Back

Racing News

CONTACT US
   
HICKORY SPEEDWAY TO HOST PRESTIGIOUS “RICK BOWMAN MEMORIAL”

Newton, NC… Hickory Motor Speedway is proud to be offering a very
 special
event on Saturday, May 3rd:  The Rick Bowman Memorial!  Developed as a
tribute to Rick Bowman, the enhanced-purse, Twin 50-lap format will be
co-sponsored by Dale Jarrett Inc. and The Jewelry Exchange.

Bowman, known as “Biscuit” to his many friends in the racing
 business,
worked as Crew Chief for Dale Jarrett, Tommy Houston, and Morgan
 Shepherd,
among others, and was the General Manager for Dale Jarrett Inc., until
 his
untimely passing last November.  A long time supporter and fan of short
track racing, racers, and Hickory Motor Speedway, Rick will be much
 missed
and long remembered.

Many of Rick’s friends will be attending this inaugural memorial
 event, with
a very special Autograph Session scheduled with Ned Jarrett, Dale
 Jarrett,
Tommy Houston, and Dennis Setzer.  These legendary drivers have agreed
 to
attend to honor Rick’s memory and to help raise funds for the “Rick
 Bowman
Memorial Scholarship” to be awarded to a student in CVCC’s Bobby
 Isaac
Motorsports Program.

Dale Jarrett Inc. and Terry & Teresa Shook of the Jewelry Exchange have
teamed up to honor Rick’s memory with an event he would truly enjoy.
  The
Jewelry Exchange will be presenting the winners of each of the
 night’s races
with a custom engraved wristwatch in commemoration of this inaugural
 event.
Special signature trophies are being commissioned for all of the
 night’s
events by Xtreme Trophies, of Hendersonville, NC.

Twin 50-lap Feature Events are planned for the Bojangles Late Model
 Stocks
on that evening.  An additional $2,500 has been added to the purse for
 the
Top Five finishers in the events.  The bonus purse will be distributed
 to
the five drivers that have the best combined finishes in both races.

Bojangles Late Models will also be featured in a special On-Track
 Autograph
Session, where the fans are invited onto the Track to meet their old
 (and
new) favorite drivers.

In addition, The Jewelry Exchange is adding an additional $800 to the
 purse
for the Top Five finishers in their “Jewelry Exchange Limited Late
 Models”
event scheduled for that same night, bringing the winner’s share to
 $800 to
win!

With the enhanced purses, signature trophies, and special guests, this
promises to be one of the most highly sought after and fiercely battled
 for
races of the 2008 Season.

Also racing on May 3rd will be the Pro-4’s, Street Stocks, and Red
 Baron
Race Parts Hobby Stocks.  Winners in each of those division will also
receive a custom trophy and engraved wristwatch.

Grandstands will open at 5pm for Qualifying, with an On-Track Autograph
Session at 6pm with the Bojangles Late Models.  First race is scheduled
 for
7pm.

 


Copyright © 2001 [LuvRacin.com]
All rights reserved.
Revised: February 23, 2013