82 Speedway hosts Autism Awareness Factory Stock 40 this Saturday
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April 8, 2021

Saturday, April 10th 7pm hot laps: $5,000 to win “AUTISM AWARENESS FACTORY STOCK 40” benefiting Early Childhood Intervention and Silent Auction – PLUS MUCH MORE.


RACING TEAMS & FANS please read the section of the press release below that pertains to you for top-line event info. Drivers must be drawn in by 6:30 p.m.

First off, SPECIAL THANKS to Ashley Malone for spearheading fundraising for the $5,000 to win Autism Awareness Factory Stock 40 to be held at 82 Speedway in Petty, TX on Saturday April 10th at 7pm (hot laps, racing immediately following). This cause is very near and dear to her heart, as her daughter has autism. This fundraiser will directly benefit ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) of Lamar County, which is a non-profit organization providing services such as speech and occupational/sensory therapy. More information on their mission and services can be found towards the bottom of this press release, as well as the event and silent auction sponsors.

On the split side of the event doubleheader April 10th, is the Tony Hernandez Memorial for the Texas Sprint Series (TSS). Tony was the TSS founder and passed away after his courageous battle with cancer on January 31st, 2020, and the series and teams will honor him during opening ceremonies.

A complete racing program will be on tap for all racing divisions on this special night.

FANS: Stands open at 5:30pm. Adult GA $20, Kids 6-11 $5, Seniors $15. Tickets are only available at the ticket window on race night (cash only). Outside food/drink coolers (around the size of a 12-pack) are allowed in for $5 but cannot contain glass, and beer is OK if the person is at least 21 years of age. Coolers should not take up grandstand seating if the crowd size dictates. Food and drinks will be for sale under the grandstand – however adult beverages are not available.

RACING TEAMS: Pits open by 4pm Saturday, April 10th, but you can arrive anytime in the afternoon (before the pits get cleared around 4pm). Pit Passes $35 (Pits Ages 5 & Under $15). Track divisions Pit Meeting/Draw Cutoff 6:30pm sharp – which means you need to be parked in the pit area by 6pm so you will have time to get drawn in by 6:30pm. Hot Laps 7:00; then we will go right into the racing program. Transponders & RaceCeivers required in all divisions (nightly track rental of transponders available for $15 plus ID). No mufflers are required by 82 Speedway. All cars will draw for heat race starting position, all heats earn finishing and passing points, features are straight up. Sprint car teams need to be in contact with the TSS for race night pit meeting timing and details.

AUTISM AWARENESS FACTORY STOCK 40 feature purse (82 Speedway USRA rules): $5,000 – 2,000 – 1,000 – 500 – 450 – 400 – 350 – 350 – 350 – 350 – 300 – 300 – 300 – 300 – 250…15th to 24th. There is a $50 draw fee for the Factory Stocks on April 10th. There is no annual track registration fee due from first-time drivers at 82 Speedway in 2021. Teams will all purchase their pit passes as normal upon arrival. There is no entry fee for this special event, just the $50 draw fee. All 82 Speedway track rules are in effect and this division is USRA sanctioned – with their rules – for April 10th. Click 82Speedway.com for more track information and USRAracing.com for the latest division rules.

FACTORY STOCK QUALIFYING PROCEDURE: All cars will draw in, as stated above there is a $50 draw fee. The draw closes at 6:30pm, so make sure you’re in the pit area by 6pm so you will be through the draw in line before it closes. All cars will be qualifying utilizing the USMTS format of heat races with passing points. The top 12 in points after the heat races in overall points will transfer directly to the A-feature. The top 8 will redraw for their A-feature starting lineup. The balance of the field will go straight up into B-feature(s) with the top 12 advancing total, for a combined 24 cars in the starting field. B-feature cars will line straight up from their B-feature finishing order directly behind the top 12 qualifiers. The A-feature will go straight through for 40 laps. Working RaceCeivers and transponders are required. All track decisions will be final. Cars will be teched according to USRA Factory Stock Rules, as they are weekly at 82 Speedway. Make sure your car is legal prior to coming to the track.

SILENT AUCTION: There will be a table(s) containing the silent auction items set up near the grandstand entrance by the concession stands. THANK YOU to all for this huge amount of donated items all benefiting ECI. We wanted you all to see it now so you can start eyeballing your choices.

