Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Lake Susie Dirt Track staff is working hard to get the track back ready for its once-a-month weekend of racing. The races will be expanded in April and June to accommodate the Southern Mud Outlaw races. The season opens Saturday, weather permitting. Photo submitted

Lake Susie Dirt track set to open fifth season

By Will Dickins
The Lake Susie Dirt Track is heading into its fifth year with the races starting on Saturday, March 12 every second Saturday until October 8.
Saturday’s races are contingent on the weather this week so watch the Lake Susie Dirt Track Facebook page for updates.
The Southern Mud Outlaws are coming this year with a muddier track that includes a mudpit.  
Some returning racers are: Randy Roberts, Dick Bohannon, Ronnie Ricker, Jamie Huett, and others.  More women racers are expected this year also, said owner Susan Camp.
 Races begin at 6:30 p.m. but gates open at 2 p.m.   
The big events are on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9 and June 10 and 11.  These will include local racers as well as the Outlaws.  
The Renegade Outlaw Prostock Trucks will run.
Friday, April 8, the gates open at 3 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m. There will be a test and run of the Pro ET 4.35 and Pro ET 4.60 and small block modified.
Saturday, the gates will open at 9 and the races start at 3 p.m.
Included are the Outlaw Pro Stock on the fast track with a $125 entry fee. First place is $1250 down to fifth place of $150. In the Bogg Hole, the entry fee is $100 with payouts of first place $1,000 down to fifth place of $100. Purse is subject to change.
The SMO Renegade on the fast track has $1,000 for first place and on the Bogg Hole $750 for first place.
The SMO Mega Truck Race has a $3,000 payout.
Everyone is invited and children under 10 get in free.  
“It is a family atmosphere meant to be fun,” Camp said.
She also added children are expected to be accompanied by an adult.  Fighting is prohibited, beer is not sold, but coolers are allowed.  
“We have law enforcement, an ambulance, fire department, and air evacuation out there,” Camp said.  
For updates on weather implications and more information, check the Facebook page.

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