June 4, 2017, is the first annual DIRTY DOZEN. The field is open to pre 1928 race cars and race cars that are predominately period correct to some time prior to 1928.
3 spots are filled. 9 are available.
This is a non profit venture. A participation fee of $175 per car covers track rental costs, track expenses, and pit pass for driver and mechanic. Additional pit passes are available for a nominal cost. Required safety equipment includes seat belts, helmets, and eye protection (either face shield or goggles).
Racing will begin with timed laps with the field then divided into 2 groups based upon times. Racing is head to head with two cars on the track at a time. Each car races every other car in its group and everyone gets equal track time. Then, the winners of each group race each other for ultimate bragging rights. Following that, grudge matches for the remaining time.
The event begins promptly at 11 am and concludes at 4 pm.
This year's Dirty Dozen have first choice at next year's event.
If you want to be one of the 12, go to http://www.mccathren.com/dirtydozen/ for more info and email me or call the mobile # at the bottom of the site page.
Are spectators allowed?
Absolutely spectators are allowed and encouraged. The track is an important IMCA regional track with grandstands for about 1000. FREE admission. You probably know the track already. Are you going to drive your TT to it? Everyone's response to the Dirty Dozen is an enthusiastic "I HAVE to come see that!" There will be car peeps, historians, and all sorts watching. There will be a pro photographer and the Reporter News is coming to do a piece about it.
Abilene Speedway today:
No the TT is in pieces now but I will probably go!
Oh,yeah!!!! I do SO much want to be a part of that. Such wonderful memories from years ago. Not going to happen for me this year.
Looks like this would be fun to watch. It's a long drive from Fayetteville (about 8 hrs.), but I'm going to try to make it.