Nazareth Sat. AM notes

Saturday, April 26, 1997 . Good morning and welcome to ROUND 3 of the 12-race 1997 KOOL/TOYOTA Atlantic Championship from the Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix, presented by Toyota, from Nazareth Speedway. . A...

Saturday, April 26, 1997

. Good morning and welcome to ROUND 3 of the 12-race 1997 KOOL/TOYOTA Atlantic Championship from the Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix, presented by Toyota, from Nazareth Speedway. . A 20-minute warm-up session is scheduled this morning between 8:00 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. . Today's 60 lap/60 mile KOOL/TOYOTA Atlantic Championship race is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m. * * *

WARM UP

8:00 - -Session begins under clear and bright sunny skies, winds at 5-10 mph, and temperatures in the upper 40s.

8:20 - -Session ends with no major incidents reported #32 ALEX BARRON was fastest at 23.514 = 153.100 mph #29 CASE MONTGOMERY was second fastest in the Sandy Dells Racing-Microsoft/Wall Data Ralt RT-41 at 23.548 = 152.879 mph.

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HOWIE LIEBENGOOD TELLS KIDS HOW TO AVOID RISKS IN AUTO RACING AND IN LIFE

KOOL/TOYOTA Atlantic Championship rookie, Howie Liebengood, is a race driver with a message for kids. With sponsorship from the Washington, D.C.-based National Campaign to Stop Violence, Liebengood visits schools to tell kids that playing by the rules is the best way to live your life. The program is called Racing to Live By The Rules. "Racing To Live By The Rules is a youth motivation program where we talk about the importance of obeying laws and choosing lawful and healthy lifestyles," said Liebengood. "I talk about how we can eliminate risks in racing and in life." The program shows kids the analogy between the risks in auto racing and the risks in life. Liebengood tells kids how dedication and skill are crucial to the sport of racing, as well as to achieving a goal. He tells kids that life as a race car driver is a lot like life as a fifth or sixth grade student. Liebengood uses the colored flags of racing to demonstrate life. "A green flag means go in racing," said Liebengood. "A green flag in life is setting a goal." Liebengood has been making presentations to fifth through eighth grade students in the Washington, D.C., area since the beginning of the year. He also will speak at schools as the KOOL/TOYOTA Atlantic Championship travels across the country. Liebengood is making his first start this weekend in the series' C2 division

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Series Atlantic
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