The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series returns to Heartland Motorsports Park’s dirt track Saturday night for the Capitol City Clash/Billy Robison Memorial Race.

Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with hot laps scheduled for 7 o’clock and racing at 7:30.

In addition to ASCS sprint cars from the Red River Region and Warrior Region, B Modifieds are also scheduled to race Saturday night.

The event will honor Robison, a Topeka racing legend, passed away on Jan. 31 of this year.

Robison, who got his start racing jalopies in the late 1960s, was inducted into the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Big Car Racing Association Hall of Fame in 2011.

Robison, who raced at Heartland Motorsports Park late in his career, raced Sprint Cars, Super Modifieds and Modifieds over six decades.

He participated in an estimated 1,500 events and won 250 or more of those.

Organizers plan to have the last car that Robison raced on display and the car will also be used as the pace car for the feature event.

Tickets for Saturday’s race are $15 for adults and $3 for children six through 12. Children five and under will be admitted free. Seniors and members of the military will be admitted for $13. Pit passes are $30.

BOWYER UPDATE

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be off this season before starting the stretch run of the 2018 season.

With two races left before the start of NASCAR’s 10-race playoffs, Emporia native Clint Bowyer is sitting fifth in points.

Bowyer, driver of the No. 14 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing, has posted two wins with six top-five finishes and 11 top-10s.

The Cup Series will return to action on Sept. 2nd at Darlington Raceway. The playoffs start Sept. 16 in Las Vegas.

Kansas Speedway will host the sixth race in the playoffs, the Hollywood Casino 400, on Oct. 21st.

Source

http://www.cjonline.com/sports/20180823/sprint-cars-return-to-heartland-motorsports-park-for-billy-robison-memorial

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