Hardeeville Young Lions National Championship preview

Young Lions Ready to Attack at Hardeeville Motor Speedway HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (July 18, 2001) - Hardeeville Motor Speedway will be "roaring" with enthusiasm this weekend, as drivers from around the country make their way to the track for the...

Young Lions Ready to Attack at Hardeeville Motor Speedway

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (July 18, 2001) - Hardeeville Motor Speedway will be "roaring" with enthusiasm this weekend, as drivers from around the country make their way to the track for the Legends Cars Young Lions National Championships. These aren?t your ordinary drivers either. These drivers are between the ages of 12 and 16 and are so appropriately named, "The Young Lions."

Entries have already been received from as far away as Texas and Ohio, as well as both Carolinas and Georgia. These future stars of racing will do battle during a 50-lap feature race, following time trials by all drivers. Although the Young Lions have the least amount of experience, this race will be a thrilling one to watch. The youngsters are not afraid to ?pounce? on their opponents by rubbing fenders, trading paint and battle for position while racing down the 70-foot wide straightaways of the Hardeeville Motor Speedway.

The Legends Cars Young Lions National Championship is the third large Legends Cars event held at the facility, which will celebrate its one-year anniversary at the end of this month. The speedway hosted the Legends Cars World Finals in March for the professional Legends Cars drivers. In May, the "older" generation took to the track, with the Legends Cars Masters Classic. From the past two events, local racers seem to have had an advantage to place higher in their events, so it will be interesting to see if history can repeat itself, with a Hardeeville Motor Speedway-regular taking the victory and the seven-foot trophy that is awarded to the champion.

The Legends Cars Young Lions National Championship race is in addition to a full lineup of racing action, which includes the O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Late Models, three more exciting divisions of Legends Cars, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Open Wheel Modifieds and Bandolero Cars.

Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. each Saturday. The green flag waves at 7:05 p.m. for qualifying races, followed by the feature events. 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.

-HMS-

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