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NCRA Modified Division Ready 58th Hutch Nationals This Weekend!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Park City, Kansas – July 21, 2014 – The tradition continues this weekend as the “Mid-Summer Classic,” which is the 58th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Hutchinson Grand Nationals presented by Mel Hambelton Ford, is now upon us. The Friday and Saturday night, July 25-26, event will see the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products modified tour take to the track both nights with Friday night’s “Dash” qualifier winner taking home $1000. Then on Championship Saturday night, the night’s feature finale winner will not only be crowned Hutchinson Grand Nationals champion in the modified division but will also take home $2000. If a driver can win both Friday night’s dash and Saturday night’s championship, $3000 will be won.

A new format and largest pay ever for the traditional two night event held at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas will await drivers in the modified division. Below is the weekend agenda:

Any modified driver who can win Friday night’s Dash Qualifier will take home $1000 and if that driver also wins the championship feature on Saturday night, they will take home $2000. Regardless, winning the Hutchinson Grand Nationals on Saturday night is still not a bad pay night. Just starting the twenty-four car field pays $300 to start Saturday night’s finale. 

The format for the NCRA Modified division is as follows:

Friday night – Every car will draw for heat race with the top fifteen in passing points going to the night’s “A” feature. The top six finishers will be locked in heads up for the championship feature on Saturday night.

Saturday night – Cars that finished 7-15 in Friday night’s feature will be lined up for the front spots of two (2) dashes (7th on pole of first dash, 8th on pole of second dash, 9th on outside of first dash, tenth on outside of second dash, etc.) with the remainder six (6) spots in each dash will be filled by the cars finishing 16th and below in passing points from Friday night to make the fifteen car dashes. The top six from each dash will go to the Championship feature.

Cars that finish seventh through fifteenth will fill the top spots of two (2) last chance races. The remainder of the cars from passing points will be added to the back of the field. The top three from each race will advance and round out the 24 car championship field on Saturday night.

With this new format, each car entered on Friday will have three chances to get into the Championship “A” feature on Saturday night. If you choose to come Saturday only you will have only one (1) chance to make the “A” feature and the best starting spot would be nineteenth. Also, each car transferring from all dashes and last chance races will pay money, no transfer – no money.

NCRA Modified Series: Entry fee $25

Friday night:

Qualifying heat races

Friday Night Dash Qualifier: 1) $1000, 2) $700, 3) $500, 4) $350, 5) $325, 6) $300, 7-15) $200. The top fifteen point cars from the qualifying heat races will run the Friday Night Dash Qualifier. The top six in the Friday Night Dash Qualifier will fill the first three rows of Saturday night’s championship feature.

Saturday night: 

Two (2) Saturday Night’s Dash Qualifiers: 1) $500, 2) $350, 3) $300, 4) $250, 5) $225, 6) $200, 7) $175, 8) $150, 9-15) $100. The top six in each Saturday Night Dash Qualifier will transfer to the championship feature.

Two (2) “B” features: 1) $200, 2) $175, 3) $150, 4) $125, 5-15) $100. The top three (3) in each “B” feature will transfer to the night’s championship feature finale.

Championship Feature Payout: 1) 2000, 2) $1500, 3) $1000, 4) $900, 5) $800, 6) $700, 7) $600, 8-10) $500, 11) $475, 12) $450, 13) $425, 14) $400, 15) $ 400, 16) $375, 17) $350, 18) $325, 19-24) $300.

At the conclusion of Friday night’s events atop the famed half mile oval, the band “Linnaberry Wine” will be performing.

Championship Saturday night will see over 100 bicycles given away to ages ten and under so there will be something for not only racers but fans as well as anticipation mounts for the 28th annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals.

Gates both nights will open at 5:00 PM with racing slated for a 7:00 PM start time both nights.

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