Presented by Sim Auto Racing Association and Can-Am Racing Series

OUR FIRST MAJOR DIRT EVENT

August 28-31 – Eldora Speedway

Dirt Pro Late Models – $5 Entry Fee

* All entries fees from the Dirt Pro Late Model division will go directly back into the purse/prize fund for the event. *

Dirt Street Stocks – FREE Entry


Click each tab below to see more details on each division or to view the rules and info.

After much success in previous major events such as the Fall Brawl and an All-Star Invitational, SARA has teamed up with our friends at the Can-Am Racing Series to present our first major dirt event, the Mudsummer Meltdown. Drivers will unload their Dirt Pro Late Models and Street Stocks at the famed Eldora Speedway and will battle it out to be the first Mudsummer Meltdown Champion.

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Monday – Dirt Street Stock Qualifying Night
Tuesday – Off Night / Open Testing
Wednesday – Dirt Pro Late Model – Qualifying Night
Thursday – Dirt Pro Late Model & Street Stock – Race Night

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Dirt Street Stock 85 – Dirt Street Stocks

(sponsorship available)
The Mudsummer Meltdown will kick off on Monday, August 28 as the Dirt Street Stocks will run their Qualifier Night as the support division for the event. Drivers will start off the night with Time Trials which will lock in the top 8 starters, followed by Qualifier Races that will lock in a majority of the field, and any remaining drivers will have to battle it out in the Last Chance Qualifier to complete the 26-car grid. While the LCQ takes place, the top 8 from Time Trials will also battle it out in the Pole Dash to set the grid for the front of the field.

Then on Thursday, August 31, the Dirt Street Stocks will be first up on the lineup card with an 85-lap feature as drivers will battle it out for the victory.

Mudsummer Meltdown 125 – Dirt Pro Late Models

(sponsorship available)
On Wednesday, August 30, the Dirt Pro Late Models will take the stage for their Qualifying Night as the premier division for the Mudsummer Meltdown. Similar to the Street Stocks, the Pro Late Models will begin the night with Time Trials to lock in the top 8, and will then run a pair of Qualifier Races to lock in a majority of the field, and any remaining drivers will have to battle it out in the Last Chance Qualifier. While the LCQ takes place, the top 8 from Time Trials will also battle it out in the Pole Dash to set the grid for the front of the field. Only 22 cars will make the field on Qualifying Night, as the final four spots on the grid will go to drivers that won a Qualifier event that each league held during their regular seasons, completing the 26-car grid.

On Thursday, August 31 after the Street Stock feature, it will be all about the Pro Late Models as they take center stage for their 125-lap Mudsummer Meltdown Race. In addition to bragging rights as being the inaugural winner of the event, drivers will also battle it out for purse money and prizes (to be announced #soon).

DIRT PRO LATE MODELS

Schedule Of Events

Dirt Pro Late Model Qualifying Night – Wednesday, August 30

(all times Eastern, and all times after opening practice are approximate and may run ahead or behind schedule)
8:00 PM – 1-Hour Open Test Session (split into two 30-minute sessions)
ROUND 1 – Opening Practice & Time Trials
9:00 PM – Official Practice Opens – 20 Minutes
9:20 PM – Time Trials – Closed qualifying, single car qualifying – 2 laps – Top 8 cars locked in to Feature
ROUND 2 – Qualifiers (multiple Qualifiers will run simultaneously)
9:30 PM – Warmup Session for Qualifiers – 10 Minutes
9:40 PM – Qualifiers – 60 laps – Top “X” cars from each Qualifier (to be announced) advance into Feature
ROUND 3 – Last Chance Qualifier & Pole Dash (will run simultaneously)
10:10 PM – Warmup Session for LCQ – 10 Minutes
10:20 PM – Last Chance Qualifier – Laps TBA –  Top 2 cars from the LCQ advance into Feature
10:10 PM – Warmup Session for the Pole Dash – 10 Minutes
11:15 PM – Pole Dash – 20 Laps – Top 8 inverted before the Dash, the results from the Dash will set the lineup for the Feature

Mudsummer Meltdown Race Night – Thursday, August 31

9:00 – 10:00 PM – Dirt Street Stock Feature
RACE SESSION – Dirt Pro Late Model Feature 
10:00 PM – Official Practice Opens (20 Minutes)
10:20 PM – Dirt Pro Late Model Mudsummer Meltdown Feature Event – 125 Laps

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Qualifying Format Information

Qualifying Night for the Dirt Pro Late Models take place on Wednesday, August 30. In order for drivers to race in the Dirt Late Model portion of the Mudsummer Meltdown, first they must qualify.

