Hardeeville race report 200-03=23

Season opener for Late Models provides a new face in victory lane HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (March 23, 2002) - The Hardeeville Motor Speedway season opener for the O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Late Models found Todd Kelly from Hartsville, S.C. in ...

Season opener for Late Models provides a new face in victory lane

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (March 23, 2002) - The Hardeeville Motor Speedway season opener for the O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Late Models found Todd Kelly from Hartsville, S.C. in victory lane after the 100-lap Coca Cola Spring National main event. Tom Haidon from Hilton Head, S.C. and Leland Prewitt from Savannah, Ga. finished second and third respectively. Kevin O'Brien of Burton, S.C. picked up a well-earned victory over Walter Reardon from Savannah, Ga. and Andrew Smith also from Savannah, Ga. in the Legends Cars A-Main. Randy Forehand from Sylvania, Ga. won the Legends Cars B-Main. Don Dean of Sheldon, S.C. picked up the Xtreme Stock Car victory. Hubert Into of Bloomingdale, Ga. topped the Street Stock field.

Next weekend, there will be no racing at the Hardeeville Motor Speedway, however the Easter Bunny will make a visit to the track on Saturday afternoon, March 30th at 2:00 p.m. for the 2nd Annual Jasper County Easter Egg Hunt. Presented in part by the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce, the hunt will be divided into three different ages groups (5 and under; ages 6-8; ages 9-12)

Racing will return to the Hardeeville Motor Speedway on Saturday night, April 6th for the NASCAR Goodys Dash Series. This will mark the first time that a NASCAR Touring Series race was held in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire area since March of 1970 when seven-time Winston Cup champion Richard Petty won a Grand National race at the Savannah Speedway. Tickets are currently on sale now by calling (843) 784-RACE or stopping by the track Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Gates open at 12:00 p.m. with practice at 1:00 p.m. Qualifying will be at 5:30 p.m. followed by an autograph session and racing at 8:00 p.m. You can also visit on line at www.hardeevillespeedway.com for more information.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Richard Petty , Andrew Smith , Todd Kelly