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July, 17, 2009 Tribute to Larry Rice & Salute to the Hall of Fame
Saturday, July 25th  Rush County Fairgrounds   Rushville IN
 
The event will be presented by WIFE radio and will be a Tribute to Larry Rice with a Salute to the Hall of Fame. Rice, a three time USAC Champion and member of the National Midget Hall of Fame, lost a four year battle with lung cancer on May 20. Some of Larry's on track rivals and off track friends and fellow hall of famers will be on hand to greet fans and sign autographs. Jack Hewitt, Larry Dickson, Gary Bettenhausen, Steve Chassey and Bill Vukovich.

The grandstand gates will open at 4:00 pm and the Hall of Fame drivers will be introduced to the crowd at 6:00 pm. After introductions there will be a meet & greet/autograph session while the Vincennes University TQ’s qualify. At 7:00 pm Rushville Mayor Merv Bostic will present each of the Hall of Fame drivers with a “Key to the City.” With a special presentation by the Vincennes University Midwest TQs. Larry Rice's family will be in attendance.

Due to prior commitments, Tom Bigelow and Mel Kenyon will not be able to attend.
Racing will start at 7:15 pm with the Jackson Oil & Solvents Duel for Fuel pitting the fastest four qualifiers against each other. Following the Duel will be two rounds of heat races and a B main. Capping off the night will be a 50-lap feature.

Pit Passes: $25
Grandstands Admission: $10.00 for adults 16 and over, $5.00 for children 6 to 16, children 5 and under are free.

Drivers:  $750 to WIN     $200 to Start

 
 
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