WRITER/NOVELIST GARY LUDWIG TO OFFER BIOGRAPHY OF TOMMY HINNERSHITZ AT READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW

Date: 2/4/2009 2:45:36 PM

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU

WRITER/NOVELIST GARY LUDWIG TO OFFER BIOGRAPHY OF TOMMY HINNERSHITZ AT READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW

Popular writer Gary Ludwig is excited about the release of his latest book, "Tommy Hinnershitz, The Life & Times of an Auto Racing Legend", and it will be available during the week long 24th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show sponsored by Lee Myles Transmissions & Auto Care. This very popular off season racing event will take place at the Fairgrounds Square Mall on the 5th Street Highway in Reading, PA, the very site that once was home to the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway. The show will run from Sunday, February 22 to Saturday, February 28.

Hinnershitz has been called the greatest sprint car driver of all time. And now, writer Gary Ludwig has captured the life and times of this auto racing legend. This beautiful hard cover book includes the story of his life and amazing career, a history of sprint cars, stories about officials, famous promoters and their speedway's over 252 pages and twenty pages of photographs, a full color dust cover and a complete race by race statistical review of Tommy Hinnershitz.

Ludwig will be at the Fairgrounds Square Mall on opening day of the Car Show and nightly after 6:30 PM and the book will be available for purchase. A website will soon be available to view more details on this book and others written by Ludwig.

A host of special events will take place during the Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show but as always, the 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.

24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show Tentative Schedule of Events
Sunday, February 22 11 AM Show Officially Opens
1 PM Racing Families- - - A salute to the generations of families in racing.
Russ & Rusty Delp, Earl Derr & Josh Weller, Scotty & Andrew Haus, Barry & Andy Burkhart, Ronnie & Rose Linebach, The Skias Family, Kenny Brightbill & Keith and Brad and an endless list of others.
Race fans, if you can think of any father and son, grandfather and grandson combinations, please call Donna Miller and we will
reach out to the individuals and invite them. Contact Donna at 443-513-4456. Thoughts: Reimert, DeSantis, Braxton, Brightbill,
Lotier, Erb, Meitzlers, Horton, Pauch, Cozze. Plenty of folks to invite, help us make sure we invite them all!
Randy's Raceway HO Track opens for the week long show.
Reading Racing Historical Society Kicks off Week long Display
Author Gary Ludwig to sign his book, Tommy Hinnershitz, The Life & Times of an Auto Racing Legend (appears nightly)

Monday, February 23 7 PM Salute to ARDC Meet the drivers, owners and crew members who make this organization so successful. ARDC began
way back in 1939 and are going strong today!
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Leave the folks of ARDC serve you! (Tracy Readinger, Brent Arndt and others)
Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA (Full Service Bar & Grill)
Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Tuesday, February 24 7PM Modified Madness Night! Big block, Small Block, Sportsman Modified Drivers Meet & Greet
Craig VonDohren, Kerry Kratz, Mike Gular,
Sportsman Drivers: Ray Woodall Jr., Bill Moyer Jr., Tom Brennan, Brad Brightbill
Randy's Raceway Sanction HO Race Night
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and Mike Gular
Salute to Car Owners Rod Breitenstein & Vince Gagliardo
Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Wednesday, February 25 7 PM Late Model & Small Car Night! Meet & Greet drivers from the Late Models, Legends, 600 Modifieds & Micro Sprints.
Meet Tom and TJ Mayberry and Frank Polimeda
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by special guest bartenders to be announced.
Ronies Exeter Cafe 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
Race ticket giveaway at Ronies (Ticket giveaways for the World of Outlaw Late Model & Modified Show)

Thursday, February 26 7 PM URC Night- - Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization to Meet & Greet the Fans
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night! Be served by special guest bartenders including URC Rookie of the Year
Brett Schoenly and others.
Ronies Exeter Café 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Friday, February 27 7 PM Annual Legend's Reunion plus Racing Families- - - -A salute to the Generations of Families in Racing!
8:30 PM to 1 AM Lee Myles BASH & Racing Movie Party- - Temple Fire Company
Car Show Awards, DJ for Music & Dancing, Great Racing Movies, Cash Bar. $10 admission

Saturday, February 28 1 PM Go-Karts & Quarter Midget Drivers Meet & Greet
Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
Randy's Raceway Sanctioned HO Race Night Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
2 PM Find the Landmarks. Take a guide walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand. Join us at Center Court.

Mall Hours
Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM
Monday - Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM
Fairgrounds Square Mall 5th Street Highway Reading, PA

For more information, please contact Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.
 
 


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