DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The enthusiasm in his voice says it all. Perry White is ready to open his 11th season at I-25 Speedway, an ASA Member Track north of Pueblo, CO, this Saturday night with a great night of racing and live music.
“We have been down there since the first part of March doing our annual painting, clean up, weed kill and more. We re-paint every thing, inside and out, every year,” White, who is I-25 Speedway’s Promoter said. “We are ready to go, the weather looks good and we can’t wait to start the season.”
White and his staff will open their 2012 season with the “Winter’s End Icebreaker.” They have a fun afternoon planned with local band “Jakk Tarr” performing at 4:30pm until intermission. The racing action will get underway at 6pm featuring the Grand American Modifieds, Sportsman, Legends, Mini Stocks, and Hornets competing on the fast high-banked quarter-mile asphalt oval.
I-25 Speedway has a lot of special events planned for the 2012 season. Two events that stand out are in support of the military. The track is located within 45 minutes of the Air Force Academy and Fort Carson, both located near Colorado Springs.
“This year we are going to do two special nights for them. The first will be on May 26, Memorial Day Weekend. Any active military that shows their ID will get in for $5,” White announced. “Then on July 28, we are going to have our first Wounded Warrior Night where we will collect money for the Wounded Warrior Project. We are planning on making this an annual event.”
Last year, Perry’s son Ryan suggested that the track should advertise in the base’s newspapers, which saw a very positive response.
Each race night will be unique at I-25 Speedway with the variety of divisions that compete throughout the year. “We do have a variety every week,” White explained. By rotating our divisions throughout the season, this will prevents the program from going stale. I think our fans like to come out every Saturday night and see something different.”
I-25 Speedway has eleven different divisions competing throughout the season. On any race night, fans could see the Super Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, Charger Figure-8’s, CARC Vintage Modifieds, Hornets, Legends, Midgets, Mini Stocks, Sportsman, Street Stocks and Street Drags in action.
One division that fans are eager to see again in 2012 will be the new Charger Figure-8 division that White started last year. This division has become a fan favorite at I-25 Speedway. White has seen an increase in their attendance on nights they race on the high-banked Figure-8 track.
Again this season, I-25 Speedway will be competing under the ASA Member Track banner. “We have a great relationship with ASA Racing,” White said. “Dennis Huth and his staff are great to work with and enjoy bouncing ideas around with them. They are a great benefit to short track racing.”
“Perry White and his staff have done a great job with I-25 Speedway and we are proud to have them as part of our ASA Member Track program,” Dennis Huth, ASA President said. “Perry has put ten years of hard work into making I-25 Speedway a successful short track in Colorado and we all are excited for his season opener on Saturday. We wish them a great 2012 season.”
I-25 Speedway has weekly events on Saturday nights throughout the season. A detailed schedule and more information can be found at www.i25speedway.com.
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