Six-Race Series Boasts $120,000 In Prize Money

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Mach 1 Chassis of Mechanicsburg will be the title sponsor of the Mid-Atlantic 360 Sprint Car Championship Series, a $120,000 six-race tour that will include
five shows at Selinsgrove Speedway and one event at Lincoln Speedway in 2012, according to an announcement this week by company president Brian Scandle and chief fabricator Mark Smith.

“We are very excited to make this official announcement for the Mach 1 Chassis 360 sprint car series at Selinsgrove and Lincoln Speedways,” said Scandle. “Since last fall when word started to spread that we were in talks to put this together, Mark and I have been fielding many calls from teams interested in racing a 360 sprint car series in Pennsylvania. Indications are that we can expect a lot of support from teams from the Mid-Atlantic states and beyond.”

Selinsgrove Speedway will open the series at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24, with a 25-lap main event paying $2,500 to win and $250 to start. A lucrative $15,000 purse has been posted for five of the six events.

“360 sprint car racing is gaining momentum in other parts of the country,” said former sprint car champion Smith. “More and more teams here in Pennsylvania bought or have access to a 360 motor and see this as a more cost-effective, competitive alternative. The series will offer strong purses and will be a great opportunity to test the waters here in the hotbed of sprint car racing.”

Other Selinsgrove dates include the United Racing Company (URC)-sanctioned Jack Gunn Memorial Challenge Race Saturday, May 12; Friday, June 29; and Sunday, Aug. 5. Lincoln Speedway will host the tour on Wednesday, June 20.

The series finale will be the 12th Annual National Open for 358-360 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sept. 1. For the third consecutive year, the Open will pay $8,000 to win out of a $36,000-plus purse.

Mach 1 Chassis also posted an $8,400 point fund for the top 10 finishers in the series standings. The champion will collect a $2,000 bonus.

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