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Refreshments, Souvenirs, Driver Autographs, and “Pick-the-Quick” Fan Contest Part of the Pre-Race Activities

Story By: JOHN SNYDER / THE BIG SHOW 9 MEDIA

Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM

SUSSEX, NJ. – May 15, 2017- ”The Big Show 9 is not just another mid-week race,” says event organizer and champion race car driver Brett Hearn. “Our goal is to make this a memorable evening of high speed excitement and entertainment for both the fans and the competitors. We work hard to give everyone an enhanced motorsports experience”

Spectator gates for The Big Show 9 Super DIRTcar Modified Series race meet at Albany-Saratoga Speedway (Malta, New York) on Tuesday, June 27, will open at 4:00 pm. Fans are encouraged to come out early and enjoy the attractions. Besides sampling all the refreshments available, several souvenir trailers offering a wide variety of racing-oriented items will be on site. There will be tables set up for fans to get autographs from top Super DIRTcar Modified Series and Albany-Saratoga Speedway drivers and special guests Ms. Motorsports 2017 Taylor Albert and Midi Miller, Ms. Motorsports 1991. The autograph session is scheduled for 5:00-6:00 pm. Warmups and pre-race activities will follow.

Fans can also take part in the “Pick-the-Quick” contest by selecting the five fastest drivers from the group time trials. The choices do not have to be in order. There’s a $1,000 jackpot to be divided among any fans who name all five fastest drivers on their contest entry. Scoring four out of five fast timers earns a pit pass upgrade. Deadline for entries will be 6:00 pm.

The Big Show 9, for big-block DIRTcar Modifieds, a Super DIRTcar Modified Series race, will include group time trials, qualifying heat and consolation races and the 100-lap feature race paying $10,000 to the winner.

The companion support division will be The Big Crate Show presented by Fox Racing Shocks for Sportsman cars. The field for the Sportsman portion of The Big Show 9 will be divided in half for a pair of 20-lap feature races, each with its own payout including $1,000 to each winner. There’s a $250 bonus for winning cars equipped with Fox Shocks. All the competitors will register qualifying times during timed hot laps. Then the field will be evenly divided, and the top-12 from each group will redraw for starting positions for their feature races.

This is an open event for all Sportsman cars and will be run under the jurisdiction of the Albany-Saratoga Crate Sportsman rules with one notable exception: rev limiters will not be required. The aluminum wheels of the Sportsman cars from Albany-Saratoga Speedway may be used and all Sportsman cars may use either the Hoosier Sportsman tire or the Hoosier 300 or 400 Modified tire.

Presented by Recovery Sports Grills, Halmar International, VP Racing Fuels, Fox Racing Shocks, JMMB, and Cedar Peaks Enterprises, The Big Show 9 is bound to be an exciting evening of dirt track racing at its very best. Wednesday, July 5 has been set aside as the rain date for The Big Show 9.

General admission for The Big Show 9 is $25. Top row reserved seating in the stands is $35 and VIP seating at $75 and $90. Reserved seats may be purchased by going to www.thebigshow9.com. Pit admission with DIRTcar or Albany-Saratoga membership is $30; non-members $35.  Pits open at 3:00 pm.

Media members may request credentials at bigshowcredentials@gmail.com.

Brett Hearn is a champion professional race car driver with 894 race wins (889 feature races and 5 All-Star events) to his credit. He has captured 90 track and series championships. Driven Marketing is Hearn’s team that promotes special motorsports events. Go to www.bretthearn.com, www.thebigshow9.com, or www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com for additional information.

 

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