The New Buffalo Creek Speedway Launches 2019 Schedule & Purse Structures!
Garland, TX (02/12/19) by DarinShort.com. Buffalo Creek Speedway in Canton, Texas is pleased to release their 17-event schedule for 2019, along with base purse structures for regularly scheduled dirt track racing divisions.
The new Buffalo Creek Speedway (BCS) is a unique 1/4-mile banked red dirt oval which will host racing on five Saturday nights and 12 Friday nights from March 29th through October 26th. The new facility offers obstruction-free viewing from any seat, and true ‘in your face’ racing action.
Here’s the complete event schedule, as of 02/12/19, in a print-friendly PDF format, just click www.BCS19.com and it is located on the ‘schedule’ tab.
As a refresher from the last track announcement, you can also reach the track site at www.BuffaloCreekSpeedway.com but a lot of people like a shortcut option, and BCS is the acronym for Buffalo Creek Speedway, and 19 represents the state highway the track is located on, so BCS19.com makes for a quick solution – and as a reminder of what exit to take off of I-20 when you arrive in Canton.
BCS offers a very unique viewing option: the grandstands are set back about 32 feet from the front stretch fence, and there is a secondary four-foot steel post fence located 10 feet from the grandstand. This will create a ‘standing room viewing area’ the entire length of the front stretch for spectators and visiting race team members that are in the pit area. It will also serve as an additional walkway for the grandstand area. Between the elevation of the grandstand and the pitch from the grandstand seating area, those spectators in the standing room area will not block the view from the grandstand seats. And it will keep everyone 22 feet from the actual front stretch fence – which creates an added level of safety.
Better yet. Prior to many races throughout the season, BCS will have several race team’s cars staged in the frontstretch concourse area for fans to visit about an hour before nightly racing action. There is a gate right between the two main grandstand sections where fans will be given access to go check out the race cars and visit with drivers. Typically, that gate will be slated to be open an hour prior to hot laps until about five minutes prior to the drivers pit meeting, so you’ll want to arrive at BCS early on race nights to take it all in!
Make sure to check the track website or Facebook page prior to traveling on race night, just in case weather intervenes (for example). The schedule may change from time to time, so make sure to visit this page on occasion for the latest updates. Ticket prices may vary per event. For example, the race dates in white (on the schedule page) are currently set to be $13 adult general admission, with kids ages 6 to 11 $5. All pit passes for all ages are $30 on those events. The events in green are currently planned to be $16 adult general admission, while the events in yellow are $18 for adult general admission with $35 pit passes for all ages.
Take advantage of our Family Pack of Tickets! A Family Pack includes (2) adult age tickets (ages 12 - 64) and that includes up to (4) tickets for kids ages 11 and under for FREE! Family Packs are $26 on regular $13 admission nights, while the 'green' dates are $32 for Family Packs (2 x $16 adult tickets) and $36 on the 'yellow' special events. Ages 65+ and Military are $2 off adult prices (does not apply to Family Pack pricing).
Several special events are a part of the Buffalo Creek Speedway schedule. Highlights include the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits series on the Saturday’s of May 4, June 1st, July 6th and October 5th. Plus, there are two special events for the Open Wheel Modified division set for Friday May 24thand Friday August 2nd. The Southern Topless Modified Series will be on hand the Saturday’s of June 1st and October 26th.
There are also bigger paying events for the Buffalo Creek Speedway divisions throughout the racing season and are all listed out on the new schedule.
The primary divisions competing regularly at Buffalo Creek Speedway includes the recently announced Texas Stocks; Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Winged A-Class 600’s, Restricted 600’s and Front-Wheel Drive 4-Cylinders. A trio of events are scheduled for the Econo-Limited Modified division. Not all divisions compete at each event, individual divisions are scheduled as ‘off’ on occasion throughout the season to give teams a break.
There are also some nights throughout the season that the track is scheduled off, again, to give a break to all the teams and track officials. Typically, BCS will be racing on two Friday’s and one Saturday a month. See the schedule for details.
Buffalo Creek Speedway offers a very strong base purse structure for all regular scheduled events (but note that some nights are higher payback, see event schedule for nightly details):
Limited Modifieds, Texas Stocks & Factory Stocks (same purse structure, each division): $500 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 90 – 80 – 70 – 60…to start.
Econo-Limited Modifieds: $300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 50…to start.
Front-Wheel Drive 4-Cylinders: $200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 60 – 50 – 40…to start.
Winged A-Class 600’s: $400 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 60…to start.
Restricted 600’s: $220 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 60 – 50 – 40…to start.
Non-qualifiers or non-starters will receive $30 each in all divisions. If a driver chooses to compete in more than one division on the same night, the driver must purchase an additional pit pass per division entered. On regularly scheduled events, if 11 or fewer cars in a division are signed in, the posted purse structure for that division on that night will start at 2nd place pay and continue down from that point on in their respective posted purse schedules.
