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Kingsport Speedway/LPR Race Car Show set for Saturday

March 4th, 2014 4:40 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport Speedway/LPR Race Car Show set for Saturday

KINGSPORT — The new partnership between our area's racetracks in Kingsport and Coeburn will showcase its first event this week at the Kingsport Town Center.

The Kingsport Speedway and Lonesome Pine Raceway Race Car Show will be held Saturday, March 8 at the Town Center, formerly the Fort Henry Mall.

The daylong extravaganza will feature a street festival-type atmosphere inside the Kingsport Town Center. Ervin and Keith Stiltner will operate both tracks this season, with Karen Tunnell holding down duties as general manager and promoter of each facility. The Stiltners and Tunnell will be present for the car show, along with several drivers displaying their race cars and meeting fans.

"I want to thank the Kingsport Town Center for hosting the Kingsport Speedway and Lonesome Pine Raceway Race Car Show," Tunnell said in a release. "It's really going to be a great opportunity for the local race fans to come out and get geared up for the exciting season of racing we have planned at each track. We're going to have several race cars on display.

"Fans will enjoy getting to take close-up looks at the cars and also getting to shake hands and meet the drivers to get autographed hero cards and other items. The start of a new racing season will be here before you know it, so by all means everybody will want to come out and get a sneak peek at the new race cars that will be in action at both tracks."

The 2014 season opener at Kingsport Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, March 29, which will be an afternoon of racing. The regular weekly racing programs, set to run through mid-September, will switch to Friday nights beginning April 4. LPR will roar into action on Saturday, April 12.

The Kingsport Town Center is located at 2101 Fort Henry Drive. The race cars will be displayed from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on both the lower and upper levels.

For more information on the racetracks, contact Tunnell at (276) 393-9594, visit the Kingsport Speedway website at and the LPR site at  

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