Dixie sets MUST-see benefit
by Emily Horos
ehoros@cherokeetribune.com
May 18, 2013 12:41 AM | 772 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Race fans looking for a good value will certainly find it at Dixie Speedway tonight.

With a donation of at least five non-perishable food items, grandstand tickets can be purchased for $5, with children ages 8 and under free as usual.

Not only that, but because several races have been rained out this season and need to be made up, there will be more than 250 laps run tonight.

Track spokeswoman Mia Green said goods collected will be donated to MUST Ministries. This is the ninth time the track has held what has grown to be an annual benefit.

“Last year we collected 3,000 donations,” Green said. “MUST Ministries just always says they greatly appreciate us working with them every year. We just saw a need in the community and thought that would be a good way to be a blessing to them and a good way to allow our fans to enjoy a great night of racing and support a great cause at the same time.”

As for the additional races, Green said it could be the most action-packed night of the season. In fact, Dixie is opening early to accommodate the extra laps. The pit gate will open for drivers at 4 p.m. and they will start packing the track’s red clay at 6 p.m.

Cars that were present April 27 when the Super Late Models, Crate Late Models and Cruisers were rained out will have an opportunity to make up for them. The Cruisers will also run the race that was to be held May 11 but postponed because of sound curfew.

Points will be awarded in each of the races, meaning if a driver has a good night, he can certainly make up for lost time.

All told, there will be two Super Late Model races, two Crate Late Model and three Cruiser races.

The night will also feature races in the Econco Bomber, Super Bomber, Pony Stock and Limited Late Model divisions, as well as a children’s bike race.
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