Winchester race will run as scheduled

Pendleton, IN (September 12, 2001) - Officials from the American Speed Association have announced that this weekend's 32nd Annual ASA ACDelco Series "Winchester 400" stock car event will be held as scheduled at Winchester (IN) Speedway. The ...

Pendleton, IN (September 12, 2001) - Officials from the American Speed Association have announced that this weekend's 32nd Annual ASA ACDelco Series "Winchester 400" stock car event will be held as scheduled at Winchester (IN) Speedway. The decision to move forward with the scheduled weekend activities comes after much deliberation regarding the tragic and unprecedented assault by terrorists Tuesday morning.

"We seriously contemplated postponing the Winchester 400 in light of the national tragedy," commented ASA Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mark Gundrum. "We are without a doubt deeply saddened and disturbed by this catastrophe, and our thoughts and prayers are with those who have suffered losses.

"This country stands for liberty and freedom, and despite the cowardly, faceless acts besieged upon the United States through this terrible act of violence, those responsible have not succeeded in taking away our freedom," Gundrum continued. "While we will suffer and mourn from this tragic act, the people of the United States will recover and will move on, living their lives and doing those things that living in a free country allow us to do."

Activities at the track for the 2001 version of the Winchester 400 begin on September 14 with the first of three practice sessions and spectator gates opening at 11 a.m. (local). ASA two-lap qualifying goes off at 4. On September 15, spectator gates open and the first practice session begins at 11 a.m. The first of the Twin 125-lap qualifying races goes green at 2:30 p.m. Race day begins with spectator gates opening at 9 a.m., followed by the on-track autograph session scheduled for 11 a.m. Pre-race ceremonies are set for 12:15 p.m. and the start of the 32nd Annual Winchester 400 is scheduled to go green at 1 p.m. The event will be telecast live on TNN Sports.

Tickets for the event are still available, with general admission Friday tickets selling for $5 each and Saturday tickets selling for $15 each. Children 12 years old and younger are admitted free with a paying adult on those two days. Tickets on race day are $25 each for reserved seats on the bottom four rows and $30 each for all other reserved seats. The only general admission on race day is for the infield at a cost of $20 per ticket. For additional information, call the ASA ticket line, (765) 778-2105 or toll-free, 1-888-ASA-1020.

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