One of the most exciting announcements to come out of the Benson Tour in 2009 was the fact that it would be kicking it’s season off at Grand Bend Motorplex Dragway, in Grand Bend, Ontario. Well, we hope that it does the same thing this year, as once again and for the second year in a row the Tour will begin its championship run at this very popular Southern Ontario facility. Grand Bend Motorplex is considered one of the best drag strips in Canada, if not the very best. It plays host to one of the very few IHRA Nitro Jam National events in Canada, which probably tells you everything you need to know about the caliber of this race track. The race which will take place on June 11-12-13 2010
will have everything it had in its first year of existence, plus much more, as everything possible will be done to make this event even greater than ever, and the best tour race in history. Racing will get underway Friday afternoon with time trials and practice, and a special gamblers race on Friday night. The rest of the weekend will feature racing in both the 1/8 mile tour events, as well as the 1/4 mile events in the regular Grand Bend Thunder Series.
The Tour races will feature payouts of $10,000. to win in super pro both Saturday and Sunday and $2000. to win Semi Pro both days. New this season will be guaranteed payouts for the 1/4 mile Thunder Series of $1000. in Top (super pro) and $500 for Mod (semi pro) if less than 32 cars and $1000 to win if over 32 cars, and I think its pretty safe to say there will be more than 32 Mod Cars. Entree fees for the weekend will stay the same as last year as will the spectator admission prices in an effort to make the weekend very affordable to everyone.
Like last year we will also be running a Top Sportsman and a Top Dragster Field with payouts similar or larger too what