TRI-CITY PREPARES FOR CANCER AWARENESS NIGHT WITH THE FIRST EVER TOPLESS LATE MODEL AND E-MOD EVENT AT THE BIG HALF MILE

Date: 5/17/2011 10:24:24 PM

 
TRI-CITY PREPARES FOR CANCER AWARENESS NIGHT WITH THE FIRST EVER TOPLESS LATE MODEL AND E-MOD EVENT AT THE BIG HALF MILE
By Jim Dutko

May 16, 2011

FRANKLIN PA.. With the rain out of last Friday Nights' Lightning event H&H Motorsports Tri-City Speedway prepares for a special event this Friday Night. For the first time ever Tri-City will play host to a topless event for the 4 Your Car Connection Super Late Models, Weld Tech/Shaw Industries FASTRAK Late Models, and M&D Paving E-Mods. This is a real opportunity for the fans to get a new perspective of what the drivers are doing in the car. Joining them will be the Northwestern Heating Open Pro-Stocks, and R.K. Virgile Thunder Cars.
After a successful Cancer Awareness event in 2010 Tri-City will host the American Cancer Society again this Friday night on May 20. Helping to coordinate this event will be Brittany Sullivan, 2011 Miss Tri-City Speedway. Brittany is planning this event for her senior project at Maplewood High School she will be handing out information about cancer, passing out ribbons and shooting t-shirts into the stands throughout the night. As part of this night there will be a very unique activity of a bra decorating contest put on by the cancer society. During intermission the drivers will be coming into the stands and doing a special collection for cancer research.
The highlight of the night will be the topless racing events that night. This will be the first topless event at Tri-City as well as in the western PA area according to local racing historian and track announcer Walt Wimer. "The first time I saw topless late model racing was last year at Tyler County Speedway and I was really impressed. It was incredible to really be able to see down in the cock pit of these race cars" said Jim Dutko. For some of the drivers this will be the first time they have ever had the roof taken off of the car on purpose. Who will win the first ever topless every at the fast half mile?
Along with the rain-out last Friday came the postponement of the Outlaw Warriors Sprint event. With only few cars in the region ready for racing and Sharon Speedway racing them that night as the headline class, the series was forced to cancel the event. At the current time a make-up date has yet to be determined between officials and Tri-City.
This week the Ultra Graph-X/ PNC Bank Kids Club will be making their own bracelets that change colors in the sun in CS Technologies Plus Autograph Alley at 7:00 for all kids ages 3-12. Also tune into "Turn 5" presented by the Timber Lake Lodge on your way to the track on 96.3 KQW from 5:45-6:45.
Friday Night Lightning at Tri-City costs just $10 for adult general admission, $5 for
Students (6 - 10) admission and $25 for pit admission. Kids 5 and under are always free. Join us on Friday, May 20, gates open at 5:30, hot laps at 6:45, and the green flag falls at 7:30.
Just a reminder that next weekend May 27-29 is the first Double Down Weekend of the season. It will feature a regular Friday Night Lightning show with double points awarded and a party with live band after the races presented by Ultra Graph-X. Then on Sunday Tri-City will host the richest non sanctioned race for the sprints with $3,000 to win and BRP Modified Kodiak Memorial $2,000 to win presented by Atkinson Fire Safety. Camping will be available that weekend starting Thursday May 26th at noon.
Tri-City Speedway is owned and operated by H&H Motorsports, which has promoted racing at the popular facility since in 2009. In 2011, Tri-City will host Friday night competition featuring the Super Late Models, FASTRAK Late Models, E- Mods, Open Pro Stocks and Thunder Cars 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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