Minersville PA (2/27/15)--Big Diamond Speedway's 2015 schedule is permeated with events rich in tradition and racing history, but on June 5th an event unlike any other will take center stage for the headlining 358 modifieds with the first running of the "Triple Diamonds".
Promotor Jake Smulley will present a unique qualifying procedure that will thrill the fans and give racers the opportunity to take home extra money.
The entire field will be split into two semi-features that will be 15-laps in length. Each semi-feature will pay at least $1,000 to win and $100 to start. Line-ups for the semi features will be determined by timed dashes. The quick-timer on the night will receive a $100 bonus and will draw an invert number for the heat races.
The top-5 finishers from each semi-feature will be qualified for the A-main, while the rest of the field will run B-mains. The top-4 drivers from the B-mains will join the ten drivers that transferred out of the semi-features in a 14-car redraw while the rest of the field will be filled in through the B-main "heads-up" from their finishing positions.
The feature race will be 30 laps and will pay $3,000 to win. Any driver that can set fast time during the timed dashes and win a semi-feature will receive an extra $400 bonus, and $1,000 awaits any driver that can sweep the night with quick-time, a semi-feature victory, and a win in the A-main.
"This is the start of something that could become an early-summer tradition at Big Diamond," stated speedway owner Jake Smulley. "The fans get some extra racing and the drivers get to race for extra money, it should be a win-win for everyone in attendance on June 5th."
The "Triple Diamonds" event for the modifieds will share the night's card with the thrilling sportsman and roadrunner divisions.
The 2015 season at Big Diamond Speedway officially kicks off this Monday, March 2nd with the mall show at the Schuylkill Mall in Frackville. Young fans will have a bevy of activities on Friday March 6th with events including a prizes, cardboard car challenge, kids big wheels races, driver interviews, autographs, awards, and a tire changing competition should bring plenty of smiles to families through the region.