“I think we are ready to take this to the next level”
Those were the thoughts from Michael Batz as the rain fell and the 2020 World Championship weekend came to an unceremonious end. The car count increased for the second year the event was held at Linda’s Speedway. Batz held out hope the event would return to Linda’s Speedway for its third running in 2021. The plan has been confirmed and there is anticipation for continued growth of the event.
With the increased car count the goal for 2021 is set high. 100 Slingshots is the goal the Jonestown facility will hope to reach between the All Star Slingshots and the Junior Slingshot class.
If the 100 car mark is hit the purse for each race will be doubled. That would put no less than $400 on the line to All Star Slingshot race winners and $50 to take the green in each of the four races. The Junior Slingshots would see an increase to $250 to win the Friday and Sunday portions of the weekend.
A new format will be in place for the Saturday night racing action going into the 2021 race. Details will be released at a later date.
World Championship Weekend offers a rare scenario of racing four times in three days. Friday night a single event is held. Saturday the action picks up and racing is held both in the afternoon and the evening. Sunday is the finale with racing in the afternoon before the newly crowned World Champions are introduced.
Scott Neary (All Star Slingshot) and Paulie Hartwig III (Junior Slingshot) were drivers crowned as World Champions in the 2020 season.