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2009 ALLSTATE TEXAS RACEFEST: NASCAR, USAC, TSRS AND “DASH FOR CASH” RUN

ONE OF THE PREMIER ASPHALT SHORT-TRACK EVENTS IN THE COUNTRY
Date Posted — February 02, 2009
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2009 ALLSTATE TEXAS RACEFEST: NASCAR, USAC, TSRS AND “DASH FOR CASH” RUN

AUSTIN, Texas — Full Throttle Productions – producer of the “Allstate Texas Racefest”

– announces details and new additions for the three-time award winning event held at

Thunder Hill Raceway in Kyle, Texas just outside of Austin. In 2009, the 5th

annual

Allstate Texas Racefest is the only place in the country where fans will see both a

NASCAR race and a USAC race at the same facility on the same day. The over-

whelming success of the first four years has prompted officials to schedule the 2009

edition as the first race of the year for the NASCAR Camping World Series West on the

unofficial but extremely coveted NASCAR “bye” weekend of March 14th

.

“We are very happy to bring NASCAR and USAC racing back to Central Texas once

again,” Tavo (CT) Hellmund, co-founder of Full Throttle Productions, said. “This event

has steadily grown each year and we are pleased with the recognition it is receiving

nationally as a top short track event. The new additions including a novel concept for a

foot-race, coupled with a family friendly environment and a TSRS Late Model race

makes for a truly unique and affordable outing for the entire family in this part of the

country. Not to mention some of the finest short track racing in America.”

Add USAC’s legendary racing and the superstar owner/driver’s involved in the Series,

and ‘Racefest 2009’ has the makings of another sell-out event. Advance discounted

tickets are available for a limited time.

Night of Racing

After an afternoon of qualifying for NASCAR and USAC, the night officially gets under

way with the Allstate/RunTex “Dash for Cash” mile run. Eight elite-mile runners from

around the country will attempt to break the prestigious ‘sub-four minute’ mile barrier,

never before attempted at a motorsport racing facility. Immediately following the running

competition will be a TSRS (Texas Super Racing Series) Late Model race.

The “Allstate Lightning 100,” comprised of heat races and a 60 lap feature will

showcase the lightning fast speeds of the USAC Mopar National Midget Series. The premise of USAC racing is simple: squeeze as much horsepower as you can into a

compact engine and bolt it onto an open-wheel, open cockpit lightweight chassis.

Legendary drivers A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti, as well as current superstars Jeff

Gordon, Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne consider their achievements racing USAC

Midgets as some of the most difficult and rewarding accomplishments of their careers.

This year's “Allstate Thunder 150,” a NASCAR Camping World Series West race, will be

the season opener for the series and thirty or more drivers from around the country will

race in what is sure to be another barn burner. 2009 brings the Series into its 56th

season competing on tracks ranging from short-tracks, road-courses and two-mile

Super-Speedways. It has been a launching pad for the careers of Daytona 500 and

Brickyard 400 Champion Kevin Harvick, racing legend Hershel McGriff, and many other

drivers.

Family Fun

The midway/concession area will feature interactive fun with a climbing wall, face

painting, two moonwalks, all day DJ, driver autograph sessions, sponsor tents (register

to win prizes), live music and much more!

For Information and tickets, visit www.texasracefest.com

About the Allstate Corporation

The Allstate Corporation is the largest publicly held personal lines insurer in the United

States and the second-largest of all personal lines insurers in the U.S. Allstate was

founded in 1931 as part of Sears, Roebuck and Company. Allstate sells 13 major lines

of insurance, including auto insurance, home insurance, life insurance, and commercial

insurance. Allstate also offers retirement and investment products, and banking

services. Its advertising campaign is centered around its "Your Choice Auto" product,

which offers accident forgiveness and lower deductibles.

About the NASCAR Camping World Series West

The NASCAR Camping World Series West cars are very similar to those used in the

NASCAR Nationwide Series and has been a stepping stone in the careers of many.

About the United States Auto Club Mopar National Midget Series

The USAC Mopar National Midget Series has produced some of the top open-wheel

and stock car racers, and continues to be home to some of America’s great racing

talent.

About Full Throttle Productions

Full Throttle Productions, LP is an Austin, Texas, based sports and special event

production company that provides event project management, day of event oversight,

staffing and volunteer services, venue planning and logistics support.

Thunder Hill Raceway

Located just outside of Austin on IH-35 in Kyle, Texas. Exit #210 (Yarrington Road)

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