track is a beautiful, wide and sweeping configuration; and the modern and elevated grandstands hold a massive 3,400 spectators. More track pictures and details will be released when the track website launches soon.
109 sprint car teams from nine states competed in the Sprint Car Bandits series in 2018. There were 13 different feature winners in 16 events. Colby Estes of Mansfield, Texas garnered the most points to become series champion.
The following drivers make up the 2019 Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 and will be competing for added money for their support of the series: Colby Estes, Michael Day, Claud Estes III, Dalton Stevens, Scott Evans, Chance McCrary, Dale Wester, Junior Jenkins, Brad Wesp, Josh Hawkins, Casey Burkham, Steve McMackin, Will Eggimann, Mark Zoeller and Mark Huddleston. Fans can expect to see these drivers competing in 2019 Sprint Car Bandits series events, along with any eligible sprint car driver that chooses to on a night-to-night basis, just as in previous seasons. Drivers interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 program can contact SprintCarBandits@outlook.com for additional information.
Speaking of the Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest, each event will feature appearances by the Fierce 15 teams, along with the ability to purchase driver and series apparel and merchandise at the Series souvenir display. The fans can meet with the Fierce 15 drivers, take selfies, get their t-shirts signed; etc. The general rule of thumb is that Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will be scheduled one hour previous to hot laps, lasting for 45 minutes. Then it’s off to the drivers meeting and racing.
This new value-added component has no added cost or fee due from Series tracks or its fans. The Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will help attract fans to their speedways earlier where tracks can showcase their souvenirs, food, beverage and attractions.
2019 Sprint Car Bandits Events Schedule, as of 1/18/19:
March 22 (Friday) – ‘Gene Adamcik Memorial’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX
March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at
Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (NASCAR weekend at TMS)
April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start
April 20 (Saturday) – ‘Bunny Hop 25’ at LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Easter weekend)
April 27 (Saturday) – ‘82 Speedway Sprint Car Championships’ at 82 Speedway, Petty, TX $2,000/win and $300/start
May 4 (Saturday) – ‘Grand Opening Celebration 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX
May 11 (Saturday) – To be announced
May 25 (Saturday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start
May 26 (Sunday) – 2nd Annual ‘Sprint Car MAYnia’ NCRA Series vs Sprint Car Bandits, at 81 Speedway, Park City, KS $2,000/win and $300/start (Mem’l Day weekend)
June 1 (Saturday) – ‘Summer Showdown 25’ Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX
June 15 (Sat) – ‘Texoma 25’ at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start
June 22 (Sat) – To be announced
July 6 (Saturday) – ‘Firecracker 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX
July 12 (Friday) – ‘MDA Night at the Speedway’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX
~ Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break ~
September 21 (Saturday) – ‘Texas Thunder 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start
September 28 (Saturday) – ‘Fall Sprint Car Championships’ at 82 Speedway, Petty, TX $2,000/win and $300/start
October 5 (Sat) – ‘Fall Classic 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX
October 11 (Fri) – To be announced
October 12 (Sat) – To be announced
If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible.
We are in the process of renewing series marketing partners for 2019. If your business or service would like to be involved, just email us at SprintCarBandits@outlook.com and we will get back to you at once. Several affordable and effective options are available.
Each event consists of several marketing channels, including blasts through: email, racing forums, Facebook (series, track, sponsors, fans, racers, community event pages), event flyers, local media traditional forms of advertising, at-track on event night and out-of-home advertising.
We would also like to thank all of the 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series marketing partners, including: Eagle Powder Coating, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft Exhibits, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, Mow Time in Farmersville, RockAuto.com, Pro-Tech Service Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines, American Elevator Technologies, South Dallas Battery & Electric Co., Gary Floyd Homes, Utility Trailer of Dallas, Inc., DFW Urethane, Valvoline Express Care of Seagoville, www.ShopTheBOSS.com , www.DarinShort.com and the SCB points fund is sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest.
Thanks again to all the area race teams, tracks, sponsors and fans for their continued support of the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series, and we’re really looking forward to bringing exciting 360C.I. winged sprint car racing to everyone in 2019!
Please click www.SprintCarBandits.com to keep up with the latest news and happenings with the series.