SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The $20,000-to-win Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars presented by Red Robin and Icon Legacy Modular Homes is slated for Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway.
This year’s $20,000 winner’s share is the biggest for a non-sanctioned sprint car race in Pennsylvania in 2019. The race will pay $6,000 to finish second and $600 to start the A-main out of the $50,000 purse.
The PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars will round out the open wheel doubleheader in a 20-lap feature.
Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format. The Fast Tees Fast Time Award will pay $300.
For the 10th straight year, the 410 National Open will honor the life and racing career of Nace, who died in November 2009 following a seven-year battle with cancer.
In last year’s race, Ryan Smith out-dueled third-generation racer Freddie Rahmer for his first victory in one of central Pennsylvania’s most prestigious sprint car races.
Hall of Famer Fred Rahmer is the track’s only five-time winner of the Open with victories in 1995, ’96, ’97, ’99 and ’00.