|Date: 2/25/2009 9:34:58 PM|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU
AND THE SHOW GOES ON AT FAIRGROUNDS SQUARE MALL
Three days remain to visit the NAPA Auto Parts 24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show presented by Lee Myles Transmissions. One-hundred and fourteen race cars of various divisions are on display and the show is free to the public. Nightly driver interviews, book signings, driver autographs and photo opportunities with the drivers are just some of the activities. Of course, always a hit at this show is the display by the Reading Racing Historical Society located just outside Boscov's Department Store. Gerald Chamberlain along with many other favorite drivers from the Reading Fairgrounds will be on hand for the Legends Reunion on Friday night, followed by the Lee Myles Racing Movie Party at the Temple Fire Company. Randy's Raceway is in the Mall and they're set to present the Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship for HO cars taking place on Saturday.
On Saturday at 2 PM, a walking tour of the Fairgrounds property will take place to locate key landmarks such as the victory lane, the flag stand, the turns and the announcers stand that once occupied the 64 acres of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
Check out the schedule of events for all the activities. There is also an event t-shirt and program book to salute the memory of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway. The last checker flag fell at Reading in June of 1979 with Dave Kelly winning the finale.
READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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 and all Reading Legends
Don Kreitz Sr & Don Kreitz Jr, MeMe & AJ DeSantis.
Returning to Reading. . . The Everett Express Gerald Chamberlain
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 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.
Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM
Monday - Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM
Late Model driver Chuck Schutz (L) and Legends driver Ron Kistler (R) were part of the Wednesay night Celebrity Bartenders event at Ronie's Exeter Cafe. Money collected as tips were donated to the Berks County Chaper of the American Cancer Society. Celebrity Bartenders Night is presented in conjunction with the 24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show at the Fairgrounds Square Mall.
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