Purse boosted for Castrol tour opener
With the tour's title sponsor adding a major chunk of cash, Castrol FloRacing Night in America's inaugural event at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn., will now pay $20,000-to-win, twice the originally announced winner's purse for the Super Late Model feature.
The $20,000 infusion increases the event's total purse to $59,950 for the March 25 event that kicks off a 10-race schedule of midweek events in 2021. Besides a doubled winner's share, the revised purse provides the next five finishers significant purse boosts with the runner-up receiving $10,000 (up from $5,000) and third place $5,000 (up from $3,000). The fourth-place finisher receives $4,000 (up from $2,500), fifth place $3,000 (up from $2,000) and sixth place $2,250 (up from $1,750).
Along with the Super Late Model program highlighted by a 40-lap feature, 604 engine Crate Late Models will chase a $2,000-to-win purse and 602 engine Crate Late Models will battle for $1,000-to-win.
Series events are live-streamed for FloRacing subscribers, including a live show of pre-race analysis and more from the DirtonDirt.com studios.
General admission is $30 (13-and-up) and $5 (12-and-under). Pit passes and tier parking is $40 (13-and-up) and $5 (12-and-under).
Pit gates open at 1 p.m. and the grandstands at 3:30. The drivers' meeting is 5:30 with hot laps to follow. For more track details, visit 411motorspeedway.net.
• Series general manager Ben Shelton announced that veteran race promoter and race director Kelley Carlton has joined the tour as race director. Fairbury (Ill.) Speedway's Matt Curl was expected to occupy the position, but travel logistics forced him to step into a series consulting role.
Editor's note: Updates with series staff change.