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MOTORSPORTS Non-points race on tap at Sharon



Published: Fri, August 5, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



The Pure Stocks division racers will have two shots at the money.

HARTFORD -- The top-12 drivers in Tom's Sewer & amp; Drain Pure Stocks division will have two shots at winning the money Saturday at Sharon Speedway.

In addition to their regular feature race, the drivers in the top-12 point positions (as of July 30) will compete in a special 15-lap non-points race. The race will feature an inverted start, which means point leader Steve Dapolito will start in the last position and Dan Lewis will start from the pole.

The evening is sponsored by Tom's Sewer & amp; Drain Service and the Warren Tribune-Chronicle. Four races remain in each division for the season championship.

Jarod Larson leads the Warren Harley-Davidson Sprints division by 32 points over Kevin Schaeffer by 32 points. Bill Thomas retains his top spot in the Coy Brothers Trucking E-Mods division, but with a win in last week's feature, Jeff Sharp has trimmed Thomas' advantage to just nine points. In the Gibson-Governor Insurance Modifieds division, Alan Dellinger leads Rex King by 38 points, in the Green Flag Sprints division, Jim Weller Jr. has a 43-point margin over Guy Griffin, and Dapolito leads Michael Aley by 215 points in the Tom's Sewer & amp; Drain Pure Stocks division.

Tickets are available at the gate for $10 (adults) and $5 (kids 12-15), and pit passes are $22. Gates open at 4 p.m., and racing starts at 6.

On Aug. 13, NASCAR Nextel Cup drivers Dave Blaney, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Petty and Ken Schrader will be at Sharon Speedway to help raise money for the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

The drivers will sign autographs and participate in a fan interaction session in the infield. All 500 advance autograph tickets are sold out, but there will be 100 available the night of the event on a first-come, first-served basis for $10 each (all proceeds go to Victory Junction Gang Camp.

Advance tickets, which must be purchased by 5 p.m. on Aug. 12, are $14 for adults, $8 for kids 6-13 and free for kids 5 and under. Call (330) 772-1186 to purchase tickets.

Tickets purchased at the gate the day of the event are $16 for adults (14 and older), $8 for kids (6-13) and free for children 5 and younger.

Quaker City Raceway

SALEM -- Clear Channel Motorsports and IHRA will sponsor the "Night of Fire" at Quaker City Raceway Saturday night.

Top exhibition vehicles such as Pat Davidson's 20,000 horsepower jet ambulance and Ken Nelson's "Cool Bus" wheelstanding school bus will be two of the special attractions.

Fans can also witness the side by side race featuring the 300 mph jet trains, Superchief vs. CannonBall Express. Supercharged Bars Leaks Thunder doorslammer and altered cars will also light up the night.

Following the show will be a fireworks display.

A free pit pass is included with the price of admission. Fans can enter the pits, meet the drivers, get autographs and watch the teams work on their cars. Adult tickets are $20, while kids age 6-12 get in for $5.




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