READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW TO REMEMBER READING FAIRGROUNDS, THIRTY YEARS AFTER CLOSING

Date: 1/11/2009 2:40:43 PM

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU
JANUARY 11, 2009

February 22 to February 28. . . . . .
READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW TO REMEMBER READING FAIRGROUNDS, THIRTY YEARS AFTER CLOSING


The twenty-fourth Annual NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car
Show will return to the Fairgrounds Square Mall for the week long show
opening on Sunday, February 22 and running through Saturday, February
28. This year's show will have an especially special meaning, as it
represents thirty years since the closing of the Reading Fairgrounds
Speedway. The Fairgrounds Square Mall now occupies the property that
was once known as the "Home of Champions", the Reading Fairgrounds
Speedway. Very few today, remember the importance of what went on at
Reading, its drivers, its owners and the extraordinary people who filled
the grandstands every weekend.

"The Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show started as a way to keep the
memories of the Reading Fairgrounds alive and strong. The drivers and
car owners who competed at Reading always seemed bigger than life,
strong in character and determination and at the same time, always
accommodating to the thousands of race fans who cheered them on week
after week. In all that, we can't forget the voice of the Reading
Fairgrounds, announcer Warren Ruffner who was as much a hero as the very
drivers and owners. Last but certainly not least, is Lindy Vicari, now
deceased, the driving force in making this weekly happening exactly
that, " commented event organizer Bob Miller.

The memories of Reading will be remembered and enjoyed during the week
long show as the Reading Racing Historical Society will have a strong
presence at this event. Many drivers and owners who once competed at
Reading will be on hand along with a great selection of photos, special
collectibles and many restored race cars.

Along with the Reading memories, the Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show
will salute present day racing with a huge display of current day race
cars representing a variety of local speedways, clubs and racing
organizations.

During this event, Randy's Raceway of Kutztown, PA will have an HO scale
slot car race track open to the public all week. The track is a six
lane oval that measures 4' x 24'. Racing will return to this famous
property as Tuesday and Saturday night are scheduled racing competition
nights. In fact, Saturday, February 28 will be the Pennsylvania Tyco
Oval Championships and more information and entry details are available
at : www.randysraceway.net.

A host of special events will take place during the Reading Racing
Reunion & Car Show but an always be highlight of the show is the Friday
night, February 27 Legends of Racing Reunion to take place at the
center court stage of the Fairgrounds Square Mall, beginning at 7 PM.
On this special evening, drivers, owners, and many people who influenced
the reputation of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway will be on hand for a
meet and greet.

Following the Legends of Racing Reunion, the fun will move to the Temple
Fire Company for the Annual BASH Racing Movie Party sponsored by Lee
Myles Transmissions and Auto Care. The BASH will begin at 9 PM and
continue until 1 AM. Plenty of racing movies, award presentations and
music for dancing always make this event a fun night. Tickets are just
$10 and may be purchased at the door or by calling Donna Miller at
443-513-4456.

Drivers, owners, race tracks and organizations wishing to display in the
24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show may do so by contacting
Donna Miller at 443-513-4456. Electronic entry forms are also available
by visiting www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. On the home page you
will find the entry form for the Reading Racing Reunion and the Dirt
Track Heroes Car show. Please read carefully and be sure you are
registering for the correct show.
 
 


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