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Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track concludes season with U.S. National Dirt Track Champioship

by Mike Haag | Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

FORT WORTH – Texas Motor Speedway moves on from one exciting weekend of racing following the conclusion of the Firestone 600 to another as it welcomes dirt track racers from across the country for the U.S. National Dirt Track Championship set for September 9-10.

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The Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track will be the site of a tripleheader weekend of racing with Factory Stock, Limited Modified and the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) all in action. The two-day event on the .4-mile Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track features some of the season’s most exciting races.

During the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track’s most recent championship race weekend in May, the Limited Modified championship was determined by a photo finish with a margin of victory of 0.001 of a second.

The U.S. National Dirt Track Championship gets underway Friday, Sept. 9, with Factory Stock and Limited Modified heats, along with ASCS Red River Region practice. The weekend culminates Saturday, Sept. 10, with championship races for all three series.

Red River Region points leader Brandon Hanks could move a step closer to securing his first career sprint car championship with a victory in the U.S. National Dirt Track Championship. The Tennessee native holds a commanding 168-point lead over second-place Kade Morton with four races remaining on the schedule.

U.S. National Dirt Track Championship grandstand tickets for Friday, Sept. 9, are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, and $20 for adults and $10 for children for the following night’s championships on Sept. 10.

For tickets or additional information on the U.S. National Dirt Track Championship, visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com or call (817) 215-8500.

 

U.S. NATIONAL DIRT TRACK CHAMPIONSHP WEEKEND SCHEDULE

 

Friday, Sept. 9

12 p.m.                        Credentials & Pit Gates Open

Tech Line Opens

5:30 p.m.                     Gates Open

6 p.m.                          Limited Modified Practice (4 Laps)

Factory Stock Practice (4 Laps)

6:45 p.m.                     Opening Ceremonies

6:50 p.m.                     Factory Stock Heats (10 Laps)

Limited Modified Heats (10 Laps)

ASCS Red River Region Practice

Factory Stock D Qualifier (10 Laps)

Limited Modified D Qualifier (10 Laps)

Factory Stock C Qualifier #1 (10 Laps)

Factory Stock C Qualifier #2 (10 Laps)

Limited Modified C Qualifier #1 (10 Laps)

Limited Modified C Qualifier #2 (10 Laps)

Factory Stock B Qualifier #1 (10 Laps)

Factory Stock B Qualifier #2 (10 Laps)

Limited Modified B Qualifier #1 (10 Laps)

Limited Modified B Qualifier #2 (10 Laps)

Factory Stock A Qualifier (15 Laps)

Limited Modified A Qualifier (15 Laps)

 

Saturday, Sept. 10

12 p.m.                        Credentials / Pit Gates Open

Tech Line Opens Gates

6:30 p.m.                     Displays and Suites Open

7 p.m.                          Hot Laps

8 p.m.                          Opening Ceremonies
Factory Stock Qualifiers (10 Laps)
ASCS Red River Region Sprint Car Series Heats (8 Laps)

Factory Stock Top 8 Practice (5 Laps)
Limited Modified Qualifiers (10 Laps)
ASCS Red River Region Last Chance Race (12 Laps)

Limited Modified Top 8 Practice (5 Laps)
Factory Stock Last Chance (10 Laps)
Limited Modified Last Chance (10 Laps)
Factory Stock Championship (30 Laps)
Victory Lane Celebrations
Limited Modified Championship (30 Laps)
Victory Lane Celebrations
ASCS Red River Region Championship (25 Laps)

Victory Lane Celebrations

Story and photo courtesy of Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations

 

About the Author

Mike Haag has covered motorsports in San Antonio and South Texas for more than 30 years. In addition to working for the San Antonio Express-News for nearly 28 years, Mike also has co-hosted TrackSmack with Dawn Murphy for 15 race seasons. In addition to being a writer, Mike also teaches English at Floresville High School.