Discount Tire and Havasu 95 Speedway have announced the J.W. Mitchell Spring Classic on March 15 will benefit from an accelerated purse structure and additional incentives in the event, which includes the Honda Western Pavement Midgets and the HPD Midgets.
The Honda USAC Western Pavement Midgets make their 2014 pavement points debut on the quarter-mile paved oval located on the south edge of Lake Havasu City, home of the world famous London Bridge. The HPD Western Midgets, which opened at Blythe, Calif., last weekend, will share the doubleheader billing.
The feature midget victory will be worth $2000, which includes the $1000 increased make possible by the Pit Boss and Roy Miller bonuses. A $300 increase for second place brings that finish to a total of $900, while a $200 bonus for third brings that posting to $625 and fourth will pay $500 after the $150 boost from the sponsorships.
Tow money, to be paid in cash the night of the race, totals $200 per car for the Honda Midgets and $150 per car for the HPD Midgets.
“We are pleased to be able to offer our participants these increased prizes,” said USAC Western Coordinator Chris Kearns. “I expect increased car counts for this special tribute to J.W Mitchell and his legacy. I thank all who contributed to this enhanced event and extend best wishes for all of our Western participants.”
Havasu 95 Speedway has previously hosted a dozen USAC HPD Midget events but the March 15 program marks the inaugural appearance of the Honda USAC Western Midgets. Bryant Dawson and Chris Lamb won USAC’s last Havasu 95 appearances, taking the HPD Midget races in 2013.