"THE BLAST OF THE PAST" Grows Bigger and Bigger as August 30th Approaches Quickly
by Jane Smith
Lake City, FL (August 14, 2009) With only a few short weeks left until the "Blast from the Past" happens at Columbia Motorsports Park, the rooster has reached near 100 drivers. With new entries everyday, this will be one of the BIGGEST events of the year and the first to have drivers 60 and over in the pits. And remember, benefits will go to the Ronald McDonald House at Shands Hospital in Gainesville who help alot families with extended stays at Shands.
Behind the wheel of the pace car will be none othere than Stan Butler, well known in Florida and the South for his skills behind the wheel of a sprint car.
Jimmy Cope will take to the flagstand and be the flagman, something Jimmy at times has disliked during his racing days. Now he will see how it is with the shoe on his foot and not someone else's. Grand Marshall will be none other than Leroy Porter.
Drivers such as Dickie Anderson ,Terry DeCaire, Mack Steele, Butch Yoakam, Ron Abney Buzzie Reutimann, Jimmy Castleberry, Bob Pennington, Eddie King. David Yow, Gene McCook, Mike McCreary, Perry Lovelady, Laddie Crockett, Buddy Griffin, Dennis Bennett, Jim Kelly, Allen Guerilli, Don Nerone, Richard Hope, Jim Alvis, Spookie Whittle, Daniel Keene Sr. ,Gator McCloud, Stan Butler, Roy "No Neck" Grimes, LeRoy Porter, Dave Scarbrough, Lee Faulk, Rick Ray, Chunkie Sanders, Kevin Allen, Jim Fenton, Jim Brinkley Sr., Ernie Bass, Wayne Reutimann, Jim Higganbottom, ave Pletcher, Jimmy Harris, Chaplin Bill Ross, Donnie Lewis, Don Beardsley ,Jeff Williams, Sen.Bill Posey, Randy Fox, Donnie Tanner, Kenny Faircloth , Gordon Lee and our lady driver Jeannie Coorsson plus many, many more.
On Sunday, August 30th, pit gate will open at 8 a.m. with grandstands opening at 1 pm. General admission is $10.00, pit gate is $25.00. Any driver 60 and over will be admitted FREE in the grandstands and pits but we ask that you go thru the pit gate.
There will be a Bar B-Que and events all day long from dunk a driver, put your favorite driver in JAIL and bench racing. There will be music and games ,story telling and lots of fun and plenty activities to bring back memories of the past.
For those you need alittle more comfort than sleeping at the track, Motel 8 will have rooms for $45.00 a night. The motel is located on Exit 423 and you can sleep as many as will fit in one room.
For more information on "The Blast from the Past" please contact Joyce Lunkford (firstname.lastname@example.org) 352-942-2369 or 386-755-2369. Also you may contact Sandy Nerone at 386-547-5153 or Don Nerone at 386-547-5152.
REMEMBER, August 30th, Columbia Motorsports Park in Lake City, Florida - "THE BLAST FROM THE PAST". BE THERE OR BE SQUARE - don't miss the biggest event of 2009.
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