DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — No matter where it happens, a fireworks display will capture the attention of anyone at any age. Many of the ASA Member Tracks will be celebrating the Independence Day holiday by putting on some of the best fireworks displays around and some are starting to celebrate this weekend!
Even though baseball has been known as "America's Pastime," short track racing also ranks up there as being a great American tradition where the sport has transcended from generation to generation. Most tracks also have their traditions and for many, one of their nights occurs during this time of the year when they help celebrate America's birthday with their own special fireworks display.
A majority of the ASA Member Tracks are planning to host a fireworks display as part of their racing program over the next few weeks. There are a few that would like to but due to dry weather or other circumstances they are not able to host a display, but instead will have their own fireworks with the racing action on the track.
"Everyone loves fireworks and our ASA Member Tracks do a great job in providing the best displays around," Dennis Huth, ASA President said. "What is unique is that you have a great seat to see an aerial display in the sky. I would encourage all race fans and firework fans to visit their local short tracks to support the great entertainment they are providing on the track and in the sky."
Here is a sneak preview of the ASA Member Tracks hosting a fireworks display over the next few weeks. Make your family plans now to see the great racing excitement and the awesome fireworks displays that the tracks will be offering this season.
Ace Speedway in Elon, NC will have its Summer Sizzler this Friday night, June 26th. Along with a great fireworks display, they will also have a 100-lap feature for their Late Models and twin 20-lap feature for their Sportsman division. It's a full racing program. (www.acespeedway.com)
Big Country Speedway in Cheyenne, WY will be hosting a fireworks display as part of its racing program on Saturday, July 10th. (www.bigcountryspeedway.com)
Dells Raceway Park in Wisconsin Dells, WI will have its annual North American Cup 75 Late Model feature event along with a HUGE fireworks display on Saturday, July 3rd. (www.dellsracewaypark.com).
Desoto Super Speedway in Bradenton, FL will have plenty of fireworks on Saturday, July 3rd as they will be hosting it's Crash 'N Bash with bus races, Demolition Derby and and Enduro. And the night will also include a huge fireworks display. (www.desotosuperspeedway.com)
Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon SC will have a full racing program and a fireworks spectacular on Saturday, July 3rd. (www.dillonmotorspeedway.com)
Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA will have a full racing program and fireworks on Saturday, July 10th. (www.graysharborraceway.com)
Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, MI has a great deal for its Fireworks night on Friday, July 2nd as it's also Carload Night for $25. Fill up the car and everyone gets in for a total of $25. Great price for the entire family. (www.hartfordmotorspeedway.net)
I-25 Speedway in Littleton, CO will have a full racing program and fireworks on Saturday, July 3rd. Promoter Perry White is promising a much bigger fireworks display to what they had last year!!! (www.i25speedway.com)
Illiana Motor Speedway will also have its fireworks on Saturday, July 3rd as part of the 11th Annual Molenaar Memorial Classic along with its mid-season championships. Fireworks are with the Mad Bomber. (www.illianaspeedway.com)
Inde Motorsports Ranch in Wilcox, AZ will celebrate the 4th in style! No speed limit, Old Glory's Birthday, and only American made cars equal the ultimate clebration of freedom! This event is open to all drivers and enthusiasts of American-made cars of any vintage. IMR will provide a barbecue lunch each day, corner workers, and emergency medical personnel. The last day to register is Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Visit www.indemotorsportsranch.com for more information.
Lebanon I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, MO will be celebrating Independence Day on Saturday, July 3rd with a full racing program and fireworks. I bet the "Wildside" will have the best view for this. (www.i44speedway.net)
Madison International Speedway has become well known for its fireworks display thanks to Thundercat Fireworks who use the infield as a stage for their incredible show. Along with the fireworks, there will be a full racing program with the Big 8 Series highlighting the racing action. (www.madisoninternationalspeedway.com)
Meridian Speedway in Meridian, ID along with the City of Meridian presents a Fireworks Spectacular on Sunday, July 4th with a full racing program. Get there early to get a great seat for this special night. (www.meridianspeedwayonline.com)
Norway Speedway in Norway, MI will have an exciting racing program and a huge fireworks display on the Dickinson County Fairgrounds on Friday, July 2nd. (www.norwayspeedway.com)
Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino, CA was hoping to have fireworks but with weather conditions in the area, they are unable to host a display this year. But not to worry as they will have a full racing program on Saturday, July 3rd with a Trailer Race. Want to see some fire? They will have a Jet Fire Truck Inferno that will burn a car to the ground. (www.bestinthewestracing.com)
Rocky Mountain Raceways in West Valley City, UT will host the Copper Cup Classic & Fireworks on Saturday, July 3rd. Along with the weekly divisions, the SMRA Super Modifieds will also be competing on the super oval. (www.rmrracing.com)
Skagit Speedway in Burlington, WA will be hosting it's Mid-Season Championships with a huge fireworks display on Saturday, July 10th. Action on the dirt and in the sky that night. (www.skagitspeedway.com)
Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, OR is scheduling the Firecracker 50 and a huge fireworks show on Saturday, July 3rd. They will also have a full racing program. (www.sospeedway.com)
State Park Speedway in Wausau, WI has a special night planned on Thursday, July 1st as they will have a 75-lap Super Late Model feature along with fireworks. And that's not all as all service workers will get in for half price and you can get a hot dog and soda for $2.50. (www.stateparkspeedway.com)
Virginia Motor Speedway in Saluda, VA will host the Firecracker 30 on Saturday, July 10th. They will also have a huge fireworks display for the entire family to enjoy. (www.vamotorspeedway.com)
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