COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Ready for Arkansas Doubleheader
By Ben Shelton (Conway, AR) -- The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil is set for an Arkansas doubleheader this weekend, July 22-23.
On Friday, July 22 the second annual Kenneth Mitchell Memorial posts a $5,555 top prize at Texarkana 67 Speedway (Texarkana, Ark.), while the $5,000-to-win Autism Night at the Races will be held at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Ark.) on Saturday, July 23.
“This is a big weekend for our series with two really good paying races,” CCSDS CEO Chris Sullivan said. “The staff at Texarkana 67 Speedway have made some amazing improvements to that facility since last year, and we look forward to showcasing it to our fans, racers, and marketing partners on Friday evening. Then you have a great race supporting a great cause on Saturday night at I-30 Speedway as the program featured Autism Night at the Races, and we have some special things planned there.”
With two series victories to his credit already this season, Mississippi’s Brian Rickman enters the weekend as the Midwest Sheet Metal Marked Man with a 70-point advantage atop the series standings over B.J. Robinson.
Morgan Bagley, Tyler Stevens, Kyle Beard, Mason Oberkramer, Hunter Rasdon, Scott Crigler, Brandon Carpenter, Logan Martin, Jon Kirby, and Dean Carpenter round out the current Top 12 in the series standings.
Tyler Stevens not only sits fourth in the overall series standings but continues to lead the way in the Midwest Sheet Metal Rookie of the Year battle over Brandon Carpenter.
Action kicks off with the second annual $5,555-to-win Kenneth Mitchell Memorial on Friday evening at Texarkana 67 Speedway. The 2022 edition of the event marks the first year for CCSDS to sanction the program, which honors the late father of 2012 CCSDS champ, Jon Mitchell. The race was a Crate Late Model event in 2021, and it was current Midwest Sheet Metal Rookie of the Year point leader, Tyler Stevens, who picked up the $5,555 triumph.
USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Modifieds, and USRA Tuners join the night’s action.
Friday grandstand admission is $20 (ages 10-and-up) with kids (ages 9-and-under) $5. Friday pit admission is $35 (ages 10-and-up) and $15 (ages 9-and-under).
The pit gate opens at 5:00 p.m. with grandstand gates opening at 6:00 p.m. with racing action at 8 p.m..
On Saturday at I-30 Speedway a $5,000 winner’s check is on the line during the track’s Autism Night at the Races. The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) and Cadillac Chassis IMCA Stock Cars will also share the night’s spotlight.
The program will be headlined by Autism Awareness Night at the Races with the Arkansas-Autism Foundation in attendance with a booth setup in the grandstand area to provide information and education.
Meanwhile, CCSDS regular, B.J. Robinson will be donning a special wrap with the Arkansas Autism Foundation logo on his car. His car will be on display from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. CST in the grandstand area for fans to come by and sign the doors. Each door from the commemorative design will be given away after the night’s program via a raffle at the track. Tickets can be purchased for $1 apiece at the Arkansas Autism Foundation booth.
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series racer, Tim Crawley will also be donning the Arkansas Autism Foundation logo on his familiar entry.
Adult admission is $20 and kids (ages 12 and under) are admitted free compliments of Cadillac Chassis and Central Arkansas Pest Services. Pit passes are $35.
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with hot laps at 7:00 p.m. and racing action at 7:30 p.m.
The CCSDS tire rule for both events is a Hoosier 1350 on all four corners with a Hoosier 1600 white-dot right rear option.
Submitted By: Kirk Elliott