Batesville, I-30 hold spe­cial events

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SCOREBOARD -

Lit­tle Rock’s I-30 Speed­way and Batesville Mo­tor Speed­way in Lo­cust Grove will host spe­cial events this week.

The Sum­mer Slam Street Stock Sizzler will be held at Batesville tonight and Satur­day night. The sec­ond event of the Bad Boy Big 4 Series will pay $5,000 to win and $400 to start.

The street stocks will have time tri­als and qual­i­fy­ing heat races tonight, while last-chance qual­i­fiers and the main event will be held Satur­day night. The track’s IMCA mod­i­fied, hobby stock, mini-stock and front-wheel drive di­vi­sions also will be on the card tonight, while the hobby stocks will join the street stocks Satur­day.

Grand­stand gates open at 5:30 p.m. and rac­ing starts at 8 p.m. both nights. Adult grand­stand ad­mis­sion is $12 tonight and $15 on Satur­day night. Kids age 14 and un­der get in free. Pit passes are $30 tonight and $35 Satur­day night.

On Satur­day night, I-30 Speed­way will host the sev­enth an­nual Rock­a­billy 45 for the Comp Cams Su­per Dirt Series late mod­els, pay­ing $5,000 to win and $500 to start.

Green­brier’s Jack Sul­li­van, who has won six of the tour’s 10 events this sea­son, is the series points leader. Gar­rett Al­ber­son of Las Cruces, N.M., is sec­ond in the stand­ings, 87 points be­hind Sul­li­van. Round­ing out the top five are Tru­mann’s Kyle Beard, Zach McMil­lan of Kil­gore, Texas, and Shreve­port’s B.J. Robin­son.

The event also will serve as a fundraiser for the Will McGary Foun­da­tion. McGary was a Con­way po­lice of­fi­cer who was fa­tally in­jured in the line of duty in Fe­bru­ary 2013. Sul­li­van’s car will carry a spe­cial paint scheme for the event, fea­tur­ing the num­ber 474, which was McGary’s badge num­ber.

I-30’s IMCA mod­i­fied, su­per stock, fac­tory stock, mini-sprint and mod-light di­vi­sions will also com­pete.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and rac­ing starts at 7:30 p.m. Adult grand­stand ad­mis­sion is $20 and chil­dren age 6-12 get in for $1. Pit passes are $30.

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