posted January 08, 2001 02:15 PM
Mercer Raceway Park signs on for title sponsorship of the New Castle Soap
By Mike Leone
January 8, 2001
Mercer, PA.Mercer Raceway Park is proud to announce its title sponsorship of
the second annual Greater New Castle Soap Box Derby. The Soap Box Derby will
be held May 26 and 27 at Cascade Park in New Castle, Pa.
"This is a great opportunity for Mercer Raceway Park to get involved with
the youth of the region," said track owner Vicki Emig. "It's just a
continuing effort on our part to be community friendly."
Last year's inaugural event, which was held in downtown New Castle, drew
over 20 competitors. This year's event will be expanded to a two-day format
and will feature three classes: masters, super stock, and stock. Each of the
winners will be eligible for the 64th annual All-American Soap Box Derby
Word Championship held Saturday, July 28 at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio.
"We lost out title sponsor at the last minute," said New Castle Soap Box
Derby Coordinator Gordy Greer. "We're happy that Mercer Raceway Park came on
board and think they'll do a good job helping us promote the event."
The Greater New Castle Soap Box Derby has been invited to the second annual
Mercer Raceway Park "Dirt Track Race Car Show" March 14-18 at the Southern
Park Mall in Boardman, Ohio. Here you will be able to get an up-close look
at the cars, and be able to pick up any relevant information
"The Soap Box Derby is a perfect tie-in for our facility," said Emig. "It's
a great and affordable way for children to get involved in racing. Hopefully
this event will grow each year, and we'll be happy to know that we were a
part of it."
The Soap Box Derby is open to children ages 9 to 16. For more information on
how to participate, call Gordy Greer at 724-652-2830 or Jack Stewart at
724-654-2803. The last day to register for this year's event is May 1. For
general information on the Soap Box Derby, check out their official web site
Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located in Mercer, Pa. Races
are held on Saturday nights April through October. For more information call
724-964-9300 or visit our web site at www.mercerracewaypark.com.
Contact: Mike Leone, 53 East Glenora Drive, Grove City, PA 16127. Office
phone 724-964-9300 and fax to 724-964-0604. Home phone/fax: 724-748-3358.
Mercer Raceway Park is located 3 miles north of I-80, exit 2. The track is
0.5 miles north of SR 258 on US 19, then 0.2 miles east on Fairground Road
in Findley Township. The office number is 724-964-9300. Fax to 724-964-0604.
The race track phone number is 724-662-1310. Our web site is www.mercerracewaypark.com. E-mail to email@example.com