$25,000-to-Win Championship Race to be Held at All-Tech Raceway December 3; Championship Race Purse Set at $100,000
SILVER BAY, Minn. (January 17, 2022) — XR announces creation of the Karl Kustoms Stock Car Series beginning in 2022.
The Karl Kustoms Stock Car Series will serve as a support class for the new XR Super Series for Super Late Models. Both will hold their inaugural seasons this year. Stock Cars were an integral part of shows at XR-promoted events in 2021, and the new Karl Kustoms Stock Car Series will raise that bar even further.
The inaugural Stock Car series season will hold a Championship Race on December 3 during the Sunshine State 50 at All-Tech Raceway (Fla.). It will be a $25,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start event and carry a $100,000 purse.
“Each Stock Car event we have at XR seems to top the previous one in competition and excitement,” said XR Chief Operating Officer & XR Super Series Director Dan Robinson. “Racers put on phenomenal Stock Car shows and fans love the action, so it made sense to add the Karl Kustoms Stock Cars to the XR Super Series as a support class. The combination of Super Late Models and Stock Cars will keep fans on the edge of their seats every race.”
In keeping with the racer-friendly mantra XR puts into every event, the rules were written with simplicity, competition and affordability in mind. The rules will be multiple-sanction-style, with two-barrel carburetors, quick-change rear-end gears and 604 crate engines allowed.
“Every time Stock Cars come onto the track they put on a great race. This made writing our own XR rules package very simple: stick with what works,” said XR Technical Director Shane Hewett. “We made sure to open up the rules enough so racers wouldn’t have to make many changes, if any, to what they already run. That was my main priority along with keeping an even playing field on the track.”
The full rules can be found HERE.
The series will begin at the Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway (Tenn.) with qualifying nights March 22-24 and culminate with a $5,000-to-win feature on March 26. This will be the Stock Car class already scheduled to run at Bristol.
Other stops for the inaugural Karl Kustoms Stock Cars include the Belleville Dirt Nationals at the Belleville High Banks (Kan.) June 10-11, the Fever Heat 100 at Stuart International Speedway (Iowa) July 10-13, the Texas Dirt Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track (Texas) Sept. 23-24, the Karl Chevrolet Duel in the Desert at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Nev.) Nov. 10-12, a date and track to be announced, and the aforementioned Sunshine State 50 Dec. 1-3 for the championship event.