• Aden Anns Boutique- gift card
• Catfish King- gift card
• Ellison Motorsports- 1 drum R1 racing fuel
• Michael McCullough- cc powdercoated Holley 500
• Paris Print Works- 12 blank hats ($150 value) with free embroidery
• Paris Bakery- a “free bread of the month” for 1 year
• South Main Iron- 1 hat, 1 shirt, and 2 koozies
• Paris Baby- Child's tshirt or baby onesie with monogram
• Seamless Gutter Job with a maximum value of $750 compliments of OCR Seamless gutters
• Resin Made- 3 Tumbler Cups (1 boy, 1 girl, 1 racing)
• One month free at Titus Basketball Academy (basketball training in a class setting for athletes K-12th)
• Three Dogs Auto Detailing- One full car detail ($150 Value)
• Spencer & Kerby Dentistry- 2 full sets of bleach trays ($600 Value)
• The Whithers family- Crazy house apparel
• Hole in the Wall Cafe- Charcuterie board
• Smiley’s Racing Products (5) $25 Product Certificates

FACTORY STOCK Special Awards:
• Dirt Defender - donating 1 wheel cover and 1 air filter to top 3 in each class
• Bulletproof Tees - Feature Winner mat
• IRP - $250 Hard Charger in the A-feature
• Bo Day Racing - $150 (total) to the Hard Charger(s) in the B’s
• DirtyDeeds Motorsports - $150 (total) to the Hard Charger(s) in the B’s. Plus $50 extra to 18th place (Coco's birthday is on the 18th).
• Outlaw Race Cars - $150 (total) to the Hard Charger(s) in the B’s.

EVENT SPONSORS: S&S Fishing & Rental, Inc., Coston & Son Ready Mix, Pitcock Wrecker Service, LCC Trucking, Hicks Tire & Muffler, Dirt Defender, Ellison Motorsports, Adenann’s Boutique, Paul Peters Motorsports, Bulletproof Tee’s, Dirty Deeds Motorsports, Whitaker’s Towing, Outlaw Racecars, Catfish King, Bo Day Racing, Buckmeyer Motorsports, JT Kelly and 82 Speedway.

KIDS BIKE GIVEAWAYS. Special thanks to Kaine Buckmeyer and his parents, along with Ashley and Ross Malone and her parents for buying SIX KIDS BIKES that will be given away.

Here's the purse structure for Saturday April 10th at 82 Speedway. Working RaceCeivers and transponders are required in ALL racing divisions:

USRA Modified Feature: $1,000 – 600 – 400 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100…to start. There is a $25 draw-in fee for the USRA Modifieds. Purse is guaranteed with 16 or more cars signing in for racing. If there 15 or fewer cars in the division, the feature payback starts with 2nd place and continues from there. No mufflers required. Draw cutoff 6:30pm sharp.

Ellison Motorsports LLC would like to help sponsor the mod race this weekend as well. Winner gets choice of (2)dirt defender wheel covers, they will have a wide variety there if color wanted is not in stock will bring the next week.

USRA Limited Modified Feature: $500 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 90 – 80 – 70 – 60…to start. Purse is guaranteed for each division that has 12 or more cars signing in for racing. If there 11 or fewer cars in these divisions, their feature payback starts with 2nd place and continues from there (as was the case in 2020). Mufflers not required. RaceCeivers and Transponders (Westhold yellow) required. Draw cutoff 6:30pm sharp.

The beautiful ¼ mile dirt oval of 82 Speedway is located about 15 minutes west of Paris, directly on Hwy 82 in Petty Texas (exactly 1 mile east of the Petty Texas exit on the south side of Hwy 82), 16369 US Hwy 82 Petty, TX 75470. Go to 82Speedway.com or @82Speedway on Facebook for track details.

If you’ve yet to visit 82 Speedway, it is much closer to DFW than a lot of people think and is NOT the old Paris Speedway southeast of Paris. As a point of reference, including a quick fuel stop, you can get from the intersection of Bass Pro Shops/I-30/Bush in Garland to 82 Speedway in 80 minutes.

82 Speedway features a 60’ racing surface that is .26 miles on the pole (1/4 mile) in distance, and the groove is right at 1/3 mile. There are no walls around the entire track – with lots of runoff space wherever you’re racing, which leads to less tore up equipment. Over-sized grandstands that each have unobstructed viewing from whatever spot you choose to view from. Huge spectator and pit parking areas will greet everyone on their arrival. Track owners, Shelley and Tracy Peters who are some of the nicest people you’ll ever come across, and they have been reinvesting in the permanent structure of the facility since they purchased it two years ago. Bottom line, if you haven’t been there, here’s your chance on Saturday, April 10th at 7pm.

Here’s more about the organization we will be raising awareness and financial resources for through this huge event: ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) of Lamar County is a non-profit organization that provides services such as speech and occupational/sensory therapy.

They strive to help children ages birth-to-3 years of age with autism, learning delays, and disabilities. After age 3, the organization then connects the family to appropriate resources.

ECI is also a home-based, parent-coaching program that teaches care-givers strategies to help their child reach their fullest potential.

And most importantly, they make it affordable for families to receive the best care. ECI has been trying to get the word out about their program and raise funds so they can help more kids.

And with April being Autism Awareness month, there couldn't be a better time to show support and help families.

For more information on ECI, visit the website at texas.gov or call our local ECI program at 903-454-0300.

Please join us for a massive night of racing – benefiting a great cause – all at 82 Speedway, located exactly 1 mile east of the Petty Texas exit on Hwy 82, on the south side of the road.

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