Batesville, I-30 hold special events
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.