Mansfield Tim Richmond Memorial pre-event notes

ARCA RE/MAX Transporter Parade Set For Tim Richmond Memorial 200 At 3 pm on Friday, June 19th, race car transporters from the ARCA RE/MAX teams that are participating in the Tim Richmond Memorial 200 will leave Mansfield Motorsports Park, travel...

ARCA RE/MAX Transporter Parade Set For Tim Richmond Memorial 200

At 3 pm on Friday, June 19th, race car transporters from the ARCA RE/MAX teams that are participating in the Tim Richmond Memorial 200 will leave Mansfield Motorsports Park, travel south on Main Street and turn west on State Route 30 to the Richland Mall in Ontario. They will return to the track via Park Avenue, North Diamond Street and North Main Street as a tribute to the late Tim Richmond, in this, his home state. Upon their return to Mansfield Motorsports Park, drivers, crews, officials, dignitaries and race fans that have purchased their tickets in advance are invited to a 7 pm celebration at the track featuring Tim's sister and Race Grand Marshall, Sandra Welsh.

One part of the display area will showcase racecars from the past. Some of the cars that will be there include Tim Richmond's original #25, Bobby Allison's 1969 Chevelle #12, Jeff Gordon's show car and several other memorable racers from the past.

On Saturday, June 20th, spectator gates will open at 10 am, with advance ticket purchasers all receiving access to the ARCA /RE/MAX Garage Area. Practice and qualifying will begin at 5 pm followed by the first race of the day, a 50 lap event at 7 pm for the Lincoln Welders Truck Series. The Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA RE/MAX 200, presented by National Speed Sport News, will get underway at 8:30 pm.

Chris Economaki's National Speed Sport News is known as America's Weekly Motorsports Authority.

We are very excited about the parade and the fact that Mansfield and Richland County are hosting this historic event," commented Lee Tasseff, President of the Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau. "We hope that race fans visiting for the race will come early, stay late and see all that our counties have to offer."

Discount advance tickets are available at www.mansfieldmotorsportsonline.com for $20. Tickets purchased the day of race tickets are $25. Additional information on the 'Inaugural Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA-RE/MAX 200' is available on line at mansfieldmotorsportsonline.com/ or by calling (419) 524-0183.

Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA/Remax 200 And Mansfield Motorsports Park Come To Aid Of GM Employees

Mansfield, Ohio - The recent announcement by General Motors that they will be laying off 1300 employees in the Mansfield area will be devastating on many local families.

Mansfield Motorsports Park would like to do their part in helping these good folks as they try to get ready for the tough times ahead. The track officials are aware that many race fans would like to attend the Tim Richmond Memorial race scheduled at the track June 20th but because of impending financial problems they will have to stay home. Being active business members of the community is very important to co-promoters Mike Dzurilla and Joe Mattioli and they want to help. With this in mind, any person walking up to the ticket window to buy a ticket to the races on race day will be given a $5 discount when they show their GM Factory Employee badge or identification card.

The track hopes that this good faith gesture will not only allow some fans to come to the races but just maybe it might catch on with other businesses and merchants in the area. Both Dzurilla and Mattioli believe it is not only the right thing to do but it is also the duty of those that can help in some small way to make that extra effort to help their neighbors in this time of need.

Additional information on the "Inaugural Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA-RE/MAX 200" is available on line at mansfieldmotorsportsonline.com/ or by calling (419) 524-0183.

National Speed Sport News Becomes The Presenting Sponsor For Tim Richmond Memorial Event

Mansfield, Ohio -- National Speed Sport News will be the presenting sponsor for the prestigious Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA/REMAX 200 to be held at Mansfield Motorsports Park on June 20th.

National Speed Sport News is known as America's Weekly Motorsports Authority. At its helm is Chris Economaki, the tabloid's publisher and editor emeritus. The newspaper is observing its 75th anniversary season in 2009. Economaki was 13 when he began selling National Speed Sport News at short tracks, and became its editor in 1950. He co-authored his autobiography "Let 'Em All Go!" with Dave Argabright in 2006, and is enshrined in countless Motorsports Halls of Fame. Most recently Economaki received Pocono Raceway's Bill France Award of Excellence.

The Tim Richmond Memorial 200 kick's off with a "Party With The Stars" on Friday, June 19 at 7 pm. The trackside event, where fans hobnob with their favorite ARCA drivers, is open to all advance tickets holders for Saturday's main event.

On Saturday, June 20th, time trials for the ARCA RE/MAX Series are scheduled for 5 pm. A 50-lap Lincoln Welders Truck Series race is scheduled for 7 pm followed by the Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA RE/MAX 200 at 8:30 pm.

Discount advance tickets are available at www.mansfieldmotorsportsonline.com for $20. Day of race tickets are $25. Additional information on the "Inaugural

Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA-RE/MAX 200" is available on line at mansfieldmotorsportsonline.com/ or by calling (419) 524-0183.

Mansfield Motorsports Park Promotes Aids Awareness At The Tim Richmond Memorial 200

Mansfield, Ohio - Twenty years ago NASCAR star and Ashland native Tim Richmond died from complications brought on by AIDS. At that time it was just not something that anyone talked about. Twenty years later it is not only talked about but people are doing something about it. Along with a tremendous increase in medical research there is a huge push towards AIDS awareness for the general public.

This is where Mansfield Motorsports Park steps in. This coming Friday & Saturday the Mansfield track will host the Inaugural Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA/REMAX Series 200 presented by National Speed Sport News along with the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series 50. The Speedway is deeply committed to do whatever it can to see that what caused the untimely demise of one of its own is eventually eradicated from the face of the earth. As a means of promoting a solid health awareness program for the race fans attending the Tim Richmond Memorial event the racing facility, along with the State of Ohio Department of Health, will have an HIV rapid test facility on-site. There will also be promotional brochures and related health data available at no charge.

There will be a tribute #25 (Tim's number) competing in the event under the Venturini Motorsports banner. This team is one of the ARCA powerhouses and a strong run to the finish is expected. The fans will be delighted to see a tribute #25 competing in the event with an HIV health awareness partnership.

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Series ARCA
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Bobby Allison , Tim Richmond