APRIL | 11 | 2009
2009 Civil War Series will feature 14 events at six California facilities
Handy Racing Promotions, Inc. Media Release
ROSEVILLE, CA (1-24-09) - The 2009 schedule for the Hoosier Racing Tires California Sprint Car Civil War Sprint Car Series has been completed and released by the office of Handy Racing Promotions Inc. The newest version of this campaign will consist of 14 overall events taking place at six different facilities between the months of March and October.
The Civil War Sprint Car Series is a unique traveling campaign for winged, 360 cubic inch powered sprint cars. The series is designed for competitors to compete for a regional style championship while permitting them to compete at their home tracks for weekly season titles as well. Each of the participating tracks in the series operate under an agreement to "go dark" with their winged sprint car division on the nights a fellow track is hosting the series. This cooperative promotion effort allows the series to soar in participation levels while increasing visibility and growth of the division throughout Northern California.
Operating under the banner sponsorship of Hoosier Racing Tires West, the Civil War Series offers single event winnings nearing $20,000 with payout and contingency awards and over $20,000 in championship funds with the sponsorship of Hoosier Racing Tires, the official tire of the Civil War Sprint Car Series.
In 2009, the series will begin in traditional fashion with its opening at Placerville Speedway on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Placerville host four Civil War events in 2009. The series will return on May 2 for the highly anticipated Family Chevrolet Tribute to Al Hinds event. This annual event is sponsored by the local car dealership. Not only will it pay a $1000 bonus to winner but the night of racing will follow an afternoon car show, bbq and concert in 2009 with details to be announced in the coming weeks.
The Placerville bullring will host Civil War events following the Hinds Tribute on Saturday August 1 and the series finale on Saturday, September 26.
Petaluma Speedway will host three Civil events in the year to come. The first appearance at California fast 3/8 mile in North Bay will be April 11. The series will return with visits on Friday July 3, Saturday, July 25 and Saturday September 19.
The high banks of Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico will pay host to the Civil War Warriors on Sunday, May 24th for the traditional Memorial Day race that takes place during the family oriented Silver Dollar Fair. Following the fair event the Civil War Series will return to Silver Dollar Speedway on Wednesday, September 9 for the Pacific Sprint Cup Invitational. This event pays $3000 to win and opens the Gold Cup Race of Champions week in Chico.
The scenic American Valley Speedway in Quincy will host the series for a sole event again in the coming year. This favorite facility located in the scenic Shasta Cascades region, will host the Civil War Series on Saturday June 20.
The famed Calistoga Speedway will host only one series event in 2009. In the past three years the California half mile has held two events for the series but due to scheduling conflicts with the Napa Fairgrounds and events taking place in the small city only the Calistoga Cup will be on the schedule and will take place on Saturday, August 8th.
After returning there from a several year hiatus last year, Ocean Speedway in Watsonville will be home to series once again. This year the quarter mile track on the Santa Cruz Fairgrounds will host two events. Both dates will be on Friday night to race in conjunction with the track's existing weekly schedule. The first appearance will be July 17th with the second coming to the coastal range track on September 25.
With fourteen events at six different tracks and an uncountable number of talented drivers behind the wheel, the 2009 Civil War Sprint Car Series is sure to thrill open wheel race fans of all ages. Sponsorship opportunities of all levels are available for this traveling race series and anyone interested should contact Bill Sullivan, Director of Communications for the Civil War Series at [email protected].For up to date information on the upcoming Civil War Series be sure to visit the official Civil War Series website at www.handyracingpromotions.com.