Contact: Jerry Harrison, 512-970-0469, [email protected]
Firecracker 150 coming to Thunderhill Raceway and Austin Wayne Self to Enter a Team
KYLE, TX (June 20, 2011) – On Track Xperience (OTX) and Thunderhill Raceway (Kyle, TX) will host one of the richest Kart Races in the country on Saturday, July 2, at 7 pm.
A total of $10,000 will be up for grabs in this 150-lap endurance race, with $5,000 in cash going to the winner and another $5,000 in cash and prizes being awarded to the remaining competitors. Each driver will also get a complimentary haircut from Sport Cuts.
This First Annual Firecracker 150 will feature 12 teams with five drivers on each team – all competing in karts at speeds up to 65 mph on the 3/8-mile, D-shaped asphalt oval track. These karts will be provided by NasKart Racing Xperience, which currently offers wheel-to-wheel racing to the general public at the same track on a regular basis.
Teams must qualify in advance to be included in this event, and only the fastest 12 teams will move on to the Firecracker 150. Qualifying for this event is current underway, and the final teams will be chosen based upon their best combined lap times. Teams are encouraged to call ahead to book their qualifying sessions.
As the Owner/Promoter of Thunderhill Raceway, Mary Ann Naumann welcomes this exciting kart race to a track that normally offers stock car racing events.
“We’re proud to host this new and unique event here at Thunderhill Raceway,” said Naumann. “In fact, I believe this is the only kart race of its kind to be run on a NASCAR-sanctioned track. We currently run NASCAR races here just about every other Saturday night from March through September, and now we’ll be able to see many of the same drivers competing against each other in a totally different format.”
“This event will be entertaining for the entire family,” said Jerry Harrison, General Manager of OTX. “We’ll have rides for the kids and lots of food concessions, as well as a custom car show, beer and live music for the adults. In fact, we’ve set the admission cost at $20 per carload (or truckload) – the bigger the family, the better the bargain. We’ll even have some NASCAR Late Models and Modifieds on display for picture taking and driver autographs.”
For more information on the Firecracker 150, visit the NasKart Racing Xperience website at www.naskarts.com. To make arrangements for the qualifying sessions, call 512-828-6478.
Thunderhill Raceway is located at 24801 IH-35, Kyle (TX), just north of San Marcos and south of Austin, at Exit #210 (Yarrington Road), just behind the Roger Beasley Hyundai dealer (formerly ThunderZone). Information on Thunderhill Raceway may be found on the track website at www.thunderhillraceway.com.