Press Release, Clewiston FL – Hendry County Motorsports Park is pleased to announce the dates for the inaugural Everglades Winter Nationals. This multi-day multi-weekend event will be held Friday-Saturday December 6th & 7th AND Saturday-Sunday December 14th & 15th.
The first weekend of racing will feature the Street Stocks and the V-8 Thunder Stocks both racing 50 lap features for $3000 to Win! Both divisions will also be racing for sponsored lap money and contingency awards.
The second weekend of racing will feature the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprint cars, other open wheel feature events and will be the final points races for the local classes.
Both weekends of racing will have before race activities for the kids, intermission holiday activities for the family and after race parties for the fans and participants.
Local area sponsors and local resorts will be offering specials and discounts to those in town for the Everglades Winter Nationals. For more details stay in touch at www.HendryRacing.com
Clewiston FL - On Saturday Night April 13th at 7:00pm the Hendry County Motorsports Park will host the Eagle Jet Top Gun Winged Sprint Car Series. In recognition of Autism Awareness Month the Speedway will make a donation to the Autism Society of America.
Autism is a complex developmental disability that effects nearly one in every one-hundred and fifty births. It is four times more likely to appear in boys than in girls. This disability typically appears during the three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain impacting development in the area of social interaction and communication skills.
On this night the Eagle Jet Top Gun Winged Sprint Cars will reach over 100 mph on the straightaways and slide sideways through the turns. The series is the premier Sprint Car series in Florida and always put on an awesome show. The last Sprint Car series race at Hendry County was won by Gene Lasker from the Tampa area who himself has a young son with Autism. Gene will be at the Speedway again this weekend to defend his crown as Sprint Car King of the Everglades Clay.
Also racing this weekend will be the Open Wheel Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Modified Mini Stocks, Street Stocks and V-8 Thunder Stocks. The Thunder Stocks and the Sprint Cars will have a Trophy Dash Event. In the Thunder Stocks be sure to watch local star Tommy Hill as he goes for a record seven feature wins in a row in his Randy’s garage prepared Monte Carlo. There will be other local stars on hand such as David McCormack, Kyle Schram, John Basquin, Gary Champion and many others.
The Speedway is located on U.S. 27 just one mile north of the Hwy 80 and U.S. 27 intersection and four miles south of Moore Haven. The gates open at 4:00pm and the racing begins at 7:00pm. Come out early and enjoy the food and beverages which are always on hand. For more information call 863-673-4325 or 863-983-3478 or you can visit www.HendryRacing.com or Hendry Racing on Facebook. Remember kids 12 and under get in free, so come enjoy what will sure to be a fun filled night for the entire family.
1st half for 2012
All races will be ran on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
(Except for the event dates with a “**” due to holidays or special events)
January 21st – This is a Street Stock Special Event – 1st points race of 2012
**February 25th – This is Sprint Car Special Event – More coming soon.
June 2nd No – due to Memorial Day weekend
The Top Gun Sprint Series race scheduled for June 4th has been canceled. Their next race will be at North Florida Speedway on June 25th.
After three races Danny Martin Jr. leads the points with 450 points followed by Mark Ruel Jr. with 430 points, Terry Witherspoon is third with 422 points, Tim George is forth with 414 points and rounding out the top five is Jimmy Ballew with 396 points. The Top Gun Sprint Series will return to The Hendry County Motorsports Park on August 6th.