2nd Anniversary race and "Pack the Track Night" at Hardeeville. HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (July 27, 2002) - Race fans were treated to 10 exciting feature races and a Demolition Derby tonight as the Hardeeville Motor Speedway celebrated its 2nd...
2nd Anniversary race and "Pack the Track Night" at Hardeeville.
HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (July 27, 2002) - Race fans were treated to 10 exciting feature races and a Demolition Derby tonight as the Hardeeville Motor Speedway celebrated its 2nd Anniversary with "Pack the Track Night".
Steven Moore of St. George, SC found himself in victory lane twice in the Mini Stock features. Jimmy Lang of Bluffton, SC and Andrew Smith of Pooler, GA had victories in the Legends Series. Tom Haidon of Hilton Head, SC found victory lane for the 2nd time this season with a win in the O.C. Welch Ford Lincoln-Mercury Series, but due to not passing the post-race inspections, Haidon was disqualified and Tommy Porter Jr. was declared the winner giving him 26 career victories at Hardeeville, just one ahead of Steven Moore. Don Dean was victorious again in the Xtreme Stock Division able to hold off Tim Dasher of Bluffton, SC for the win. Glenn Mappus of Ridgeville, SC and Hubert Into of Bloomingdale, GA split victories in the Street Stock class and Andrew Blaske and Peter Frank of Bluffton, SC shared the winner's circle as they won in different Road Warrior races. The highlight of the evening was an action packed Demolition Derby. Crowd favorite Chelsea Carr of Martinez, GA came into the evening with her eye on winning but her car eventually stalled leaving her victom to the rest of the field. When the smoke cleared Jim Swanson of Hilton Head, SC was the only car running after he nailed the Volvo driven by Blaske into the infield retaining wall ending Blaske's night and walking away with the purse and trophy.
One lucky race fan won himself a ride in the Hardeeville Motor Speedway Winston Cup Car, after his ride around the track with Cup Car driver Steve Perry, the winner said "This was awesome!!" Race fans came from all across the area to fill the stands and celebrate birthdays at the track. One family vacationing on Hilton Head Island, SC was on hand from London, England experiencing an auto race for the first time ever! Liz Elwes and family, from London, England, said "this was something she will never forget" and as she wanted to have a "true American experience."
There will be no racing next Saturday night, August 3rd but the Speedway will be hosting the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Friday night from 7:00 p.m. until Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m. Racing returns Saturday night, August 10th with the Xtreme Car Championships and great local racing action. Due to popular demand, there will be a special ticket price of $5.00 for everyone 12 years of age and older. Any child under 12 years of age will be admitted free. This will also be a special Kid's Night with many activities planned for kids of all ages.
The Hardeeville Motor Speedway is located three miles south of I-95 (exit 5 in SC) on Speedway Blvd./Highway 17 or just ten miles north of Savannah on Speedway Blvd./Highway 17. For more information, contact (843) 784 RACE (7223) or visit online at www.hareevillespeedway.com.