Free Admission, Fund Raising & Fans Meeting Drivers Part of ABC Program
by Nick Gima
Ashland, WI, June 16 — The busy month of June at the ABC Raceway continues Saturday with a very special program.
In cooperation with Northern Clearing Inc of Ashland, the Raceway is offering fans the chance to enjoy its full five-division race program free of charge, in exchange for donations to two very important local charitable organizations. In addition, Little Caesar’s Pizza of Ashland will present the track’s Kids’ Meet the Drivers Night activities prior to the race program.
Fans coming into the main grandstands to watch the program are asked to bring non-perishable food items for donation to The Brick Ministries food pantry in Ashland, or to make a cash contribution to be included toward the Raceway’s and Northern Clearing’s collection for the Ashland-Bayfield County chapter of the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” fund-raising program.
“The Raceway is proud to be involved with the Vernon family and Northern Clearing in their efforts to raise funds and collect for these very worthwhile causes,” said track president Eric Erickson recently. “Raising awareness of the needs of these two organizations, while helping us to offer our fans the chance to watch our racing program free of charge, is a win-win for everyone.”
Prior to the racing action, the drivers will bring their racing machines out onto the front straightaway of the three-eighths-mile red-clay oval, and fans young and old alike will be welcomed onto the track to meet their heroes, collect autographs, and maybe even receive a few treats and other souvenirs.
“With Little Caesar’s helping us coordinate one of our most popular nights of the season with this fund-raising night, it creates a fantastic opportunity for folks who rarely or maybe never come out to the races a chance to see what our sport is like,” said Erickson.
“We consider racers and race fans as one big family. And when you’re part of a great family like ours, you do things like have fun and help others who need our help. That’s what a night like this is all about.”
WISSOTA Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Mods and Pure Stocks, and ABC Six-Cylinders will all be in action for a full night of qualifying heats and main events.
The “meet-and-greet” session will start promptly at 6:30, meaning there will be no “hot lap” practice session on Saturday. The first race of the night is scheduled for 7 pm.
“Z-93 Race Night” will air live on WBSZ, 93.3 FM, and stream online at www.wbszfm.com, from 4:30-6 pm with at-the-track news and weather updates. Fans can also listen to the pre-race coverage by downloading the free HCG Radio app onto their smart phone, tablet or other mobile device.
The ABC Raceway is located 3-1/2 miles south of Ashland on State Highway 13 and one mile west on Butterworth Road. For raceday information call (715) 682-4990, or log on to the track’s website, www.abcraceway.com.
ABC Raceway to Offer Free Admission Night June 16
by Nick Gima
The ABC Raceway, in cooperation with Northern Clearing Inc of Ashland, will offer a night of free general grandstand admission to all in attendance on Saturday, June 16. The intent of the event is to help raise proceeds for two very worthwhile charities in the Chequamegon Bay area – the Ashland-Bayfield County chapter of the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” program, and The Brick Ministries food bank. Fans are asked to donate money, non-perishable food items, or both at the main grandstand gate as part of the fundraising event.
In addition, the track will host its rescheduled Kids’ Meet the Drivers Night, presented by Little Caesar’s Pizza of Ashland. Fans will be welcomed onto the track to see the race cars up close and meet their favorite drivers, plus get autographs and other souvenirs.
The meet-and-greet session will start at 6:30, with the first race of the night set for 7 pm. There will be no hot laps prior to the race program.
“Z-93 Race Night” will air live on WBSZ, 93.3 FM, and stream online at www.wbszfm.com, from 4:30-6 pm with at-the-track news and weather updates. Fans can also listen by downloading the free HCG Radio app onto their smart phone, tablet or other mobile device.
The ABC Raceway is located 3-1/2 miles south of Ashland on State Highway 13 and one mile west on Butterworth Road. For more information log onto the track’s website, www.abcraceway.com. or on race days call (715) 682-4990.