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BEAST Series set for The 32nd Annual Laurens County
The BEAST Super Late Model Series will sanction the running of the 32nd Annual Laurens County Shrine Race on Tuesday Night June 12th at the historic Laurens Speedway. The event's motto sums up what Tuesday night will be about: "Strong cars run so weak legs can walk". ALL PROCEEDS from the race will directly benefit the Shriners Children's Hospital. This event will be the largest race held at the Laurens Speedway this year.
Dubbed "The Darlington of Dirt Tracks", Laurens Speedway is one of the toughest tracks in the Carolinas. The High Bank 3/8 mile is known for its speed, action and close racing. The Laurens Shrine race has always been a favorite among local and regional drivers. Last year's race winner Ross Bailes put on a dominating display in front of a stellar field and record crowd. This annual charity event has developed quite a history and a strong following over the years. Several drivers who are members of the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame (Freddy Smith, Buck Simmons, Ronnie Johnson, and Steve Francis) have the Laurens County Shrine Race trophies. The most prolific event winner is Hall of Famer Mike Duvall who holds more wins than any other driver with an impressive 8 Shrine victories. Past winners include Freddy Crawford, Bill Morgan, John Pursley, Dennis Franklin, Rex Richey, Chris Madden, C.L. Pritchett, Ricky Weeks, HotRod Lamance, Randall Jordan, and Frank Coates.
The Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind international health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to the age of 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip/palate are eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered environment at no financial obligation to patients or families. This will mark the 32nd year that the Laurens Speedway have handed their keys to their 3/8ths mile facility over to the Laurens County Shrine Club.
"The Cogsdill Family has always been such a strong supporter of the Shriners. This event has raised over a half of a million dollars through the first thirty years. We can't stress enough how important events like this are to the Shriners Hospital. We appreciate everyone's support and we look forward to having a good show for them on June the 14th." said Dennis Nabors who is the President of the Laurens County Shrine Race Committee and Speedway promoter. Fans are encouraged to get there early for best seating.
Johnny Pursley will lead the contingent of drivers campaigning for the BEAST Series Championship over defending 2011 race winner Ross Bailes. 2010 race winner Casey Roberts is 3rd in points followed by Ricky Weeks and John Pursley. Tuesday night's will feature a 40 lap super late main event that will pay $3,500 to the winner. These drivers and many more are expected to be on hand vying for the top prize.
The 32nd Annual Laurens County Shrine Race will also feature racing in Limited Late Models Hobbies, Super Stock Fours & Front Wheel Drive Classes. Pit Gates open at 5:00 PM EST and Grand Stands will open at 6:00 PM EST. Racing is set to begin promptly at 8:00 PM. Admission is $15 Stands, $25 Pits. Children 5-11 $5 and Children 4 and under are Free.
The Laurens County Speedway is a located on Racetrack Road in Laurens, SC just off SC Highway 127 Bypass on 435 Racetrack Road. For more information about the speedway or rules for support divisions visit the website at www.laurensspeedway.com or call (864) 984-2427. For information on "THE BEAST SERIES" please visit us online at www.racethebeast.com and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BEASTRacingSeries. For more Series information please contact Timmy Mcabee (email@example.com) at 864-761-6039 or Clint Elkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 980-429-0398.
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