There’s always big money on the line at the QRC Speed51 Open presented by HMS Motorsport. However, the biggest possible cash prize comes with a big challenge attached to it, thanks in part to a big-time sponsorship.
Phantom Racing Chassis has stepped up to sponsor the “Back Row Bonus” for the 2019 Speed51 Open, which pays $25,000 to a driver who successfully completes the challenge of forfeiting his or her starting spot and racing through the A-Feature field for the win.
“The Back Row Bonus is one of the signature staples of the Speed51 Open,” said Millbridge Speedway co-owner Ashly Burnett. “We are excited to have Phantom Racing Chassis on board to sponsor this year’s bonus and support our racers, especially the one daring enough to take the Back Row challenge.”
Only one driver will enter the feature race with a chance to win the $25,000 Back Row Bonus. The winner of the pole shuffle earlier in the evening will be given the opportunity to relinquish their pole position and start last in the race. If the driver accepts the challenge and races through the field to take the win, he or she will be awarded the $25,000.
If that driver declines the challenge, the opportunity will be given to the next driver (second-place finisher in the pole shuffle, third-place finisher, etc.) in line until one driver accepts the challenge. If necessary, the challenge will be offered all the way to the last qualifier in order to give one driver a chance at the big payday.
The Speed51 Open takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21-22. Fans unable to make the trip to the event at Salisbury, North Carolina in person can purchase a video ticket for Speed51’s pay-per-view broadcast to see who will accept the Back Row Bonus for a chance at more than $30,000 in winnings, with a $5,151 winner’s payout and $25 bonuses for every lap led along with the Back Row Bonus.
Click here to order your pay-per-view ticket today.
For more information about the QRC Speed51 Open, visit www.millbridgespeedway.com.
-Story by Zach Evans, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @ztevans
-Photo credit: Speed51.com photo