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We’ve got a half-dozen races we’ll be supporting for this long holiday weekend — with a few of them stretching into the first two days of September. Included among these action-bursting Labor Day extravaganzas are a Le Mans series, two NASCAR races, a Pro All-Stars event and an ARCA Racing series.
And if you happen to be among those lucky souls upon whom fate has bestowed pit passes, come visit our humongous CV Products tractor-trailers filled to their 53-foot-long lengths with racing equipment, shop gear and race-related tools. Help us usher out the summer season and welcome the fall. See you at the track.
Grand Prix of Baltimore
This third annual Grand Prix of Baltimore is one of only two events in the United States to feature the IZOD IndyCar Series and the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in the same weekend. The IZOD IndyCar Series runs 75 laps around downtown Baltimore’s 12-turn, two-mile street course. In the ALMS race, the team completing the most laps in two hours and 45 minutes wins. In addition to the racing action, this event offers visitors food, beverages and live musical entertainment.
Great Clips – Grit Chips 300
This is the 24th race on the 2013 Nationwide Series schedule, with Kevin Harvick and Joe Nemechek being the only drivers entered who have previously won at this track (in 2009 and 2001, respectively). Four Nationwide races at Atlanta Motor Speedway have been won from the pole, which is more than any other starting position there. The next Nationwide race is the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 6. Kevin Harvick won last year’s race there.
- Series: NASCAR Nationwide Series
- When: Sat., Aug. 31
- Racetrack: Atlanta Motor Speedway – Hampton, Georgia
- Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits – pit pass is required for entry
- For More Info: See NASCAR’s Nationwide Series website
PASS Super Late Model 150
It’s Carload Night at South Boston Speedway’s four-tenths-mile asphalt oval Saturday for $20, with the first of six races getting underway at 7 p.m. (ET). The co-featured attractions include twin 75-lap races for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division and an event for the touring PASS Super Late Models. Also scheduled are the Limited Sportsman Division and a pair of races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division. Lee Pulliam, the winner of 14 events at South Boston Speedway this season and 22 overall triumphs, will once again be looking to fend off bounty hunters Saturday night when the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division competitors battle it out in a pair of races. A $2,500 bounty is being offered by the track to any driver who can win over Pulliam while his car is still included in field that finishes the race!
World Stock Car Festival
There will be special bonus programs and increased winner’s checks for two divisions during Sunday and Monday’s “World Stock Car Festival” at the half-mile Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Ind. The top three finishers in each division that haven’t raced in a CRA event this year will receive bonuses of $100, $50, and $30. Those divisions include the Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman as well as the Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks. The Labor Day weekend event also features three full days of camping, parties and music, culminating Monday afternoon with features from the ARCA/CRA Super Series Late Models, Top Speed Modifieds, Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman and Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks.
Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 officially ushers out the summer and has, in recent years, solidified the lineup for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Three Chase spots have already been claimed, leaving nine positions to be determined, either here or next week at Richmond International Raceway. Reigning champion Brad Keselowski enters this next-to-final race ranked 11th – four points out of the top 10. Kurt Busch, the 2004 titleholder, stands 12th and four-time champion Jeff Gordon is 13th. None of the three has won in 2013. A victory certainly would push each into the top 10 – and also provide potential Chase Wild Card access, available to the two highest-ranked drivers 11th through 20th in points.
Southern Illinois 100
The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will feature some serious fairgrounds dirt track racing on Labor Day. This 60th race — presented by Federated Car Care — coincides with the 91st annual DuQuoin State Fair.
- Series: ARCA Racing Series
- When: Mon., Sept. 2
- Racetrack: DuQuion State Fairgrounds – DuQuion, Illinois
- Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes
- For More Info: Visit the ARCA Racing Series website