Channellock Race Day 2001 news

CHANNELLOCK RACE DAY 2001 SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 24TH MEADVILLE, PA - May 29, 2001 - Channellock, Inc. will host its wildly successful Race Day 2001 event at the company's corporate headquarters in Meadville, Pa. on September 24, 2001. This ...

CHANNELLOCK RACE DAY 2001 SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 24TH

MEADVILLE, PA - May 29, 2001 - Channellock, Inc. will host its wildly successful Race Day 2001 event at the company's corporate headquarters in Meadville, Pa. on September 24, 2001. This year's event marks a change in season for the annual motor sports homecoming that has been held in May or June for many of its ten previous years.

Race Day 2001 will once again bring together dozens of race teams, tracks, personalities and racing-oriented exhibitors from around the country representing all forms of motor sports. The event, which began in 1991 as an employee picnic, has grown to become one of the most talked-about and diverse gatherings of racing related interests in the country. Open to the public, Race Day 2001 boasts free admission and parking. Visitors are offered a unique opportunity to meet their favorite stars from nationally touring race series such as the World of Outlaws and NASCAR Busch Grand National Series, and from regional racing divisions from around the Western Pennsylvania/Eastern Ohio/Southeastern New York area.

"Race Day has enjoyed super growth over the years," says Randy Ferguson, Channellock's director of communications. "What started simply as Channellock giving something back to its associates and local community has grown into an annual pilgrimage for fans and racing industry representatives from around the country. Its success can be attributed to the accessibility of the personalities and the relaxed, open atmosphere of the event. Fans and players can interact without the barriers that exist during races. Our priority during Race Day is interaction, not competition."

Race Day 2000 was the largest to-date, according to Ferguson. Those in attendance included Channellock World of Outlaws driver and three-time series champion Sammy Swindell, as well as then Channellock NASCAR BGN driver Glenn Allen. Other World of Outlaws stars in attendance included Danny Lasoski, Donny Schatz, Danny Wood, Johnny Herrera and Dale Blaney. Legendary 'Outlaws driver and TNN commentator Brad Doty was on-hand to meet with fans and sign copies of his book, Still Wide Open: The Brad Doty Story, co-authored by Doty and fellow TNN broadcaster and OPEN WHEEL magazine associate editor Dave Argabright. Former World of Outlaws star and NASCAR Winston Cup driver Dave Blaney visited in order to promote his racing career and that of younger brother Dale, whose WoO team Dave owns. Over 40 other exhibitors came to promote their interests as well.

The list of visitors to Race Day 2001 is currently developing, though Ferguson confirms Swindell will attend, as will Marty Houston - Channellock NASCAR BGN driver and Rookie of the Year contender. Many other teams, tracks and personalities have expressed interest as well, but are yet to be confirmed.

Channellock's marketing manager John Strizzi commented, "the planning of Race day 2001 is well underway and we're confident this year's event will continue the trend of topping the previous year in attendance and participation. We are extremely excited about the things we have in store for visitors to Race Day 2001. So stay tuned!"

Channellock Race Day 2001 will take place on Monday, September 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Channellock, Inc. headquarters, 1306 S. Main St., Meadville, PA 16335.

For the latest information on Race Day 2001 and all things CHANNELLOCK®, please visit the Channellock Interactive website at www.channellock.com <http://www.channellock.com>.

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Marty Houston , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Sammy Swindell , Dave Blaney , Johnny Herrera