Kasey Kahne Foundation news 2007-04-23

Kahne set to duel at the Grove for KK Foundation NASCAR's two best winged sprint car racers set to duel at the Grove in an All-Star 360 race to benefit the Kasey Kahne Foundation. Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. On Wednesday, June 27, Dave ...

Kahne set to duel at the Grove for KK Foundation

NASCAR's two best winged sprint car racers set to duel at the Grove in an All-Star 360 race to benefit the Kasey Kahne Foundation.

Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. On Wednesday, June 27, Dave Blaney, NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver of the #22 Caterpillar Toyota and winner of over 180 winged sprint car series races including the 1995 World of Outlaw Series Championship is set to join NASCAR's Kasey Kahne, driver of the #9 UAW Dodge Dealers Dodge at Williams Grove Speedway in a race to determine stock cars best wing sprint car racer. Kahne, who grew up watching Blaney while also starting his career racing winged sprint cars, will headline a field consisting of the URC Sprint Car Series and Williams Grove regulars. The Kasey Kahne Foundation 358 / URC Shootout at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania will feature forty of the premier sprint car racers in the Pennsylvania area as they square off against stock cars two premier winged sprint car racers.

"I am honored that Dave Blaney will be joining me as we set to do battle against Pennsylvania's best winged sprint car drivers at the Grove, one of the premier sprint car venues in the world. This is the first time that Dave and I have headlined a wing sprint car event and I am hoping to begin closing the win gap that he has over me", said Kahne.

"Kasey continues to make the sprint car community proud by going back to his roots promoting events, racing and owning short track teams. There has always been a lot of talent racing at the Grove and therefore Kasey and I will have our hands full, but you can guarantee we will put on a great show for the fans", stated Blaney.

In addition to what surely will be a great night of entertainment, all of the proceeds will benefit the Kasey Kahne Foundation. The Kasey Kahne Foundation supports disadvantaged youth and chronically ill children and their families. "Williams Grove has great history, awesome fans and a lot of talented racers. I'm definitely looking forward to a fun night that will proudly benefit many children and their families", said Kahne.

Tickets for this event will go on sale beginning Tuesday, May 1 at the Williams Grove Speedway office. Purchasing advance tickets provides entry into a drawing that will pick 150 lucky fans for an autograph session with Kasey Kahne and Dave Blaney. The closed autograph session will begin at 4 PM. For more information log on to KaseyKahneFoundation.Org or WilliamsGrove.Com

About the Kasey Kahne Foundation: The Kasey Kahne Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)3, was created by NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne to raise and donate funds to charitable organizations that care for chronically ill children and their families. Providing hope and encouraging creativity, dreams and imagination are a focal point as the KKF strives to improve the quality of life for those less fortunate. The KKF is dedicated to positive cultural changes by giving underprivileged boys and girls ample opportunities for success. Community involvement projects are valued as they have the chance to make a positive impact on a life. www.KaseyKahneFoundation.org

Tickets for this event will go on sale beginning Tuesday, May 1 at the Williams Grove Speedway office. Office hours are 10 AM to 3 PM and tickets may be charged by telephone using major credit cards. All seating will be general admission however anyone purchasing an advance ticket will gain early gate entry for the best available seating.

Additionally, anyone purchasing an advance ticket will be entered for a drawing that will pick 150 lucky fans for an autograph session with Kasey Kahne and Dave Blaney. Time will not permit autographs for everyone in attendance at the race so the drawing from advanced ticket purchasers offers all fans an equal chance. The closed autograph session will begin at 4 PM.

All advance ticket holders will be able to attend a question and answer session with Kasey and Dave Blaney beginning at 5 PM. Questions for this session will be chosen in advance and fans are urged to submit questions to info@kaseykahnefoundation.org. Be sure to include your name, age and address along with your question to Kasey and Dave. If your question is chosen and you attend the event, you will receive an autographed photo of Kasey as a keepsake.

Make plans now to attend the Kasey Kahne Foundation 358 / URC Shootout at the Williams Grove Speedway on Wednesday, June 27. The 360 sprint car race will feature Kahne and Blaney against the twenty top Williams Grove drivers and the twenty top URC drivers. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Kasey Kahne Foundation.

-credit: kkf

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Series NASCAR , Sprint
Drivers Kasey Kahne , Dave Blaney
Teams Williams