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

OUR FIRST MAJOR DIRT EVENT

August 28-31 – Eldora Speedway






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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

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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
10:20 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 by random pill draw 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 (3) – 50 laps – Top 4 cars from each Qualifier 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 4 cars from the LCQ advance into Feature
10:10 PM – Warmup Session for the Pole Dash – 10 Minutes
10:20 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 by random pill draw into Qualifiers where they will attempt to race their way into the Feature. There will be 3 Qualifiers, with 10, 10, and 9 cars in each of qualifiers. The qualifiers will run simultaneously and will each be 60 laps in length, and the top 4 cars from each Qualifier will advance into the feature.

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.

1- NO CLUTCH DUMPING! This will be strictly enforced!
2- Regular Claimed Caution Rules will apply! Both leagues utilize the same rule, so you all should be familiar.
3- Double File Restarts – If a caution immediately follows a restart (within 1 lap), restarts will go single file until the race maintains green flag conditions. At which point it will revert to Double File Restarts on the next caution.
4- Any rough/careless driving is subject to review, and can result in a driver being disqualified from the feature event.
5- NO PASSING BEFORE THE S/F LINE! Any jumping of starts or issues caused by driving along someones door before the S/F line can be reviewed and result in disqualification!

SETUPS

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

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Weather / Track Conditions

Weather Forecast for ALL sessions: 76-80 degrees, 50-60% humidity, 2-4 mph N, partly cloudy skies

Dirt Street Stock Qualifying Night

ROUNDS 1-3 – Time Trials / Qualifiers / LCQ / Pole Dash
Time Trials – Late Afternoon Session – Track will start at 0% for the start of opening practice, and will reset down to 20% for Time Trials.
Qualifiers / LCQ / Pole Dash – Track will start at 30% and will carry over into the race sessions.

Dirt Pro Late Model Qualifying Night

ROUNDS 1-3 – Time Trials / Qualifiers / LCQ / Pole Dash
Time Trials – Late Afternoon Session – Track will start at 0% for the start of opening practice, and will reset down to 20% for Time Trials.
Qualifiers / LCQ / Pole Dash – Track will start at 30% and will carry over into the race sessions.

Mudsummer Meltdown Race Night (both divisions)

Night Session – Track will start at 35% for warmup and will carry over into the feature event.

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Mudsummer Meltdown Prize List

In addition to earning some bragging rights of being the inaugural Mudsummer Meltdown champion, we also have a few prizes up for grabs!

PLM Purse Money – With 40 entries into the Dirt Pro Late Model portion of the Meltdown, and an additional $100 donation added, there will be a $300 purse available for the Dirt Pro Late Model portion of the Meltdown. A full breakdown of the payouts are posted below.

1/24 Scale Diecast – The winner of the Pro Late Model feature will win a 1/24 scale replica diecast of their winning car, with “2017 Mudsummer Meltdown Champion” on the roof. Diescast provided by Wide Five Motorsports Collectibles.

 

Winner Trophies – The winner of both the Pro Late Model portion, and the Street Stock portion of the Meltdown will each receive a 26″ eagle-topped trophy, with an engraved plate with their name and “Mudsummer Meltdown Winner” and their respective division.

Super Dirt Week Tickets – The highest finishing driver of the Pro Late Model event with the ability to attend, will win 2 general admission tickets to the 2017 Super Dirt Week finale on Sunday, October 8th at Oswego Speedway in New York. This race day includes racing from Sportsman, Pro Stock, and Big Block Modified features!

SS Purse Money – Although most of the focus will be on the PLM event, a small prize fund has also been added to the Dirt Street Stock feature, awarding $5 to the winner, $3 to 2nd, and $2 for the 3rd place finisher.

PLM Hard Charger – Thanks to Perry Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Inc., $15 will be awarded to the driver that gains the most positions in the PLM feature event.

