Harry Gant to Race the Famed No. 33 in the Old School Racing Tour
Mooresville, NC (January 15, 2008) - Old School Racing will take old
school fans back in time when they kick off their inaugural Old
School Racing Tour this May. That is when the fans will be able to
see their favorite drivers and the paint schemes they made famous.
Harry Gant will pilot the No. 33 that he made famous. Along with the
green and white paint scheme made famous by Gant, "old school" fans
will also see the familiar red and white scheme made famous by David
Pearson, the gold and black scheme made famous by Davey Allison, the
"Kings" paint scheme and many others that will bring back memories of
the good 'ole days of racing.
"I drove the No. 33 for 14 years and the No. 7 for about half that
time," said Gant. "I choose the No. 33 because that is what the fans
recognize me in."
Having car numbers and paint schemes that fans recognize is just
another step in making the series as fan friendly as possible. Old
School Racing will also incorporate on-track autograph sessions and
"Old School Racing" memorabilia for fans to enjoy.
"Harry (Gant) came to us and said he would like to drive the number
that he is most associated with," said managing partner Norm Weaver.
"Well we decided to take that one step further and let the driver
race the numbers they have made famous and do our best to outfit them
in the paints schemes they made famous."
"We can't wait to see these guys back in the cars again and here the
announcer saying things like.... "Gant is on the inside of Pearson and
along the outside comes Bodine making it three wide... can you
imagine?" added Weaver."
You can join Old School Racing for the inaugural race at Concord
Speedway on May 18th of 2008. The entire schedule can be found on the
Old School Racing web site at www.osrct.com.
About the OSR:
The OSR is set to debut in May of 2008 with a 10 race schedule. The
OSR will field cars for such racing legends as Harry Gant, James
Hylton, David Pearson, Geoff Bodine and some 30 other racing icons.
To find other drivers set to compete in the OSR in 2008 or for
further information about the series please visit the website at
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