|Date: 2/23/2008 12:15:21 PM|
Show Opens Tomorrow, Sunday, February 24. . . . .
MORE THAN ONE- HUNDRED CARS REGISTER FOR 23RD ANNUAL READING
RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW AT FAIRGROUNDS SQUARE
The NAPA Auto Parts 23rd Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car
Show is set to open tomorrow, Sunday, February 24 and continue through
Saturday, March 1 at the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA. This
popular week long race car show will attract more then one-hundred race
cars that will be on display and fill the Fairgrounds Square Mall
located on the 5th Street Highway in Reading. The Fairgrounds Mall
rests on the property that was once home to the very popular Reading
Fairgrounds Speedway, know for years as the Home of Champions. Race
cars from all divisions will be on display including modifieds and late
models that compete at the Grandview Speedway, go-karts from
Shellhammer's Speedway and micro-sprints and legends cars that compete
at the Kutztown Fairgrounds. Sprint cars will also be present during
the show offering the very first look at the Chad Sinon sponsored BPG #4
sprint car that will be driven by URC ace Chris Coyle. ARDC wingless
midgets, growing with great popularity of late, will also be a featured
attraction at the show. Of course, one the most popular displays is
that of the restored race cars including the Reading Racing Historical
Wednesday night at 7 PM, a special Meet the Drivers Night will
take place at center court. Drivers from all divisions will be on hand
for interviews, photos and autographs. URC driver Chris Coyle will be
on hand to announce his plans for 2008 along with sponsor Chad Sinon.
Coyle will be sporting the popular BPG Motorsports colors and numbers on
the URC tour of 2008. Modified, Late Model, ARDC Midget and
Micro-Sprint drivers will be on hand for interviews.
On Friday night, the Legends Reunion will steal the show as the
popular great drivers and racing personalities gather on the sacred
Reading Fairgrounds property just one more time. The Legends Reunion
will get underway at 7 PM with a special salute to sprint car stars
Smokey Snellbaker and Van May, two winning drivers at the Fairgrounds
oval. There will also be a special salute to URC drivers Kramer
Williamson and Glenn Fitzcharles who were both recent inductees into the
Knoxville Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
Following the Reunion, the gang will move to the Temple Fire
Company for The BASH Racing Movie Party sponsored by Lee Myles
Transmissions on the 5th Street Highway. The Lee Myles BASH Racing
Movie Party is set for Friday night, February 29 at the Temple Fire
Company with doors opening at 8:30 PM with The BASH continuing to at
least 1 AM. Music for dancing, great racing movies from the past and
present and plenty of fun is planned for all who attend. The BASH has
quickly become a " don't miss-fun event" as many local drivers attend,
offering fans an opportunity to meet them away from the race track.
Admission to The BASH Racing Movie Party is just $10. Tickets
may be purchased during the Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show at the
event shirt stand at center court of the Mall. Tickets may also be
purchased in advance by sending a check or money order to Speedway
Promotions 129 Mill Pond Place Langhorne, PA 19047. Please make
your check payable to Speedway Promotions and enclose a self addressed
and stamped envelop. Because of limited seating and an always large
turnout, it's a good idea to get your tickets in advance. A limited
number of tickets will be available at the door, but a sell out is
expected. There will be a cash bar available as well. Also part of
The BASH will be the presentation of the Car Show Special Awards.
On Saturday, the final day of the show, the Ms. Micro Sprint
Competition will take place at Center Court at 1 PM along with
interviews for the drivers of go-karts, micro sprints, slingshots.
legends and a salute to the quarter-midget drivers of today.
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