Sunday, November 19, 2017

Lap Money Added To 13th Annual Larry Phillips Memorial

One of the greatest racers of all time, Larry Phillips. (racingfromthepast.com)

One of the greatest racers of all time, Larry Phillips. (racingfromthepast.com)

Springfield, Mo.- Springfield Raceway Officials are pleased to announce exciting news for the running of the 13th Annual Larry Phillips Memorial to be held on Saturday September 14th at the “Quick-Quarter”

The event featuring the MARS Super Late Model Series will be running the feature for 75 laps that evening in the honor and memory of the Springfield Legendary Driver and his famous number 75.

The event will pay the standard $3,000 to win but will have some extra incentive to the purse as Sponsorship laps are being sold at $75 per lap.

The lap money will be paid to the top 3 runners per lap with the leader of each lap gathering an extra $40 while the Second place driver pockets $20 per lap and the Third place runner receives $15 per lap.

Already over 20 laps have been sold and the list keeps growing everyday.

Current lap sponsors include the National Dirt Racing Hall Of Fame(lap 1), Midwest Dirt Track Legends Facebook Members Kevin Priske (lap 2) and Sammie Anna Blessing(lap 3), Southwest Missouri Area Racing Photographer Chris Bork(CB Racing Photos-lap 4), Jack’s Fireworks of Clever (laps 5&6), Former IMCA and USAC National Champion and former Daytona 500 Pole Setter Ramo Stott who
competed against Phillips( lap 7), Midwest Dirt Track Legends Racing Member and B Mod driver JC Morton of Springfield( lap 18), along with Modified Standout Rex Merritt and Legends Racing Member (lap 25), Phillip’s former longtime Sponsor in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Sportsland Pick-up Covers( laps 40,50 and 60 and 70), Omaha, Nebraska based Home Pride (lap 41), Joplin’s Hatfield Racing Engines (laps 43-44), Well known Bolivar Businessman and Racing Sponsor Don Babb( laps 71-74) and the Home Track of the Springfield Raceway(lap 75).

Should a driver lead every lap it would be worth $6,000 in total prize money as Speedway staff continue to work on added money in the purse along with the lap Sponsors.

Phillips who won 5 NASCAR Weekly Racing Series National Championships and is a member of the National Dirt Racing Hall Of Fame along with the Missouri Sports Hall Of Fame along with one of the all-time greats on both Asphalt and Dirt.

For more information you can contact James Perkins at 417-365-2269 or Jerry Hoffman at 417-673-7426.

For more information about the 2013 season at the ‘Quick-Quarter” of the Springfield Raceway go to WWW.SpringfieldRaceway.Com and be sure to like the Facebook Page.

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