The QRC Speed51 Open presented by HMS Motorsport at Millbridge Speedway (NC) always provides exciting Outlaw Kart action each May. This year on May 21-22, the event will be twice as exciting for the Open Division.
Along with the $5,151-to-win 51-lap feature headlining Wednesday’s racing program, a unique Open Division event has been added to the docket for Cook Out Night on Tuesday at Millbridge.
“The Speed51 Open is our biggest event of the year, and we always want to keep it growing,” said Millbridge Speedway co-promoter Ashly Burnett. “We are excited to add the Open Division to Tuesday’s racing program and try something a little different with that event to add even more excitement to the event for racers and fans alike.”
Tuesday’s Open Division main event will be 25 laps in distance, paying $1,000 to the winner of the event. It will feature an elimination-style format, with all drivers outside the top 10 leaving the racetrack after 15 laps.
The final 10 laps will be contested among the remaining 10 racers, battling for the $1,000 winner’s prize.
The final 10 laps will also include Delaware-style restarts, as well as the implementation of a choose cone. The leader will be alone on the front row on restarts, while the remaining competitors will have the option to choose the inside or outside line once the choose cone is displayed.
This now gives Open Division racers two chances to visit victory lane at Millbridge Speedway during the two-day event, with more than $6,000 given to the winners over those two nights.
Tuesday’s Cook Out Night will also include a full program for the Beginner Box Stock and Box Stock divisions, as well as practice and qualifying for the Open Division leading into their races over the two nights.
Wednesday night will include the second night of racing for the Open Division, as well as a full show for Intermediate Division racers, paying $500 to win.
For more information on Millbridge Speedway, be sure to visit MillbridgeSpeedway.com.
About Millbridge Speedway
Millbridge Speedway has been in existence for more than 25 years. The Burnetts took over the speedway in 2011 to transform it into a premier Outlaw Kart track. Over the years the Burnetts have added banking, built new walls, put up new lights, and made numerous changes to the speedway to make it one of the best Outlaw Kart tracks in the country. Millbridge Speedway has been featured on national television multiple times over the past few years, including two televised races over the past two years, with drivers from all over the US and Canada coming to race.
-Millbridge Speedway Press Release