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Bigger, Better & More Bang For The Buck: Announcing The New Expanded Firecracker 100 Format Set For June 24-26 At Lernerville Speedway


See All The Stars Compete In Three Complete Programs In As Many Nights


SARVER, PA – May 5, 2010 – The fourth annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com will be bigger, better and give fans more bang for the buck in 2010.


The newest crown-jewel event on the dirt Late Model scene boasts an exciting new format this season, expanding to a three-day festival of speed that will rock Lernerville Speedway from June 24-26.


A $30,000 check remains the blockbuster payoff reserved for the winner of the headline Firecracker 100 on Sat., June 26, but there will be more money on the line than in any previous edition of the summer classic. Two complete World of Outlaws Late Model Series programs have been added to the weekend on Thurs., June 24, and Fri., June 25, providing more action-packed racing on the four-tenths-mile oval for fans and more opportunities to cash in for drivers.


Each of the preliminary events will feature a full slate of time trials, heats and B-Mains leading up to a 30-lap A-Main paying $6,000 to win and also factor into the lineups for Saturday night's grand finale.


"We're giving the Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com a thrilling facelift," said Lernerville Speedway general manager Gary Risch. "The Firecracker has quickly become one of the must-see dirt Late Model events in the country and this year it will be even bigger, giving fans more of the great three- and four-wide racing that Lernerville Speedway is known to produce.


"With three nights of all-out racing and plenty of pre- and post-race entertainment, the 2010 Firecracker 100 weekend will set a new standard."


The first three Firecracker 100 race weekends were designed as two-day shows with time trials and heat races on Friday night and B-Mains, the 'Uncle Sam 30' Non-Qualifiers' Race and the 100-lap A-Main on Saturday night. But after the 2009 edition became an impromptu three-day extravaganza because May's WoO LMS 'Showdown in Sarvertown' was rescheduled to kick off the Firecracker weekend, World Racing Group, WoO LMS and Lernerville officials saw that there was a real demand for expansion and collaborated to make it a reality.


Under the new format officially announced this week, the complete Thursday and Friday night preliminary programs will offer full WoO LMS points. Saturday's Firecracker 100, meanwhile, will for the first time include six heat races lined up by drivers' best finish in the two prelims – ie., a win in one of the 30-lap A-Mains guarantees the racer a pole starting spot in a Saturday heat. (Tiebreakers will be determined by a driver's best combined results in the two prelims.)


The top-three finishers in each 12-lap Saturday-night heat race will transfer directly into the Firecracker 100. Row 10 of the 100-lapper will be comprised by the top finisher from each of the preliminary features who does not qualify through a Saturday heat; six more drivers will transfer through a pair of 15-lap B-Mains; and the final four starting spots will consist of two WoO LMS and two Lernerville Speedway provisionals.


Saturday night's schedule will also include the traditional 'Uncle Sam 30' Non-Qualifiers' Race that offers a cool $3,000 top prize. The top 12 non-transfer drivers from each B-Main will earn berths in the 'Uncle Sam 30.'


Of course, the Firecracker 100 weekend will once again be accented by a plethora of entertaining off-track activities, including the traditional Friday-night post-race concert featuring the group Nomad as well as a new one after Thursday night's racing; the popular driver/fan horseshoes tournament and weenie roast on Saturday afternoon; and a huge driver autograph session underneath the grandstand prior to the start of Saturday night's program.


Among the new additions to the weekend will be the the debut of the Ms. Firecracker Pageant. During the weekend a new Lernerville Speedway trophy girl will be selected to replace current Ms. Lernerville Mandy Golec, with the winner crowned in Sheetz Victory Lane by the Firecracker 100 champion. The 2010 Ms. Firecracker will represent Lernerville Speedway until she crowns her successor during the 2011 Firecracker 100 weekend.


More details about the weekend entertainment as well as Ms. Firecracker applications will be released in the near future.


Advance tickets to the Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com are now on sale and can be purchased now by clicking on the 'Buy Tickets Now!' link at www.lernerville.com or by calling the speedway office at 724-353-1511 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


The best deal available is an advance three-day reserved ticket package priced at $59 for adults and $19 for kids 10-and-under. A free pit pass for the Thursday and Friday night shows is included if the package is purchased by June 23.


Reserved camping spots are also available by calling the speedway office.


For more information on the Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com and the WoO LMS, visit www.lernerville.com or www.worldofoutlaws.com.

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Lernerville is where I began watching racing as a young, YOUNG child. It's great to see that they can pull something like this off. SNMS has their two races but you really don't hear of too many true 3-day shows around here.

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