One of the richest IMCA Modified events of the season plays out Thursday, Aug. 9 at Hancock County Speedway.
The Night of 1,000 Stars has the potential to pay $7,500 to the winner of the 18th annual Doug Studer Farms-sponsored special.
Along with a minimum of $3,000 to win, the event boasts $2,500 in lap money, plus bonuses of $1,000 for leading on lap 25 and for having raced previously this season at Britt.
The runner-up earns $1,500 with $1,000 for third. Thirty cars will start the 50-lapper, which will pay a minimum of $300 to start. The Night of 1,000 Stars is part of the JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour and a qualifying event for the 2013 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.
Tow money is $100. The driver making the longest tow will be reimbursed for their entry fee and one pit pass.
IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $500 to win at Britt, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $400 and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $300.
IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, home region, Allstar Performance State and Hawkeye Dirt Tour points will be awarded for the draw/redraw show.
Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.
Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12, and five and under will be admitted free. Pit passes are $30.
More information about the Night of 1,000 Stars is available by calling 515 295-5555 or 641-843-9080 on race day. The track website is www.hcspeedway.com.
A fireworks display will follow the main event.
*JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings –* 1. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 286; 2. Jeremy Mills, Garner, 269; 3. Jay Noteboom, Hinton, 267; 4. Mark Schulte, Delhi, 255; 5. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 253; 6. Mark Elliott, Webster City, 243; 7. Rich Smith, Davenport, 232; 8. Darin Duffy, Hazleton, 229; 9. Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill., 215; 10. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, 201; 11. Mike Van Genderen, Newton, 196; 12. Ray Cox Jr., Maquoketa, 160; 13. Jason Schoenberger, Russell, Kan., 149; 14. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, 112; 15. Kelly Meyer, Big Rock, 111; 16. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 108; 17. Jeff Ignaszewski, Wells, Minn., 100; 18. Mike Jergens, Plover, 76; 19. David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan., 74; 20. Brad Dierks, Clarence, 71.