PLM Hard Luck – Thanks to Perry Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Inc., $15 will be awarded to the driver that has the worst luck in the PLM during the course of the week. This award will be voted on by 2 SARA and 2 CARS members to determine the recipient.

PLM Best Appearing – Thanks to Perry Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Inc., $15 will be awarded to the driver that has the best appearing car during the course of the week. This award will be voted on by 2 SARA and 2 CARS members to determine the recipient.

Payouts

Pro Late Model FinishPro Late Model Payout Street Stock FinishStreet Stock Payout
1$401$5
2$252$3
3$203$2
4$184-
5$165-
6$146-
7$137-
8$128-
9$119-
10$1010-
11$811-
12$812-
13$813-
14$814-
15$815-
16$716-
17$717-
18$718-
19$719-
20$720-
21$621-
22$622-
23$623-
24$624-
25$625-
26$626-
Top 3 in Time Trials$5, $3, $2
WinnerEvent TrophyWinnerEvent Trophy
WinnerCustom Diecast
Highest EligibleSuper Dirt Week Tickets
Hard Charger$15
Hard Luck$15
Best Appearing$15
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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 ENTRIES4137
#2Scott DunlapClinton County Motor SpeedwayPaid
#3Clay SniderT4X ChassisPaid
#4Russell BerryBerry Trucking, Cross ManufacturingPaid
#5Matt RolferaceSARA.comPaid
#6Joe Schaffer Jr.The PossePaid
#7Darrell HamlinRTIC CoolersPaid
#9Justin ThompsonMega PlumbingPaid
#11Kenneth DrakeDonut's Designs, BSB MfgPaid
#14Tom HamekaHurricane Race Cars, Ramlift ProPaid
#16Dave BodioUntamedN/A
#17Trevor GnotkeRDR Services
#19Zack PassenPaid
#21Landon SciaccaRunyon Motorsports, Kyle Jones Racing ShocksN/A
#25Stefan MarinakMach-One Racing Graphics/ Univ. of FloridaPaid
#30Jared TurnbullACME AnvilPaid
#33Josh KottenPerry Plumbing Heating and Cooling, Kotten Farm'sPaid
#34Sean CrossPaid
#37Tim BillsH&H Sign SupplyN/A
#38Robby BetheaLes Duellman RacingPaid
#41Aaron DaefflerMowers4uPaid
#44Jason GamesBilko Towing, Honest 1 Auto CareN/A
#48Travis McKinneyRCG, Racecargraphix.comPaid
#55Joe DonahueSnap-on toolsPaid
#57Trevor WilliamsKotten Farms, Williams RacingPaid
#58Justin WilsonCan-Am Racing SeriesPaid
#60Daryl BarrettAsylum Motorsports GroupPaid
#61Chandler RubeckItate Computer SolutionsPaid
#69Derek RobinsonT4XPaid
#72Jarrad WakefieldJEGSN/A
#77Garret StrachotaBG ToeplatesN/A
#78Christian ChallinerHeusinkveld Engineering / iAnalyzePaid
#83Adam BenefielRoll Speed Dynamics, One Up Motorsports Paid
#85Kris HohnQRC Karts, The Kart Shoppe, HondaN/A
#87AJ BowerSoap Creek Mowing/Donuts DesignsPaid
#88Matt EddyDon's Towing / Howe Racing EnterprisesPaid
#91Michael RedingB.A GraphicsPaid
#92Ty SpearmanThe POSSEPaid
#93Steve MiskolcziDean LumberN/A
#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
#05Shane JamesHRE Motorsports,Sugadog Racing Inc.,Busch LightPaid
#08Brenden QueenSuperfloPaid
#112Bruce PerryPerry Heating and Cooling IncPaid
#114Jared BeasleyTN DesignsPaid
#177Joshua GaymanAmerican Racing WheelsPaid
#999Bruce Wright IIISpotted Cow, Menards, Mtn Dew, marlboro RedN/A