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DirtNews Digest Your Online News Source for Late Model Dirt Track Racing "Get Some Dirt On Your Computer!" Todd Turner, editor

Email address: DirtNews@aol.com Web site: http://members.aol.com/dirtnews/digest =================================== CONTENTS: May 16-17 preview HAV-A-TAMPA: "King of the Mountain" pays $25,000 OTHER EVENTS: Schedule of other weekend races =================================== HAV-A-TAMPA DIRT RACING SERIES King of the Mountain 100

TRACK: West Virginia Motor Speedway, Mineral Wells, W.Va. (5/8-mile oval).

DAYS: Friday (qualifying and heats) and Saturday (consolations and feature).

TIME: Pit gates open at noon, general admission gates at 3 p.m. each day; racing begins at 7 p.m. each day.

FEATURE: 100 laps, $25,000 to win.

RACE INFORMATION: (304) 489-1889.

NOTES: Billy Moyer is the defending champion of the race, which was run under STARS sanctioning last September .... with no STARS race scheduled for the weekend, the "King of the Mountain" should draw a solid field of cars from north and south .... Donnie Moran won the last big race at WVMS, pulling away from Bart Hartman at the close of a 40-lapper to pocket $6,000 on April 26 .... Hartman has been incredible at WVMS in his past five trips, winning twice, finishing second twice and leading 50 laps of a Hav-A-Tampa 100-lapper before dropping out with broken rear end .... "I like the track and it seems to suit my style," Hartman said last weekend. "I look forward to going there. We've changed some things from the last time when Donnie beat us down there" .... among other drivers expected are hometown drivers Steve Shaver and Mike Balzano, as well as Steve Francis, Jack Boggs, Rick Aukland, Gary Stuhler, Charlie Swartz, Tim Hitt, Davey Johnson, Larry Moore and Bob Pierce .... a NASCAR Winston Racing Series late model feature for the local drivers will be on tap Friday night.

HAV-A-TAMPA POINT STANDINGS (through 10 of 32 races): Billy Moyer 1,556; Wendell Wallace 1,511; Freddy Smith 1,503; Donnie Moran 1,368; Dale McDowell 1,359; Clint Smith 1,339; Steve Russell 1,282; Bill Frye 1,277; Johnny Virden 1,250; Skip Arp, 1,240 ------------------------------------------------------------- OTHER TOP WEEKEND EVENTS

FRIDAY, May 16 ***MID-ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES, Interstate 79 Speedway, Shinnston, W.Va., $2,500 to win ***SOUTHERN ALL-STARS, Penton (Ala.) Raceway, $3,000 to win ***RICK'S LATE MODEL SERIES, Milan (Tenn.) Raceway, $3,000 to win

SATURDAY, May 17 ***SOUTHERN UNITED PROFESSIONAL RACING, Sun Coast Speedway, Gulfport, Miss. -------------------------------------------------------------

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Series Stock car
Drivers Bill Frye , Freddy Smith , Donnie Moran , Steve Francis , Steve Russel