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posted March 08, 2001 07:39 PM UIN: 16262997

MARCH 7, 2001
WEST LEBANON NY- Lebanon Valley promoter Howard Commander is pleased to
announce no increase in Regular Saturday night admission prices this season.
Regular Saturday night adult admission will still be only eight dollars with
kids under twelve "Just-A-Buck"; children under six are free.
Lebanon Valley constantly strives to make it affordable for a family to
enjoy a great night of Championship auto racing. We pride ourselves on being
a family oriented facility. The food concessions continue to be the best
The Speed Chasers kids club continues to be a hit amongst our younger
fans. Every week, several lucky Speed Chaser kids get to ride in the monster
truck around the Valley and other lucky Speed Chaser kids win prizes.
Lebanon Valley is a great place to take the family on Saturday nights.
Five divisions of racing highlight most Saturday nights at the track. Mom and
Dad have their favorite drivers, so do the kids. It is a great way to spend
time with your family.
The 2001 schedule is filled with great Saturday night racing plus several
special events including the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Presented by
CARQUEST on Monday May 28. The I Love NY State 358 Modified Championship
featuring Tony Stewart* on Thursday June 28. The U.S. Hot Rod Monster Trucks
Presented by Team Goewey Dodge and CARQUEST Auto Parts on July 16-18.
Budweiser Presents Mr. Dirt Track USA on Thursday August 2. The Eve of
Destruction" Presented by WXXA Fox23 TV and The Institute for
Entrepreneurship. The CARQUEST Kings 200 weekend will close out the special
event schedule for 2001 on September 8th and 9th.
Why not plan to make Lebanon Valley your second home in 2001! Season
passes and special event tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by
calling the speedway office Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm. The phone
number is (518) 794-9606 or (518) 794-9965. Information can also be obtained
on the web at


March 8, 2001
WEST LEBANON, NY - St. Lawrence Cement, a leading producer and supplier of
products and services for the construction industry, is proud to announce
their sponsorship of Lebanon Valley Speedway "Good Will Program."
St. Lawrence Cement and the Greenport Cement Project, in association with
the Art Collins Race Team, will initiate a community "Good Will" Program that
includes special Free Kids passes to the races. The free passes, compliments
of St. Lawrence Cement, will be distributed by a representative of the
Collins Race Team to the local schools in the Hudson, NY area. A weekly Free
Kids Bicycle give-away program will begin in mid-June and run through Labor
Day. Kids can enter the drawing free at the speedway and Art Collins will
draw the winner each week.
St. Lawrence Cement will also sponsor a night of racing at Lebanon Valley
Speedway on Saturday June 23, which will include a Super Fireworks Display.
Speedway promoter Howard Commander is excited about welcoming St. Lawrence
into the family of sponsors at Lebanon Valley.
St. Lawrence Cement has been part of the Hudson Valley for over two
decades and presently operates a plant and quarry in Catskill NY. The company
is proposing to build a new cleaner cement plant in Greenport, locating in
Columbia County that will replace its older facility in Catskill. The new
plant will provide an economic stabilizing force in Columbia County as well
as bring environmental improvements to the region.
"We see this sponsorship as a way to celebrate with the local community,"
said Phil Lochbrunner, Vice President of Major Capital Project at St.
Lawrence Cement. "Both Art Collins and Lebanon Valley Speedway are important
to making Columbia County so special. We want everyone to know that St.
Lawrence Cement will be here to support and respect this community."
Entering into the sponsorship agreement with Art Collins is the first
venture into auto racing by St. Lawrence Cement. Collins from nearby Chatham,
NY has been a mainstay in the Sportsman Division at Lebanon Valley Speedway
since the mid-80's capturing 26 Sportsman feature wins (second all time) on
his way to four Sportsman Division Championships.
Collins began racing at the mile high-banked clay oval in West
Lebanon, NY in the late 70's. His first venture was in the Street Stock
Division and by 1980 he had visited victory lane and captured his 1st track
championship in the small block Street Stock Division. 1982 saw this
aggressive competitor visit victory lane numerous times and celebrate by
notching his second track championship this time in the big block Street
Stock Division.
1983 found Art Collins moving up and tackling the 320 Modified Division.
This very competitive class set the tone for Art to hone his driving skills.
When the 320 Modified class was eliminated Collins moved into the
Sportsman Division and has been one of the division's most successful drivers.
The addition of St. Lawrence Cement to the Art Collins #68 Sportsman
Racing efforts will be a great benefit to both parties. Collins will be a
great representative of St. Lawrence Cement and the exposure St. Lawrence
Cement will receive through the sponsorship of the race team will be very
Please come out and show your support for Art Collins, St. Lawrence
Cement and the Greenport Cement Plant Project as they begin their quest for
the 2001 Sportsman Division Championship at Lebanon Valley Speedway on
Saturday April 28 at 6:15pm. For more information about St. Lawrence Cement
or the Greenport Cement Plant Project please visit

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