|Date: 9/8/2014 9:26:42 PM|
Mohawk International Raceway
313 Frogtown Rd., Hogansburg, NY 13655
Track/Office Phone: 518-358-9017
Public Relations Contact:
Craig Revelle - Finish Line Web Design
For Immediate Release – September 8, 2014
Mohawk International Raceway’s ‘Mohawk Nationals Weekend’ Gets Bigger and Bigger With Additions to 1st Annual Pete Mitchell Memorial DIRTcar Sportsman Series Race on Saturday
AKWESASNE, NY – This weekend’s Mohawk Nationals just got a little sweeter for the Sportsman division, as the 1st annual Pete Mitchell Memorial DIRTcar Sportsman Series will now be the highest paid Sportsman event in the history of Mohawk International Raceway with the winner taking home $2500 in the now 75 lap main event plus lap money and other contingency awards. A 5 lap dash for cash will also take place, featuring the top 2 cars from each qualifying heat race and will pay $1000 to win.
Saturday’s Sportsman race will also feature a pit stop on the track. They will break at lap 54 and the race teams will have 15 minutes to make adjustments to their cars before restarting the race with 21 laps remaining. Lap money will be awarded, with $20 a lap being collected for this event. There will also be other contingency awards, such as a $200 gift certificate from Finish Line Web Design to the highest finishing MIR regular from Saturday’s race. The race leader at lap 54 will receive a $500 bonus from Mohawk International Raceway. The 18th place car at lap 54 will receive $100 courtesy of Pete Mitchell’s brothers (Ray, Brian, Merv, Dion, Keon & Al), the 18th place finisher and the leader at lap 18 will also receive a $100 bonus from our friends at HAVFD. Fast time will receive $100 courtesy of Shane Mitchell, and awards will also be given out to furthest traveler to MIR, and the hard charger of the race. More contingency awards may be added before Saturday’s event.
The Mohawk Nationals Weekend will get underway on Friday night as the 358 Modified DIRTcar Series invades MIR with a 75 lap, $4000 to win event lined up as well as the Go Nuclear Late Model Series with a 30 lap feature paying $1000 to win and a 20 lap TUSA Mod Lite Canada East Series race.
MIR will return to action the following day with another exciting schedule featuring the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series with a 100 lap, $6000 to win main event, plus the first annual 75 lap Pete Mitchell Memorial DIRTcar Sportsman Series race with $2500 up for grabs plus lap money and contingency awards. The Go Nuclear Late Model Series is also on the card once again with the 40 lap, $1500 to win Richard Tenace Memorial.
General Admission for Friday night is just $30.00 for adults. Seniors discounted admission is $25.00. Children 12 and under are only $15.00. Pit admission will be $35.00 for DIRTcar members and $40.00 for non members. Please allow 10% exchange on Canadian currency. Gates will open at 4:00PM on Friday night, with racing getting underway at 7:30PM.
Saturday’s General Admission is $35.00 for adults. Seniors discounted admission is $30.00. Children 12 and under are only $15.00. Pit admission will be $40.00 for DIRTcar members and $45.00 for non members. Please allow 10% exchange on Canadian currency. Gates will open at 1:00PM on Saturday night, with racing getting underway at 6:00PM.
Weekend admission packages are available, with General Admission tickets priced at $60.00 for adults, $50.00 for Seniors, $20.00 for kids 12 and under. Weekend Pit admission is $80.00.
Breakfast and lunch will be available throughout the day on Saturday at Mohawk, and a bull ride will be available for children to occupy their time. Fat Jack’s DJ Service will be playing throughout the weekend as well. Free RV Parking is available at MIR and we invite everyone to come on out for a great weekend of racing. Hotel Accommodations are also available by contacting the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino at 1-877-99-CASINO, 518-358-2222. Use code 649 when booking your room for the Mohawk Nationals Weekend.
The family and team of Brandon Hagan will also be with us through the weekend. The familiar Hagan #12 race car will help pace the field for each feature event during the weekend. Hagan is a former MIR regular (2011) and a fine young man that will be missed by many. We look forward to hosting the Hagan family next weekend.
Mohawk International Raceway is located in Akwesasne, NY, midway between the Seaway International Bridge to Cornwall, ONT and the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. From Route 37, turn south onto Frogtown Road. Racing is held on Friday nights at 7:30 PM from May through September, featuring the Frenchie's Chevrolet DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Mod Lites as well as the Bandit division. Visit us on the web at www.MohawkInternationalRaceway.com. The MIR office is located at the track, and the phone number is 518-358-9017. The track is owned and operated by Mohawk International Raceway, LLC.
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