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Champion opens its season on Saturday

staff reports

Coors Light presents the Charter Silver Cup Classic Saturday night at Champion Motor Speedway, which will feature Charter Super Late Models, Western Modifieds, Limited Late Models, TagTeam Bombers and Hustlin Hornets.

Also on tap will be the debut of the Fast Four Trophy Dash series and the Ponderosa Stamp and Engraving kids bicycle races.

However right before the beating and banging gets under way, Longs Jewelers will present the best looking car contest. Every racer competing will be eligible to present a race car, and the fans in the stands will decide the outcome.

Numerous improvements have been completed throughout the speedway, including new landscaping and walkways at the main entrance, new family and handicap seating in the main grandstands, new VIP Hospitality Village, an improved public address system, along with new MUSCOc lighting, and freshly painted facilities.

Kids can look forward to spending their Saturday nights at the new Earnhardt Memorial Park presented by Fun Jumpers. The park will feature a Kids Klub, bounce houses, Ponderosa Stamp and Engraving bicycle races, the EconoBox races, face painting and much more.

Perhaps the most important improvement will be made to the racing surface itself. The 1/3 mile, high-banked, asphalt oval is receiving a complete facelift including; repairing and filling all cracks, complete surface regrinding and resealing, and newly painted upper/lower white lines. The end result will feature an attractive racetrack, along with quicker lap times and dramatically improved side-by-side racing action.

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All regular racing divisions will see a 10-15 percent increase in their weekly purses and additional opportunity to increase weekly earnings through the Racing Buck Bonus Plan.

The 2003 lineup will feature the Charter Super Late Models, Western Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Les Schwab Street Stocks, Legends, TagTeam Bombers, Freakin’ Figure 8s, Hustlin’ Hornets, Queen Beez and Bandoleros.

The main gate opens at 5 p.m., the shows starts at 7 p.m.

For information, call the CMS business office 267-0505 or log on to http://www.ChampionMotorSpeedway.com.

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