Featherlite Fall Jamboree winners reel in big bonuses from Red Tail Tackle
The 19th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-23, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., and thanks to Red Tail Tackle the feature winner each night will pad their pockets even more.
The popular fishing store located in Walker, Minn., will award a $1,000 cash bonus to the main event winner each night in the USMTS/USRA Modifieds and $500 more to the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod winner all three nights.
Fans will witness a complete program all three nights, now with $6,000 going to the Modified winner on the first two nights while Saturday’s winner will pocket a cool $11,000. B-Mods will battle for $1,250 to win Thursday, $1,500 to win Friday and $1,700 to win Saturday.
Thursday is the final event in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental with the crowning of the 2017 USMTS national champion at the conclusion of the night's main event.
There will be a complete show each night. The top 15 in heat race passing points are locked into “A” Main each night with the top 8 redrawing for the first eight starting positions. An additional 15 drivers will advance from the “B” Mains.
New for 2017, a second Non-Qualifiers Race for the Modifieds has been added to Thursday's program which will pay $700 to win and no less than $100 to start for each of the 24 starters.
After the action ends on Thursday, the public is invited to the pit area to hang out with drivers and crews for a live DJ and karaoke under the tent following the races.
On Friday morning, the annual Club Car Jamboree Open golf scramble for racers, crew members, event officials and fans will tee off at 10 a.m. at the Willow Creek Golf Course, located about two miles from the Rochester Airport. Sign-in begins at 9 a.m. The top three teams will score cash prizes and many other awesome prizes will also be awarded.
Back by popular demand for the sixth straight year, The Dweebs will be rocking the Deer Creek Speedway party tent Friday night under the big top immediately following the final race of the night. Family owned and operated since 1987, America's Favorite Party Band will be playing free for all race attendees and all ages.
The fun doesn’t end there. Bragging rights for this year’s Jamboree Bean Bag Tournament near the campground area begins with sign-in at 11:00 a.m. and the battle begins at high noon.
Saturday’s annual Modified Non-Qualifiers Race will dole out $2,000 to the winner prior to the $10,000-to-win championship race which will start a minimum of 30 cars three-wide on the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval. The Non-Qualifiers Race will also have 30 cars on the track.
For early risers with a hankering for a delicious hot breakfast, the Bear Creek Lutheran Church will be back again this year serving up breakfast in the concession area on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings from 8-11 a.m.
USMTS points, provisionals and Top Dog Bonus will be Thursday only. Friday and Saturday will be co-sanctioned by the USRA with Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points being awarded. For the B-Mods, Iron Man Challenge and Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points will be awarded each night.
Ticket prices for spectators are $25 Thursday, $25 Friday and $30 Saturday. A three-day reserved ticket is $80. Kids ages 12 and under are $10 per night or a three-day reserved ticket is $30.
For fans unable to attend in person, all three nights of the 19th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree will be broadcast live at www.RacinDirt.com.
The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. The track is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 at exit 209 on on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16). The physical address for mapping is 25262 US Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN 55975. For more information, call (507) 754-6107 or check out www.deercreekspeedway.com online.
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