Wild West Challenge preview

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-- It's the biggest race event of the year in terms of number of cars and prize money.

Dozens of drivers from six different states will take part in the 6th annual Wild West Challenge.

The race will feature five different class of race cars competing to take home a portion of nearly $5,000 in prize money.

Local drivers say they're looking forward to the level of competition that will be at the Lincoln County race track.

"There's nobody racing tomorrow out east so a lot of guys from out east that are very good competition are going to come this way. So, it's going to be a good crowd and good car count," says Zach Schultz who races the 55z in sport mods.

"We're here to put on a show. We want them to just come out and say 'wow man that was a great race' and we want to be the ones putting on that race for them," says Jay Steffens, an IMCA modified driver.

"People complain that there is nothing to do in North Platte. For $10 you get three to four hours of entertainment and every night there's something new that might happen; it's all unscripted," says Mikey Dancer driver of the 45 stock car.

Organizers would like to give a special thanks to the Ron Williams family for helping make this weekend possible and giving the drivers a shot at some nice payouts.

Gates open tomorrow, July 5th, 2018 at 5 P.M. Hot laps start at 6 P.M. and the green flag drops at 7 P.M.

The race is a make up from wet conditions on June 19th, 2018.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. Kids under five are free.