The 2013 racing season drops the green flag tomorrow night at the Silver Dollar Speedway. The two night Silver Cup event opens up the action for local fans.
After four months of inactivity.
"It's been a long offseason," said Troy Hennig.
Drivers are thrilled for the chance to get behind the wheel at the Silver Dollar Speedway.
"A lot of people are geared up for this year, it should be a great," said Clint Wilson.
"I'm stoked, I'm ready to roll man, let's go race right now," says Kevin Bender.
However, the scene will be a little different at the Dollar this year.
Fans will not have the chance to watch fallen sprint car racers Stephen Allard, Tyler Wolf and David Tarter, all of whom passed away last year in the span of six months.
Speedway announcer Troy Hennig says this season is dedicated to them.
"We're going to have all kinds of awards decdicated to their honor this year, we're going to do the Tyler Wolf fast-time award, the Stephen Allard hard-charger, and the David Tarter hard luck award, every night there will be some kind of award given on their behalf. I think that's what the Silver dollar Speedway this year will be about, it's kind of like a mecca of people coming together and remembering but also looking forward to the future," said Hennig.
For one division in particular, the future looks bright. This season drivers will compete for the first ever Silver Dollar Speedway hobby stocks track championship.
"We have nine races competing gonna have to have the car ready every Friday night, come out here and get going," said Kyle Allen. The racing begins this Friday and Saturday with the Silver Cup Race of Champions.
The wingless cars will share the spotlight with the dirt modifieds and winged 360 sprints.
The overall purse is set at $40,000, and with that in mind we should be in store for some exciting racing.