WAYCROSS, GA (August 11, 2013) - The 21st Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 – Presented by Crop Production Services will once again be sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 15th, 16th and 17th at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, AR. This crown jewel event will pay $40,000 to win and $2,000 to start with over $130,000 up for grabs in the 100-lap feature.
Activities will get underway on Thursday night, August 15th with an open practice session. On Friday night, August 16th activities include LOLMDS Hot Laps, RED BUCK Time Trials and Heat Races. Modifieds will run a full show as the support class on Friday night. Then on Saturday August 17th activities will include a special COMP Cams driver’s autograph session, followed by the LOLMDS B-Mains, Crop Production Services Non-Qualifiers Dash and the COMP Cams Topless 100 main event. This years event will include a new added event on Saturday after the B-Mains. The Non-Qualifiers race will pay $1,000 to win sponsored by Crop Production Services. Modifieds will again run a full show as a support class on Saturday night.
The COMP Cams Topless 100 – Presented by Crop Production Services is a unique event each year for both the racers and the fans at Batesville Motor Speedway. The event’s unique format will feature cars with the roofs removed, giving spectators an up close and personal look at what it takes for drivers to wrestle their cars around the 3/8 mile dirt oval. The Topless 100 is one of the crown jewel events on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule, and draws not only the tour’s traveling stars, but a wide variety of regional and national racers looking to take their shot at the big purse as well.
COMP Cams will serve as the title sponsor of the crown jewel event, something that has become a yearly tradition for the company. For more than 35 years, the COMP Cams mission is to produce the highest-performing products possible, provide customers with superior service, and to lead the industry in technological development. While the COMP Performance Group has grown to multiple companies and hundreds of employees, COMP Cams still retains the competitive spirit and desire to be the very best and has positioned COMP Cams as the absolute leader in valve train components. To learn more about COMP Cams visit www.compcams.com.
“We are thrilled to be going back to Batesville Motor Speedway and sanctioning the Topless 100 again. It’s always fun to see these cars without their roofs and the fans really get into this event every year. We enjoy working with Mooney and Connie Starr and the entire staff at BMS and all the great people at COMP Cams. Having COMP Cams as the title sponsor of this event with all their history and support of this race and the dirt late model industry is a real honor to be a part of. We look forward to seeing all the great loyal fans and enjoy the weekend of festivities together”, stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
In the previous 20 COMP Cams Topless 100 events there have been 13 different drivers to visit victory lane. Only three drivers have won the prestigious crown-jewel event more than once. Hall of Famers, Billy Moyer of Batesville, AR and Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN each have won the event four times in their illustrious careers. Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, WI is the only other racer to win the event more than once winning the event twice in 2000 and 2007.
Steve Francis of Ashland, KY added the COMP Cams Topless 100 to his list of crown-jewel victories in his career by taking the winner’s check and trophy in last year’s exciting event.
In the previous five COMP Cams Topless 100 sanctioned by the LOLMDS there have been five different winners with an average car count of 61 entrants. This year’s event posts an impressive $40,000 to the winner, with $20,000 going to the second place finisher and $10,000 for third place. The COMP Cams Topless 100 feature purse alone will pay out over $130,000.
For more information about the COMP Cams Topless 100 – Presented by Crop Production Services visit www.batesvillemotorspeedway.net or call the track office at 870-251-0011.
For the latest breaking news about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series including the 2013 tour schedule, TV schedule, drivers, sponsors and all the information about the series visit the series official website at www.lucasdirt.com.
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Batesville Motor Speedway
Location: 5090 Heber Springs Road, Batesville, AR 72550
Track Phone #: (870) 251-0011
Promoter: Mooney Starr – (870) 251-1817
Tire Rule for 21st Annual COMP CamsTopless 100
Hoosier Tire Only
Fronts/Left Rear – 1640, LM40, WRS55
Right Rear – 06, LM40, WRS55
21st Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Payoff:
1. $40,000 2. $20,000 3. $10,000 4. $6,000 5. $5,000 6. $4,500 7. $4,000 8. $3,500 9. $3,000 10. $2,800 11. $2,600 12. $2,500 13. $2,450 14. $2,400 15. $2,350 16. $2,300 17. $2,250 18. $2,200 19. $2,175 20. $2,150 21. $2,100 22. $2.075 23. $2,050 24. $2,000
Previous COMP Cams Topless 100 Winners
1993 – Tony Cardin
1994 – Freddy Smith
1995 – Billy Moyer
1996 – Bill Frye
1997 – Billy Moyer
1998 – Wendell Wallace
1999 – Scott Bloomquist
2000 – Jimmy Mars
2001 – Scott Bloomquist
2002 – Billy Moyer
2003 – Shannon Babb
2004 – Dale McDowell
2005 – Billy Moyer
2006 – Scott Bloomquist
2007 – Jimmy Mars
2008 – Tim McCreadie
2009 – Jimmy Owens
2010 – Jared Landers
2011 – Scott Bloomquist
2012 – Steve Francis