Tonight's feature at Beltsville Speedway, Ginn's Champion of Champions event for late model sportsman class sedans, is appropriately named.
The 107.4-mile marathon (200 laps) has drawn the nation's top three point winners in this division and the winningest driver, all from North Carolina.
The $12,000 purse and national title points lured Butch Lindley, Harry Gant and Morgan Shepherd the leading three in the standings, to the paved .537-mile oval. Bob Pressley, winner of last month's McDonald 200 at Manassas, Va., and 27 other features this season, has also entered.
Thirty-two cars, a half-dozen more than usual, will be permitted to start. Time trials will begin at 7:45 p.m. to set the field.
This is Beltsville's last scheduled race this season. Its point standings in the late model sportsman division will not be affected by tonight's results. Jack Bland, Riverdale, Md., has won the title. He has 248 points. Red Kagle of Lanham, stands second with 208, and Bobby Ballentine, Baltimore, is third at 202. All will race tonight.
The weekend's schedule also includes the Don Beyer national championship sports car road races at Summit Point, W. Va., Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. Practice and qualifying will be tomorrow, with seven 50-mile races over the hilly circuit Sunday, rain or shine.
Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas will be closed Saturday night but resumes racing next week. Dorsey (Md.) Speedway has added a demolition derby to its 10-race stock car and figure-eight program Saturday night. Potomac Speedway Budds Creek, Md., also will hold a 10-race stock car show Saturday night.
The 300-mile Atlantic Championship for fully modified sedans will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday over the one-mile Dover (Del.) Downs track. Thirty-Three cars will start.
On local drag strips, motorcycles will race at Maryland International, Budds Creek. Saturday night along with the regular auto eliminations. A Sunday afternoon show is scheduled at Colonial Beach, Va.