From Julia Foy
ELBRIDGE, N. Y. – June 12, 2012 – Empire Super Sprint Cars burst into Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Tuesday, July 3, for a night of fervor, fireworks, and high-powered winged sprint car racing action.
Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. and racing for the 360 Sprint Car Summer Shootout begins at 7:30 p.m. Point leader for the Champion Tour Justin Barger will aim to advance his lead while drivers like Shawn Donath and Paul Kinney challenge it in the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints feature.
The Tom Ames Dedication to Dirt Track Racing, co-promoted by DIRTcar and Dirt Track Digest, will also roll onto the Fast Track for a DIRTcar Stock Car/Pro Stock challenge commemorating longtime race fan Tom Ames, who passed away recently.
Drivers of 305 Sprint Cars will also compete in Shootout events. Even after the tires leave the track, the excitement continues into the night with a special fireworks show in honor of the upcoming holiday.
“We’re pleased to be celebrating the nation’s birthday with such a fun-filled event that can be enjoyed by sports fans and families alike,” said Jeff Hachmann, General Manger of Rolling Wheels Raceway. “It’s especially exciting to be able to give fans who purchase tickets in advance full access to the pit area at no extra cost.”
Adult general admission tickets are $15 each, and if purchased before Friday, June 29, include a FREE Fan Pit Pass. Pit Passes can also be purchased the day of the event for $25. Admission is FREE for children nine and under. Tickets can be purchased online at www.dirtcar.com/tickets or over the phone at (315) 834-6606.
For more information about the 360 Sprint Car Summer Shootout, please call the DIRTcar Northeast office at 315-834-6606 or visit the track website at rollingwheelsraceway.com. Don’t forget to “like” DIRTcar Racing on Facebook and follow DIRTcar Northeast on Twitter (@DIRTcarNE).
It’s not too early to get your annual Super DIRT Week tickets. Super DIRT Week gets underway Oct. 3 through 7 at the New York State Fairgrounds. For tickets, go to www.DIRTcar.com/tickets or call 315-834-6606.
What: Sprint Car Summer Shootout
Where: Rolling Wheels Raceway, State Route 5, Elbridge, N. Y.
When: Tuesday, July 3. Pit Gate opens at 4 p.m., Grandstand Gates at 5 p.m. with racing action beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Who: Lucas Oil Empire Summer Sprint Car, 305 Sprint Car, and DIRTcar Stock Car drivers and race teams
TOP 10 REASONS TO ATTEND THE SPRINT CAR SUMMER SHOOTOUT:
10. Winged sprint car action on Central New York’s “Fast Track”
9. Wide array of concessions and souvenirs for sale behind the grandstand
8. Convenient location, only eight miles from I-90 in Elbridge
7. FREE parking available
6. Reserved and general camping available
5. Meet the drivers at an autograph session
4. VIP Tower Passes, including roof access, food, beverages and pit access available for groups
3. FREE admission for children 9 and under
2. FREE fan pit pass with every ticket purchased before Friday, June 29
1. Fireworks extravaganza following racing action!