MIR President's Cup Nationals

Date: Tue, 03 Jun 1997 23:53:39 +0500 From: Bill Pratt <bilden@erols.com> Organization: Bilden Enterprises, Inc. Newsgroups: rec.autos.sport.info Approved: jackd@motorsport.com Followup-To: rec.autos.sport.misc For immediate release.

Date: Tue, 03 Jun 1997 23:53:39 +0500 From: Bill Pratt <bilden@erols.com> Organization: Bilden Enterprises, Inc. Newsgroups: rec.autos.sport.info Approved: jackd@motorsport.com Followup-To: rec.autos.sport.misc

For immediate release. Contact: Bill Pratt 301-870-9876 (bilden@erols.com)

EVENT: 6th Annual Crane Cams IHRA President's Cup Nationals

WHERE: Maryland International Raceway, Budds Creek, MD

DATE: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 20, 21, 22

TIME: Friday: Gates open 8am; Sportsman qualifying 10am to 2pm; Professional qualifying at 2pm; Sportsman qualifying 3:30pm to 7:30pm; Professional qualifying 7:30pm

Saturday: Gates open 8am; Sportsman qualifying 10am to 2pm; Professional qualifying at 2pm; Sportsman eliminations 4:30pm to 7pm; Professional qualifying 7pm

Sunday: Gates open 7:30am; Sportsman eliminations 8:30am; Final eliminations 12 Noon

MARYLAND: Take Washington Beltway exit 7A (Route 5) south 30 miles to Md. Route 234, then left seven miles to MIR. Baltimore fans use Rte 301.

VIRGINIA: Take Route 17 or 64 to Route 301 North to Maryland. At 17/301 intersection, continue 20 miles North to Md. Route 234, then right seven miles to MIR.

COST: Advance discount tickets available at Yates Auto Parts locations June 1st through 19th or by mail. Call 703-791-8445 for an order form. All advance tickets include a Pit Pass and FREE Parking.

3 Day - $55; 2 Day - $38 (Sat, Sun); 1 Day - $19 (Sat OR Sun)

At the Gate ticket prices (all tickets include a Pit Pass):

3 Day - $60; Fri - $16; Sat - $22; Sun - $22. Parking $2 per car. Children age 7 to 12 - $5 (Sat only), kids FREE on Fri & Sun!

PHONE: 301-449-RACE (free from the Washington Metro area)

INFO: The 6th Annual Crane Cams IHRA President's Cup Nationals is the premier motorsports event in the Washington, Maryland, and Northern Virginia area. This prestigious event will be televised internationally on ESPN2 and features three full days of racing. Twice on Friday night and twice on Saturday night, huge fields of the top Pro Modified, Pro Stock, and supercharged Funny Car racers in the world will attempt to qualify for Sunday's 16-car eliminations fields. MIR is one of the quickest drag strips in the IHRA; the potential for several new world records is high. In addition to the listed professional classes, the President's Cup will feature more than 400 of the nation's top IHRA sportsman racers. The race also features a huge manufacturer's midway with hundreds of products on display, and Saturday's "Maryland Lottery Night of Fire," featuring last-ditch qualifying attempts by all the pro classes, jet cars, and fireworks.

-- Bill Pratt Bilden Enterprises, Inc. bilden@erols.com

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