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POSTPONED: Sydney Speedway Releases Race Day Format for Season Opener on July 6th and 7th

UPDATE: Sydney Speedway has postponed this event and expanded the July 27th weekend to a two day show. READ MORE

In advance of Sydney Speedway’s Opening Weekend for the 2019 season, track officials have released a race day format for the two day show and additional competitor information for the event.

The weekend is highlighted by INEX National Qualifiers for Legends and Bandoleros, the Veterans for Healing Twin 75s for the Passione Flooring & Interiors East Coast Mini Stock Tour and features for Street Stocks and Late Model Sportsman.

Check out the weekend format and competitor notes below!

Sydney Speedway Race Day Format and Competitor Info Printable Copy



Saturday, July 6th, 2019

11:30am Pit Gates Open
11:30am Tech Opens
12:15pm ECMST Practice (15 Minutes)
12:30pm Bandolero Practice (10 Minutes)
12:40pm Legend Practice (15 Minutes)
12:55pm Street Stock Practice (15 Minutes)
1:10pm ECMST Practice (15 Minutes)
1:25pm Bandolero Practice (10 Minutes)
1:35pm Legend Practice (15 Minutes)
1:50pm Street Stock Practice (15 Minutes)
2pm Grandstand Gates Open
2:05pm ECMST Practice (15 Minutes)
2:20pm Bandolero Practice (10 Minutes)
2:30pm Legend Practice (15 Minutes)
2:45pm Street Stock Practice (15 Minutes)
3pm Track Closes
3:15pm Drivers Meeting
3:55pm National Anthem
4pm Racing Starts
Bandolero Heats (10 Laps)
Street Stock Heats (10 Laps)
Legend Heats (10 Laps)
ECMST Heats (10 Laps)
Autograph Session/Meet and Greet (20 Minutes)
Bandolero National Qualifier (25 Laps)
Street Stock Feature (35 Laps*)
Legend National Qualifier (50 Laps)
ECMST Driver Introductions
ECMST Veterans For Healing 75 (75 Laps)
30 Minutes after last race Open Practice (‘til dark)


Sunday, July 7th, 2019

8:30am Pit Gates Open
8:30am Tech Opens
9am ECMST Practice (10 Minutes)
9:10am Bandolero Practice (10 Minutes)
9:20am Legend Practice (10 Minutes)
9:30am Sportsman Practice (15 Minutes)
9:45am ECMST Practice (10 Minutes)
9:55am Bandolero Practice (10 Minutes)
10:05am Legend Practice (10 Minutes)
10:15am Sportsman Practice (10 Minutes)
10am Grandstand Gates Open
10:25am ECMST Practice (10 Minutes)
10:35am Bandolero Practice (10 Minutes)
10:45am Legend Practice (10 Minutes)
10:55am Sportsman Practice (10 Minutes)
11:05am Track Closes
11:15am Drivers Meeting
11:55am National Anthem
12pm Racing Starts
Bandolero Heats (10 Laps)
Sportsman Heats (10 Laps)
Legend Heats (10 Laps)
ECMST Heats (10 Laps)
Bandolero National Qualifier (25 Laps)
Sportsman Feature (35 Laps*)
Legend National Qualifier (50 Laps)
ECMST Driver Introductions
ECMST Veterans For Healing 75 (75 Laps)

*Street Stock and Sportsman feature laps are based on car count; 6 cars or less – 35 Laps, 7 to 12 cars – 50 laps; 13 to 17 cars – 75 laps; 18+ cars – 100 Laps. Payout will increase minimum $25 per position if 13 or more cars are checked in tech and make a bonafide attempt to compete per division.



JULY 6th and 7th, 2019


Placing Late Model Sportsman Street Stock Legends
1st $250 $125 $150
2nd $200 $100 $125
3rd $150 $80 $100
4th $125 $75 $100
5th $100 $60 $100
6th – Back $75 $50 $75

ECMST payout to be paid by ECMST based on Tour procedures

“The Fine Print”

Transponder Rental Fee: $20 per car, per day

Pit admission: $25 per person; 18+ age without minor waiver form signed, 14 to 17 with minor waiver form signed, Bandolero drivers must have minor waiver form signed.
Grandstand Admission: Adult (16+) $15; Youth (eight to 16) $6; Family Pass (two adults and two youth) $35

No registration fee for house divisions BUT registration form must be filled out and signed on race day prior to hitting the track for practice.

Saturday Evening Optional Practice: $10 per car; practice will run in divisional rotation until dark.

Camping: Free, no services offered. Campers must park in designated area.

Thursday Night Practice: 5pm to dusk, $10 per person pit admission

Food Vendor will be on site Saturday and Sunday, both pit and grandstand side.

Race Director: Frankie Fraser; Tech Director: Tony Leonard; Scoring – Brad Hockaday/PMSS

Rulebooks: Street Stock will run Petty International Raceway rules as a base
Sportsman will run Scotia Speedworld and NAPA Sportsman rules as a base with no minimum spring rate.
Legends and Bandoleros will run INEX rulebook
ECMST will follow ECMST rules and procedures.

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