OSKALOOSA, Iowa – First place money has been upped to $2,000 for the headline event at Southern Iowa Speedway’s Wednesday and Thursday, July 2 and 3 Great American Stock Car Shootout.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars take top billing at the 19th annual event and the winner becomes eligible to qualify for the Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s in September.

The runner-up earns $1,000 and a minimum of $200 will be paid to start the 24-car feature. Tow money is $100.

IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race for $1,000 to win, a minimum of $150 to start and $100 tow.

The Merv Chandler Memorial for Mach-1 Sport Compacts pays $700 to win, a minimum of $100 to start and $50 tow.

Qualifying races for all three divisions will be held both nights. Drivers with the top point totals earned in two Wednesday heat races will be locked in and run a dash on Thursday to determine starting spots in their respective main events.

One-time entry fees are $75 for Stock Cars, $50 for Hobby Stocks and $20 for Sport Compacts. Thursday-only entry fees are $100, $75 and $50, respectively.

IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds also run on Wednesdays, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods on Wednesday and Thursday.

All applicable points, including local track points, will be awarded in all divisions.

Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $6 for youth ages 7-17 and free for six and under. Pit passes are $25 for adults, $15 for youth ages 7-13 and $10 for six and under.

Hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. both nights. More information is available from promoter Mike Van Genderen at 641 521-0330 and at the www.oskyspeedway.com website.

Bigger Payout Announced for Great American Stock Car Shootout