Rocky Top resumes with ‘Double Points Night’

Published 2:21 am Tuesday, July 7, 2009

COAL GROVE — After a scheduled week off for the July 4th weekend, the Rocky Top Raceway is set to resume racing action on Friday in a big way.

The racing card will see Late Models-$1,500 to win, Modifieds-$650 to win, and Mod Lites-$300 to win (with 15-plus) racing along with the first ever appearance of the Hobby Stocks paying $350 to win.

Friday’s races will be a critical in the chase for the 2009 RTR track championships as Late Models, Modifieds, and Mod Lites will be racing for double points.

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With five points races remaining, Jackie Boggs (Late Model), Todd Robinson (Modified), David Dunn (Bomber), and Chris Stone (Mod Lite) are current points leaders. Bombers will run for double points when they are back on the racing card July 17.

In addition to being “Double Points Night” and the first ever appearance of the Hobby Stocks, Friday will also be the rescheduled “Meet the Drivers Night.”

Prior to the night’s feature event races, drivers will come up in the general admission area to have a “meet and greet” with the fans in attendance. This is a perfect opportunity for fans who don’t normally purchase pit passes to get to meet their favorite drivers.

General admission is $12, kids ages 7-12 are $2, and under age 7 are free. Pit passes are $25.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with Hot Laps at 7:30 pm.

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