Winston-Salem, NC — A fan favorite returns this Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium – one which shook up the action for 2015 and dominated the discussion: the Fans’ Challenge. With $15,000 on the line, it’s easy to see why.
For 100-lap races in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, including tomorrow night’s Kevin Powell Motorsports 100, the field randomly draws for position. That means the faster cars could be starting at the front, in mid-pack, or even towards the rear.
The Fans’ Challenge gives the fastest four qualifiers a tough choice. They could draw for position with the rest of the field… or they could take the challenge and elect to start in the rear.
Why would a driver want to start in the rear? Because if they fight back to a top four finish, they will have completed the Fans’ Challenge and will split a $3,000 prize pool. Any unclaimed money from one 100-lap race rolls over to the next, creating a larger prize pool. With five 100-lappers in 2016, $15,000 is on the line.
Last season, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove successfully completed the challenge to grab $6,000 on May 29. Danny Bohn of Huntersville grabbed $3,000 in the next 100-lapper, and Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg mopped up the remaining
$6,000 by completing the challenge on July 11.
Fans were on their feet as their favorite drivers fought hard to break into the top four, and just as many eyes were on the Fans’ Challenge competitors as on the race leaders. A new dimension was added to the racing that you won’t want to miss!
The excitement continues this Saturday night with the Kevin Powell Motorsports 100 presented by Triad CW 20. Also on the schedule is racing for the Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series, the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series, the McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series – and the night will end with the always wild 109 U-Pull-It Skid Race.
Gates open at 6:00 for practice, and the first race begins at 8:00 PM – this Saturday night. Ticket prices, directions, and more information can be found online at www.bowmangrayracing.com or by calling (336) 723-1819.
-Bowman Gray Stadium Press Release
-Photo Credit: Speed51.com