A maximum of 26 cars will make the feature race via Qualifying Night

Time Trials (2 Laps) – All drivers will be given two laps to lay down their best lap times in Time Trials. Only the top 8 cars will lock themselves into the feature event. However the lineup for those top 8 cars will be determined by the Pole Dash (see below). Drivers that qualify 9th on back will be split up into Qualifiers.

Qualifiers (60 Laps) – Once Time Trials are complete, all drivers that qualified 9th on back will be split up into Qualifiers where they will attempt to race their way into the Feature. The number of Qualifiers will depend on the amount of entries for the event. The qualifiers will run simultaneously and will each be 60 laps in length, and a total of 12 drivers combined will lock themselves into the Feature. (For example: If there are two Qualifiers, the top 6 from each will advance. If there are three Qualifiers, the top 4 from each will advance. Etc.)

Last Chance Qualifier (Laps TBA) – All drivers that fail to make it into the show from Time Trials or the Qualifiers, will be forced to run an LCQ as the last attempt to make the field. Drivers will have to put it all on the line as only 2 drivers will advance from the LCQ to make the Feature.

Pole Dash (20 Laps) – The top 8 drivers from Time Trials will have to race for their starting spot. The drivers will be inverted for a short 25-lap Dash, and the finishing order of the Dash will determine the lineup for the Feature. The winner of the Dash will start 1st in the Feature, with the rest of the top 8 lining up behind them.

Provisionals – A total of four provisional starting spots are available to the four winners of the regular season Qualifier events that each league held earlier this season. Brenden Queen, Mike King, Tyler Hudson, and Matt Rolfe each have locked themselves into the feature event via these events and will be awarded these provisionals if needed. However if any of these drivers is able to qualify into the event on their own, these spots in the field will be opened up as promoter’s provisionals. (For example: If one of the Can-Am drivers are able to qualify in on their own, that spot will be opened up and Can-Am will reserve the right to fill that spot .)

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Feature Lineup

Row 1 – Pole Dash Winner – Pole Dash 2nd
Row 2 – Pole Dash 3rd – Pole Dash 4th
Row 3 – Pole Dash 5th – Pole Dash 6th
Row 4 – Pole Dash 7th – Pole Dash 8th
Row 5 – Qualifier TBA – Qualifier TBA
Row 6 – Qualifier TBA – Qualifier TBA
Row 7 – Qualifier TBA – Qualifier TBA
Row 8 – Qualifier TBA – Qualifier TBA
Row 9 – Qualifier TBA – Qualifier TBA
Row 10 – Qualifier TBA – Qualifier TBA
Row 11 – LCQ 1st – LCQ 2nd
Row 12 – CARS Qualifier/Provisional – SARA Qualifier/Provisional
Row 13 – SARA Qualifier/Provisional – CARS Qualifier/Provisional

DIRT STREET STOCKS

Schedule Of Events

Dirt Street Stocks Qualifying Night – Monday, August 28

(all times Eastern, and all times after opening practice are approximate and may run ahead or behind schedule)
8:00 PM – 1-Hour Open Test Session (split into two 30-minute sessions)
ROUND 1 – Opening Practice & Time Trials
9:00 PM – Official Practice Opens – 20 Minutes
9:20 PM – Time Trials – Closed qualifying, single car qualifying – 2 laps – Top 8 cars locked in to Feature
ROUND 2 – Qualifiers (multiple Qualifiers will run simultaneously)
9:30 PM – Warmup Session for Qualifiers – 10 Minutes
9:40 PM – Qualifiers – 50 laps – Top “X” cars from each Qualifier (to be announced) advance into Feature
ROUND 3 – Last Chance Qualifier & Pole Dash (will run simultaneously)
10:10 PM – Warmup Session for LCQ – 10 Minutes
10:20 PM – Last Chance Qualifier – Laps TBA –  Top 6 cars from the LCQ advance into Feature
10:10 PM – Warmup Session for the Pole Dash – 10 Minutes
11:15 PM – Pole Dash – 20 Laps – Top 8 inverted before the Dash, the results from the Dash will set the lineup for the Feature

Mudsummer Meltdown Race Night – Thursday, August 31

RACE SESSION – Dirt Street Stock Feature
9:00 PM – Official Practice Opens (20 Minutes)
9:20 PM – Dirt Street Stock Mudsummer Meltdown Feature Event – 85 Laps
10:00-11:00 PM – Dirt Pro Late Model Feature

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Qualifying Format Information

Qualifying Night for the Dirt Street Stocks takes place on Monday, August 28. In order for drivers to race in the Dirt Street Stock portion of the Mudsummer Meltdown, first they must qualify.

A maximum of 26 cars will make the feature race via Qualifying Night

Time Trials (2 Laps) – All drivers will be given two laps to lay down their best lap times in Time Trials. Only the top 8 cars will lock themselves into the feature event. However the lineup for those top 8 cars will be determined by the Pole Dash (see below). Drivers that qualify 9th on back will be split up into Qualifiers.

