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Kick-It Cup and post-race concerts at Lernerville's Firecracker 10


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Kick-It Cup and post-race concerts featuring LOCASH and Justin Fabus Band help make the Firecracker 100 Weekend THE racing event of the summer!

The 9th Annual Firecracker 100 continues to be much more than a three-day race featuring the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, as well as the best late model drivers from around the country, region and area. There are as many events scheduled off the track as on it! Fans can meet and interact with their favorite drivers throughout the weekend in a variety of activities, as well as take in post-race concerts and fireworks. All of these fan friendly events make the Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com a destination event weekend that you just cannot miss!

The newest addition to the off track festivities is the Kick-It Cup charity kickball game. Entering its third year of fundraising for Jeff Gordon Childrens Foundation, Kick-It is a grassroots fundraising movement dedicated to improve and accelerate advancements in pediatric cancer research by inspiring individuals across the country to play kickball. It was founded in 2009 by a 10-year-old battling cancer and has already raised more than one million dollars, including tens of thousands donated by race fans across the country. Were thrilled just to be a small part of this fundraising community and the Firecracker Kick-It Cup is always an entertaining event.

The third annual Firecracker 100 Kick-It Cup will be contested on Friday afternoon (June 26) of the huge World of Outlaws Late Model Series weekend, pitting two teams comprised of WoO LMS, regional and Lernerville driving stars against each other in a kick-ball game designed to raise awareness and money for programs and research devoted to childhood cancer.

The Firecracker 100 Kick-It Cup will be played at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 26, on the football field in the Lernerville Speedway camping area. It will see more than a dozen late model drivers test the strength of their kicking legs. The group will include Gregg Satterlee, Shane Clanton, Rick Eckert, Tim McCreadie, Morgan Bagley, Boom Briggs, Eric Wells and several others.

To raise money for the fight against childhood cancer, fans can donate money on behalf of their favorite participating driver by logging on to http://www.kick-it.org/games/2015/06/3rd-annual-firecracker-100-kick-it-cup , where each drivers name can be found in the pulldowns under Team 1 and Team 2. In addition, Firecracker 100 Kick-It Cup attendees will have an opportunity to win a variety of racing-related apparel and prizes by purchasing raffle tickets, with all proceeds going to Kick-Its efforts to support children battling cancer and the search for a cure.

For more information about the Kick-It program for the Jeff Gordon Childrens Foundation, visit www.kick-it.org/jeffgordon .

The Kick-It Cup is just one part of an exciting schedule of non-racing fun during the Firecracker 100 weekend that includes fireworks; post-race concerts; a Saturday afternoon filled with activities in the parking lot and underneath the grandstands prior to Saturday nights program.

Following Thursday nights $6,000-to-win full World of Outlaws program, national recording artists LOCASH will headline the Froggyland Hometown Country Tour in the parking lot behind the turn four grandstands. LOCASH will be joined on stage by opening acts Abby Abbondanza from Hillbilly Way and Cody Gibson. Friday nights concert will follow post-race fireworks and features Thursday night alums the Justin Fabus Band and Vanessa Campagna along with newcomer Bridget McCrum.

Saturday afternoon features the traditional slate of Fan/Driver Horseshoe and Cornhole tournaments, followed by the driver autograph session later in the afternoon. If you come to the Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com and DONT get to meet your favorite driver, youre doing it wrong!

Of course, there will be plenty of action of the track too, as the Firecracker 100 weekend features three complete World of Outlaws Late Model Series programs. Thursday and Friday are complete, $6,000-to-win programs; the results of which will set the heat race line-ups for Saturday Nights $30,000-to-win, Firecracker 100 Finale which will also include the best non-qualifiers race in the country; the $3,000-to-win Uncle Sam 30.

Additional info on the Firecracker 100 by GottaRace.com can be obtained at www.lernerville.com or by calling 724-353-1511.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.

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