Hardeeville June 8th preview

Benny the Bomb to visit the Hardeeville Motor Speedway on Saturday. HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (June 5, 2002) - Benny "the Bomb" Koske will make his first appearance to the Hardeeville Motor Speedway as he will attempt to blow himself up in a car in the...

Benny the Bomb to visit the Hardeeville Motor Speedway on Saturday.

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (June 5, 2002) - Benny "the Bomb" Koske will make his first appearance to the Hardeeville Motor Speedway as he will attempt to blow himself up in a car in the middle of the infield. Racing action will feature the O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Late Models, Legends Cars, Mini Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars, Road Warriors and Street Stocks. The 20 lap Street Stock event is sponsored by Joker Joe's Truck Stop in Hardeeville.

Koske, a native Floridian, has been blown apart more than 1,400 times in various items such as chairs, outhouses and coffins. "Every blast is different," he says. "Atmospheric conditions can make today's act a lot more hazardous than yesterday's. You just never know." Benny has been seen "blowing up" on television shows such as the Tonight Show with Jay Leno a year ago and the Mike Douglas show from the 70's. He has also thrilled and chilled audiences all over the United States as well as Japan, Mexico, Canada and many countries in South America.

Making their second appearance will be the new entry level division called the "Road Warriors" with two exciting races. The four cylinder stock cars will compete in a variety of events featuring opposite direction races, reverse races, train races, "second over the line wins" races and more throughout the season. Rules are currently available for this fun and affordable division. The speedway has race-ready cars available for sale for $1,500.00 or drivers may build their own cars according to the rules.

Gates open on Saturday at 4:00 p.m., qualifying begins at 6:20 p.m. followed by the National Anthem at 7:15 p.m. General admission ticket prices are $10.00 for adults; $6.00 for Juniors (ages 13-16), Seniors (55 and older) and Military (with proper I.D.); and children under 12 are free for this special night of racing.

The Hardeeville Motor Speedway is located three miles south of I-95 (exit 5 in SC) on Highway 17 or just ten miles north of Savannah on Highway 17. For more information, contact (843) 784 RACE (7223) or visit online at www.hardeevillespeedway.com for discount coupons for the race event.

<pre> June 8, 2002 (Saturday) Benny the Bomb Car Explosion Night Time Schedule (Subject to Change)

4:00 p.m. Grandstands Open (Adults 17-54: $10.00; Jr. 13-16, Srs. 55+ and Military: $6.00; 12 & under: FREE) Pit Gates Open (Pit Passes: 12 & older - $20.00; Under 12 - not permitted in the pits) 4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Practice Begins (all divisions in the following order) - No Road Warrior Practice Rotation: Mini Stocks Street Stocks Xtreme Stock Cars O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Late Models Legends Cars 6:05 p.m. Driver's Meeting (Mandatory) - A random role call will be taken. Failure to report to the driver's meeting may result in disqualification for the entire event that night). 6:20 p.m. Time Trials for Legends Cars (1 lap each) - ½ field locked into A-Main, Remainder to the B-Main. Time Trials for O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Late Models (2 laps each) 7:00 p.m. Invocation and National Anthem 7:05 p.m. Feature Events - Victory Lane @ Finish Line for Top 3 in each division except for B-Main. * Number of laps depends on car counts (see purse sheets to determine laps). Legends Cars B-Main - (15 laps) - Trophy to the winner. # of qualifiers for A-Main to be determined (max. start for A-Main is 24 cars). Xtreme Stock Cars - (30 or 20 laps) Road Warriors Event #1 - Event and Laps to be announced at Driver Mtg. Street Stocks presented by Joker Joe's Truck Stop - (20 laps) Road Warriors Event #2 - Event and Laps to be announced at Driver Mtg. Legends Cars A-Main - (20 laps) - Number of starters to be determined by format Benny the Bomb Car Explosion O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Late Models - (75, 50 or 30 laps) Mini Stocks - (20 laps) 10:15 p.m. Racing Completed 11:00 p.m. Pit Area Closes (Lights out)

Time is a factor! All cars must report to the grid area on time for their races. Late arrivals may not be permitted on the track. Please be early!

In the event of rain or other conditions, it may be necessary for the Race Director/Promoter to adjust the order of the event schedule, length of races, practices and qualifying sessions, or to stop the program completely. Should this occur, the Race Director/Promoter shall make every effort to resume the schedule in a timely fashion if conditions improve. It is their sole discretion as to what decision they make and their decision is final.

Rain Check Policy (Pits): Cancellation or delay of an event will be the speedway management's decision. No money will be refunded for tickets or pit passes purchased. The armband with the appropriate numbers shall be used as the rain check. In the event that an event is canceled, rain checks will only be honored if all qualifying races for all divisions have not been completed. All races completed will be scratched and will not be rescheduled (EIRI - special events). Rain checks for the pits will be honored for one of the next two events of equal or lesser value. If the rain check is used for an event of greater value, then the holder will be responsible for making up the difference in value. If the event is rained out or canceled after one feature race for any division has been completed, then the remaining feature events will be run at a later announced date. This date will probably be the next race event scheduled and the make-up features will be first on the program (before any qualifying heats scheduled for the regular event). Only cars qualified for the canceled event will be eligible for the make-up feature. Rain checks will not be issued for events when the make-up features are held.

One lap past the halfway point in a feature shall constitute a complete race in the event a race is stopped due to bad weather. If a race is stopped by use of the red flag and is ruled complete (no matter how many laps are complete), the finishing positions will be paid according to the last officially scored lap by the leader prior to the red flag.


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