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4th Annual Racer's Reunion and Michiana Racing Hall of Fame Inductions at South Bend Motor Speedway June 25th

4/12/04 --

A night of exciting racing along with the 4th Annual Racer's Reunion and Michiana Racing Hall of Fame Induction is awaiting all race fans who take in the action at South Bend Motor Speedway on June 25.

Joining the regular racing of Sportsman, Mini Stocks, and Thunder Cars will be the VROA Modifieds. Also, the Michiana Vintage Racers will have many of the Club member's cars on display along with a 50 book collection of racing photos encompassing over 50 years of racing. There will also be a Model Race Car Display.

Documenting this truly special day will be the Sportsbeat 960am Radio Show from 5:30-7:00 p.m. as well as WSJV Fox 28. Both will be on hand for live and taped broadcasts.

Race fans are encouraged to come early and visit with former racing greats from the 40s to the 80s, see the beautifully restored race cars up close, and take a stroll down memory lane with photos and artifacts from the last 50 years of Michiana racing.

The ceremony for the Racing Hall of Fame starts at approximately 8p.m. Inductees for 2004 include, Jake and Nancy Galloway, Dick Good, Jim Bope/Hop Cap Inc., Margie Miller, "Wild" Willie Stutzman, Charlie Szekendy, G.E. "Woody" Wood, and  "Tiger" Tom York. Any former Drivers, Crew Members, Car Owners, and Officials from Michiana area tracks are invited to attend for a free night of racing, (2 free passes!), and can call Ron Verash  at 574-234-2798 or MVR President Pat York at 574-675-0054 for more details.

Gates will open at 5p.m. for Reunion participants only and  they will then gather on the front stretch for introductions to the fans after time trials for the evening's racing festivities are finished. Anyone planning to be a part of this event should enter at the North entrance to get their name tag. There will  be FREE drinks and refreshments compliments of South Bend Motor Speedway promoter Mike Bird at the first turn pavilion. Participants are encouraged to bring their own photo books and memorabilia to share with long lost friends, and familiar faces alike.

Growing from 57 participants the first year to 116 last year, this event is fast becoming one of the largest of it's type in the country. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to be a part of history.

For More Information Contact:

Michiana Vintage Racers
1000 Neely Osceola, IN
Tel: 574-675-0054
Internet: sprint72racer2@aol

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