Friday, April 9th is Driver Appreciation Night at Paducah International Raceway


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Paducah, KY- April 8, 2010- Think you are the ultimate race fan? Join Paducah International Raceway for Driver Appreciation Night on Friday, April 9th. Talk with your favorite drivers and meet some of the drivers you may not already know. Driver Appreciation will kick off at the beginning of the program on Friday night. Fans will be able to go onto the track and get up close and personal with the drivers. Bring the race memorabilia, pens, and cameras because there will be autograph signings and photo opportunities.

Pit Gates open at 4:00 PM, and Grandstands open at 5:00 PM. Hot Laps start at 6:30 PM with racing beginning at 7:00 PM. Grandstand Admission is $10 and Children 12 and under are free. UMP Super Late Models, UMP Pro (Crate) Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stock, UMP 4-Cylinder Warriors, and Kentucky Vintage will be in action.

The weather may be cooler, but the racing has never been hotter. Last week’s DARE Night program saw track co-owner and veteran race car driver Ken Schrader push past current track champion and points leader Kevin Cole for the win in the Super Late Model division. Tait Davenport claimed the win in the Pro (Crate) Late Model Feature inching him closer to the points lead currently held by Cary King and possibly another championship in 2010. Justin Houston took the checkered flag in Modified action. Can current champion Todd Miller rebound and capture his elusive first Feature Win of 2010? Street Stock Champion JR Mason claimed his second Feature Win putting him two for two on the season. Third generation driver Kyle Clark won the 4-Cylinder Feature. With current 4-Cylinder track champion Jake Mayo focusing on the Street Stock division, 2010 is open season for the 4-Cylinder Championship contention.

Other upcoming events for the month of April include the World of Outlaws on Friday, April 16th and Night of NASCAR Stars 1 featuring Tony Stewart on Thursday, April 22nd. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series rolls onto Paducah International Raceway on Saturday, May 1st.

2010 marks Paducah International Raceway’s fifth year with the current NASCAR driver owners. “Get Dirty” at PIR with racing every Friday night.

For more information, please call PIR at 270-898-7469 or the Hotline at 270-898-7490. Visit PIR online at