Mansfield Motorsports Park news 2008-04-30

David Starr to Appear at MMP for The Rehab Wing and Chili Cook-Off NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver David Starr will make an appearance at Mansfield Motorsports Park during The Rehab Wing and Chili Cook-Off on Saturday May 17. Starr will...

David Starr to Appear at MMP for The Rehab Wing and Chili Cook-Off

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver David Starr will make an appearance at Mansfield Motorsports Park during The Rehab Wing and Chili Cook-Off on Saturday May 17. Starr will compete the previous night in the series' sixth event of 2008 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte before making his way up to Mansfield. He will return to action the following Saturday, May 24, in the track's fifth annual Ohio 250.

"I've always enjoyed racing at Mansfield," Starr said. "The fans are great, and the staff at the track really goes out of their way to make it seem like it's the Daytona 500 for the drivers and teams. It was a real honor when they asked if I would come up and make an appearance during The Rehab Wing and Chili Cook-Off. I always like to support a good cause, and my schedule was open so I was happy to do it."

The Rehab Center Wing and Chili Cook-Off has been a part of the Mansfield community for two decades. It will be held at MMP for the first time in 2008.

"We are so proud to have the chance to host this event," said MMP president Mike Dzurilla. "We are a race track first and foremost, but we also want the community to know we can host just about any type of community event you can think of. We'll have thousands of people on hand and we have plenty of room for everyone. It's going to be a great event with the proceeds going to a great cause.

"We can't thank David enough for taking time out of his busy schedule to help promote the Cook-Off," Dzurilla continued. "Hopefully some of the people that get a chance to meet him then will come on back and watch him race the next weekend. He's such a great guy, hopefully he'll make some new fans and they'll have a chance to see him fight for a win up here too."

Gates open to the public at 3 P.M. on Saturday May 17. Tickets are just $5 for adults. For entry information, contact Pam Jacobs at (419) 756-1133.

Tickets for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Ohio 250 are now on sale, and can be purchased via the track website, www.mansfieldmotorsportsonline.com. Fans can also call the track ticket office at (419) 525-RACE (7223), or visit the speedway office at 100 Crall Road.

-credit: -MMP-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr