We want to be able to show race fans the cars from the early years of racing
Myrtle Beach, SC (PRWEB) December 30, 2009
During the pre-race program for the American 200 ARCA Championship Race that took place at Rockingham this past October 11, 2009, spectators were treated to a Vintage Race Car Exhibition and Car Show. This exhibition was an extension of the RacersReunion Memory Lane Hall Of Fame induction ceremonies. Andy Hillenburg and Rockingham Speedway paid tribute to the inductees by honoring them during this Championship event.
Due to the positive results from that October 11th exhibition event, Hillenburg has decided to bring the vintage race cars back to The Rock to participate in the Second Annual Polar Bear 150 Event on January 1, 2010. Vintage Race Car drivers will be treated again to the thrill of turning laps at the famed Rockingham Speedway.
“We want to be able to show race fans the cars from the early years of racing,” said Hillenburg. “We also like the idea of giving these guys and gals who have preserved these old race cars an opportunity to show them off. I think everyone enjoys this kind of entertainment.”
And yes, there are some gals wheeling these vintage rides. Ronda McKnight of the East Coast Flat Head Club as well as Susan Kimel of the Carolina Vintage Stock Car Racing Association have made their presence known by winning their share of races against some of the best in the Vintage Racing ranks.
“All vintage race cars from any and all clubs are welcome at this free event,” said RacersReunion founder, Jeff Gilder. “Many who attended our October 11th exhibition have asked me when we could do this type of event again. Andy (Hillenburg) and I began planning to bring vintage race cars to the Polar bear Event the week following the first event. The vintage racing movement is growing faster than ever and these opportunities are important to its success. We (RacersReunion) will provide more opportunities like this in the future.”
There will also be a car show presented by Koss Motorsports as part of the festivities. All cars, show cars and vintage race cars, that pre-register will be given two tickets to the Polar Bear 150 good for the pits and grand stands. The show cars will also have the option to make some laps around Rockingham Speedway.
Details can be found on the events calendar by following the “Stock Car RacersReunion” link on RacersReunion.com.