FULTON — Is there a better way to kick off the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series than a doubleheader at two premier DIRTcar race tracks?
Today, the series will be in LaFargeville to take on Can-Am Speedway for a $4,000-to-win, 60-lap race.
Then the convoy of 358 Modified haulers will roll south to Fulton Speedway for the $4,000-to-win Showdown at Sundown on Thursday.
A competitive contingent of DIRTcar 358 Modifieds is expected to challenge these first two legs of the season.
Jordan McCreadie, who picked up a win at Mohawk International Raceway earlier this year, will be in attendance. In fact, three of the top drivers at Can-Am Speedway — Ryan Bartlett, Jordan McCreadie, and Ryan Arbuthnot — will make a run at the series championship in 2019.
At the Showdown at Sundown 100 on Thursday at Fulton Speedway, defending series champion Larry Wight will look to defend his home territory against Tim Sears Jr. and Ron Davis III. Sears and Davis rounded out the Fulton Speedway track championship podium in 2018, with Wight on top of that as well.
Thursday’s race night at Fulton will be presented by St. Lawrence Radiology.
The Dot Foods DIRTcar Sportsman will also be in action. The Sportsman will draw for heat race lineups, every Sportsman will run a feature, and it will be a show-up points event.
Fulton Speedway pit gates will open at 3 p.m., and the grandstands will open at 5 p.m.
Hot laps start at 6 p.m., time trials are at 6:20 p.m., and heat races begin at 7 p.m.
Fans 18 and younger receive free grandstand admission.
Fans, competitors, and teams have shown how excited they are about the newly unified DIRTcar 358 Modified Series.
The series also includes drivers like Kyle Dingwall, Corey Wheeler, Steve Bernard, Tyler Meeks, Chris Raabe, Billy Whittaker, and even former Super DIRTcar Series regular Chad Brachmann.
Some current Super DIRTcar Series standouts such as Mat Williamson, Danny Johnson, Mike Mahaney, and others will be on hand to challenge the top 358 Modified drivers.
For all DIRTcar 358 Modified Series races, the minimum top three payout is $4,000 to the winner with $2,500 for second and $1,500 for third.