The Speed51 Open at Millbridge Speedway is the biggest Outlaw Kart event of the year, and one of the biggest events in the Carolinas, even though it’s held at one of North Carolina’s smallest racing facilities. The 2017 event stands to be one of the biggest Speed51 Opens yet, for all divisions. Leonard Salvage of Lexington, North Carolina has stepped up to sponsor the Intermediate division at Millbridge Speedway and pay $1,000 to the winner of the Intermediate feature at the Speed51 Open.
Leonard Salvage is an auto salvage yard that turns scrap metal into cash for customers. The company is based on Old US Highway 52 in Lexington, North Carolina.
“The Speed51 Open is by far our biggest event of the year,” said Ashly Burnett, co-owner of Millbridge Speedway. “We always try to find a way to make it special for every division. We’re very thankful to have Leonard Salvage come on board and sponsor the Intermediate division to make their race at the Speed51 Open this year the biggest it’s ever been.”
The Speed51 Open is a two-day event, taking place on Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24. The Intermediate feature will run on Wednesday, along with the Open division.
Speed51.com, the 100% Short Track Racing News Source, will stand behind the event as a partner of the 1/6-mile clay oval and offer a live online pay-per-view broadcast to those who can’t make it to the race track.
Racing kicks off at the Speed51 Open on Tuesday, May 23 with open practice and qualifying for the Open and Intermediate divisions. Support classes including the Beginner Box Stocks and Box Stocks will run group qualifying and features only that night. Speed51.com will carry a live PPV video stream of these events.
Following the conclusion of the on-track action there will be an after-party featuring a live performance by the band “Dirty Grass Soul.”
Wednesday night’s schedule includes the Open Division for the Outlaw Karts, as well as the $500 to win Intermediate race. Open Division heat races are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and will be lined up based upon Tuesday night’s time trial results.
There will be a “Revenge Draw” for heat race winners. That draw will line up the grid for the “Pole Shuffle” to determine the front part of the starting line-up for the Speed51 Open.
Following the Pole Shuffle, several other preliminary main events will help set the field for the main event.
More information about the live pay-per-view broadcast on Speed51 TV, as well as the event itself, will be announced soon.
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