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KTTS Ozark Area Dirt Track Championships this Sunday at Springfield Raceway

September 1, 2023

The guitars are ready...

The racing on Labor Day Weekend tradition continues at Springfield Raceway with Randy Mooneyham as the Grand Marshal of the KTTS Ozark Area Dirt Track Championships this Sunday, Sept. 3, featuring the Cash Money Late Model Series, B-Mods, Legends, Pure Stocks, Fwd/Mini Stocks, MW Modz A & B classes and Stock Cars.

Who will take home the guitars this year?

Springfield Raceway and Today’s KTTS 94.7 FM Country’s Best Radio Station have teamed up to bring the KTTS Ozark Area Dirt Track Championships back to The Ozarks this Sunday, Sept. 3. KTTS is not a stranger to huge Labor Day dirt track racing events, leading all the way back to the mid-to-late 1970s at the Bolivar Speedway promoted by Keith Looney and Nevelle Neil.

The event was called the Fina Dirt Track Championships. The same type of Labor Day Weekend event moved to Monett Raceway and was promoted by Curtis Lockhart.

Randy Mooneyham and his family took over Monett Speedway in 1980, keeping the event labeled KTTS 4-State Dirt Track Championships. Randy continued the Labor Day event until selling the track few years back.

The continual tradition of this Labor Day weekend race seemed to dwindle as time passed. Springfield Raceway owner Jerry Hoffman stated “Growing up, the KTTS Labor Day race was always a big event and it really is a honor to have Randy Mooneyham as the Grand Marshal of our KTTS Ozark Area Dirt Track Championships."

Randy and his family owned and operated dirt tracks around the area from 1980 until 2017. The Mooneyham Family not only had a love for dirt track racing but a love as well for Republic Tigers Athletics. Randy served on the Republic R3 School Board for 15 years. Randy and his wife Linda had five children and they all participated in Republic Athletics. Two of their daughters went on to be teachers at Republic and one is a coach.

Randy and Linda’s entire family worked together at the race tracks all those years. The Springfield Raceway and the Mooneyham Family together are going to have an Athletic Scholarship for a graduating senior for the class of 2024.

The Malvern Bank Cash Money Late Models top the card with a $1, 000-to-win, $325-to-start main event. The Cash Money Late Model Series is owned by Randy Mooneyham’s older brother, Darrell Mooneyham, and Darrell’s son, Dustin Mooneyham.

To help kick off your Labor Day celebration, AM Pyrotechnics will be doing a fireworks display to brighten up the night.

In case of inclement weather, the race will be held the following day on Monday, Sept. 4.

TIMES
Pit Gate - 12:30 p.m.
Grandstands - 3:10 p.m.
Driver cut off - 3:10 p.m.
Hot laps if necessary - 3:15 p.m.
Heats weekly classes - 3:40 p.m.
Stock Car draw cut off - 6:20 p.m.
Hot laps - 6:50 p.m.
Stock Cars, Late Models time in
Opening Ceremony - 7:20 (ish) p.m.
Main Events - 7:35 (ish) p.m.

PRICES
Adults - $20
Military & Seniors - $18
Ages 6 to High School Senior - $3
5 & Under - FREE

Classes on the card for the KTTS Ozark Area Dirt Track Championships:

CASH MONEY LATE MODELS presented by Malvern Bank
Cash Money Late Model Series rules apply

USRA STOCK CARS presented by 66 Truss
1)700 2)350 3)300 4)250 5)220 6)200 7)140 8)120 9-20) $100
Non-Qualifiers $80 (must start Last Chance to collect)
Entry Fee $30

POWRI B MODS presented by All Trailer Services
1)700 2) 350 3) 280 4) 260 5) 210 6) 200 7) 180 8)160 9) 140) 10-20) 100
Non-Qualifiers $80 (must start Last Chance to collect)
Entry Fee $30

LEGENDS presented by Wheeler Metals
1)500 2)225 3)180 4)160 5)120 6)100 7)90 8)85 9)85 10-20 $70
Legend Car Entry Fee $20
$550 to win courtesy of Bruce Beechler Painting

POWRI MIDWEST MODZS A CLASS presented by Indigo Sky Casino
RULES: Springfield, E-Mod, Lakeside, I-35, GrainValley must run 6000 chip
1)500 2)250 3)200 4)150 5)120 6)100 7)90 8)80 9)75 10)75 11-20 80
B Main - $60 (must start to collect)
Entry Fee $20

POWRI MIDWEST MODZS B CLASS presented by Hayden Machinery
RULES : Springfield
1)300 2)200 3)150 4)125 5)110 6)100 7)100 8)90 9)85 10)80
Entry Fee $20

POWRI PURE STOCKS presented by Pepsi
RULES: Springfield, Dallas County, Lebanon, Nevada, Salina, Lake Ozarks, Crawford County, Caney, Humboldt, IMCA Hobby Stock, I-35 must tape up brake adj + 6000 chip
1)$300 2)200 3)150 4)125 5)110 6)$100 7)95 8)90 9)90 10-20) $80
Entry Fee $20

FWD/MINI STOCKS presented by Guffey Services Heating & Cooling

Any cars after cut-off will tail to rear of a heat race and not receive passing points only the heat position finish. Passing points used to set fields for Stock Cars and B-Mods. Top 8 to redraw for starting spots. MW Modz, Pure Stocks and Legends straight up lineup for feature. How many transfers will be determined by car count in each class.