Hav-A-Tampa to Texas

TOP LATE MODEL DIRT DRIVERS SET TO INVADE TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Feb. 10, 2000) - Texas Motor Speedway is known for being innovative and bringing its fans new forms of motorsports entertainment. Such will be the case April...

TOP LATE MODEL DIRT DRIVERS SET TO INVADE TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Feb. 10, 2000) - Texas Motor Speedway is known for being innovative and bringing its fans new forms of motorsports entertainment. Such will be the case April 28-29 when the nation's leading dirt track late model racers of the Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series compete at the new Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

Dale McDowell, Rossville, GA, the 1999 Hav-A-Tampa national champion, will lead the field of late model racers shooting for the $20,000 top prize over the four-tenths mile banked clay oval. Drivers from ten different states are expected to compete in the weekend event that will be staged during the Star-Telegram AutoFest featuring the Pate Swap Meet.

McDowell wrapped up the 1999 championship on the final program of the 38-race season over year-long rival Wendell Wallace of Batesville, AR. Both will be contenders in the 100-lap feature race along with other national late model stars such as Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR; Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN; Freddy Smith, Knoxville, TN; and Rick Aukland, Fargo, ND.

"The Hav-A-Tampa series brings fans the best dirt track late model drivers at their events," said speedway general manager Eddie Gossage. "We are proud to bring the Hav-A-Tampa series back to Texas for the first time in a half decade."

"Texas Motor Speedway does things in a big way," said Mike Swims, president of the United Dirt Track Racing Association, the sanctioning body for the Hav-A-Tampa series. "They are bringing in the leading sprint car organization with the World of Outlaws and now they are embracing the biggest dirt late model series with Hav-A-Tampa.

"We are looking forward to sampling some great Texas hospitality during the weekend. And our racers are planning on returning the favor with great racing."

Reserved and general admission seats will be available for both Friday and Saturday night's programs. Reserved chairback seats are $15 for Friday night's program and $25 for Saturday with a $35 two-night combination reserved ticket available. General admission prices are $10 for Friday, $20 for Saturday with a $25 two-night combination ticket to be offered.

Special discounts for the Star-Telegram AutoFest featuring the Pate Swap Meet will also be offered. Fans with reserved seats to the Hav-A-Tampa races will be admitted free of charge to that day's AutoFest or fans presenting AutoFest tickets will receive a $5.00 discount on reserved seats for the races.

Tickets to the Hav-A-Tampa dirt late model races will go on sale Friday, Feb. 11 at the Texas Motor Speedway ticket office. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the speedway ticket hotline at (817) 215-8500.

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