Whynot Motorsports Park
Whynot putting $15,000 on the line at Fall Classic
Less than three weeks remain until the 18th annual Coors Light Fall Classic at roars to life October 11th-13th at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss.
The late-season special returns for another year at Whynot Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., win a thrilling 100-lap main event that featured 12 lead changes among five drivers.
For the 18th consecutive year, many of the Dirt Late Model racing’s top national-touring stars and best regional competitors will converge on the southeast Mississippi facility to contend for a $15,000 winner’s paycheck at the racy third-mile oval promoted by Rodney Wing.
The 2012 edition of the event will be headlined by a 100-lap main event that pays $15,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to each starter. The total Super Late Model payout exceeds $55,000.
In 2011, Davenport topped a field of 61 Super Late Model competitors, representing 15 states to claim is first Fall Classic trophy. Davenport will likely be back to defend his title against a talented field of competitors expected to include other former event champions such as Wendell Wallace, Jimbo McDuffie, Chris Wall, David Breazeale, Brian Birkhofer, and Ronny Lee Hollingsworth.
Calls are already flooding in from drivers and fans for this year’s event, which could very well top last year's event to be the biggest in the history of the Coors Light Fall Classic.
Super Late Model competitors should note that they have until to Oct. 4 to file an early entry for a reduced entry fee of $100. After Oct. 4, the entry fee will increase to $150. Competitors may file an early entry by simply calling Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or Jannie Thrash at 601-486-3410.
M-D Metals Crate Late Models will also be co-headline the event as they wage war in a $2,000-to-win event that pays at least $125 to each feature starter. The Etheridge Race Products Open Wheel Modified division will also boast a $2,000-to-win, $125-to-start payout. Entry fees for both Crate Late Models and modifieds are $50.
Drivers please note that to ensure fair competition that the winner's check will be held for approximately one week pending tire test results from an independent laboratory.
The Fall Classic weekend kicks off Thursday, Oct. 11 with an open practice for all divisions starting at 7 PM. Friday, Oct. 12 will feature preliminary action with Super Late Models qualifying and running heat races as they attempt to earned coveted feature starting spots. Crate Late Models will also qualify and run heat races while modifieds and street stocks will run heat races.
Consolation races for all divisions will be contested on Saturday night along with the 18th annual Coors Light Fall Classic Championships. The pure stock division will contest a complete program.
Whynot will host a tune-up event Sept. 29. The Prelude to the Fall Classic will be headlined by a $1,000-to-win Super Late Models event and twin $500-to-win NeSmith Crate Late Model features. The program will also include action for modifieds, street stocks and pure stocks.
Whynot Motorsports Park and complete 18th annual Coors Light Fall Classic information can be found on the Whynot Motorsports Park website hosted at www.whynotmotorsportspark.com.