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
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.