Sunday, November 19, 2017

Heartland Park Topeka Dirt Track Ready For Sunday Practice

sucp_heartland_park_topeka_logo-300x225Topeka, KS – Everything has to have a beginning.

This Sunday, April 10th at 2 p.m. the New Heartland Park Topeka will see action on the dirt track for the first time in almost two years.

A new staff is in place, a new sanctioning body (IMCA) will be ushered in and a new ownership group is ready to watch the dirt fly Sunday!

“Since we sat down with Chris Payne back in January and started talking about this, John (Lowrey) and I have been excited,” said co-promoter, Larry Lowrey Jr., “Heartland Park Topeka is a first rate race facility and we wanted to be a part of that and so do a lot of others.”

“As Sunday’s practice gets closer we know that there has been a lot of work done and yet still a lot of work left to do,” said Lowrey, “Bernie Schmidtlein and his crew have been working non stop on the dirt track. Schmidtlein had a tough task of getting the track back into shape. Schimidtlein did a masterful job and got it done in quick fashion and now the job falls on the shoulders of the Reed Bros. (Ronny & Donny) to get the track race ready! We feel that we are in good hands.”

IMCA racers in 4 divisions will make their debut on Sunday afternoon. This year’s weekly classes for the Big Time Bail Bonds Sunday Night Showdown will be made up of IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Northern Sport Mods and IMCA Hobby Stocks. A schedule of 14 points races and 1 special event at the end of the season will make up the 2016 slate.

Nearly 50 drivers have preregistered for the upcoming season with more still to come.

Fans can expect to see a lot of great racing back in the Topeka area once again this season. Three IMCA Tracks within a 60 mile radius could possibly bring some new faces into the area as drivers will look to accumulate state, regional and national points.

“I don’t think this Sunday can get here fast enough,” said Lowrey, “There are a lot of unknowns about the upcoming season but when the race cars hit the track we know we are headed in the right direction.”

Sunday’s practice will see the pit gate open up at 2 p.m. All pit passes are $15.00 and drivers must have their IMCA License to participate.

This weekend’s practice is free to the general public in the grandstands. The spectator gates will open up at 2:30 p.m. There will be no amenities on Sunday.

On track action will begin at 3 p.m. and it will end at 6 p.m.

During the practice drivers can register for the upcoming season and purchase a pit stall. Tech will be available. Racers may also use up any old tires they have in stock during the practice. Opening night the only tire that will be allowed with be the IMCA Hoosier tire.

Heartland Park Topeka is located at 7530 S.W. Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS. For more information check out Heartland Park Topeka’s home on the world wide web at http://www.hpt.com.

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