|Date: 9/24/2008 1:59:58 PM|
CENTRAL PA SPEEDWAY
PO Box 125
Osceola Mills, PA 16666
By Terry Whetstone
CPS To hold Go Kart Race 9-24-08For immediate release September 24, 2008
CLEARFIELD, PA – The inaugural Koala Bear Nationals will be held at Central PA Speedway this Sunday with nine classes of Go-Karts in action.
The event is a first ever for the speedway as the Go-Karts will compete on The Big Bear with drivers from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland expected in to compete for what is being dubbed one of the largest paying go-kart purse in the northeast.
“We have been looking into all types of entertainment for at the speedway and the Go-Karts matched very well at the moment,” said Dan Bainey Director of Operations. “I’ve talked with some of the teams and they are extremely excited to have the opportunity to race at the Big Bear. As a matter of fact three of the teams brought their karts to display at the Yankee Doodle and said they can’t wait to mix it up on the big track."
The nine classes are as follows: Purple, Blue and Gold Plate: Each of those divisions will pay $250 to win; $150 for second, $50 for third and $25 for fourth and fifth.
The Adult Classes are: Light, Medium, Heavy and Animal 370. The purse is: $500 for first, $250 for second, $100 for third, $75 for fourth and $50 for fifth.
The Adult medium class will pay an incredible $850 to win, with $250 for second, $100 for third, $75 for fourth and $50 for fifth.
Go-kart racers typically race for a trophy, rarely do they race for money, but Sunday, that’s a different story, plus the top three will be competing for a trophy as well.
The ninth class is the Clone Class, which is your local racers t o give everyone who has a Go-Kart an opportunity to compete on The Big Track.
Admission is just $5 for the grandstands or you can purchase an all-access pass for just $15 that will allow you to travel anywhere on the grounds, even the infield where you can mingle with some of the top Go-Kart racers in the east.
The pit gates will open at 7 a.m. with the general admission gates opening at 9 a.m. and hot laps starting at 10 a.m. The first heat hits the speedway at 12:30 p.m.
"This is like running at Daytona for these teams,” said Tim Bainey Sr. track owner. “They normally run on much smaller tracks and I think it will be blast to have them on the Big Bear."
Go-Kart racing has never come to Clearfield County on this scale before and should attract hundreds of racers. Bring the family to the speedway for a f un, family filled day and enjoy history in the making.
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