ARP has added $15,000 to the overall purse of the Turkey Night Grand Prix. (Josh James Photo)

Turkey Night GP Gets Purse Boost From ARP

VENTURA, Calif. – Automotive Racing Products, the title sponsor of the 80th running of the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship Turkey Night Grand Prix, has added $15,000 to the event purse from top-to-bottom.

ARP, a world leader in fastener technology, is the title sponsor for the for the famed 98-lap race on Nov. 27 at the fifth-mile dirt oval, a crown jewel race rich with tradition that dates back to 1934.

The payout increases are evident for all positions throughout the field with the winner‘s share being increased to $10,000, nearly double the payout from the most recent edition of Turkey Night in 2019, in addition to a specially designed trophy to commemorate the race.

Second and third place have also received substantial boosts with the runner-up spot being increased by two-grand to $5,000 while third will nearly double with the last spot on the podium now generating $3,500. In fact, each top-10 finisher will earn, at minimum, a $1,000 payday while paying a minimum of $600 to start.

Among the legends who‘ve been victorious at the Turkey Night Grand Prix are Indianapolis 500 winners Bill Vukovich, Johnnie Parsons, A.J. Foyt and Parnelli Jones, plus multi-time National Champion Tony Bettenhausen, son Gary Bettenhausen, 111-time USAC National Midget winner Mel Kenyon, Bubby Jones and eight-time Turkey Night winner Ron Shuman.

IndyCar, NASCAR and USAC Triple Crown champ Tony Stewart has won at Turkey Night as has fellow USAC Triple Crown winner Dave Darland, Bryan Clauson and current NASCAR stars Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell.

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