DOUG HOFFMAN & LANCE DEWEASE JOIN ROSTER OF TALENT TO ATTEND FAIRGROUNDS MALL DURING WEEK LONG SHOW

Date: 2/17/2009 10:19:22 PM

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU

Local Racing to launch 2009 Season. . . . . . .
NAPA AUTO PARTS READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW presented by LEE MYLES TRANSMISSIONS February 22 - 28
DOUG HOFFMAN & LANCE DEWEASE JOIN ROSTER OF TALENT TO ATTEND FAIRGROUNDS MALL DURING WEEK LONG SHOW
 

The 24th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show will open a seven day run at the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA on Sunday, February 22.  The show will run daily through Saturday, March 28 and without a doubt,  the 2009 show is offering a very busy schedule of events.  Not only will the Mall be jam packed with race cars but some of the biggest names is dirt track racing will be on hand throughout the week for interviews.  Most recently, Modified hot shoe Doug Hoffman has given us the nod as he plans to attend show on Tuesday for Modified Madness Night.  Hoffman will be joined by drivers like Doug Manmiller, Jeff Strunk, Mike Gular, Karry Kratz and Craig VonDohren.   On Thursday night, sprint car superstar Lance Dewease will visit center court to meet and greet all race fans.

In 2009, the show theme will center on the  "Generations of Racing",  with a salute to many of the families of racing to include such names like Tobias, Brightbill, Erb, Reimert, Gollub, Kellner, Leinbach, Derr, Weller, Delp, Burkhart, Haus, Bartik, Carter and DeSantis just to name a few.

Check out the very busy schedule of events and join us each night of show.   To support the Cancer Society of Berks County, selected drivers will participate in a Celebrity Bartenders Night, Monday through Thursday night at Ronies Exeter Café at 9th & Exeter in Reading.

The full filled Lee Myles BASH Racing Movie Party will return to the Temple Fire Company on Friday night, February 27.   Plenty of great racing movies,  music for dancing and the car show awards will fill the night that gets underway at 9 PM and continues until 1 AM.  Tickets are just $10 and will be available at the Reading Racing Reunion T-Shirt Stand at the Mall or, at the door of the Temple Fire Company.

On Saturday at 2 PM, you're invited to take a guided  walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.  We'll find victory lane, each turn,
the backstretch, announcers tower and the flag stand.   The Mall is sharing blue prints of the grounds that will assist in finding these historical landmarks.  The tour will start at the stage at center court

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 , Jon, Jon Jr. and Mike Kellner   Terry & Tyler Bartik ,  Allan and Tim Carter. Terry, Shawn and Lauden Reimert,  Gary and Jimmy Gollub, Mike and Danny Erb, Diane and Ronnie Tobias and an endless list of others..
Meet Miss Thunder on the Hill Skye Michaels  2 PM to 4 PM
Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   2 PM to 4 PM
Randy's Raceway HO Track opens for the week long show
SMASHMASTERS Demo Derby Exhibit
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!  Tracy Readinger, Brent Arndt,   Andrew Hannula, Justin Grosz, PJ Gargiulo, Trevor
Kobylazr.   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
Doug Hoffman, Craig VonDohren, Kerry Kratz, Mike Gular,
Sportsman Drivers: Ray Woodall Jr.,  Bill Moyer Jr.,  Tom Brennan, Brad Brightbill
Meet Miss Thunder on the Hill Skye Michaels  7 PM to 8 PM
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.
7 PM to 8 PM  Roundtable Discussion by Pete Knappenberger & Barry Angstadt with panelists Mike Dicely, Brett Arndt
and Richie Hartman to discuss the state of 270 Micro Racing to include 600 micros and wingless racing.   The show will be
aired on Racers Round Table at a later date.
Meet, Chuck Schutz, Brian Shuey,  Tom and TJ Mayberry, Rodney Kistler  and Frank Polimeda
Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!   Be served by special guest bartenders, Chuck Schutz, Rodney Kistler & Others.
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 & 358 Sprint Night- -URC,  Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization plus drivers
358 Sprint Car drivers to Meet & Greet the Fans
Plus: Meet Lance Dewease 410 Sprint Car Driver
Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
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!
Don Kreitz Sr & Don Kreitz Jr, MeMe & AJ DeSantis,
Meet:  Billy Pauch Jr., Junior Eckert
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 guided 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


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