MOORESVILLE, NC (August 2, 2010) – Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart has committed to racing his sprint car at the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet “Battle at the Grove” charity dirt track race this Thursday, August 5 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Proceeds from the event, hosted by fellow NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne, will be donated to charities designated by the Kasey Kahne Foundation and Central Pennsylvania-based Ollie’s Bargain Outlet.
“Tony is a big supporter of dirt track racing and he likes to compete whenever he can, like I do,” said Kahne, an 11-time winner on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. “Tony always draws a big crowd so his participation will boost our fundraising goals for the Battle at the Grove.”
Advance tickets are on sale through Tuesday, August 3 at www.battleatthegrove.com. Adult general admission tickets are $25 with discounts for non-adults.
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 with both Kahne and Stewart competing. Stewart raced two years ago in the 2008 event. The Super Late Model class will also be a major attraction again with Kyle Busch returning to race. Busch finished second last year.
“We are thrilled to have Tony Stewart come back to Central Pennsylvania and race this event again,” said Ollie’s President and CEO Mark Butler. “The crowd will be in for a very special night of racing with three of the best drivers and biggest names in NASCAR racing against the best dirt track racers in the area.”
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 and Mario Andretti.
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.