If the races rain out before the completion of the heat races, hold on to your ticket stub, as it will be valid for the next scheduled race and exchanged for the same dollar ticket price value (in other words, if tickets that night were $15, the next event you will have a $15 credit when you redeem your ticket stub from the previous event). Regarding pit passes, if the races rain out after the heat races, the event is considered complete, and any remaining races will not be rescheduled and all drivers will receive their posted start money in their scheduled division that night (for any of the feature events that rained out). If the races rain out during the heat races, pit passes will be worth dollar-for-dollar credit to the next BCS event. There will be no grandstand tickets valid for a future date if races are rained out after the completion of heat races.
Typical nightly adult general grandstand admission prices are $13, while special events will be slightly higher ($16-18). See each event’s publicity/event flyer for specifics as the events draw nearer.
The track Facebook page is also a great resource for the latest information. Click www.facebook.com/Buffalo-Creek-Speedway-1392128777500360 and there you will find lots of pictures, videos and a variety of other up-to-the-minute track happenings.
Buffalo Creek Speedway is a brand-new venue and track amenities will continue to be built as time moves forward. For now, there will be hot food items, soft drinks, bottled water, candy; etc. all at very economical prices.
Small outside food and drink coolers are allowed through the grandstand gate for a $5 charge. They cannot contain any glass items. There will be a separate section in the grandstand for fans of legal age to drink beer/wine coolers that they bring in a small drink cooler. On special events or nights where seating is limited, small drink coolers must fit under your legs and not take up a seat in the grandstand.
The track is in the process of developing marketing partners with area businesses. Please email Russell Hobbs at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will get back to you at once. Several effective and affordable, made-to-order packages are available.
Weather pending, the track plans to open to the public for viewing for the first time during two open practice sessions, scheduled for Sunday March 17th(4pm-8pm) and Sunday March 24th (4pm-8pm). Those two dates are timed so that racers can test the track during twilight and race night conditions. Then, Buffalo Creek Speedway will open soon – as the season kicks off on Friday March 29th, and we look forward to seeing you all there!
2019 Buffalo Creek Speedway Schedule – as of 02/12/19: (see track website for print version)
Date: Special/Featured Event (Plus BCS Divisions):
Practice - Sun 3/17 4-8pm, any racing division (under lights)
Practice - Sun 3/24 4-8pm, any racing division (under lights)
Mar. 29 (Fri 7:30pm) 2019 BCS Season Opener (LTD, FS, FWD, TEX)
Apr. 12 (Fri. 7:30pm) $1 Grilled Hot Dogs (LTD, FWD, TEX, 600, REST)
Apr. 26 (Fri. 7:30pm) Plus Econo Ltd Mods (LTD, FS, FWD, TEX)
May 4 (Sat 7pm) BCS Grand Opening - Sprint Car Bandits (LTD, FS, FWD, TEX)
May 10 (Fri. 7:30pm) Mother's Day $5 G.A. for all Moms! (LTD, FS, TEX, 600, REST)
May 24 (Fri. 7:30pm) Memorial Day 30 - $1,000/win Modifieds (LTD, FS, TEX, FWD)
June 1 (Sat 7:30pm) Sprint Car Bandits Series & STEM Series (LTD, FS, TEX)
June 7 (Fri. 8pm) $750 to win Texas Stocks (LTD, FS, FWD, 600, REST)
June 28 (Fri. 8pm) $750 to win Limited Modifieds! (FS, FWD, TEX)
July 6 (Sat 8pm) NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits Series (LTD, FS, TEX)
July 12 (Fri. 8pm) $750 to win Factory Stocks (LTD, FWD, TEX, 600, REST)
Aug. 2 (Fri. 8pm) $1,000/win Summer Modified Champs! (FS, FWD, TEX, 600, REST)
Aug. 23 (Fri. 8pm) Back to School: Kids Free GA; Plus Econo Ltds (LTD, FS, FWD, 600, REST)
Sept. 6 (Fri. 8pm) $1 Grilled Hot Dogs (LTD, FS, FWD, TEX, 600, REST)
Sept. 27 (Fri. 8pm) Plus Econo Ltd Mods (LTD, FS, FWD, TEX, 600, REST)
Oct. 5 (Sat. 7pm) NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits Series (LTD, FS, FWD, TEX)
Oct. 26 (Sat. 6pm) Southern Topless Mod Series (STEM) (LTD, FS, TEX, 600, REST)
Key: LTD = Limited Modifieds, FS = Factory Stocks, FWD = Front-Wheel Drive 4-Cylinders, TEX = Texas Stocks, 600 = A-Class Winged 600’s, REST = Restricted Winged 600’s.
>track pictures attached are from a closed test last month to tweak track banking and configuration before erecting the walls, which is underway. More pictures are at the track website home page.