The $5,151-to-win QRC Speed51 Open at Millbridge Speedway is just one week away, so now is the perfect time to release the schedule of events for the two huge days of racing at the Salisbury, North Carolina 1/5-mile clay oval on May 24-25.
On Tuesday, May 24, Millbridge’s support divisions will take center stage in front of a huge crowd at the track, and a national TV audience watching on Speed51 TV. The Beginner Box Stocks, Box Stocks and Intermediates will all run heat races and feature races on Tuesday night.
The gates will open at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday with practice/qualifying for all support divisions running from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Heat races for the Intermediates will take place at 8:15 p.m. to kick off that night’s racing card.
The Beginner Box Stock division will be the first feature to roll, and they will go for 15 laps. The B-Main for the Intermediates will follow. The Box Stock and Intermediate features will both be 20 laps.
The Open division will close out the night’s racing action with qualifying to set the field for Wednesday’s heat races.
Tuesday night at Millbridge will conclude with a concert by Dirty Grass Soul at 11 p.m.
Then on Wednesday, May 25 it’s the big day. It’s QRC Speed51 Open race day. The gates will open at 3 p.m. ET with engine warm-ups taking place at 6:30 p.m.
Heat racing action will begin at 7 p.m. Eight heats are expected with the top two finishers at the end of eight laps transferring to the A-Main. The Revenge Draw will follow the heat races at approximately 8:20 p.m.
Two 10-lap D-Mains and C-Mains will follow the revenge draw with the top four drivers transferring on. The top four from the D-Main will move to the back of the starting field for the C-Main. The top four finishers from each C-Main will move on to the rear of the starting field for the B-Main.
The eight-lap Dash will follow the second C-Main and will consist of the eight heat race winners. The Dash will determine the top eight positions in the A-Main starting lineup.
Two 12-lap B-Mains will follow the Dash with the top two finishers in each race transferring on to the 51-lap A-Main.
A 20-lap non-qualifier race will take place after the A-Main for the top-20 cars that failed to make the feature race.
All of the action from the QRC Speed51 Open can be seen live on Speed51.com. A two-day video ticket can be purchased for just $24.99. To purchase your Speed51 TV video ticket, click here: http://speed51.com/51livetv-events/
For more information on Millbridge Speedway, visit www.millbridgespeedway.com. For more information on Speed51 TV, visit Speed51.com.
QRC Speed51 Open Schedule of Events:
|Tuesday, May 24|
|3 p.m.||Gates Open|
|3:30||Pill Draw Opens|
|6:30-7:00||Practice/Qualifying for Support Divisions|
|7-8:15||Open Division Practice (by group)|
|Beginner Box Stock Feature (15 Laps)|
|Track Prep/Opening Ceremonies|
|Intermediate B Main (10 Laps)|
|Box Stock A Main (20 Laps)|
|Intermediate A Main (20 Laps)|
|Track prep if needed|
|Open Division Qualifying (2 Karts, 2 Laps)|
|11:00||Dirty Grass Soul Concert|
|Wednesday, May 25|
|3 p.m.||Gates Open|
|7:00||(8) Open Heat Races 8 laps Top 4 Invert (Top 2 to A-Main, Winner to Dash)|
|8:20||Opening Ceremonies/Revenge Draw|
|(2) Open D-Mains 10 laps (10 minutes) (9+ in heats) top 4 transfer to C Mains|
|(2) Open C-Mains 10 laps (10 minutes) (6-8 in heats) top 4 transfer to B Mains|
|Open Division Dash (8 laps) Revenge Draw Starting position (heat winners)|
|(2) Open B-Maines 12 laps (12 minutes) (3-5 in heats) top 2 transfer|
|Open A-Main Driver Introductions|
|Open A-Main 51 Laps|
|Open Non Qualifier race (top 20 that missed feature) 20 laps|
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