Rollover safety simulator in Belleville Sunday

BELLEVILLE, Kan. (June 1, 2001) - Fred Miller of Avoca, Iowa, will be bringing his Rollover Safety Simulator to the Belleville High Banks this Sunday, June 3, for participating drivers and crews to train on as the "World's Fastest 1/2 Mile Dirt ...

BELLEVILLE, Kan. (June 1, 2001) - Fred Miller of Avoca, Iowa, will be bringing his Rollover Safety Simulator to the Belleville High Banks this Sunday, June 3, for participating drivers and crews to train on as the "World's Fastest 1/2 Mile Dirt Track" presents the NSCA Ethanol E-10 Sprint Series and CNCTA Friesen Late Model Challenge Series.

The system module will be in operation on the infield of the for most of the day. Drivers are urged to arrive as early as possible to secure their place for the one-on-one experience. This system is being made available to participating drivers and crews at no charge by the High Banks administration.

The unit is powered by an electric over hydraulic design which allows the rider ascension and descent, and 360-degree rotation.

The Simulator will be relocated after hot laps to an area outside the track for fans to experience. Miller will be the fan host at the Simulator. He has indicated the fee to fans will be nominal.

The Belleville High Banks pit gate opens this Sunday, June 3, at 3 p.m. (CST), with spectator gates swinging open at 5. Hot laps get underway at 6:30 and the green flag unfurls for the first heat race at 7:30.

Adult general admission is $12 and children are $5. Pit passes are $20.

The Belleville High Banks, located in Belleville, Kan., is managed by a volunteer racing committee that host 10-12 racing events annually. "The World's Fastest Half-Mile Dirt Track" allows drivers the rare opportunity to run "wide open" the entire track, and the sweeping oval is one of the most demanding test of endurance and skill for drivers. The track's mainstay is the annual Belleville Midget Nationals, held every year during the first weekend in August. As the nation's most prestigious midget car race of the year, the best equipment, owners and drivers flock to the small rural community of 3,500, which is transformed into a racing Mecca of more than 30,000 people each August.

For more information on the Belleville High Banks, write to: Belleville High Banks, P.O. Box 349, Belleville, KS 66935, or call (785) 527-6050. Sponsorship inquiries may call or fax (402) 761-3676 or via e-mail at wdake@alltel.net. Information is also available on the World Wide Web by logging on to http://www.highbanks.org or http://www.whowon.com.

Reserved tickets for the 24th Annual Belleville Midget Nationals presented by WhoWon.com are available by calling (785) 527-5179, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

-BHB

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