posted December 28, 2002 06:11 PM
Duck River Speedway & Winchester Speedway
"Big 10 Steel Head Super Series"
Tim Smith and Jim Hastings of Duck River Speedway along with Tim Smith (Huntland, TN.) of Winchester Speedway have agreed to join forces and expand Duck River Speedway’s very successful 2002 Big 6 Steel Head series in the upcoming 2003 racing season.
During the 2002 Big 6 series drivers from five states competed with Florence, Alabama’s "Flyin’ Byron" Michael taking the series championship and walking away with the lion’s share of the $5,500 points fund (which exceeded the $5,000 points fund goal). Series race winners were Michael, series runner-up Les Howell of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Tony "The Tiger" Morris of Murfreesboro, Jimmy Nowlin of Shelbyville and two time victor David Gentry of Lewisburg. The 2002 Big 6 races all paid $1,500 to win and $60 to start. The Points fund was distributed to the Top 10 finishers in the title chase.
Duck River Speedway and Winchester Speedway owners have been busy working out an agreement to expand the Big 6 series into a 10 event series in 2003 with five shows each at Duck River Speedway and Winchester Speedway. The Points fund goal is $10,000 instead of $5,000 (the series will start with a $5,000 points fund and will be increased for every race entry during all ten events with the goal being $10,000 minimum based on an average car count of 25 racers per show) in 2003. The 2003 Big 10 Super Series point fund will be split among the Top 15 racers instead of just the Top 10. Also the 2003 Big 10 series will have increased purses in the $1,500 to win shows (a $490 increase with a minimum of $100 to start / increase is in positions 9, 11 and 13 through 24)). There will be six of these shows (3 at each track) and there will also be four $3,000 to win and $300 to start Big 10 shows!
The 2003 Big 10 Steel Head Super series will utilize the same rules as the 2002 Big 6 series with two exceptions. A $250 Protest on MSD ignition boxes has been added and any driver in the Top 5 in points may protest (last season only Top 5 race finishers could protest the race winner). Basic rules are 362 Steel Head, flat top piston engines with any intake manifold. Rear tires must durometer 60 or greater when cold. Rules may be viewed at DRS web site ( www.duckriverspeedway.com ) or you may e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com .
The 2003 Big 10 Super Series Steel Head champion will have an additional challenge as drivers must master two race tracks in order to win the Championship.
The 2002 Big 6 racers are expected to return and try to take Byron Michael’s crown, if they can! Top 5 in the 2002 point standings were:
1) Byron Michael / #B17 / Florence, Alabama
2) Les Howell / #91 / Muscle Shoals, Alabama
3) Jerry Jackson / #99 / Sheffield, Alabama
4) John David Todd (Rookie LM Racer!) / #18 / Murfreesboro, Tennessee
5) Billy Harris (2002 DRS Track Champion) / #11 / Flintville, Tennessee
Other Top 10 finishers were: Mark Fields, David Gentry, Corey Posey, Jimmy Nowlin and Danny Christian (Mississippi)
"Big 10 Steel Head Super Series schedule;
April 12 at Winchester / $1,500 to win and $100 to start.
May 3 at Duck River / $1,500 to win and $100 to start.
May 24 at Winchester / $3,000 to win and $300 to start
May 25 at Duck River / $3,000 to win and $300 to start (Sunday)
June 14 at Duck River / $1,500 to win and $100 to start.
July 12 at Winchester / $1,500 to win and $100 to start.
August 2 at Winchester / $1,500 to win and $100 to start.
August 16 at Duck River / $1,500 to win and $100 to start.
August 30 at Winchester / $3,000 to win and $300 to start
August 31 at Duck River / $3,000 to win and $300 to start (Sunday)
Winchester Speedway and Duck River Speedway owners and staff wish everyone a Happy Holiday season and look forward to seeing everyone in 2003. We extend a special invitation to those who have not raced with us to come join us in 2003.
Tim Smith, Jim Hastings and Tim Smith