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Need to Know File – 8th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com

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Need to Know File – 8th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com


Sarver, PA (June 19, 2014) Later this week, the Dirt Late Model racing community will turn all of its attention towards the Lernerville Speedway for the 8th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com.  Below you will find all the information you need to know to experience the biggest Dirt Late Model Race of 2014!  This Three-Day Mega Show is more than just a race, it’s an event!



What: The $30,000-to-win 8th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com featuring the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the $3000-to-win Uncle Sam 30 non-qualifiers race on Saturday Night June 28, and two complete $6,000-to-win World of Outlaws Late Model Series shows on Thursday Night June 26 and Friday Night June 27.



When: Thursday-Friday-Saturday June 26-27-28, 2014.



Thursday Schedule of Events:  Pit gates open at 4:00 & Grandstand gates open at 5:00.  Hot laps begin at 6:50, followed by Time Trials at 7:15.  Opening Ceremonies are scheduled for 8:00 followed by heat races, Last Chance Showdowns, and a $6,000-to-win, 30-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series Feature.  The Justin Fabus Band returns to the Firecracker stage to rock the crowd for the second consecutive season.

 

Friday Schedule of Events: The 2nd Annual Kick-It Cup for the Children’s Cancer Research kickball game starts at 1:00PM.  The Lernerville Speedway PR Team will make the rounds and vote on the Best Camping and Tailgating Sites soon after.  Then the excitement will move back onto the action track for qualifying night #2. 



Pit gates open at 4:00 & Grandstand gates open at 5:00.  Hot laps begin at 6:50, followed by Time Trials at 7:15.  Opening Ceremonies are scheduled for 8:00 followed by heat races, Last Chance Showdowns, and another $6,000-to-win, 30-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series Feature.   A pulse-pounding Fireworks display by Premier Pyrotechnics will be followed by a concert in the parking lot behind the main grandstands by National Recording Artists Vanessa Campagna and NOMaD. National recording artists Chuck Wicks and the John King Band will be opening the free show!



Saturday Schedule of Events: The off-track festivities continue with the traditional Wienie Roast and Fan/Driver Horseshoe and Cornhole Tournament at 12:00 Noon. Pit gates open at 3:00, while the line for the Driver Autograph Session forms near the pit gate at 3:30. The Driver Autograph Session itself starts at 4:00, as each driver in competition will sign autographs for the fans under the grandstands.  The grandstands will open at 4:00, but fans will be required to join the back of the autograph line. 



The on-track action resumes at 6:50 with hot laps, followed by Opening Ceremonies and heat races at 7:30.  Last Chance Showdowns will be followed by the $3,000-to-win Uncle Sam 30 non-qualifiers race.  After the Uncle Sam 30, the starting grid for the 8th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com will be introduced and welcomed with fireworks by Premier Pyrotechnics.  The weekend will come to a close after the Sheetz Victory Lane celebration for the 8th Annual Firecracker presented by GottaRace.com when the pits are open to all fans.  The open pits will allow fans up close and personal access to their favorite cars and drivers.



Where: Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA along route 356 in Butler County approximately 30 minutes north of Pittsburgh.  Lernerville is easily accessible from the PA Turnpike and Interstate 79.  Physical location for GPS systems is 313 N. Pike Road, Sarver, PA 16055.



How: Buy tickets in advance by logging on to www.Lernerville.com and clicking the “Buy Tickets” icon or calling the Lernerville Speedway office Monday-Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at (724) 353-1511.  Advance Three-Day Ticket packages will include a FREE Thursday & Friday Night Fan Appreciation pit pass upgrade and priority access to the driver autograph session Saturday Afternoon.  Tickets will also be sold on the day of the event. 



Three-Day Advance Reserved Tickets are just $69 for adults and include a FREE pit pass upgrade for Thursday and Friday Night.  This offer ends on Wednesday June 25 at 11:59PM, so order now!  Other ticket options and prices are listed under the Firecracker 100 tab of www.Lernerville.com.



Who: The 8th Annual Firecracker presented by GottaRace.com is a World of Outlaws Late Model Series-sanctioned event.  As such, previous champions Scott Bloomquist (2007/2012), Brian Birkhofer (2008), Jimmy Mars (2009/2011), Shane Clanton (2010) are all expected to compete for the $30,000 winner’s share of the Firecracker 100 A-Main.  2013 Firecracker Champion Josh Richards is unfortunately not competing this year due to health issues.



