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Portsmouth Raceway Park

Fast Facts: Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship

October 11, 2016, 5:22 am
From series, track and staff reports

36th annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship

(Complete DTWC coverage)

Dates: Oct. 13-15 (modifieds only on Thursday, Late Model prelims on Friday, modified and Late Model features Saturday)

Track: Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park (high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval).

Purse: $100,000-to-win Late Model feature and $3,000-to-win feature for non-qualifiers.

Sanction: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Last year’s winner: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.

Tickets: $60 for three-day general admission ($40 for ages 12-17 and $25 for ages 7-11); $70 for three-day pit pass (cash only). All pre-sale tickets must be picked up at the will call window at the general admission gate. For more information, call (740) 858-6661 or email portsraceway@hotmail.com.

Websites: lucasdirt.com or portsraceway.com.

Track phone: (740) 354-3278.

Primary race sponsors: Rhino Ag and Optima Batteries

Notes: For the second straight season, the Carl Short-promoted race pays a race-record $100,000, matching the season-high first-place purse for Eldora Speedway’s Dream. … Double sets of heat races Friday will use passing points to set up the feature lineup. … Scott Bloomquist has already locked up his third Lucas Oil Series title while Colton Flinner will be honored as Rookie of the Year. … The DTWC has had 24 winners. … Scott Bloomquist will try to become the first driver to win three consecutive DTWCs. … Portsmouth is the seventh track to host the DTWC; this marks the race’s fifth straight year at PRP. … Brandon Sheppard was the race’s youngest winner at 20 in 2013. … The track seats 4,000 spectators with 300 more seats in the pits. … A raffle by the Dirt Racing Outreach will benefit the Chris Francis Memorial Drivers and Crewman’s Benevolence Fund. … Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., is the only home-state winner to capture the DTWC, earning $60,000 for his 2003 victory at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, Ky. ... The non-qualifiers’ race is known as the Jim Dunn Memorial, honoring the late first winner of the DTWC who rallied from the rear for a stirring victory in 1981 at Pennsboro. ... The modified feature pays $4,000-to-win.

DTWC winners

(Complete race history)
Year: Winner, hometown
2015: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2014: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2013: Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, Ill.
2012: Jimmy Owens, Newport, Tenn.
2011: Don O'Neal, Martinsville, Ind.
2010: Earl Pearson Jr., Jacksonville, Fla.
2009: Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, Wis.
2008: Brian Birkhofer, Muscatine, Iowa
2007: Chub Frank, Bear Lake, Pa.
2006: Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, Ill.
2005: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2004: Rick Eckert, York, Pa.
2003: Darrell Lanigan, Union, Ky.
2002: Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, Ill.
2001: Bart Hartman, Zanesville, Ohio
2000: Wendell Wallace, Batesville, Ark.
1999: Steve Francis, Ashland, Ky.
1998: Freddy Smith, Knoxville, Tenn.
1997: Marshall Green, Dalton, Ga.
1996: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
1995: Jack Boggs, Grayson, Ky.
1994: Ronnie Johnson, Chattanooga, Tenn.
1993: Freddy Smith, Baton Rouge, La.
1992: Ronnie Johnson, Chattanooga, Tenn.
1991: Freddy Smith, Kings Mountain, N.C.
1990: Jack Boggs, Grayson, Ky.
1989: John Mason, Millersburg, Ohio
1988: Donnie Moran, Frazeysburg, Ohio
1987: Larry Moore, Dayton, Ohio
1986: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
1985: Freddy Smith, Kings Mountain, N.C.
1984: Jack Boggs, Webbville, Ky.
1983: Freddy Smith, Kings Mountain, N.C.
1982: Charlie Swartz, Ashland, Ky.
1981: Jim Dunn, Roseville, Ohio

DTWC purse

Feature event
1. $100,000
2. $20,000
3. $10,000
4. $7,000
5. $5,000
6. $3,500
7. $3,200
8. $3,000
9. $2,800
10. $2,500
11. $2,450
12. $2,400
13. $2,350
14. $2,300
15. $2,250
16. $2,200
17. $2,150
18. $2,100
19. $2,075
20. $2,060
21. $2,050
22. $2,040
23. $2,030
24. $2,020
25. $2,010
26. $2,000
Non-qualifiers’ race
1. $3,000
2. $1,500
3. $1,250
4. $1,000
5. $900
6. $800
7. $750
8. $700
9. $650
10. $600
11. $500
12. $400
13. $350
14. $300
15. $250
16. $200
17. $200
18. $200
19. $200
20. $200
21. $200
22. $200
23. $200
24. $200
25. $200
26. $200

Event schedule

(Subject to change)
Thursday, Oct. 13
2 p.m.: All gates open
5:30 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
6 p.m.: Modified practice
6:45 p.m.: Modified time trials
8 p.m.: Modified heat races
9:30 p.m.: Modified consolations
10:30 p.m.: Modified non-qualifiers’ race
Friday, Oct. 14
2 p.m.: All gates open
5:30 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
6 p.m.: Late Model practice
7:30 p.m.: First round of heats
9 p.m.: Second round of heats
Saturday, Oct. 15
2 p.m.: All gates open
4:30 p.m.: Dirt Racing Outreach service
5:30 p.m.: Autograph session
6:30 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
7 p.m.: Late Model consolation races
8:15 p.m.: Modified feature
9 p.m: Jim Dunn Memorial non-qualifiers’ race
10 p.m.: 36th annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship presented by Optima

 
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