Tuesday, November 21, 2017

TAKE TWO: BOGO Reward This Week At BriggsAuto.Com Speedway!

Topeka, KS – Every now and then Mother Nature can throw you a curve ball. All across the Midwest last Saturday night, a big curveball was thrown.

Severe weather was put in the forecast last Saturday. At the end of the night several tornados and storms ravaged the predicted areas. This forecast put the folks at Heartland Park to the test early Saturday morning.

A decision had to be made on what to do. The prior rains did not do enough damage to warrant a cancellation, but the forecast could.

Just prior to 1 o’clock the officials at HPT decided to cancel the event. It was a tough decision to make and it took a strong debate, but in the end the risk of putting everyone in danger did not appeal to anyone at HPT.

The crew is looking into rescheduling the event and it also gives us a chance to re-do everything again from last week:

Opening night is over. It was a great event. A large crowd, close to 100 racers and action packed fun all night long rewarded all those in attendance. As we look back on that night, fans are wondering what they have to look forward to in the future at BriggsAuto.Com Speedway.

For starters this Saturday, April 21, will be a BOGO Night for the first 250 fans that purchase an adult ticket. For those of you who don’t speak coupon mom lingo, BOGO means “By One Get One Free!”

The first 250 fans that attend the races on Saturday night will receive a free ticket when they purchase the first adult admission at regular price. It’s a 2 for 1 bonanza!

Not only will the fans get a deal walking in the gate, but the racing action on the track will be just as satisfying! It’s the old adage; “We’ll sell you a seat but you’re only going to need the Edge!”

Last week in the Washburn Tech Modified division it was Luke Driskell getting the win over Grant Junghans.

Driskell, a feature winner in 2011, was excited about getting off on a good start. He knows how tough the competition is and every point counts when it comes down to the final race.

The feature event held the fans on their seat until the very end. Junghans chipped away at Driskell’s lead and on the last lap, as lapped traffic pulled in front of them, made a move for the top spot. Driskell held him off by a car length at the finish.

One of the big surprises last week occurred in the Casey’s General Store Pure Stock division.

A whopping total of 18 cars signed in to race in the division. Last season the average car count hovered around 10 to 12 cars each week. It was a pleasant surprise to see a bunch of new competitors at the track.

Darren Davenport scored his first win at BriggsAuto.Com Speedway. It was a boost to his confidence and it showed the fans that in 2012 this division will be wide open!

It was a strong run for Mike Higley in the White Line CDL Training B Mod feature event. A year ago Higley scored 7 wins at the speedway, the most of any driver in the class, but he came up short in the run for a championship. Higley’s goal in 2012 is to win as many races as possible and let the points fall where they may.

Forty B Mods showed up to race last week. It’s a big sign that this class is growing by leaps and bounds. There seems to be many factors for this explosion, but the fans will get the best reward by getting to see more racing action.

The Super 8 at Forbes Landing Factory Stock feature was race filled with trouble. Several drivers fell out of the field, but in the end one driver, Jeff Miller, stood tall in victory lane.

Spectator gates will open at 5:30 p.m. The Kids Zone will be back once again and there will be another driver autograph session before the races. Hot laps will start at 6:15 p.m. and the first green flag waves at 7:00 p.m.

Adult tickets are $10 and kids 12 and under are $5.00.

Tickets and pit passes can be purchased online at http://www.hpt.com .

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