Oval racing has had its ups-and-downs over the years due to an array of circumstances, not the least being politics. Oval racing has always risen above the destructive forces that get in the way. There is no substitute for the high-speed, heart-stopping show found only in oval-racing. Oval racing remains the most dramatic and exciting form of snowmobile competition. Thatâ€™s why it will always be at the forefront of fan interest. After all, it is the â€œIndy Racingâ€ of snowmobiling.
A new program has emerged to enhance the oval racing scene. The collective efforts of Millennium Technologies, V-Force Reed Valve Systems and the race-tracks of â€œBeausejour,â€ Plymouth,â€ â€œEagle Riverâ€ and â€œValcourtâ€ brings back to the mix a component that has been missing on the circuit. It is called the â€œOval Challenge.â€ This joining of forces to provide more prestige and money to the race driver at these top race sites will carry profound benefits to the oval racing world and racing in whole. Racing can never be successful without the commitment of those who provide the ways and means that keep it moving forward.
These are the components of the Oval Challenge:
All four promoters will put up $2,500 for the race at their track to be paid out in separate checks from any other purses. Classes will be Pro Stock 600 and Pro Champ. Payout for the Pro /Stock 600 would be first-$500, second-$300 and third-$200. The pay out for the Pro Champ would be first-$750, second-$500 and third-250.
At the end of the fourth race, high points would be tallied up and the top three in each class would divvy up $15,000. That pay out would be Pro Stock 600 first-$3,000, second-$2,500 and third-$1,000. Pro Champ pay out would be first-$4,000, second-$3,000 and third-$1,500.
The point system will be first-10 points, second-9 points, third-8 points, fourth-7 points, fifth- 6 points, sixth-5 points, seventh-4 points, eighth-3 points, ninth-2 points and tenth-1 point. Points will only be tallied on class finals and participants must run all four races to qualify.
Participants must have both sponsorsâ€™ logos on the hood of their sled. The pay out will be at the winnerâ€™s association year-end banquet.
Move over race world, Captain Oval is coming back with vim, vigor and a new incentive; decorated with dollars.