||PLANS FOR 2012 SEASON AT CORBIN SPEEDWAY OUTLINED AT DECEMBER 10 MEETING
Nearly 50 interested persons were on hand Saturday, December 10 for a meeting of prospective competitors at Corbin Speedway during the 2012 racing season.
Keith Page of Page Motorsports, who has secured an agreement for the leasing of Corbin Speedway for 2012 and possibly beyond, outlined plans for the upcoming season, including information on purse payouts and point funds.
“All pit fees will be applied to the purse payout for their particular division,” he explained, “and will constitute the purse for that division.”
All persons entering the pit area will pay a $25 pit fee, Page noted, and will sign in according to the division in which they are competing or the division in which the person they accompany is competing.
“In other words,” he said, “If you bring four people with you, all of those pit fees will go into the purse for your division. Everybody will get their pit fee back, because each division will pay a minimum of $25 to start the feature.”
A $40 fee will be charged for car and driver, it was explained, with $25 going to the purse and $15 to a year-end point fund.
“What we’re saying,” Page related, “is that every dollar spent in pit fees is going back to the competitors.”
Drivers will also be required to fill out a license and number application and pay a $25 fee prior to competing. However, $20 of that will be applied to the point fund for the division in which they are racing.
Considerable discussion was conducted on rules, with suggestions being accepted from competitors, and Page said complete 2012 rules would be posted on the track’s website early in January.
“We want to work with the racers to make the track successful,” Page said. “There’s no reason we can’t do it working together. We need the racers to make the track work, and they need us in order to have a place to race.”
At present, plans call for open practice on Saturday, March 3 and Saturday, March 10, with the opening 2012 event set for Saturday, March 17.
“For that opening event,” he noted, “we hope to have open practice on Thursday and Friday, and possibly a car show and ‘cruise-in’ on Friday evening. We’re hoping we’ll even be able to have a band there for this. We’d like to make our opening night a truly big event to get the season started right.”
The driver license form is available on the track’s website, www.corbinspeedway.com, and additional information will be posted on the website, as well as on the Corbin Speedway Facebook page.