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June 27, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRANKLIN, PA …. Tri-City Speedway celebrates Independence Day on Tuesday July 3rd when the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Series invades the Venango County half-mile oval for The Freedom Fifty. Joined by Sharon Speedway’s Limited Sprints and the Klapec Auto Body Thundercars, the All Stars will race at Tri-City for the first time since 2002.
“We are looking forward to this event,” said Tri-City Co-Promoter Mike Graham. “We were able to put together a deal that will be a neat race for the fans and provide more exposure for the Super Sprints in our region.”
Led by defending series champion Greg Wilson and current point leader Danny Smith, the All Stars will travel to Tri-City after completing an eight-day stretch of racing that includes the 25th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweeks. Other top contenders on the All Stars include Dale Blaney, Brian Paulus, Brandon Martin, Craig Mintz, Paul May, Brock Mayes and local hotshoe Brian Ellenberger.
Those men will face some stiff competition from Tri-City’s top dogs, including former track champions Rod George and Bob Felmlee along with Brent Covell, Todd Bauer, Rob Eyler and Cory Good. In addition, Ed Lynch Jr., who recently won his 200th career feature race, is expected to compete along with other area racers.
The All Stars will compete in time trials, preliminary races and a 30-lap main event. Past All Star winners at Tri-City include Jeff Shepard, Dale Blaney, Steve Smith, Danny Smith, Bobby Allen, Keith Kauffman, Rocky Hodges, Joey Saldana, and Greg Wilson. NASCAR Nextel Cup star Jeff Gordon raced in a 1985 All Star event at Tri-City at 14-years-old.
The Limited Sprints compete weekly at Sharon Speedway. Previously known as the Green Flag Sprints, this will be the first event outside of the Hartford, Ohio, oval for the class. Top contenders include Guy Griffin, Nate Stein, Eric Williams, Jason Scoville, Brandon Spithaler, and Nick Miller.
The Limited Sprints will compete in preliminary events and a 20-lap feature race.
The Thundercars will also race in this special midweek show. The event will offer appearance points only for the class, which includes top guns like Bill Myers, Curtis E. Bish, Cody Manners, Regina Deloe, Charlie McMillen, Josh Seippel, Joe Blake and many more.
In addition, Jim’s Super Market of Cooperstown, Pa., will offer a special dash event called “The Hoagie Haul” that includes lucky race fans and the top six Thundercar drivers in track points. The winner of the dash will collect $100, which is huge money for the trophy-only division, and the fan will receive a party pack of food at an upcoming event courtesy of the event sponsor.
Gates open at 4 p.m. on Tuesday July 3rd with time trials slated for 6 p.m. Adult grandstand admission will be $20.
For more information, contact the track office at (814) 473-4038.
Tri-City Speedway is owned and operated by Roger and Susie Crick and Mike and Margaret Graham. They have promoted Sunday night racing at the popular facility since they reopened it in 1996. The Super Sprints, DIRT Modifieds, E Mods, Pro Stocks and Thundercars race each week at the Venango County half-mile dirt oval. Tri-City is located seven miles north of Franklin, Pa., off State Route 417.
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