O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series at Bluegrass Speedway for Spring Sizzler on April 26

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    Louisville, Kentucky-April 19, 2008- The O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Graphic Impressions will return to action this weekend after one event in southern Indiana as the Super Late Model division of the O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series will visit the David and Anita Ferrell promoted Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY on Saturday evening, April 26.

    Bluegrass Speedway is set to host the 11th Annual Spring Sizzler on Saturday evening April 26. As with all O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Super Late Model events, there will be a full schedule of practice, Racing Optics time trials, Graphic Impressions, K&N Performance Engineering, Real Wheels, and Wayne Bowen Racing Supply qualifying heats, B-Mains, and the $3,000 to win 11th Annual Spring Sizzler A-Main for the Super Late Model division of the Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series.

    Activities for the April 26 Bluegrass Speedway event will see the pit area open at 3:00 p.m., with the general admission area opening at 4:00 p.m. The drivers meeting will take place at 5:00 p.m., while practice will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by time trials at 6:00 p.m., with racing set for the green flag at or before 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices for this event will $15 in the general admission area and $30 in the pit area. Local divisions in also in action at this event will be Modifieds and Sportsman.

    The O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Super Late Model division has made twenty-one previous appearances at Bluegrass Speedway. The group has sanctioned the Spring Sizzler event five times, with winners of those sanctioned Spring Sizzler events including Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN in 2003 and 2004, Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL in 2005, and Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN in 2007, with the 2006 race falling victim to Mother Nature and was not rescheduled.

    The A-Main purse for the Saturday April 26 11th Spring Sizzler event at Bluegrass Speedway: 1st- $3,000, 2nd- $1,500, 3rd- $1,000, 4th- $800, 5th- $750, 6th- $700, 7th- $650, 8th- $600, 9th- $550, 10th- $500, 11th- $450, 12th- $400, 13th- $350, 14th- $350, 15th- $325, 16th- $325, 17th through 22nd- $300, 23rd through 24th- $250


    Bluegrass Speedway is a ½ mile high-banked clay oval promoted by David and Anita Ferrell. Bluegrass Speedway is located at 2221 New Haven Road, which is on KY Highway 31-E just outside of Bardstown, KY at Exit 21 of the Martha Layne Collins (formerly Bluegrass) Parkway. For more information, call the track on raceday at (502) 349-1241 or visit the track’s webpage online at www.bluegrass-speedway.com.

    The Super Late Model division of the O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series last raced on April 18 at Twin Cities Raceway in North Vernon, IN and Justin Rattliff of Campbellsville, KY was the winner of that event. The April 19 event at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN was postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up on May 10.

    The O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series sanctions regional Super Late Model events at tracks in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee. For more information about America’s most competitive regional racing series, visit the series webpage on the world wide web at www.battleofthebluegrass.com or call the series office at (859) 762-1606 or (502) 931-5068.

    O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Upcoming Schedule of Events:
    April 26- Bluegrass Speedway (Bardstown, KY)- 11th Spring Sizzler- $3,000 to win
    May 2- Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, KY)- 9th Annual Hugh “Junebug” Rowland Memorial- $3,000 to win
    May 3- Richmond Raceway (Richmond, KY)- $3,000 to win
    May 10- Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, IN)- 25th Annual Hoosier Dirt Classic- $3,000 to win
    May 24- Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN)- $5,000 to win

    2008 O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Sponsors:

    O'Reilly Auto Parts - Title Sponsor and "Official Auto Parts Retailer” of the O'Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series
    Max Brake- “Official Trailer Brakes” of the O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series
    CarbonX- “Official Flame Shielding Fabric” of the O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series
    Health PMO- “Official Health Care Company” of the O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series
    Graphic Impressions- Presenting Sponsor and “Official Souvenir and Merchandise Vendor” of the O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series
    Bob Hook Chevrolet of Louisville- “Official Vehicle Dealer” of the O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series

    Other O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series 2008 Series Supporters Include: American Race Tires, C.J. Rayburn Race Cars, Double H Race Fabrication, DriveSmart Kentucky, DT52 Photos, Hoosier Race Tires, Kentucky’s Best Racing, K&N Performance Engineering, PPM Racing Products, Racing Optics, Real Wheels, Trailer Parts and Service, Valvoline, Wayne Bowen Racing Supply

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