Hardeeville Motor Speedway honors Mothers

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (May 8, 2001) - After celebrating the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo, this past Saturday night, Hardeeville Motor Speedway will celebrate Mother's Day this Saturday evening, along with recognizing the Abundant Life Academy's...

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (May 8, 2001) - After celebrating the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo, this past Saturday night, Hardeeville Motor Speedway will celebrate Mother's Day this Saturday evening, along with recognizing the Abundant Life Academy's State Championship baseball team. All this is in addition to the weekly scheduled line-up of racing action, which includes the O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Late Models, Street Stocks, Open Wheel Modifieds, Bandolero Cars and three divisions of Legends Cars.

All mothers that attend this weekend's racing activities with their children will be admitted free of charge. Plans also call for the speedway to have contests for the mothers, along with handing out flowers to the first 100 mothers through the gates.

The Abundant Life Academy, located in Hardeeville, S.C., captured the 1A Division State Championship in the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools, after defeating Aiken (S.C.) Christian Academy in the final round of the division playoffs. The team will be honored for their achievement on Saturday in front of the hometown crowd.

This past weekend's racing events proved more fruitful for Ellis Huggins of Richmond Hill, Ga. Huggins has been selected as the "Hardeeville Millions" driver for two weeks in a row, and for the past two weeks, Huggins and a lucky listener of Gator 104.9 FM have received one day's interest from one million dollars.

Tommy Porter, Jr. of Savannah won his fourth race this year in the O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Late Models, with Chris Beach of Hardeeville, S.C. being the only other driver to reach the winner's circle in this division.

Also picking up victories this past Saturday night were Corey Fletcher in the Legends Cars Semi-Pro division, Eric King in the Legends Cars, Billy Tysinger in the Legends Cars Young Lions division, Mark Terry in the Mini Stocks and Donald Cannon in the Xtreme Stock Cars.

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 determines 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.

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