Allison Legacy Cars make their final 2002 appearance at the HMS. HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (September 17, 2002) - After four weekends of no racing at the Hardeeville Motor Speedway, track officials hope that the fifth weekend will be the charm. The ...
Allison Legacy Cars make their final 2002 appearance at the HMS.
HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (September 17, 2002) - After four weekends of no racing at the Hardeeville Motor Speedway, track officials hope that the fifth weekend will be the charm. The Allison Legacy Series will return for their third and final 2002 appearance at the Hardeeville Motor Speedway on Saturday night, September 21st with the Twin 50-lap features on Lowcountry Concrete Night at the Races. Joining the Legacy Cars in racing action will be full features for the Legends Cars, Mini Stocks, Coastal Medical Associates Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars and Road Warriors.
The Allison Legacy car is a three-quarter sized replica of a NASCAR Winston Cup car and is powered by a four-cylinder MAZDA B-2200 truck engine that produces approximately 125 horsepower. The cars use the standard MAZDA five-speed transmission. The cars weigh about 1,400 pounds dry but must weigh a minimum of 1,675 pounds with driver to race. The series is a "SPEC" series designed to minimize your racing costs and place the emphasis on the driver instead of the equipment.
The Allison Brothers, sons of former NASCAR competitor Donnie Allison - are the creators of the Allison Legacy car. Rules and national technical inspections are strictly enforced to limit alterations to the basic car. The engines are sealed and can only be rebuilt by Mark Smith/Tri-Star Motorsports, Winston Cup Engine Builder, where they are resealed before shipment back to the competitor. Almost all parts are spec and cannot be modified for competition.
There will also be an Allison Legacy Car Preview and Open Practice for all divisions on Saturday night, September 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m.
Gates open on Saturday at 4:00 p.m., qualifying begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by the National Anthem at 7:05 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.
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.
HMS Pit Notes: - The 2nd Annual Legends Cars World Finals has been rescheduled for Friday and Saturday nights, October 4th and 5th as part of NAPA Night at the Races. Participants are still permitted to enter the 50-lap / $5,000 to win event for $75.00. There will be an open practice day scheduled for Thursday, October 3rd from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. for all divisions that compete at the speedway. This will be a non-points race for the HMS Legends Cars Track Championship.
- On Friday night, September 27th, Hargray presents the 2nd Annual Beach Blast Boogie featuring the Headliners from 8:00 p.m. to midnight at the Hardeeville Motor Speedway. Tickets may be purchased in advance for this rain or shine event by calling 843-784-2211 or 843-784-HOPE. Advance prices are $10.00 and tickets at the gate are $15.00. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
- Jerame Donley of Winston-Salem, NC leads the field of Allison Legacy Cars to HMS as he won both 50-lap features at the June 29th. There will be a special autograph session for the Allison Legacy Car drivers on the track just before the National Anthem this Saturday night.
- Track Points Update: As the track points titles wind down, there are some very close battles and some not so close battles remaining.
1. O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Late Models (Remaining Point Races: September 28 and October 5): Three drivers still have a shot at becoming the 2002 Late Model champion. Statesboro's Shane Jenkins leads the way and has the best shot to beat Walter Reardon and Tommy Porter, both from Savannah, GA. If Jenkins completes one lap in the feature at the final two point races, he will clinch the title.
2. Legends Cars (Remaining Point Races: September 21, September 28 and October 12): In the Pro division, Kevin O'Brien from Burton, SC, can clinch the Pro division championship by starting in each of the final three point races. Kevin Eves of Guyton, GA will be there to claim the championship should O'Brien fail to make the races. The Masters division has already been clinched by Jim Reyburn of Charleston, SC. This is his first track championship at HMS. The Semi Pro division has the best points battle and will likely come down to the last lap of the last points feature on October 12th. Jonathan Haidon of Hilton Head, SC holds a slim three point lead over the current INEX National Points leader Jimmy Lang of Bluffton, SC. Andrew Smith of Savannah, GA and Billy Tysinger of Hardeeville, SC cannot be counted out. Ten drivers still have a mathematical chance of winning the Semi-Pro Track championship.
3. Xtreme Stock Cars ((Remaining Point Races: September 21, September 28, October 5 and October 12): With four races remaining, Don Dean of Sheldon, SC looks to dethrone last year's champion Timmy Dasher of Bluffton, SC. Dean holds a 24 point advantage, but things can change quickly if his luck runs out. David Taschner of Summerville, SC has an outside chance to win if things go sour for both Dean and Dasher in the remaining races.
4. Mini Stocks (Remaining Point Races: September 21, September 28, October 5 and October 12): Steven Moore from St. George, SC has won all but two races this year, but still has not been able to shake David Carr, Jr. from Martinez, GA. Moore holds a 69 point advantage over Carr, but that is not enough points for comfort with four point races still on the schedule. Johnny Brown of Bluffton, SC and Doug Butler of Hardeeville, SC are still mathematically in the points title chase.
5. Coastal Medical Associates Street Stocks (Remaining Point Races: September 21 and October 5): With only two point races remaining, five drivers can clinch the title in the Street Stocks class. Glenn Mappus of Ridgeville, SC leads James Beckett of Ridgeland, SC by 9 points. Following closely behind is Scott Russell of Charlotte, NC. Robert Myers and Fred Alexander, also both from Ridgeville, SC still have a long shot chance for the title.