It's getting close to racing season and I-80 Speedway is gearing up for the season opening Spring Meltdown on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. To kick off the 2014 season, I-80 and Durst Motorplex are announcing the Durst Double Down Spring Meltdown Weekend. Any driver in any class that wins both nights features at the Spring Meltdown will receive a $2,500 bonus.

Also $5 off discount tickets for the Spring Meltdown will be available at Durst Motorplex, 115 “O” Street in Lincoln starting next Thursday, March 27. Watch for our ad in the Lincoln Journal Star featuring a $100 off coupon on the purchase of an automobile at Durst Motorplex. Grandstand ticket prices for the Spring Meltdown are $20 for Friday and $25 for Saturday for adults. Children (6-12) are $5 with 5 and under free as always.

The Spring Meltdown will once again feature the stars of the Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) and the Corn Belt Clash (CBC) Super Late Models as well as the stars of the ASCS Midwest Racing Series Sprint Cars both nights. Unsanctioned A Mods will race for $1,000 to win on Friday night and $1,500 to win on Saturday night.

The Super Late Models will be racing on April 4 for $2,000 to win with April 5th's features paying $3,000 to win. Last year, Chris Simpson of Oxford, Iowa and Terry Phillips of Springfield, Missouri picked up Spring Meltdown wins. Chad Simpson of Mt. Vernon, Iowa is the defending Corn Belt Clash Champion while Tony Jackson, Jr. of Lebanon, Missouri won the Midwest Late Model Series Championship.

The ASCS Midwest Sprint Car Series will be racing complete programs as well on April 4 & 5. Both their features will pay $2,500 to win. Last year, Springfield, Nebraska's Jack Dover and Sioux Falls, South Dakota's Gregg Bakker picked up Sprint Car features at the Spring Meltdown. Dover was also crowned the ASCS Midwest Champion. Josh Most of Red Oak, Iowa won the A Mod Feature at last years Spring Meltdown.

There will be an open practice on Thursday, April 3 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. All classes are welcome. Pit Passes are $20 for car and driver and $10 for all other personnel. Also watch for news of a possible practice on Sunday, March 30.

I-80 Speedway is located one block north of Interstate 80 Exit #420. Halfway between Lincoln and Omaha. The physical address is 13909 238th Street, Greenwood, Nebraska. For more information, visit www.I-80Speedway.com or call (402)-342-3453. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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