Friday, July 22, 2011
$100k Purse up for Grabs at Legends Big Money 100 Race
main event, the Legends Big Money 100 will take place Aug. 1-2 on the
frontstretch quarter-mile oval at legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The two-day grassroots racing spectacular will feature fierce
competition among the nation's best Legend Car and Bandolero racers.
"This is the kind of big money these competitors usually don't see
unless they reach the NASCAR level," said Don Hawk, vice president of
business affairs, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. "The winner of the A-Main
take home $25,000. Even the last-place payout for the Legends Big
A-Main is $1,000 and that's 10 times the Legend Car registration fee.
is going to be a stellar event that will showcase everything that is
about Legend Car racing."
"The purse you're getting here is in the thousands instead of just
hundreds of dollars," said Legends Big Money 100 participant Steven
Cantrell, a California native who moved to Charlotte to pursue his
making it to NASCAR. "Anywhere else the most you win is 500 bucks, but
you're getting $25,000, which is a lot of money for those who have
Cars and just love to race."
"There are not many other forms of short-track racing that you can
run for that amount of money," added Legend Car racing veteran and
Ga.-native, Doug Stevens. "Especially with the price of the car in
relationship to the amount of money you're racing for. I'm looking
Registration is available online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com
and www.uslegendcars.com or at the gate the day of the event.
who purchase a new Legend Car from U.S. Legend Cars International will
receive free entry into the Legends Big Money 100.
Competitors participating in the Legends Big Money 100 have the
option of registering in three Legend Car divisions based on the
age and experience level: Young Lions/Semi-Pro, Masters or the Legends
Money 100, which is open to all drivers. Young Lions/Semi-Pro and
competitors can register for their division race and the Legends Big
100. Each division will run a qualifying session, heat races and an A-
race, with the Legends Big Money 100 A-Main serving as the grand
the two-day event.
Competitors will complete time trials to determine their starting
position in the heat races. Drivers will then progress to B-Mains
their finishing position in the heats. The starting lineup for each A-
will consist of heat race winners and the first-place finishers from the
B-Mains. A total of 30 competitors will race in the Legends Big Money
A-Main event, which will be 100 laps with a 15-minute break at lap 50.
Bandolero Beginner Bandit, Bandit and Outlaw drivers will also have
the opportunity to compete in a Bandolero two-race championship event,
qualifying sessions, heat races and main events on each day. An overall
champion for each division will be crowned based on total points
in each main event. Prizes will be awarded to the top three in overall
points for each division.
The Legends Big Money 100 is open to all Legend Car competitors, 12
years of age or older and is not restricted by division. All minors 17
younger must complete a minor waiver, which is available for download at
For additional information on the Legends Big Money 100, visit
www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or call the Charlotte Motor Speedway
department at (704) 455-3205. For more information about U.S. Legend
International and Legend Cars, visit www.uslegendcars.com or call U.S.
Legend Cars International's headquarters at (704) 455-3896.
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Posted by Buck Lawrimore at 4:26 PM