Emick Selected as Grand Marshal For Renegade Sprints Season Finale

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From Inside Line Promotions

Findlay, OH — (October 6, 2014) – Sprint car legend Bert Emick will serve as the Grand Marshal during the Renegade Sprints season finale.

Emick will be an honorary guest during the $15,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Oct. 24-25.

It comes full circle for Emick, who served as the president for the All Star Circuit of Champions for more than two decades following the creation of the short-lived Midwest Outlaw Super Series in 1979. Emick and a group of talented individuals then blossomed the All Stars beginning in 1981.

“It was never started to make anybody any money,” he said. “We were doing it for the racers to help them. Pretty soon it got so big somebody needed to run it. I stepped up and ran it for the next 22 years or so.”

There are a lot of parallels between what Emick and his core group did compared with the Renegade Sprints, which was founded this year in an effort to develop and improve the sport of 410ci sprint car racing in the rich historic region that includes Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan. The series is focused on creating value for sponsors and promoters along with offering an affordable form of high-quality entertainment for the fans.

“They’ve got some good ideas,” Emick said. “The best advice is to be honest. I think honesty gets you farther than anything. And do what you say you’re going to do. I noticed (that racing has) gotten a lot more expensive and the purses haven’t gone up that much. One day somebody is going to have to do something for the car owners to get the costs under control. I said this back when I was running (the All Stars) and it didn’t seem to happen.”

Emick added that Atomic Speedway is also a special track for him. He remembers spending Saturday nights watching racing at the fast track with his father and it was one of the first two tracks where he held a race.

“They did really, really well at Atomic,” he said. “I was there for years. For the most part we ran there every year. It’s always been an exciting track.”


Oct. 24-25 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Open Wheel Championships


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