The Heat Is Onadmin
CHICO, CA (7-14-09) – As the weather heats up in Chico so does the racing at the ASA Sanctioned Silver Dollar Speedway. This Friday night, July 17, point race number 14 during the Feather Falls Casino championship series continues with three divisions. The night is sponsored by Care Free Pools of Chico and they will help offer $2,000 to win for the 410 sprint car series. Adding to the night is the annual Dash For Tools in the wingless sprint division. Locally owned Skyway Tools is offering the tools to be given away during the wingless dash while pumping in extra cash into the main events top finishers. Also racing during this night is the street stocks.
Friday night’s racing is set to begin at 7 pm. Sprint car qualifying will be the first agenda of the night. Front grandstand gate will open at 6 pm. Pit gate opens at 4 pm. Adult general admission into the main grandstand is $12.00. Juniors and seniors are $10.00 with children $5.00. After the racing action fans are invited to meet and greet their favorite drivers in the pit area.
Care Free Pools driver Brett Miller is in the midst of his fourth year behind the wheel of a sprint car. He currently sits seventh in the standings. He is only 13-points out of the top five. His family has been very instrumental in his career and also helping the speedway. His mother, Beth, sings the National Anthem before the races. Bill and Jeanne Bell are die-hard spectators at the speedway.
This Thursday night they will be taking the 1x sprint car to downtown Chico and it will be parked in front of Old Town Rootbeer Co., located at 126 W, 2nd Street, during the Thursday Night Farmer’s Market. Brett will be available for autographs from 7:30 until 8:30. Old Town Rootbeer Co. will also be providing free root beer at the 1x trailer after the races on Friday night.
Care Free Pools is a local, family-owned business, which includes new pool construction, as well as complete remodeling of existing pools and a swimming pool cleaning and repair service. They specialize in custom waterfalls, and invite everyone to visit our website at www.carefreepools-chico.net. Grandpa Bill and driver Brett Miller are both still actively involved in supporting the Butte Humane Society. They donate a portion of all their winnings, as well as t-shirt and hat sales.
Wingless point leader Jimmy Pettit has been instrumental in bringing Skyway Tools to the Silver Dollar Speedway. Not only is his car sponsored by the locally owned business but also Pettit masterminded the Dash For Tools. It will feature six cars going six laps in an all out dash for tools. Skyway Tools will have representatives from Makita and SK tools in the pit area. Extra money will be awarder for top finishers in the 20-lap main event. Skyway Tools is located 2499 Bruce Road and has been locally owned by Doug Gillis since 1986.
Heather Bartlett takes a 19-point lead over Richard Workman into this Friday night’s race. Season long point leader Phil Marino was unable to start the main event the previous race and has fallen 29-points off the pace.
For more information concerning the ASA Sanctioned Silver Dollar Speedway please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com