08.08.2012 - Speedway Pavement Grand Nationals this weekend at Chapel Hill

CONCORD, N.C. – The only national event of the 2012 WKA Vega Speedway Pavement Series season is this weekend at New York’s Chapel Hill Raceway.

The Chapel Hill Grand Nationals will go off this Friday through Sunday at the tight bullring oval in the scenic land of southwest New York.

A special Champ Heavy Money Race for Animal-powered champ-karts will kick off the racing action Friday evening. The Charlie Hodge / Joe Moore Memorial boasts a guaranteed purse of $1300 and pays a cool $500 to the winner. Second-place will take home $300 and $250 will go to third, $150 to fourth and $100 to fifth.

The Money Race will be held after a full day of Friday practice, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday’s racing features practice, qualifying and main events for 11 Briggs Animal-powered divisions, plus a Senior Champ Mixed engine class (Animal, Flathead and Clones) and Kid Kart participants.

Sunday’s racing is reserved for the traditional Briggs Raptor (flathead) engines. Eleven classes with karts powered by flathead engines will take the green, along with the Sunday version of Senior Champ Mixed and Kid Karts.

The track is open Thursday at noon for pit pass sales and parking. Pre-entry pickup and pre-tech will run from 4 to 6 p.m.

Gates open Friday through Sunday at 7 a.m.

Click here for the Chapel Hill Grand Nationals entry form, which includes the weekend schedule, directions to the track, lodging info and other important information.