UPDATE #4 - FACT - (10-15-14 @ 3:20 pm CST) - Posted on the National Speed Sport News website, the new name for this series is the National Sprint League. Chuck Zitterich has been named the competition director and Bill Wright as the public relations director. Read up on the new announcement by clicking HERE.
UPDATE #3 - FACT - (10-8-14 @ 4:15 pm CST) - This new series sent out a press release this afternoon stating that they have agreed to have four shows at Knoxville Raceway next season. The show dates are May 9, June 27 for $5,000 to win, July 4, and Aug 29 with another $5,000 to win race. Also, it was announced that they will be running at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, NE on May 8...the first time a winged 410 race has take place at Eagle Raceway in many years. If the same driver wins the race at Eagle and follows it up with a win at Knoxville on the next night, they will get a $20,000 bonus arranged by Phil and Ryan Durst of Durst Motorsplex in Lincoln, NE. Look for more races to be announced in the near future.
UPDATE #2 - FACT - (9-23-14 @ 11:40 am CST) - Well now the cat is out of the bag. Wayne Johnson was on Winged Nation this morning and revealed that Tod Quiring of Big Game Tree Stands is behind this new series. Tod is trying to build this series to give more drivers more opportunities to run more 410 sprint car races in the upper midwest. Again, they are not going to compete against any track or series to schedule these races. Wayne said that they plan on running about 4 races at Knoxville Raceway and Huset's Speedway as part of their schedule. They are working to put this thing together and have a ways to go but if it all works out like they want, this will be a huge shot in the are for 410 sprint car racing in this area. Wayne thinks this series will have a lot more cars at their races then then currently are thinking...I sure hope so.
UPDATE #1 - FACT - (9-18-14 @ 9:30 am CST) - I got the information that I have been looking for regarding this new series.
The Midwest Outlaw Sprint Series is happening. The quote regarding the objective of the MOSS series "is to create a series that unites drivers/owners, all current Midwest series ie: IRA, MOWA, as well as promoters and race tracks." The goal is to bring a great group of teams together for a 30-40 race schedule. This new series WILL NOT compete against any series or track. The MOSS series wants to work with tracks and series to give 410 teams more opportunities to race and build 410 sprint car racing in this region.
The series is currently looking for a competition director and 1-2 additional support personnel. A very solid group of investors have established a very attractive point fund for the Midwest Outlaw Sprint Series. The series will hold mid-week, Friday, and Sunday events.
The minimum purse a feature will pay is $3,000 to win, $2200 for second, $1,000 for 5th, and $500 to start. The $350,000 points fund is broken down with $75,000 to win, $50,000 for second, $25,000 for 5th, $10,000 for 10th, and $6,000 for 15th.
A schedule is currently being pieced together and will be announced at a later date. Everyone get ready to welcome the Midwest 410 Outlaw Sprint Series to the Midwest (MN, IA, ND, SD, IL, NE, KS).
STRONG RUMOR - (9-9-14 @ 7:40 am CST) - While at Eagle Raceway on Sunday night, I got wind that there is a proposal out there for a new 410 Sprint Car series being developed for the midwest region. The series will be about 30-35 races that will be run in ND, SD, NE, KS, IA, MO and possibly other neighboring states. This is not to put any other series out of business or in competition of any other series but to give 410 teams more opportunities to race.
The series will have a very good points fund, paying the champion $75,000 to win. The drop off isn't that bad either with 10th place paying $15,000. If I'm not mistaken, the series plans to pay back to 15th spot. I'm trying to get more information about this series so if anyone has more info, please send it my way to firstname.lastname@example.org .