WAYNESFIELD — Bob Hampshire isn’t a name that comes without years of stories and race memories. So, following an illustrious career, Hampshire, former driver and now Hall of Fame car owner and engine builder, has found his name as the headline Sunday night for the all star-studded Bob Hampshire Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park.
Area promoter Shane Helms created this event to honor Hampshire for his years of dedication and commitment to the sport of racing. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will be making their 2018 debut. In addition to the 410 winged sprint cars, the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders will be joining the card for their first of three events at Waynesfield this season. The event will serve as a tune-up for the June 17 visit during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek event featuring both divisions of sprint car racing on one night.
The top five drivers contending for points in the All Star points battle are all within 50 points or less of the current leader Aaron Reutzel. NASCAR Xfinity driver and two-time Chili Bowl champion Christopher Bell has committed to racing this event. Bell has also committed to pulling double duty with the NRA 360’s.
As for the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, the 360 sprint cars will be competing this weekend for extra money with $3,000 going to the winner Sunday night. Additionally, they competed Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park and Saturday at Fremont Speedway. Any driver that can win all three feature events will take home an extra bonus of $2,000. A points system has been created for these three events. Those who finish in the top five of the points have a chance to win multiple extra bonuses.
Admission for tonight’s Memorial Day weekend race will be $22 for adults, $11 for those ages 11-15 and everyone under the age of 10 will be admitted for free. Pit access is available for $35. Pit gates will open at 4 p.m., general admission at 5 p.m., with hot laps beginning at 6 p.m., and racing set to begin at 7 p.m.
For more information go to waynesfieldracewaypark.net.