Pink Lady Classic Just Days Away


Pink Lady Classic Just Days Away

We are only two days away before the 7th annual Pink Lady Classic kicks off with a Thursday’s practice session at Meridian Speedway. Saturday’s 100-lap finale will see someone walk off with $20,000 for their winning efforts. The event will take place September 24-25.
The Pink Lady Classic is drawing strong interest. The current entry list stands at 34 cars and counting at the close of business on Monday.
The co-sanctioned NSRA / Speed Tour event also includes a promotional partnership interest with Must See Racing Presented by Engine Pro.
The event has steadily gained popularity with fans and competitors alike. With the announcement the race would pay $20,000 to win in 2021 thanks to a handful of sponsors, interest is now at an all-time high. It was also announced that this year’s event will be streamed live on FloRacing and will be broadcast to a national television audience later on MAVTV as part of the Speed Sport program. Both nights of the event will be televised.
The event may feature one of the strongest lineups of any winged pavement sprint car ever contested. A champion from nearly every winged pavement sprint car series in the country will be represented including NSRA, Speed Tour, Must See Racing, King of the Wing, and Inland Wing Sprints among others.
The total purse for the event is nearly $52, 000 and might possibly be the richest purse of a winged sprint car event ever paid out to date. Despite a Gunslingers event at Madera, California, and a Granite Super Sprint event at Monroe, Washington the same night, there are well over 30 entrants for this event.
This event has the makings for something special, and big, in the coming years. Could this event eventually be the equivalent of the Knoxville Nationals of pavement? It is certainly looking like it. The total purse, national media exposure, car count, and quality of the field suggest that could be the case very soon.
Jimmy McCune has been exclusive to Must See Racing in recent years and Eric Humphries has been the equal to King of the Wing. Rarely have these two competed in other series. But this event has lured these two to Meridian, Idaho this weekend for the chance to take $20,000 home with them. Both are multi-time champions in their respective series and two of the best in the sport right now. Further proof of how big this event is growing.
The race pays tribute to the famed 1969 Grant King built “Pink Lady” sprint car. The car has competed for decades in pavement sprint car events around the country. The car was driven much of its career by the legendary Idaho driver Kenny Hamilton. The eighty-year-old Hamilton is entered in this year’s event in a modern BEAST chassis car.
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