Reveal the Hammer Series to Sanction $10K to Win Races
Owosso, MI (Friday, January 26, 2023) - As January comes to an end, schedule releases are beginning to take place across the region, including blockbuster, can’t-miss races all across the area. Included in those schedule releases are some events that were announced in 2022, but more details have been announced; including the Michigan Kenworth Quad Crown Outlaw Super Late Model Series at Owosso Speedway in 2023.
In a Facebook post, Owosso Speedway revealed the pay structure details for the four-race mini-series that will unfold at the freshly renovated Owosso Speedway this summer. The structure features a paydown for a field of 22 Outlaw Late Models and a total purse of over $42K.
The four races at Owosso are scheduled for June 17, July 15, August 26, and the final race of the Quad Crown Series will be September 23 during the Owosso Speedway Nationals. Each race features a $10K to win payout at the top with a respectable $800 to start through 17th before the pay increased through the field. When asked about the high-paying races, Owosso Speedway Promoter, Jeff Parish says it’s what they want to do at Owosso Speedway.
“Reveal the Hammer Series has a base purse model and a base rate purse,” explained Parish, saying that Reveal the Hammer does a nice job with good-paying races for Outlaw Super Late Models. “We wanted to do something more attractive than that, that would have some more punch and notoriety,” he said.
“Owosso [Speedway] has had, in the last few years, a few guys that tried to run semi-weekly,” Parish recalls. “Some were extremely competitive, some were on a budget, and it wasn’t really what I would consider a premier event, but it was good Owosso-style racing,” he continued. “The philosophy was to pool it up with the [Reveal the] Hammer Series because they have a good following. We want to take that, mix it in with what Owosso had been doing, and make it attractive for people,” said Parish.
In total, Owosso Speedway will invest nearly $170K alone in Outlaw Super Late Model races in 2023. Parish says that the pay structure driver see for the races is also what they’ll receive for the points payout at the end of the season. That means that in total, via the Michigan Kenworth Quad Crown Outlaw Super Late Model Series alone, Owosso Speedway will pay out more than $213K to Outlaw Super Late Model drivers. Parish says that kind of show is exactly what the ‘new’ Owosso Speedway is looking to do.
“Our goal long-term [is to be] known for extremely high-quality races,” Parish said. “Well fulfilled with competitors and we want to have great value in our ticket pricing. For 15 years, we’ve seen what the fans say they want, we’ve seen what the drivers say they want, and with Rex [Wheeler]’s (Owner) ability to bring groups of people together, we; ve been able to do a lot of marketing that, in the past, wasn’t easily accessible,” Parish explained. “We’ve been able to put together a fantastic schedule, fantastic purses, and really attractive gate prices, because there is so much interest in doing business with us, and being a part of the expansion that’s happening, and all the attention this draws,” Parish said.
The full Owosso Speedway schedule has been released and can be found at www.OwossoSpeedway.com/Schedules. Reveal the Hammer has also put out their 2023 calendar of events, available at www.RevealTheHammer.com/Event-List. You can hear more about what’s on the horizon at Owosso Speedway by listening to the Horsepower Happenings’ interview with owner Rex Wheeler here.
Story - Zach Hiser
Photo - Thomas Stumpfig