Qualifiers (50 Laps) – Once Time Trials are complete, all drivers that qualified 9th on back will be split up into Qualifiers where they will attempt to race their way into the Feature. The number of Qualifiers will depend on the amount of entries for the event. The qualifiers will run simultaneously and will each be 60 laps in length, and a total of 12 drivers combined will lock themselves into the Feature. (For example: If there are two Qualifiers, the top 6 from each will advance. If there are three Qualifiers, the top 4 from each will advance. Etc.)

Last Chance Qualifier (Laps TBA) – All drivers that fail to make it into the show from Time Trials or the Qualifiers, will be forced to run an LCQ as the last attempt to make the field. Drivers will have to put it all on the line as only 6 drivers will advance from the LCQ to make the Feature, with no additional provisionals available.

Pole Dash (20 Laps) – The top 8 drivers from Time Trials will have to race for their starting spot. The drivers will be inverted for a short 25-lap Dash, and the finishing order of the Dash will determine the lineup for the Feature. The winner of the Dash will start 1st in the Feature, with the rest of the top 8 lining up behind them.

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Feature Lineup

Row 1 – Pole Dash Winner – Pole Dash 2nd
Row 2 – Pole Dash 3rd – Pole Dash 4th
Row 3 – Pole Dash 5th – Pole Dash 6th
Row 4 – Pole Dash 7th – Pole Dash 8th
Row 5 – Qualifier TBA – Qualifier TBA
Row 6 – Qualifier TBA – Qualifier TBA
Row 7 – Qualifier TBA – Qualifier TBA
Row 8 – Qualifier TBA – Qualifier TBA
Row 9 – Qualifier TBA – Qualifier TBA
Row 10 – Qualifier TBA – Qualifier TBA
Row 11 – LCQ 1st – LCQ 2nd
Row 12 – LCQ 3rd – LCQ 4th
Row 13 – CARS Provisional – SARA Provisional

ADDITIONAL INFO AND DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON

RULEBOOK

Standard SARA and CARS rules and procedures will apply to this event. Drivers can read the full SARA rulebook HERE.

Any additional special rules may be announced at a later time.

SETUPS

Dirt Pro Late Models – OPEN Setups
Dirt Street Stocks – OPEN Setups

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Weather / Track Conditions

Dirt Street Stock Qualifying Night

ROUNDS 1-3 – Time Trials / Qualifiers / LCQ / Pole Dash
Weather Forecast TBA – Afternoon Session – Track % TBA

Dirt Pro Late Model Qualifying Night

ROUNDS 1-3 – Time Trials / Qualifiers / LCQ / Pole Dash
Weather Forecast TBA – Late Afternoon Session – Track % TBA

Mudsummer Meltdown Race Night

Weather Forecast TBA – Night Session – Track % TBA

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Car #Driver NameTeam / SponsorsDirt Pro Late ModelsDirt Street StocksPaid Entry
* = numbers will be reserved based on order of entry fees paidTOTAL ENTRIES2522
#2Scott DunlapClinton County Motor SpeedwayPaid
#3Clay SniderT4X ChassisPaid
#4Russell BerryBerry Trucking, Cross ManufacturingPaid
#5Matt RolferaceSARA.com
#6Joe Schaffer Jr.The PossePaid
#7Darrell HamlinRTIC Coolers
#9Justin ThompsonMega PlumbingPaid
#11Kenneth DrakeTires by KolePaid
#14Tom HamekaHurricane Race Cars, Ramlift ProPaid
#17Trevor GnotkeRDR Services
#30Jared TurnbullACME AnvilPaid
#37Tim BillsH&H Sign SupplyN/A
#48Travis McKinneyRCG, Racecargraphix.comPaid
#57Trevor WilliamsKotten Farms, Williams Racing
#60Daryl BarrettAsylum Motorsports GroupPaid
#69Derek RobinsonT4X
#72Jerrad WakefieldJEGSN/A
#83Adam BenefielRoll Speed Dynamics, One Up Motorsports
#92Ty SpearmanThe POSSEPaid
#96Kevin ForcierCMF Moteur ElectriquesPaid
#99Greg NetherwoodThe Button Box ShopPaid
#00Gabriel WoodVeterans Motorsport Inc.Paid
#01Tyler HudsonOne Up MotorsportsPaid
#03Dante CurtisEvolution Race Cars, Wolfpack PerformancePaid
#04Mike KingPerry Plumbing, Heating and CoolingPaid
#112Bruce PerryPerry Heating and Cooling IncPaid
#177Joshua GaymanAmerican Racing WheelsPaid
#999Bruce Wright IIISpotted Cow, Menards, Mtn Dew, marlboro RedN/A