Pro Cup Racing Into Holiday Weekend At Ace
Thursday, May 24 2012 @ 11:43 AM EDT
Pre-Race Concert, Fireworks All Part Of The Show This Saturday
By Adam Fenwick – email@example.com - CARS Pro Cup Series Public Relations Director
ALTAMAHAW, N.C. – The CARS Pro Cup Series will celebrate Memorial Day weekend in style this Saturday with a party like no other at Ace Speedway.
Not only will the top drivers from the CARS Pro Cup Series be battling it out for 250 laps at the four-tenths-mile asphalt oval, but fans in attendance will also be treated to a free pre-race concert and a post-race fireworks show.
Local favorites Too Far Gone will perform prior to the start of Saturday’s All-American 250 Pro Cup event. Led by the brother-sister combo of Carri and Jason Smithey, these country rockers are ready to put on a show for the fans this Saturday.
Following the action on the track, fans will then be treated to action above it as Zambelli, Intl. presents a Memorial Day fireworks show.
Of course, we can’t forget about the actual racing that’ll be going on at Ace Saturday. Championship leader J.P. Morgan will lead the CARS Pro Cup Series into Ace Speedway for the eighth time in series history.
Morgan started from the pole last year at Ace Speedway, but an late in the race eliminated him from contention after he’d led 130 laps. This year, Morgan will be looking for redemption.
Tyler Young will also be looking to better his luck at Ace Speedway this year. Last year the rear end in Young’s No. 02 Chevrolet failed, ending his night early. He’ll be looking to make his second trip this year to CARS Pro Cup victory lane Saturday.
Others on the entry list for Saturday’s event include Allen Purkhiser, Bill Plemons, Jr., Nathan Russell, Harrison Rhodes, Trey Mitchell, the returning Ryan Heavner and newcomer Joey Jones.
CARS Pro Cup Series teams will also experience the new mid-race break for the first time Saturday. During the mid-race break at lap 125, all teams will come down pit road for a 10 minute break.
After the break, the cars will either line up as the finished the first 125 laps, the top eight lead lap cars will be inverted or the top eight lead-lap cars will draw for their starting positions. No one, not the fans, drivers or Pro Cup staff, will know which option will be used until the mid-race break.
Gates for Saturday’s All-American 250 open at 5 p.m. with qualifying scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. An on-track driver autograph session is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. The All-American 250, featuring 250 laps of intense racing action, will go green at approximately 7:30 p.m.
The Ace Speedway concession stands will be offering $1 hot dogs and soft drinks, as well as $2 beer all night.
Tickets for Saturday’s season opener can be purchased online for $12 through Thursday by visiting www.carsprocup.com. Tickets can be purchased for $15 at the track on the day of the event. Kids under the age of 12 are free.
For more information, please contact Public Relations Director Adam Fenwick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-329-6050.
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