Date: 1/10/2012 8:34:34 PM

CONTACT:   BOB MILLER   443 513 4456 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              443 513 4456      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Plan now to be part of the 27th Annual Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show to take place a the Fairgrounds Square Mall on the 5th Street Highway in Reading, PA.   The week long show will open on Sunday, February 19 and continue through  Saturday, February 25.   The Fairgrounds Square Mall now sits upon the very site that was once home to the  Reading Fairgrounds Speedway, one of the most popular and well respected weekly dirt tracks in the country.  For the twenty-seventh year, this Annual Car Show will salute the memories of racing past, and at the same time, launch the start to the 2012 local short track racing season.   Unique to this show is that it is open to all speedways, organizations and racing clubs, providing a joint opportunity to promote short track racing in general and grow the sport for all who are involved.  This event is a great example of how working together can create positive results within our sport.
A complete schedule of events will be planned within the next week but for now, we do plan to have Open Cockpit Night set for Monday, February 20.   The ARDC Midgets and URC Sprints are two organizations that have already confirmed participation.  This night is again open to any class of open cockpit drivers who would like to be interviewed and promote their speedway, organization and team sponsors.     Wednesday night will be dedicated to the Modifieds, with local stars planning to be on hand.   Friday night, February 24 will be the traditional Racing Legends Night, saluting the stars of the famed Reading Fairgrounds.  New this year, will be a salute to the Grandview Speedway drivers, owners and officials as Grandview celebrates their 50th Anniversary season in 2012.     Dave Kelly who now lives in Florida will be returning to Reading for the Friday night Legends Reunion.   Kelly was the winner of the historic final event at the Reading Fairgrounds and was a former Grandview Speedway Champion.  After the closing of Reading, Kelly continued  to be a big winner in the modifieds before moving into the URC sprints where he was a multi-time champion.  Kelly also did his share of 410 sprint car racing and won on numerous occasions.   Kelly is excited to make a return to the Fairgrounds where he enjoyed so much success.
Currently in the planning is a model race to take place on Saturday, February 25.  For more information, please contact Mike Feltenberger at  STARTERONE@aol.com.    Another Saturday activity will be a walking tour of the Fairgrounds property to identify the layout of the race track.   Times and details will be announced next week.  The events and activities are free to the public.
Race teams, venders anyone wishing to display or take part in the 27th Annual Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show is asked to contact Bob or Donna Miller at 443-513-4456 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              443-513-4456      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.  There is a minimal fee to display.
Show founder Bob Miller and co-event organizer Brett Deyo are actively working at making the 2012 event one of the biggest show is years.    There is a lot of energy for 2012 especially as the shows salutes 50 years of  the Grandview Speedway.  The big news in additional to Grandview's 50th year is the $50,000 to win 41st Annual BPG Freedom 76 paying an unheard of $50,000 to the winner on September 15. 
All divisions of racing are invited to take part in this off season event that is free to the public at the Fairgrounds Square Mall.    For now, be sure to get your entries in for the 27th Annual Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show.  Entries are being accepted at TOTHILL98@aol.com or  Deyo99H@aol.com,
Also in the planning stages is the 5th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car show, to take place at the Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, NJ.    Dirt Track Heroes will  officially open on Sunday March 4 and continue through Saturday, March 10th.   In the 2011 presentation of the show, 141 race cars from various divisions filled the Mall with record crowds beating the Mall walkway.    Steve and Ed Pados will again handle the nightly activities that salute the kids in our sport today, current heroes and the many past heroes who wrote the history books of short tracing racing.  A complete line-up of activities will be released shortly.
Drivers, Owners, Vendors looking to be part of the 5th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show should contact Bob or Donna Miller by calling 443 513 4456 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              443 513 4456      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or, by e-mail at TOTHILL98@aol.com
These two great shows remain free to the public and are the kickoff point of the coming 2012 local racing season.   Plenty more details will be released shortly on both these shows  in the coming weeks.

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