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December 24, 2017 at 01:24:14 PM
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Mesquite, TX (12/24/17) by On the heels of highly successful 2017 racing season for the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series presented by Blaine's Motor Supply, Series officials are pleased to announce that five new race tracks have booked SCB series events for 2018, in addition to the five tracks that held SCB series events in 2017.

There are some additional tracks that are not prepared to release their track schedule for 2018 at this moment, yet plan to run the SCB; those three events are shown as TBA below as a part of the complete SCB schedule, making for a total of 25 events.

The DFW-based series saw 70 different drivers compete in 2017, including the states of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Missouri and South Australia represented.

Well over 30 teams have been in contact with the SCB and have indicated their intent to run all, or the majority of, the SCB scheduled events in 2018.

2018 NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits Schedule – as of 12/24/18:

March 23 - Gene Adamcik Memorial, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX
March 24 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX
March 31 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
April 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR
April 21 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX
April 28 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, OK
May 11 - TBA
May 12 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX
May 26 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS
May 27 - NCRA vs Sprint Car Bandits, 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS
June 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
June 16 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX
June 22 - Children’s Tumor Foundation Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX
June 23 - Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale, TX
June 30 - Firecracker 25, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX
July 7 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX (Elite Non-Winged Sprints also on event card)
July 14 - Texarkana 67 Speedway, Texarkana, AR
July 28 - Rose Bowl Speedway, Winona, TX
August 4 - TBA
August 18 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Beaumont, TX
August 24 - Muscular Dystrophy Association Night, Heart o' Texas Speedway, Waco, TX
August 25 - 105 Speedway, Cleveland, TX
September 14 - TBA
September 15 - Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX
September 29 – SCB Series Championships LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX

Again, this schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website prior to traveling. New dates will be published when they become available.

With the help of Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Southwest and company owner Tom Lorenz, the SCB will have guaranteed points fund in 2018 for top performing drivers that support the Series.

The 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series points fund is a no fuss, no muss arrangement, with no hoops and hurdles for teams to become eligible.

There are no license or association fees involved. There is no minimum attendance requirement. Drivers simply show up and compete in SCB events, earn points, and the top eight point getters at the end of the season will receive the following cash awards:

1st - $1,200
2nd - $1,000
3rd - $800
4th - $600
5th - $500
6th - $400
7th - $300
8th - $200

We would like to thank the 2017 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, The Oil Medics, Mow Time in Farmersville, Griffith Trucking Equipment, PRO-TECH Service Company, Simpson Race Products, Ultra Shield Race Products, Lightning Wings, Rod End Supply, Spellbound Boutiques of Rockwall and

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series in 2018, please contact Steve Lang directly at: or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

The Sprint Car Bandits series is dedicated to helping bring back some of the old-time fun of sprint car racing, yet incorporating some much-needed basic adjustments that help the teams stay on track with their budget - and fans not having to pay excessively high ticket prices to enjoy watching them.

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, while still competing for excellent competitor purses.

For the third season in a row, there are no new planned rules changes to the Series; as we have developed a formula that works great for everyone, from fans, to teams, the race tracks and sponsors.

25+year veteran sprint car driver, Claud Estes III comments: "The Sprint Car Bandits rules have kept the competitiveness level much more in check between sprint teams of nearly all budgets. Plus it has made 360C.I. racing much more affordable, and that's why our family supports the series. I think it's been fantastic, and we get to compete for excellent purses at every event. Guys feel like they have a fighting chance at a good performance from track to track because they're not being out-budgeted thanks to the Sprint Car Bandits series rear tire rules and wing angle rules. We saved a lot of money just in tires competing with the Series the past two season."

Estes continues: "As a matter of fact we recently picked up two more 360C.I. engines, as even my brother Daniel plans to resume racing sprint cars because of what he's seen in the Series. So there will be nights when there will be four Estes cars in the pits at Sprint Car Bandits events in 2018."

Tracks wishing to book a 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series event, or businesses looking to get involved as marketing partners, are urged to contact Steve Lang ASAP, at or by calling 469-474-8234. Remaining available event dates are quickly running out of supply.

Click or @SprintCarBandits on Facebook to catch up on the latest Series news and happenings.

Until then, have a safe and enjoyable Christmas & Holiday season and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2018!

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