Battle of the 'burg: Wilson vs. Smith for $50,000 Championship in Hoosier Fall Classic Showdown CAMARGO, IL (9-7-07) The 2007 O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions season has shaped up to be possibly the closest points battle in the series ...
Battle of the 'burg: Wilson vs. Smith for $50,000 Championship in Hoosier Fall Classic Showdown
CAMARGO, IL (9-7-07) The 2007 O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions season has shaped up to be possibly the closest points battle in the series history. With Greg Wilson leading Danny Smith by just 3 points heading into the Hoosier Fall Classic, the two will go head to head for the $50,000 championship which will be decided on September 14th and 15th in Southern Indiana.
The race scheduled on September 29th at I-96 Speedway has been canceled. The event at Morgan County Speedway in Jacksonville, IL on October 5th will become a non-points race. This event was originally slated as a Midwest All Star Series sanctioned race that will pay $5000 to win, but will not carry the full All Star purse. The decision was then made to make the Hoosier Fall Classic a championship event weekend to close out the season. Wilson and Smith will have two nights of racing on a fast ¼ mile bullring to determine who will walk away with the 2007 O'Reilly All Star Championship.
Lawrenceburg Speedway promoter Dave Rudisell is looking forward to this event and is excited to have the All Star Championship decided at his track. When Dave and RPM Promotions took over the speedway operations at the end of 2006, the Hoosier Fall Classic was the first national sanctioned event that they secured for the 2007 schedule. Dave has also invited some special guests to be honored as Grand Marshals of the event. "We are excited to have Bert and Brigitte Emick on hand to be honored as Grand Marshals for the weekend," said Rudisell. "Make a weekend out of this race. There is plenty to do and see in Lawrenceburg. The Speedway is directly across the street from riverboat casino as well."
Lawrenceburg Speedway will also be providing free entertainment for the fans after Friday night's race. "We're having an after race party featuring The Mt. Pleasant String Band on the midway that is free for all to attend, added Rudisell." The Mt. Pleasant String Band is a four piece bluegrass/old-time band with a raw, high energy sound all their own. When you go to a Mt. Pleasant show you are sure to hear many of your favorite bluegrass tunes, but what sets them apart is there library of obscure old songs.
All Star series president Guy Webb is looking forward to returning to Lawrenceburg Speedway as well. "It was our goal after not running the Fall Classic in 2006 to return to Lawrenceburg in 2007. This is an event that our fans have come to look forward to each year and this is a great facility. The City of Lawrenceburg gets behind this event and looks forward to the business our fans bring to their city each year. We couldn't have asked for a more exciting way to finish out our season with a close points race to decide the championship on Saturday night in Lawrenceburg, IN."
An excerpt from Carroll Hamilton in Stock Car Racing Magazine sums up what Lawrenceburg Speedway is all about. "The 'burg is pure Americana, pure vintage race track, pure bullring. The place reeks of history, of times gone by, of times when brute strength was a winning factor; times when mechanical wizardry coupled with bravery made many a Saturday night hero. Just as Yankee Stadium is famous for those who played baseball in it, Lawrenceburg Speedway is famous for those who have raced on it. Grab a beer, find your way to the grandstands and settle in, this is what racin' is all about. Look around. These are real race fans. Saturday night, beer drinking, dirt track fans."
This is one event you don't want to miss as history is written on Saturday night. Who will win the "Battle of the 'burg"? Who will have their name carved into the record books as the 2007 O'Reilly All Star Champion? Can Greg Wilson hold on to defend his 2006 title? Will Danny Smith score his first ever series championship? Will you be anywhere else but at Lawrenceburg Speedway to find out? Visit www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com for more information, ticket prices, and directions to the track. Don't miss out!