Official Press Release – Wednesday September 5th, 2012
Occoneechee /Orange Speedway
Celebration of the Automobile Car Show & Racers Reunion
“Some of this year’s event will be held on the Infield of the Speedway”
“Come see Legendary Drivers taking Parade Laps around the Old Speedway”
On Friday and Saturday September 28th and 29th – The Historic Speedway Group will host The Sixth Annual – Celebration of the Automobile Car Show & Racers Reunion. The Occoneechee-Orange Speedway is the only surviving dirt race track from NASCAR’s inaugural season in 1948.
Racers Reunion will feature guest appearances by the greatest NASCAR drivers and Car Owners as well as celebrities of the racing fraternity including:
• Mary Scott, widow of NASCAR Legendary Driver Wendell Scott; Sybil Scott, daughter of Wendell Scott; & members of the Wendell Scott family who will be the Guests of Honor.
• Meet NASCAR’S greatest legends Rex White, Marvin Panch, Dick Passwater, Danny “Chocolate Myers”, Wayne Andrews, & Reb Wickersham.
• All in attendance will be invited to walk the historic .9 mile dirt track and ramble along the Eno River.
All events taking place during the Racers Reunion will be free and open to the general public – beginning with the Friday night Cruise-In with a Twist at the Shops at Daniel Boone, South Churton Street, Hillsborough with Beach music by The Castaways.
An Open Car Show will feature a display of: Hot Rods, Street Rods, Vintage NASCAR Racers, Trucks, Motorcycles and Special Interest Vehicles.
• Racers Reunion will feature free shuttle service, Driver introductions, a live auction, exhibits, souvenirs and food provided by local vendors.
The two-day event will be held at the Historic Occoneechee-Orange Speedway, Elizabeth Brady Road/Highway 70-A, Hillsborough, North Carolina.
Please visit our web site at www.historicspeedwaygroup.org for more information & Appearance updates.
For Media Information and Interview Requests, please contact:
Ed Sanseverino, Communications Director
*Driver/Celebrity attendance subject to change without notice.