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June 25, 2013

Mark Widmar Benefit this Saturday

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ERP has their Musco Lighting Night of Fire event July 6. I will write more about that event in my column next week.

The Bloomfield Speedway will be in action Saturday night with the night of racing being sponsored by KBOE Radio and Mountain Dew KickStart.

The Saturday night of racing at The Knoxville Raceway is being sponsored by the Marion County Cattlemen, Corn and Soybean Growers. It is also twin features night for the 360 Sprint Car division.

The Figure 8 racers in the area will be heading for Barnes City Saturday night where they will be opening their 2013 season.

The Jefferson County Fair in Fairfield is taking place this week and they have a few grandstand events that pertain to motorsports. Wednesday night they have the Tough Trucks event where guys and gals bring in their trucks and run them through a course that includes jumps, turns and of course, mud, trying to see who can do it with the lowest elapsed time.

Friday night, quads and motorcycles take to the track for several classes of competition. Saturday night it is the Twin States Pulling Association Truck and Tractor Pull. Sunday will see the demolition derby wrap up the grandstand events and they will have fireworks after the demo derby.

Next week is the July 4 holiday and there is a lot of big events scheduled at tracks in the area and I will be writing about all of them in the next Pit Stop.

As you can see, once again, there are a lot of different events that you can check out this week. Head on out to an event this week and support those businesses that support racing.

Thanks for reading. I’ll see you at the track. Gone racin.’

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