Hardeeville Motor Speedway celebrates Cinco de Mayo

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (May 1, 2001) - Hardeeville Motor Speedway is having a fiesta! The speedway plans to celebrate the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo, this Saturday as part of their regular racing activities. Instead of castanets, the noisemakers...

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (May 1, 2001) - Hardeeville Motor Speedway is having a fiesta! The speedway plans to celebrate the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo, this Saturday as part of their regular racing activities. Instead of castanets, the noisemakers for this holiday celebration will be the O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Late Models, Legends Cars, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and the Xtreme Stock Cars.

There should be no siestas this Saturday night, as the racing action will be too exciting. The Late Models return after taking a week off, and as well as the Xtreme Stock Cars, where everyone will see if Scott "The Problem Child" Thorne from Hardeeville, S.C. makes an appearance, after going home early before facing Don Dean of Sheldon, S.C. in their previous bout.

This past weekend, Ellis Huggins of Richmond Hill, Ga. took his fourth victory in the Street Stock class, and made one lucky listener of Gator 104.9 FM and himself a little richer at the night's end. Huggins was chosen by Mary Lee as part of the "Hardeeville Millions" promotion. If he won, both Huggins and Lee would win a day's interest off one million dollars. Huggins succeeded, and both went home triumphant and slightly wealthier.

Also crossing the finish line first this past weekend were Tommy Jordan in the Legends Cars Pro/Masters division, Corey Fletcher in the Legends Cars Semi-Pro division, Billy Tysinger in the Legends Cars Young Lions division, Stephen Moore in the Mini Stocks, Raef Judd in the Open Wheel Modifieds and Tim Reese in the Bandolero Cars.

Before the feature races go green, children attending will be able to take a crack at the racing piñata filled with candy and prizes. Beth Latta of Savannah, Ga. will sing this weekend's National Anthem.

Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. every Saturday evening. The first green flag waves at 5:30 p.m. for the qualifying races, which will determine the starting line-up for the feature events. Feature races are set to begin at 7:30 p.m. 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. Check out where the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire come to race. It's gonna be hot, hot, hot!

-HMS-

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