Hardeeville July 14th preview

Cool Down and Beat the Heat at Hardeeville Motor Speedway HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (July 10, 2001) - Cool down and beat the heat by joining the fans at Hardeeville Motor Speedway this Saturday, July 14, where the action on the track is sure to be...

Cool Down and Beat the Heat at Hardeeville Motor Speedway

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (July 10, 2001) - Cool down and beat the heat by joining the fans at Hardeeville Motor Speedway this Saturday, July 14, where the action on the track is sure to be hotter than the mid-July temperatures.

Those battling the competition, as well as the heat, will be drivers in the O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Late Models, Legends Cars, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Xtreme Stock Cars.

After the festive Hilton Head Island Honda Fourth of July Extravaganza last week, in which every division on Hardeeville Motor Speedway's 2001 roster competed, the speedway decided to take this past Saturday off to relax. The Fourth of July event was complete with not only a full lineup of racing, but also performances by Hilton Head, S.C.'s Michelle Murray and professional motorcycle jumper Sky Lungston of Bradenton, Fla. The night was concluded by a fireworks show that left the crowd amazed. The track returns to action this Saturday evening after a much-deserved weekend off.

Tommy Porter, Jr. of Savannah, Ga. is 'hot' as he continues his dominance in the O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Late Models division. Porter clinched his fourth victory in a row and eighth win this season on the commemorative holiday. In addition to his already spectacular achievements, Porter also continues to lead the points standings by a commanding 174 points.

The points race for the Mini Stocks division is being 'hotly' contested. Mark Terry of Rincon, Ga. and Stephen Moore of St. George, S.C. have flip-flopped between the first and second positions in the points standings for the last month. As it currently stands, Terry is ahead of Moore by a single point. Terry has claimed victory seven times this season, while Moore has secured victories four times.

The Open Wheel Modifieds returned to the track on July 4, after having almost two months off from competition. After a lap one accident took out the cars of Dusty Lee Garus and Richard Branton, both of Summerville, S.C., the two drivers probably wish they could have another month off to repair their damaged machines. Unfortunately, the twosome has only one week off, as the Open Wheel Modifieds go at it again on July 21.

Special gifts will be given away to the first 100 children through the gate. Coca-Cola Pedal Car Races get underway at 6:30 p.m. for children ages four through eight. Fans are 'burning' to check out the 'blazing' racing action at the Hardeeville Motor Speedway. It's going to be 'hot!'

Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. each Saturday. The green flag waves at 7:05 p.m. for qualifying races, followed by the feature events. Hardeeville Motor Speedway is located three miles southeast of I-95 on Highway 17. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, with reduced rates for seniors, military and children. Children under five are admitted free. Information is available at www.hardeevillespeedway.com or by calling (843) 784-RACE.

-HMS-

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