Preliminary details released to race
Tyler County Speedway and Circle Track Management Group have announced preliminary details for the nations coolest crown jewel event, “The Black Diamond” on September 1-3.
Over $157,000 will be paid out to Super Late Model teams over 2 days of the $180,000 weekend. The 2010 edition of the “Black Diamond” attracted one of largest fields of Super Late Models at any event in the nation, and changes for 2011 have been implemented to make the event even bigger and stronger! “The Black Diamond” will feature the deepest and one of the highest payoffs of any national crown jewel Super Late Model event and will have NO entry fees for pre-registered drivers!
The “Black Diamond” will showcase 5 late model-type features during the weekend including 4 Super Late Model features. While the event pays mammoth amounts to the winners, the payoff is designed to pay more money to more drivers. A total of $48,000 will be paid out to the 4 Super Late Model winners with one driver being able to win up to $38,000. A driver that races in 3 feature events will earn a minimum of $2,000, and the 48th place driver on Saturday night will earn $1,000. All Super Late Model drivers that attend both days of Super Late Model racing will be paid a minimum of $250. The FASTRAK Pro-Late NE Tour “WV State Championship on Friday, September 2 will pay $3,000 to win.
Circle Track Management Group is posting this incredible Super Late Model payoff without digging into the pockets of the race teams! The Super Late Models will have absolutely no car entry fee if a driver pre-registers by the August 15 cut-off date. Super Late Model car entry after August 15 will be $200. CTMG has been a strong part of the UFo alliance and has seen the favorable results of the elimination of entry fees on that tour. The elimination of these fees will translate to even more money for the race teams that attend this national mega-event, keeping an additional $15,000 in their hands.
The massive 3-day weekend will kick off on “Black Lightning Thursday,” September 1 with “WV State Championship” heat races and consolation events for the Hot Mods, Mod-Lites and Eco-Flyer 4-cylinders. After the racing, live entertainment will be provided including the Mud Dawg & Hoss Show.
United Rentals “Black Gold Friday” on September 2 will feature the UFo “WV State Championship.” This will be a full UFo Super Late Model racing program with $8,000 to win for the Area 51-lap Super Late Model feature event. The FASTRAK Northeast & Mid-Ohio Valley Tour will compete in the Pro-Late Model “WV State Championship” full racing program. The “WV State Championship” features for the Hot Mods, Mod-Lites and Eco-Flyers will also be contested on Friday night.
The “Black Diamond 125” on Saturday night, September 3 will once again showcase 3 complete Super Late Model features. The field will once again be split into 2 groups with a complete racing program for each group. Two $10,000 to win, 40-lap preliminary features will be ran-1 for each group-with a full payoff to 24th position. The top 8 finishers from each preliminary feature will move on the 45-lap finale paying $20,000 to win with a full payoff for all 16 cars. The 45-lap finale promises to be the most intense $20,000 to win race ever contested! The TSMA E-mods will compete in a full racing program with their “WV State Championship” paying $1,000 to the winner.
A new website will be launched for the event in the upcoming weeks. Details will be released throughout the upcoming months. New “Black Diamond 125” pre-entry blanks for Super Late Model drivers will be mailed out and available on the event website. Drivers are highly encouraged to pre-enter to save the $200 race entry fee.
The UFo Race Championship is an event marketing alliance among independent supertracks in the PA-WV-MD region. Participating speedways presents their own championship Super Late Model events under the UFo banner throughout the season using common tech and procedure rules with a year-end, group funded, point bonus for the top finishing drivers on the tour. Eligible tracks are within the three hour travel distance of the central point of Washington, PA.