After a successful season opener this past Friday night at Fremont Speedway, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is now set for a return visit to Wayne County Speedway on Friday night, May 18th to kick off a doubleheader weekend that will wrap up at Mercer Raceway Park the next night. A field of 30 traditional non wing sprint cars signed in for the BOSS event at Fremont, and series officials expect a similar turnout this weekend.
With one event in the books, the series points championship is scrambled as several series regulars found tough racing luck at Fremont. Local drivers claimed the first four finishing positions with Jamie Miller of Fostoria, Ohio claiming the win. However, the tough contingent of BOSS regulars will be out for redemption at both events this weekend.
In an effort to help the drivers and teams, the BOSS series has elected to drop the “same tire in heat and feature” rule. In the past, teams were required to run the same right rear in the heat race and the main event. However, wingless racing does not create immense tire wear and the majority of drivers have asked to do away with that requirement. Therefore, beginning this Friday night at Wayne County, the BOSS open tire rule is completely “open”.
In order to be eligible for the Hoosier Tire or American Racer Bonus awards, cars must be equipped with all four of that manufacturers tires on in the main event. Hoosier will be providing a free right rear tire to the highest finisher on their products and American Racer will be providing a $100 gift certificate to the highest on their respective tires. Other bonus awards up for grabs will be the $50 Horne Performance Motorsports “Hard Charger Award”, the $100 NAPA Auto Parts Steel Block Bonus for the highest finishing steel motor, and the Indy Race Parts “Hard Luck” award.
The host hotel for the doubleheader weekend will be the Econo Lodge Hotel near Kent, Ohio. The host hotel is located just off Rt 76 between Akron and Youngstown. Take exit #33 and the hotel is located just north of 76 on St Rt 43. BOSS teams and fans can get the BOSS racers rate of $54.99 a night and the hotel does offer rig parking with regular patrol by the Brimfield Police Department. The hotel offers free wi-fi, indoor pool, and free breakfast. If you are calling to reserve rooms, please ask for Jamie (before 4 pm) or ask for Hope (after 4 pm) and be sure to remind them that you want the BOSS racer rate. The hotel phone is (330) 678-9927.