RIR to host USAC event

RICHMOND, VA. (April 20, 2001) -- Officials at Richmond International Raceway and Dominic's of New York announced the beginning of a partnership today which kicks-off June 30 with the running of the Dominic's of New York 100 USAC Coors Light...

RICHMOND, VA. (April 20, 2001) -- Officials at Richmond International Raceway and Dominic's of New York announced the beginning of a partnership today which kicks-off June 30 with the running of the Dominic's of New York 100 USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series event at Richmond International Raceway. The Dominic's of New York 100 will be part of the "Extreme Speed, Extreme Excitement" weekend which will be highlighted by the inaugural running of the Indy Racing Northern Light Series 300.

The USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series features 700 lb., methanol fueled, front engine, open-wheel cars. The current one lap speed record at Richmond International Raceway of 131.374 mph is held by Randy Tolsma driving a USAC Silver Crown Bullet on June 15, 1996.

"Richmond International Raceway is excited to begin a new partnership with a company as successful as Dominic's of New York," said Doug Fritz, President, Richmond International Raceway. "Both companies have strong marketing ideas and are committed to working together to provide an exciting race weekend for our guests."

Dominic's of New York, a Richmond, Virginia based company, has its roots in the street festivals of New York, where President John Felico's father Dominic, following in his fathers' footsteps, sold his home-made Italian Sausages from a simple vending cart. Dominic Felico is remembered for his hard work and strong family values, and remains an inspiration to everyone at Dominic's of New York.

"Dominic's of New York is thrilled to be a part of this inaugural weekend" said John Felico. "Richmond International Raceway is a tremendous facility and we're excited to be associated with another dynamic and successful Henrico County business. We plan to surround this event with many exciting promotions and are dedicated to making this weekend an event that racing fans and fans of Dominic's of New York will remember for a long, long time".

This Dominic's of New York 100 USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series event will be held prior to the Indy Racing Northern Lights Series 300 on Saturday night, June 30. Additional activities for the weekend include open practice for the Indy Racing teams on Thursday, June 28 and on Friday, June 29 Indy Racing League Pole Qualifying, a driver autograph session for the fans, followed by the running of the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series 150 event under the lights.

Great seats for these events are still available and may be purchased by calling the Richmond International Raceway Ticket Office 804-345-RACE (7223). Thursday Practice Day is FREE to the public. Ticket prices for Friday and Saturday start as low as $20 and kids 12 and younger receive FREE general admission both nights. A limited number of special garage passes are also available for just $30.

-RIR

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Series Automotive , USAC
Drivers Randy Tolsma