Richmond International Raceway at Pennzoil show

Richmond International Raceway is pleased to welcome Jeret Schroeder to its exhibit space in the 3-day Pennzoil Motorsports Show in Fort Washington, PA. The Indy Racing Northern Light Series driver from Vineland, N.J. will be signing autographs...

Richmond International Raceway is pleased to welcome Jeret Schroeder to its exhibit space in the 3-day Pennzoil Motorsports Show in Fort Washington, PA. The Indy Racing Northern Light Series driver from Vineland, N.J. will be signing autographs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, January 12 in the Richmond International Raceway booth to help promote the upcoming June 29-30 weekend of "Extreme Speed, Extreme Excitement."

Stars of the Indy Racing Northern Light series are looking forward to the inaugural Indy Racing Northern Light series race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, June 30, but maybe none more than Schroeder. He could become the "hometown favorite" at Richmond, since he's the Northeast's sole representative in the series.

"I want to do everything I can to help spread the news that Richmond International Raceway is going to be hosting its first Indy Racing Northern Light Series under the lights on June 30th," Schroeder stated. "Most of my friends watch my races on TV religiously, but it's hard for them to travel to the events that are far away. Well, this one will be really close, and I hope the fans in the Northeast come out to support Richmond International Raceway, the Indy Racing Northern Light Series, and me."

Schroeder became the first resident of the Garden State to make the field for the Indianapolis 500 in 16 years when he competed for Cobb Racing in 1999. 2000 was also a competitive year as he guided the Tri-Star Motorsports entry, owned in part by NASCAR Winston Cup star Tony Stewart. Jeret posted some strong finishes including a 14th in the Indianapolis 500, a 4th at Las Vegas and narrowly missed winning the Rookie of the Year honors by only 6 points.

Richmond International Raceway is proud to be a part of the Pennzoil Motorsports show, which is the largest show of its kind in the country and has over 270,000 square feet of racing exhibits. The 3-day show from Friday, January 12 to Sunday, January 14 is being held in the Fort Washington Expo Center, outside of Philadelphia, PA, and is expected to attract over 45,000 motorsports fans. During this show, Richmond International Raceway will offer these race fans a close-up look at all three open-wheel divisions competing in the "Extreme Speed, Extreme Excitement" weekend that takes place under the lights on June 29-30.

Representing the Indy Racing Northern Light Series, will be the Pennzoil sponsored Panther Racing machine piloted by Sam Hornish Jr. On display for the USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Racing Series, their first appearance on the ¾ mile oval since their last action packed event in 1996, will be the sprint style car driven by Tom Capie of Trevose, PA. The NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series, NASCAR's fastest division at Richmond International Raceway, will have on hand the #80 Chevrolet of Mike McManus from Washington Crossing, PA.

Major league NASCAR action returns to Richmond International Raceway on May 4, 2001 for the Hardee's 250, NASCAR Busch Series event. NASCAR Winston Cup stars will take the spotlight on May 5 in the Pontiac Excitement 400. Don't miss the special offers available for the "Extreme Speed, Extreme Excitement" weekend on June 29-30, 2001, which will feature the inaugural running of the Indy Racing Northern Light Series 300 at Richmond International Raceway, the USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Racing Series 100 and the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series 150. Contact the ticket office at 804-345-7223 for more information or visit our website at www.rir.com.

-RIR

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Series Automotive , General
Drivers Tony Stewart , Jeret Schroeder , Tom Capie , Sam Hornish Jr.
Teams Panther Racing