INNISFIL, ON- Mini Stock competitors from across Ontario are expected to converge on Sunset Speedway this Thursday, September 18th. For the first annual Frequent Flyer 50 Invitational. The event, which pays a staggering $1,300 to the winner, will award a long list of post-race bonuses to the 28 participants fortunate enough to qualify for the A Main.
The event, the first of its kind at Sunset Speedway, sprung up through social media. Thanks to Facebook and Twitter, the purse money has been largely fueled through crowdsourcing.
“This race would never have gotten off the ground had it not been for Facebook and Twitter”, explains co-promoter Spencer Lewis. “It started with a couple of $20 donations, and just exploded from there. Like a snowball rolling down a hill”
“I’ve never been a part of anything like it”, continues Lewis. “It’s been incredible watching the donations and support intensify as we get closer to race day”
Entering the September 18th event, the payout stands at $1300 to win, $740 for second, $430 for third and $140 just to start the event on the condition that 40-cars or more attempt to qualify.
In addition to the announced purse, Lewis and his SL Promotions team have been fortunate enough to work with a bevy of supporters and financers to put together an extensive bonus list.
– Sean Grosman of SMG Motorsports will pay $100 to the leader at lap-25 [With an additional $100 bonus to be paid if said leader wins the event]
– Steve McLeod of M&S Metals will pay $200 to the highest finishing B-Main graduate [With an additional $50 bonus to be paid if said driver is a Barrie Speedway regular]
– Kim & Don Edwards of Knightworks Design will award OSCAAR Racewear prize packages to each driver in the top-5, and will pay $50 per lap to the driver that leads laps 46, 47, 48, 49 and 50
– Shane Gowan will donate 1 Lucas Oil prize pack to the Best Appearing Car winner and 1 to the Hard Luck Award winner
– Jason Legge of Legger’s Race Shop in Owen Sound will award a $100 credit to Legger’s Race Shop to the top finishing Full Throttle Motor Speedway regular and to the top finishing Sauble Speedway regular
– John Karley of Georgetown Printing will hold a random draw of the event participants for 500 driver hero cards
– Tyler Watson’s ‘Mustang Head Hunter Bonus’ will pay $100 to the top finishing import model
– Daniel Bois of DB Autosport will award 1 Auto Glym detail package to the winner of the longest tow award
– Brandon Johnston of Brandon’s Landscapes will pay $50 to the winner of the Hard Luck award
– Cale and Rudy Thompson of Thompson Photography will pay $50 to the winner of the fan vote ‘Move of the Race’ contest on Twitter
– Kyle Seden will pay $30 to the first driver outside of the A Main
– Brandon Johnston of Brandon’s Landscapes will pay $50 to the winner of the B-Main
– Chris Brooksbank of Wired & Ready Electrical Services will pay $50 to the winner of the C-Main
– Graham Annis of GTA Racing will pay $100 to the top finishing dirt-track regular
– Tim & Donna Tolton of Black Magic Racing will hold a random draw of the event participants for a vinyl package courtesy of Black Magic Racing
– Kyle Seden will pay $20 to the 16th place car on lap-16
– Dennis Cremasco will pay $20 to the 9th place car on lap-9
– Allan Lankin’s ‘Blue Chip Bonus’ will pay $50 to the top finishing driver under the age of 16
– Graham Annis of GTA Racing will pay $100 to the top finishing Mini Stock rookie
– Lane Zardo will pay $50 to the top finishing Sunset non-regular
– Scott McTeer of M3 Motorsports will pay $200 to the winner of the Hard Charger award
– Kelly Balson of London Recreational Racing will pay $100 to the top finishing Peterborough or Kawartha Speedway regular
– Amanda Connolly will pay $50 to the top finishing female driver
– Branden Bullen of Bullen Racing will pay $50 to the first driver outside of the B Main
– John Karley of Georgetown Printing will pay $50 to the 19th place finisher
– Fast Eddie Racewear will present a $100 gift certificate payable towards a racer suit to the 8th place finisher
– Dave Tink of RacingCards.ca will present a full set of Speedway Collector Cards to the top finishing Peterborough Speedway regular
– Shawn Chenoweth of Chenoweth Motorsports will pay $25 to the leader on lap-25 and $25 to the leader on lap-35
– Rob and Rachel Morrison of Freddies Dam Good Fries of Hillsdale will provide tow money to the non-qualifiers of the B-Main and C-Main
– Donovan Price will pay $20 to the 12th place driver on lap-18
– Kendra Adams will pay $50 to the top finishing Sunset regular off of the podium
– Jim Beleskey of Polish Prince Racing will pay $50 to the top finishing Barrie Speedway regular [With an additional $50 bonus if a Barrie Speedway regular wins the A-Main]
– Tyson Slaughter will hold a random draw of finishers outside of the top-5 for $50
Details for this first-of-its-kind event, including gate times and ticket prices, can be found at www.SunsetSpeedway.ca.