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posted June 21, 2001 12:37 PM
TRI-CITY ANNOUNCES FREE ADMISSION TO FAN APPRECIATION DAY ON JUNE 24
by Brian Spaid
June 20, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRANKLIN, PA ... As announced last week, there is a major change in Tri-City
Speedway's Fan Appreciation Night, which is slated for this Sunday June 24.
Due to confusion with the track's rain check policy, Tri-City's Co-Promoters
Mike Graham and Roger Crick eliminated the half-price admission to the event
such that free grandstand admission will be offered to all adults, senior
citizens, students and children.
The racing program for the evening is sponsored by RE/MAX 1st Oil Country
and will consist of the rained out features from June 10 for the Allegheny
Land & Lumber Super Sprints, Titusville Motor & Auction Co. DIRT Modifieds,
RE/MAX E Mods and E.F. Rogers Plumbing & Heating Stock Cars. This includes
the 30-lap BRP Modified Tour 2001 feature for the DIRT Modifieds. In
addition, the End of School Bus Races and kids bike races will be held.
Given the fact that all qualifying races were completed on June 10, only the
105 race cars that were registered to compete and qualified for those
feature events will be eligible to compete this Sunday. Any additional
school buses that register will be allowed to participate.
"When the unexpected rain hit while the school bus feature was on the track
on June 10, we canceled the program as a complete show, with the features to
be run at later events" said Graham. "This was done according to our
five-year-old rain check policy which is posted at our ticket sales windows
and was also distributed to all competitors when they registered to compete
at the track."
Crick added, "The fans have since made us aware that our grandstand tickets
have different wording, which we were not aware of prior to this. Therefore,
in order to demonstrate to our fans and competitors that there was no intent
to shortchange either of them, we have taken the step of making this event
free grandstand admission to everyone, as well as reducing admission to the
pits to $5."
As a result of this change, the double features slated for all divisions
over the course of the next four weeks will not be run. Furthermore, all
rain checks from the May 27 show expired on June 17. No rain checks were
issued for the June 10 show. If Sunday's events are not completed due to
weather, any remaining features will be run as double features at subsequent
events. There will be no tickets or rain checks issued for June 24.
"We apologize to our fans and competitors for the confusion caused by this
discrepancy in policies and would like to thank them for supporting us
through this difficult and unfortunate situation," stated Graham.
For more information, please contact the track office at (814) 473-4038 or
e-mail Mike Graham or Roger Crick at email@example.com.