Bounties have long had a place in racing, but recently bounties have mostly fallen by the wayside as things that no longer frequently happen. North Carolina’s Millbridge Speedway is bringing back the bounty with help from Speed51.com, and on Wednesday night they’re placing it on Box Stock driver Sam Corry.
Corry has won six feature races this season in the Box Stock division at the challenging 1/6-mile clay oval in Salisbury, North Carolina. He’s also won five races in a row.
Corry told Millbridge Speedway announcer in victory lane, “If Jeremy (Burnett; track co-owner) puts up $500, I’ll start from the rear of the field and go for the win!”
Speed51’s own Bob Dillner heard that challenge as he was walking across the race track. He shouted out, “I’ll do it!”
Burnett is even putting up an additional $100 for anyone who wins Wednesday’s Box Stock feature, which can be seen live as part of our Summer Thunder TV live broadcast presented by PFC Brakes.
Dillner, a longtime fan of short track racing before getting involved on the media side of things, remembers frequently seeing tracks place bounties on drivers, and that is one of the things that made him want to be a part of this challenge.
“I always think it’s really cool to have bounties,” said Dillner, Speed51.com’s founder and executive editor. “Sam has done such a great job this year, so when he offered that up as a challenge that was something that I respected.”
Race fans can watch Corry chase that big money bounty bonus live on Speed51.com as part of our Summer Thunder TV series presented by PFC Brakes.
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