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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 10, 2014
Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Raises the Stakes for Saturday’s ‘Pete Mitchell Memorial’ 75 Lap DIRTcar Sportsman Series Race as they Double the Winner’s Share Making it $5000 to win
AKWESASNE, NY – When the ‘Pete Mitchell Memorial’ Race was first announced a couple weeks ago it was going to be a 50 lap DIRTcar Sportsman Series race paying $1000 to win. Over the past week leading up to the event, it has grown astronomically as the local businesses and others involved in the racing community pushed to make this event a very special one.
We last updated that the race will be 75 laps, paying $2500 to win with a pit stop on the track at lap 54, where teams can make adjustments to their cars before completing the final 21 laps. That plan is still in place. However, thanks to Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, the winner will now take home $5000. In addition, all laps have been sold $20, and due to demand, we are continuing to collect additional lap sponsorship and will now be $40 per lap paid out.
The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort is proud to contribute $2,500 towards the 1st Annual Pete Mitchell Memorial DIRTcar Sportsman Series race, making the top prize $5,000. Pete was a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort’s Facilities team for 15 years and his presence is missed every day.
“It’s with a heavy heart that we remember Pete, but a joyful honor to take part in his first memorial race,” added Patrick Bassney, AMCR General Manager.
The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort would like to wish everyone a safe, happy, and fun-filled weekend at MIR.
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. Number One Speed has come on board to sponsor a 358 Modified Dash for Cash paying $500 to the winner.
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 75 lap Pete Mitchell Memorial DIRTcar Sportsman Series race with $5000 up for grabs plus lap money and contingency awards, plus a $1000 dash for cash. The Go Nuclear Late Model Series is also on the card once again with the 40 lap, $1500 to win Richard Tenace Memorial. The Late Models will also have a $500 to win dash for cash, as will the Big Block Modifieds as OlsonFab has come on board as a sponsor for that event. OlsonFab has also kicked in a $300 bonus to the 2nd 358 Modified to cross the finish line in Saturday’s Big Block event, and a $200 bonus to the 3rd 358 Modified across the line. This follows the $500 top prize from Action Race Parts for the 1st 358 Modified in the running order on Saturday.
Dr. and Mrs. Maresca of St. Lawrence Radiology and Wear on Earth in Potsdam, New York have also graciously donated 4 kids specialty bikes (2 girls and 2 boys bikes) that will be given out on Saturday night as well.
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, 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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