Richard Petty Dinner Scheduled For June 18

4th Annual "Dinner With The King " Easton, PA, May 15 -- For the fourth year in a row, a few "elite" race fans will have the opportunity to spend an evening with Richard Petty right here in the Lehigh Valley. On Friday evening, June 18th, the...

4th Annual "Dinner With The King "

Easton, PA, May 15 -- For the fourth year in a row, a few "elite" race fans will have the opportunity to spend an evening with Richard Petty right here in the Lehigh Valley. On Friday evening, June 18th, the 1999 "Dinner with the King" will be held at the Ambassador Restaurant on 3750 Hamilton Boulevard in Allentown, Pa. Only 55 tickets will be sold to this event. Attendees will have a choice of four special entrees or, for an additional $25.00, the special "King Surf and Turf" may be selected. This charity dinner benefits Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, North Carolina where Richard Petty is a trustee. The event begins at 6:00PM when ticket holders can enter the Ambassador Restaurant and leisurely browse through tables where Richard Petty and STP memorabilia will be displayed. These memorabilia items will go on the auction block later in the evening. Some of this year's items to be auctioned include a Richard Petty autographed Winchester rifle and an original 25th Anniversary STP colored pencil drawing by artist, Ron Crawford. This drawing was used in the media promotion of Richard's 25th Anniversary with STP. Also to be auctioned is Crawford's original 1992 Farewell Tour drawing that was used on the tickets for Richard's final race in Atlanta. There are also crash parts from the Petty Enterprises STP Pontiac No.43, Official Petty Team jackets that are not sold to the public and an assortment of hats, shirts, and other collectibles. A question and answer session with "The King" begins at 6:30PM and dinner is scheduled for 7:00PM. Autograph and photo opportunities will also be available after dinner.

The cost for "Dinner with the King" on June 18th is $130.00 per person. However, if you purchase seven tickets or more, there is a 5% discount, bringing each ticket price to $123.50. There is also a special offer this year that includes the exclusive option to buy 10 tickets before June 4th and receive one pass to Pocono Speedway from June 18 to June 20 for every 10 tickets purchased. This pass will allow entry to the infield, the garage area and the pits for the NASCAR race at Pocono. If you were able to buy this pass independently it would cost over $300.00.

The 1999 Richard Petty Dinner is again organized by Kevin Kovacs. To order tickets or to receive more information contact Kovacs at (610) 346-8203, by FAX at (610) 346-7625 or at 1876 Highpoint Road in Coopersburg, PA. .

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Richard Petty