From the Kasey Kahne Foundation
MOORESVILLE, NC (July 1, 2010) — Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 9 Budweiser Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and discount retailer Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, have teamed up again to host the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet “Battle at the Grove” charity dirt track race on August 5 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Net proceeds from the event will be donated to charities designated by the Kasey Kahne Foundation and Central Pennsylvania-based Ollie’s Bargain Outlet.
“This will be our fourth year partnering with Ollie’s Bargain Outlet to run at Williams Grove Speedway and raise money for great causes,” said Kahne, an 11-time winner on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series who finished fourth at last year’s Battle at the Grove event to sprint car winner Brian Montieth of Phoenixville, Pa. “The Central Pennsylvania area has been a great supporter of dirt track racing and we’ve been able to fill up the stands every year.”
Advance tickets are on sale through August 3 for $25 adult general admission at www.battleatthegrove.com with discounts for non-adults. Advance ticket buyers who purchase by July 21 will be entered into a drawing for an exclusive 100-person autograph signing session with Kahne and Cody Darrah, a local Pennsylvania sprint car racer that joined Kasey Kahne Racing this year to run the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series before being sidelined with an injury.
“Kasey’s event at Williams Grove Speedway is one of those special events that the fans and drivers now look forward to every year,” said Darrah.
As in past events sponsored by Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in cooperation with the Kasey Kahne Foundation at Williams Grove, URC-sanctioned 360/358 Sprints will be the main feature of this year’s race. The Super Late Model class will also be a major attraction again as Kyle Busch is scheduled to return. Last year, Busch, the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion, challenged Jason Covert of York Haven, Pa. for the Super Late Model win but came in a close second in one of the best races at Williams Grove Speedway last year.
“Last year’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet “Battle at the Grove” show was spectacular and it helped raise over $60,000 for local charities,” said Ollie’s President and CEO Mark Butler. “We’re looking forward to having another exciting and successful event this summer. Race fans, including myself, always enjoy watching Kasey and his NASCAR friends battle it out with some of the finest short track racers in the region.”
Williams Grove Speedway is a half-mile clay oval that hosts sprint car racing events on a weekly basis for much of the year. Opened in 1939, the “Grove” is regarded as one of the most historic dirt track venues in the country and has hosted legendary racers such as A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, and Tony Stewart.
Williams Grove Speedway is located 13 miles southwest of downtown Harrisburg, Pa. at 1 Speedway Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. For more information on Williams Grove Speedway, call 717-697-5000, or visit www.williamsgrove.com.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Event starts at 6:30 pm ET
Williams Grove Speedway
Mechanicsburg, PA (SW of Harrisburg)
Event schedule posted at www.battleatthegrove.com
Advance tickets on sale only at www.battleatthegrove.com through Aug. 3
Day of event tickets and pit passes only at Williams Grove Speedway ticket gates
$25 Adult General Admission (ages 21+)
$18 Child General Admission (ages 13-20)
$8 Child General Admission (ages 6-12)
$35 Pit Passes
About Kasey Kahne Foundation
The Kasey Kahne Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)3, was created by NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne to raise and donate funds to charitable organizations that care for chronically ill children and their families. The foundation is dedicated to positive cultural changes by giving underprivileged boys and girls ample opportunities for success. Community involvement projects and volunteerism are valued as they have the chance to make a positive impact on a life. For more information, visit kaseykahnefoundation.org
About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, founded in 1982, is the area’s largest retailer of closeouts, salvage and surplus merchandise. Famous for its signature catch-phrase Good Stuff Cheap, Ollie’s offers a huge variety of famous brand name merchandise at savings from 30-percent to 70-percent off the regular retail price, and the assortment is always changing. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet operates over 85 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey and North Carolina. For more information, visit www.ollies.us.