MIR News 97-06-19

ON TRACK - The Latest News from MIR - Spring 1997 Issue Office: 13129 Lakehill Drive, Nokesville, VA 20181 703-791-8445 24-Hr. DRAGLINE 301-449-RACE *** The Jet Dryer Is Here! MIR has taken delivery on a new J34 Jet Track Dryer built by ...

ON TRACK - The Latest News from MIR - Spring 1997 Issue

Office: 13129 Lakehill Drive, Nokesville, VA 20181 703-791-8445 24-Hr. DRAGLINE 301-449-RACE

*** The Jet Dryer Is Here!

MIR has taken delivery on a new J34 Jet Track Dryer built by Dick Rosberg. This powerful dryer will dramatically reduce track drying time and will also be used on large oil downs to help blow off remaining dust and burn off any last bit of oil residue. The Jet engine has been converted to use gasoline to prevent kerosene residue from getting on the track. With the propane track dryer, tractor powered blowers, push blowers, hand torches, the new Jet dryer and DTN Weather system, MIR has the best chance of completing races on marginal days than any track in the region.

*** CRANE CAMS signs on as title rights sponsor for Presidents Cup!

The 6th annual IHRA Crane Cams Presidents Cup is just around the corner, to be held on June 20-22. This year, Crane Cams has stepped up to become the major sponsor of the Presidents Cup. We would like to welcome them, and are proud to have such an excellent company with quality products as Crane Cams to be associated with MIR and the Presidents Cup.

*** Night of Fire Sponsor Maryland Lottery Returns!

The Maryland Lottery returns as the Night of Fire sponsor at the Presidents Cup and will again be giving away free scratch off tickets to the first 2,000 spectators through the gates on both Saturday and Sunday. The Maryland Lottery will also assist promoting the Presidents Cup through its own promotions and advertising.

*** Super Pro 'PRO PURSE' A BIG SUCCESS!

The Super Pro-Pro purse has been met with overwhelming enthusiasm from the Super Pro drivers, and participation has been running between 80% to 90%, proving MIR is the home of the serious E.T. racers! With the Pro Purse, our weekly purse has been running between $1,600 to $1,800 and has reached a high of $2,050--and this is our WEEKLY program. With the addition of the Super Pro-Pro Purse and the 3M Bracket Connection program, MIR has established itself as the richest paying weekly track in the region!

*** MIR NOW HAS LIVE DOPPLER RADAR IN THE TOWER!

MIR has purchased a DTN weather system with direct satellite uplink. This system gives us live Doppler radar updated every 15 minutes, weather maps, detailed forecasts in 3 hour increments, long range forecasting and much, much more. The DTN system will give us more information to make informed decisions on weather calls. When at the track, we invite you to stop in the tower and check out this invaluable new tool. -- Bill Pratt Bilden Enterprises, Inc. bilden@erols.com

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