Monday, July 9, 2018

GAGE BESING MEMORIAL SET TO KICK OFF THIS WEEKEND!

On July 14th the biggest Jr. Sprint race of the year will hit the Highbanks of SIR. The 4th Annual Warner Truck and Equipment Gage Besing Memorial will boast the highest Jr. Sprint purse of the year! Paying $750 to win and $50 to start, as well as boasting a total purse of $3,200, we hope to bring in Jr. Sprint racers from across different areas of the country to honor a great young man's life. Gage Besing passed away on December 26th, 2014 from complications of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a form of pediatric cancer. Before his passing, SIR had Gage down to the race track, and with the help of our racers and fans, showed him a VIP racing experience. Jason Rix made him a special trophy themed like his favorite superhero, Captain America. Additionally, our racers went to the infield and took a picture with him. This event will be a ton of fun for our Jr. Sprint racers in addition to supporting a young man here in the Marion area that is taking on his own battle with cancer, Hunter Dunn! We will be having a full night of weekly points racing with all 6 other classes at SIR with regular payouts. TheWarner Truck and Equipment Jr. Sprint payout will look like this: 1st - $750 2nd - $375 3rd - $250 4th - $225 5th - $200 6th - $175 7th - $150 8th - $125 9th - $100 10th - $90 11th - $80 12th - $70 13th - $60 14th-24th - $50 The format for Jr. Sprints on this night will follow our normal Saturday night format. - Pill draw to run heat races - Passing points will be given for heat race finishes - The top 6 in passing points will run a dash setting the top 3 rows - 7-18 will be set by passing points - 19th on back in passing points will be put into B-Mains with the best 6 finishers finishing out the field - The top 24 will then run the 20 lap Williams Auto Body Gage Besing Memorial SIR could not put on a race of this magnitude without the help of our sponsors. If anyone else is interested in sponsoring this event please contact the Facebook page. We hope everyone can join us on this night to honor the memory of Gage Besing! We have more in the works for this night so be watching the Facebook page for updates and use the hashtag #GBM18 when talking about the race to help spread the word!