ROCKWELL, NC : The twists and turns of the 2020 Southeast Legends Tour season has another one on the road to the championship. The originally scheduled Messer Heating & Air Double Dare Challenge that was set for August at Tri-County Speedway has been moved to a track that has been through changes itself. Lonesome Pine Raceway, formally Clay Valley Speedway in Coeburn, Virginia, has reverted back to fresh asphalt from the failed dirt attempt and will host the next round of the Southeast Super Trucks Series on Saturday, September 5th.
The Messer Heating & Air Double Dare Challenge will be in play as the series visits a new venue at Lonesome Pine Raceway and with the brand new asphalt it is sure to make the action fast and exciting. The starting field will be capped at 30 starters with the potential B-Main to be run if more than 30 cars are entered. If there is more than 30, the top 22 in qualifying will be locked into the feature race with 6 more advancing from a B-Main. The final two starting positions will go to the 2 highest drivers in the championship point standings not already in the field.
Being labeled the Messer Heating & Air Double Dare 25’s the winner of the first Legends feature race will pocket the standard purse winnings of $400. The pay throughout the remainder of the field is the same as every other normal SELT event.
Now here is the twist for the competitors. The winner of the first feature will roll the dice for the invert number for the second feature. The lineup for the second feature will be the finishing order of the first feature with the invert adjusted after the dice roll. If the feature winner from the first race comes back and sweeps both feature events that driver will collect an additional $400 in RPM Pro-Formance bonus money to make it a $1200 night at the track.
BUT….here is where the Messer Heating & Air Double Dare comes in play. The feature winner from the first 25 lap race will be given the option to forfeit their starting position in the second feature in order to start last and have a chance to win an additional $2,000 if they can come from last to win the second feature race also. If a driver sweeps both feature race wins and chooses to take on the Double Dare Challenge that driver will leave Lonesome Pine Raceway on September 5th with $3200 in race winnings. On top of the prize money that driver would also earn an additional 50 bonus championship points for pulling off the double.
If the winner of the first feature opts to not take the challenge, RPM Pro-Formance’s Jeff Jordan will then proceed to offer the Messer Heating & Air Double Dare Challenge to the second place finisher and so on through the top five finishers of the first feature until the first driver accepts the challenge. Only the winner of the first feature is eligible for the $400 bonus as that is just for the driver that wins both races, regardless of where they opted to start.
The Double Dare Bonus is being put up by Jones Construction Utilities, Temco of the Upstate and CamCo Landscaping LLC of North Carolina. Without the support of those folks and the other series sponsors this opportunity would not be possible. We thank them and all our series patrons for their support of the Southeast Legends and Bandolero Tours.
A full race day schedule will be released in the upcoming days as the Legend Cars return to Lonesome Pine Raceway for the first time in several years. Questions about gearing can be sent to Southeast Legends Tour Series Promoter Jeff Jordan at (704) 792.6823.