Big Diamond Mall Show - Best Appearing Car Winners

February 21 - Big Diamond Raceway kicked off the 2001 NASCAR season on Monday with their annual Fairlane Village Mall Car Show which runs through Saturday, February 24, in Pottsville, PA. The activities throughout the week will feature a pit...

February 21 - Big Diamond Raceway kicked off the 2001 NASCAR season on Monday with their annual Fairlane Village Mall Car Show which runs through Saturday, February 24, in Pottsville, PA. The activities throughout the week will feature a pit crew tire changing competition on tonight (Wednesday), a special driver autograph night tomorrow night (Thursday) and the annual Georgie Stevenson Memorial Fund Auction on Saturday. Also drivers and team members who do not have NASCAR renewal forms will be able to pick-up required NASCAR registration forms at the mall throughout the week, with the announcement that the speedway officially renewed their contract last Wednesday, February 14. Today the Best Appearing Car Awards were announced based on ballots cast Sunday evening by fellow competitors with cars on display. The Best Appearing Car of Show, which was open to all cars on display, went to the #25 NASCAR ShorTrack Series Sportsman of John Deatrich, Jr. of Pottsville, PA. The Best Appearing NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modified Award went to Kyle Weiss of Hamburg, PA and his #21K. The NASCAR ShorTrack Sportsman #T102 of disk jockey/racer Shawn Fitzpatrick of Pottsville's T102 won the award for his class and Corey Renninger of Pine Grove, PA took the Best Appearing Roadrunner Award with his #3C. Tonight (Wednesday night, February 21) at 7 PM two person teams will contend for the top prize in the Art Bair Racing Wheel and Wheel Repair Tire Changing Competition. While Art Bair will put up the top prize, Vince James of V&M Towing on Route 61 north of Reading will conduct the competition which will use Shawn Fitzpatrick's T102 Sportsman. No pre-entry is required. Also Barton "Buddy" Biever III has scheduled a special press conference in the mall for tonight for the unveiling of the BRB Racing #114 NASCAR WRS Modified to be driven by Craig Von Dohren, who is the all-time leading Modified feature win leader at Big Diamond Raceway. The new 114 will carry the logo and message of a new major sponsor to will be announced at the press conference. The car will be on display from Wednesday night through Saturday at the mall. Big Diamond Raceway drivers have been invited to be on hand at the mall from 7 PM to the mall's closing for a special Autograph Night tomorrow night (Thursday, Feb. 15). Fans are encouraged to bring their cameras as well as their autograph books for this opportunity. The annual Georgie Stevenson Memorial Auction will be held on Saturday night, February 24 at 4 PM. The auction supports the Georgie Stevenson Memorial Fund, a non-profit organization that benefits chronically and terminally ill children and their families in Schuylkill, Berks, Lebanon, Dauphin and Luzerne Counties of Pennsylvania. Among the cars on hand in the show fom the ranks of the weekly Big Diamond Raceway NASCAR competition other than the award winners are the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds of Bruce Williams (#027), Ryan Moyer (1), and Tim Fitzpatrick (102), the NASCAR ShorTrack Series Sportsman Stocks of Tom Brennan (26), Terry Bensinger (114), Troy Moyer (50), Bill Moyer, Jr. (17) and rookie Dale Hartz (15) and the NASCAR Roadrunners of Mike Allar (22A), John Ulsh (5) and Jay Wiederhold (22J). Big Diamond's Stoudt's Auto Sales Corvette Pace Car is also on display as well as the limited late model of Laudan Seigfried, the go-kart of Brian Shiley, the micro-sprints of Mike Burke and Dillon Stein, the limited sprint of Jamie Schwartz and the pure stocks of Bobbi Engle and Chuck Deitzel. Big Diamond opens its 30th season of racing on Sunday afternoon, April 1, at 2 PM with a show featuring the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds, NASCAR ShorTrack Sportsman and NASCAR Roadrunners. All three divisions will return one week later for action on Palm Sunday. After taking the Easter Weekend off, the action moves back under the lights on Friday, April 20, for all three divisions. Throughout the season the Modifieds, Sportsman and Road- runners will be featured but joining them for special events are the United Racing Club limited sprints, the Super Sportsman, and the 410 Super Sprints.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Mike Burke
Teams Williams