Pontoon Beach, IL (April 5, 2007) With Mother Nature sending another blast of Old Man Winter to the Midwest, Tri-City Speedway officials have decided to postpone their season opener scheduled for Friday, April 6th back one week to Friday, April 13th.
The April 13th event will feature the Mid America Racing Series (M.A.R.S.) Late Models. With top dirt late model drivers from the Midwest including Bill Frye, Terry Phillips, Jeff Taylor, Steve Rushin, Jack Sullivan, Joey Mack, Will Vaught, Billy James, Brandon McCormick, Jeremy Payne and many more, the M.A.R.S. series promises to bring some great exciting action to the new 3/8 mile oval at Tri-City Speedway.
Drivers will also like to note that in 2007 all M.A.R.S. events will also count as U.M.P. points events. This will give drivers an added incentive to compete with the M.A.R.S. tour.
The April 13th season opener at Tri-City Speedway will also feature all four of the other regular divisions including the Modifieds which will be U.M.P. sanctioned for this event, C.A.R.S. Late Models, Street Stocks and Factory Stocks.
Tri-City Speedway is located in Pontoon Beach, Illinois. The track is located across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO. Take exit 4 off of I-270 and then go a 1/2 mile south on SR 203. For tickets or more info, you can call the track office at 636-448-9111, 618-931-7836 or 800-617-9077 or visit their website at www.tricityspeedway.net.