BENTON, Missouri (Tuesday, June 24, 2014) – As nationwide interest grows in the second annual Jim Hall Memorial Race at Benton Raceway Park, so have the top prizes for what’s expected to be a huge crowd of winged outlaw sprints, crate late models and open-wheel modifieds.
Team EERC and Liquid Nitro are the latest to add to the total jackpot of events this Friday, June 24, held to honor the career of Jim Hall, a longtime racer from Charleston, Mo., who died in early 2012 after an extended illness. He was 78.
Team EERC has pledged $2,250 in product certificates to the top three finishers of the modified division’s feature race, while Liquid Nitro will award a full case of its liquid energy drinks to the winner of each of the night’s three feature events. Those prizes are in addition to the rich purses that have drawn interest from race teams in several states.
All three high-speed classes will compete in preliminary heat races and B-mains on the high-banked 3/8-mile oval track, then each will race in one of three 33-lap A-main feature events. The three 33-lappers add up to “99,” which was the number that Hall’s cars carried for much of his five-decade career.
Racing Friday begins at 7 p.m.