In addition to the previous champions, the full slate of touring/affiliated drivers of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will be in action, as will regional drivers such as Gregg Satterlee, Dan Stone and Max Blair.  The Stars of the Precise Late Model division including Alex Ferree, Russ King, Jared Miley, John Garvin Jr., Mike Pegher Jr., and Mid-Season Champion Dave Hess Jr. are all expected to defend their home turf against big show specialists like recent Eldora Dream winner Dale McDowell.



Why: To crown a $30,000+ Firecracker 100 Champion.  The winner’s purse is $30,000; the “+” comes into the equation with monies won during preliminary competition on Thursday and Friday Nights’ complete $6,000-to-win show.  The possibility exists that a driver could leave Lernerville Speedway with $42,000 in their pocket! 



Where to Stay: Reserved Camping is available on site, but was sold out in January!  Reserved camping provides a flat space with proximity to the pits.  General Camping will also be available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis, but will be further away from the track.  There are no electric/water hookups in either area. 



The Days Inn in Butler, PA is the top recommendation for travelers planning to stay at a hotel.  The Days Inn in Butler is located 10 miles from the speedway on route 8 just south of Butler.  The Days Inn has an indoor pool, on-site restaurant & lounge and is in close proximity to a handful of restaurants including McDonalds, Pizza Hut and Burger King. 



Other nearby towns with hotels include (arranged in order of proximity) Butler, Kittanning, New Kensington, Cranberry Twp. and Harmar Twp.  Of those locations, while a little but further away, The Days Inn in Harmar Twp. probably provides the second best option to Butler as it is a short, easy trip down routes 356 & 28 and the area is loaded with restaurants, hotels and retail options in addition to being just below the PA Turnpike.



How to get involved: As mentioned above, the 8th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com is more than a Three-Day World of Outlaws Late Model Series Race weekend; it’s a total fan experience!  Over the course of the weekend, fans can watch and even participate in activities off the track. 



On Thursday Night, after time trials, heat races, Last Chance Showdowns and a $6,000-to-win, 30-lap WoO LMS Feature, the Justin Fabus Band will rock the crowd with a rousing concert in the parking lot, free of charge! 



Friday afternoon’s slate includes the Kick-It Cup Charity Kickball gameand a Best Tailgating Party & Best Camp Site Contest.  After the Kickball game, the Lernerville Speedway PR team will browse the parking lots and camping areas for the Best Tailgating Party and Best Camp Site.  Another complete WoO LMS Show highlighted by a $6,000-to-win, 30-lap Feature will be followed by a dazzling fireworks display by Premier Pyrotechnics and another concert in the parking lot with National Recording Artists Chuck Wicks and the John King Band, followed by homegrown recording artist Vanessa Campagna and Firecracker fan favorite NOMaD. 



The off-track fan festivities resume Saturday afternoon with the Annual Driver/Fan Horseshoe and Cornhole Tournaments at 12:00.  Fans will be selected Thursday and Friday Nights.  The fan interaction peaks with a pre-race Driver Autograph Session under the grandstands at 4:00.  As mentioned above, you can get priority access to the Driver Autograph Session by purchasing your tickets in advance!



And finally, the pits will be open to all fans after all racing has come to a close after the 8th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com 100-lap Feature.  Fans of all ages can see their favorite drivers and cars up close and personal!  The perfect end to what promises to be a FANtastic weekend!!



In Closing: Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take part in this Crown Jewel Event of DIRT Late Model Racing!  Call and order your reserved Three-Day ticket package now by logging on to www.Lernerville.com and clicking the “Buy Tickets” icon or by calling the speedway office (724) 353-1511 during normal business hours!  For ticket prices and more details about the 8th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com, log on to www.Lernerville.com and click the Firecracker 100 link on the top of our website.  For more information about the World of Outlaws Late Model Series log on to www.WorldofOutlaws.com.



Contact: Lernerville Speedway

Eric J. Westendorf, Public Relations Director          

(724) 664-1075 · This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Updated & Edited by Carlie Lipke, PR Intern                

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