Hardeeville Motor Speedway to stand at attention

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (May 15, 2001) - To pay tribute to all military personnel, Hardeeville Motor Speedway will honor those men and women who serve our country, as part of their Armed Forces Day salute. Those supplying proper military identification...

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (May 15, 2001) - To pay tribute to all military personnel, Hardeeville Motor Speedway will honor those men and women who serve our country, as part of their Armed Forces Day salute. Those supplying proper military identification will be admitted free of charge for Saturday's racing events, which will include the O. C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Late Models, Legends Cars, Mini Stocks, Open Wheel Modifieds and Xtreme Stock Cars.

Armed Forces Day is recognized on Saturday, and with the Hardeeville Motor Speedway near several military bases and facilities, the track wishes to thank those in the area that serve in the armed forces by admitting them at no cost. All those attending are encouraged to wear their uniforms to be recognized during the night's festivities.

Instead of the traditional green, yellow and checkered flags you might see at the racetrack, Hardeeville Motor Speedway will be waving the most commonly seen flag in the country, the red, white and blue American Flag. The first 100 children through the gates will receive an American Flag to wave during the evening. The children will also be able to participate in the Coca-Cola Pedal Car races, to be held following the heat races.

Chris Beach of Hardeeville, S.C. captured his second career stock car victory last weekend at the Hardeeville Motor Speedway by overtaking Tommy Porter, Jr. of Savannah, who has taken the victory four times this season in the O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Late Models. Corey Fletcher from Bloomingdale, Ga. parked himself in the winner's circle twice last Saturday night, as Fletcher took the win in both the Street Stocks and the Legends Cars Semi-Pro division.

Military personnel, with proper identification, are admitted free on Saturday, May 19. Hardeeville Motor Speedway is located three miles southeast of I-95 on Highway 17. Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m., with qualifying races beginning at 5:30 p.m. Feature races will begin at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, with reduced rates for seniors and children. Children under five are admitted free. Come check out where the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire come to race.

-Jennifer Blake

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