ThunderCar Drivers Set to Tackle National Crown

The National Crown is the longest continuous stock car race in the nation and this Saturday it returns to the roots that started it all in 1949. The 71st Annual National Crown presented by Byrider will feature the ThunderCars for the second time in the 70-year history of the race. Dustin Sapp is the defending National Crown winner.

The ThunderCar drivers will be competing in a 50-lap feature paying $1,000 to the winner. There have been two different winners in ThunderCar action this year with Josh Garr and David McConnell claiming victories.

The Marcum’s Welding Front Wheel Drive division returns to action with Michael McKinnon winning the opening feature event. The Hart’s Auto Crown Vic Division and the Midwest Champ Karts are also on the racing program.

Qualifying is set for 6:30 p.m. with racing at 8 p.m. Adult ticket price is $12 and $5 for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Children under the age of five are admitted free.