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Author Topic:   David Richardson Memorial gets better !!!!!
namgalf
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Total posts: 3
posted March 26, 2002 11:02 AM
Make your plans now to attend!!!! With what is possibly the most prestigious UMP modified race already a huge success, the 9th annual David Richardson Memorial sponsered by Pride Enterprise at Vermilion County Speedway in Danville, Illinios will get even better this Memorial Day May 26,2002. The A-main pays $5000 to win and $300 to start and will start a minimum of 23 cars. The first 20 will be determined by the heats which all cars must transfer through. The last 3 cars will be the winners of the May 24 Friday night winner at Brownstown, Ill. (Fayette County Speedway) which will pay $2000 to win and $200 to start and the May 25 Saturday night winner at Charleston, Ill. which will pay $3000 to win and $200 to start. Also a provisional decided by Pride Enterprise will be included. Every year this race has started 24 cars so another will likely be added to the field. The big change is that a 25 lap B feature that will also pay full UMP points is being added to the card and will pay $1000 to the winner and $75 to start with a minimum of 20 cars starting. This field will be filled by the finishing positions of the consi races that do not transfer to the A-main. Promoter Bill Marietta decided to add this feature to help more teams receive decent payoffs with a record number of entries last year totaling 146 from 11 states. An entry fee of $50 is required and as has been the case in all DRM races in the past ALL cars receive a minimum payoff of the entry fee at the pay window. The rain date for the DRM is the next day Monday May 27. Also this year with the large field of UMP modifieds expected no other class of cars will be running this evening to make for a somewhat shorter evening. Total feature payoffs below:
25 lap B-Main
1. 1000 2. 400 3. 300 4. 250
5. 225 6. 200 7. 175 8. 150
9. 125 10.100 11. 95 12. 90
13. 85 14. 80 15-20. 75
50 lap A-Main
1. 5000 2. 2000 3. 1500 4. 1000
5. 700 6. 500 7. 450 8. 400
9. 350 10. 345 11. 340 12. 335
13. 330 14. 325 15. 320 16. 315
17. 310 18. 305 19. 300 20. 300
Any other starters receive 300.
As you may or may not know this race has never had repeat winner attesting to the quality of the drivers attending. Previous winners are 1994 Butch Shay (Ky.), 1995 Scottie Dehm (Ill.), 1996 Scott Patman (In.), 1997 Dean Hoffman (Ill.), 1998 Jimmy Owens (Tn.), 1999 Jeff Martin (Ill.), 2000 Tommy Burnside (Ill.), 2001 Denny Schwartz (Ill.). Maybe the streak will continue and your driver will win. For more info call Bill Marietta at 217-443-6923. If interested discounts are available at the Ramada Inn 10 miles from the track at exit #220 off Interstate 74 but get them early as Indy sells many rooms.


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