By Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design - June 18, 2013
Track officials at Capital City Speedway in Stittsville, Ontario are about to roll out the welcome matt as they open their doors for the traditional dirt style Sportsman cars to come on out and have some fun on the 3/8th mile paved speedway located just off of Highway 7 just west of Ottawa. The Sportsman division has been booked in for four dates in the 2013 season, and with a strong turnout this year, more dates could be added for 2014.
The four dates for 2013 will all an addition to their already stellar Wednesday night lineup. The first race will take place on June 26th, July 24th, July 31st and the final race will take place on August 28th. Each Sportsman team will receive a free pit pass for the driver and two crewmembers (valued at $60). After first issuing this release last week, Capital City Speedway officials have decided to raise the purse to $300 to win, and will also pay back to the eighth place finisher. Second place will receive $200, third place will go home with $150, fourth place and fifth place will leave with $100. Sixth, Seventh and Eighth place finishers will receive amounts of $75, $50 and $25 respectively.
Standard Dirt Sportsman rules from area tracks will apply. Tires should be a hard compound dirt tire, but we will open it up to allow drivers to run old dirt track racing tires they may want to get rid of. We will revisit the rules package if we can get enough interest and cars for next year.
The idea for the Sportsman events at Capital City came through Joey Evans, a Sportsman driver from the Ottawa area. Joey approached Todd Gow with the idea, and soon the dates were finalized. Finish Line Web Design has also come aboard to help promote the four race event, and to help draw more attention to Capital City Speedway from area Sportsman competitors.
For more information on this Sportsman invasion of Capital City Speedway, please contact track promoter Todd Gow at the track at 613-723-7223 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info on Capital City Speedway including schedule and general information and directions, please visit their website, www.capitalcityspeedway.ca.