Series News: RACERSITES Cup – Round 4 Preview
Ladies, Start Your Engines for Powder Puff Racing During RACERSITES Cup Round Four at MMX
With only two rounds of RACERSITES Cup racing action remaining in the series, Round Four guarantees to contain some of the best racing yet as drivers battle to claim the first-ever RACERSITES Cup Championship title. Round Four will also feature the first-ever MMX rental kart Powder Puff race where the ladies will take the wheel in an eight-lap race around the 0.7-mile track.
“I’ve had a lot of fun the past few weeks at Mooresville Motorplex,” said well-known NASCAR mechanic and Sprint Car driver, Ashley Parlett, who is signed up to participate in the Powder Puff race. “The track is fun to drive and the rental karts are pretty sporty! I saw that MMX was hosting a Powder Puff race this week and I’m excited that a bunch of my girlfriends have already signed up. Hopefully they get hooked like I am and we can move all “girls night out” events to MMX!”
RACERSITES Cup Powder Puff Race: The field for the Powder Puff race is set to 22 entrants, so be sure to call the MMX office, 704-696-2926, to pre-register for a cost of only $10. A random draw will set the grid for the race that will begin with a standing start. The Powder Puff race will run during opening ceremonies at 7 p.m., followed by a brief trophy presentation in the training room.
RACERSITES Cup Round Four: Scott Speed powered back to his second TaG Senior win of the series last week, after a mechanical failure caused him a DNF in Round Two. This closed up the TaG Senior points battle to a tie between Speed and Jason Bowles, leaving the last two races to determine the champion. Round Four’s TaG Senior and TaG Masters divisions are expected to be star-studded with drivers, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Briscoe, Brad Sweet, Justin Allgaier, Matt Crafton, Colin Braun and several others.
The Rental Kart League Light and Heavy divisions have no shortage of NASCAR star power with drivers, Ryan Blaney, Ross Chastain, Ryan Truex, Kevin Swindell and Bubba Wallace all making appearances. NASCAR Nationwide Series driver, Drew Herring, is tied for the points lead in the Rental League Light division.
Each Wednesday night segment of the RACERSITES Cup consists of two practice sessions, a qualifying session and feature racing under the lights for each class. A champion will be crowned after the completion of the five-week series on April 10. Gates open at 3 p.m. with feature racing set to begin at 7 p.m.
There is a $10 Facility Entrance Fee for all spectators. Individuals who have a MMX membership will not be charged a Facility Entrance Fee. Competitors will only be charged for their RACERSITES Cup event registration fee. Powder Puff entrants will not be asked to pay the admittance fee.
RACERSITES Contingency Award Program: In addition to the MMX prize structure, series title sponsor, RACERSITES, will grant weekly awards of $100 Mooresville Motorplex gift cards to qualified entrants and a grand prize of a FASTRAX website (valued at $2,500). To enter, competitors must sign up each week at the RACERSITES tent and display the official RACERSITES Cup contingency decal on their kart, below the number panel on the driver faring. Winners will be selected at random from those race participants that submitted their contact information that week. Everyone who enters will receive an official RACERSITES Cup T-shirt at the conclusion of the series. Congrats to Round Three winner, Kindra Hurlbert who walked away with a $100 MMX gift card.
Follow the Action from Home: Live Timing and Scoring for the TaG Masters and TaG Senior divisions on race day is available through the RACERSITES-powered system, LapTrax: http://racersites.com/laptrax . Live Timing and Scoring for the Rental Kart League on the day of the event is available on the MMX website:http://www.mooresvillemotorplex.com/timing/
For the most recent video clips, race results, live timing feeds and behind the scenes photos, visit the official event website for the RACERSITES Cup:http://mooresvillemotorplex.com/racersitescup/
Immediately following the event, all results and points standings will be posted on MMX’s website: http://www.mooresvillemotorplex.com/results/
Be Part of the Action via Social Media: For live updates during the RACERSITES Cup, follow #RACERSITESCup on Twitter. To join in on the conversation simply include #RACERSITESCup in your tweet. Also, you can follow RACERSITES and MMXKarting for exclusive, behind the scenes event photos on Instagram. Search for photos using #RACERSITESCup and for a chance to win weekly prizes, submit your own by tagging your image.
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About Mooresville Motorplex:
Mooresville Motorplex (MMX) is a world class, state of the art, .7-mile kart track and racing facility. When it opened on October 8, 2012, MMX became the finest example of a multi-faceted, turn-key, karting center in North America. By integrating an on-site karts, parts and service retail center, as well as a diverse schedule accommodating seasoned karters, arrive-and-drive rental racing, corporate/group events and national touring series races, MMX is the premier source for all things karting at every level of the sport. Additionally, standard and luxury garages, and exclusive memberships, provide serious karters with everything they need to make the karting experience as easy and fun as possible while delivering a great value.