Friday, July 21, 2006

Sirius Speedway Goes "On The Road" in Michigan

Sirius Satellite Radio's Sirius Speedway will hit the road next month, with a live broadcast from the Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Michigan on Thursday, August 17th.

Host Dave Moody will broadcast live from the track on Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. ET, while Marty and Suzy Q. hold down the fort in the Daytona USA Studios. Race fans and listeners are invited to turn out and join the fun, sign-up to win free "Sirius Speedway Swag," and take in a special, 200-lap Go Kart Enduro, featuring a number of NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series stars and numerous other celebrities, doing battle on Jackson Speedway's half-mile concrete road course.

"I raced in the event two years ago as part of a team entered by Gordon Food Service, sponsors of the `GFS Marketplace 400' at Michigan International Speedway," said Moody. "We had an absolute blast, and when the opportunity arose to field our own MRN Radio/Sirius Speedway team this year, we jumped at the chance."

Moody will share the driving duties on August 17th with MRN Radio event producer Ryan "The Hammer" Horn, and two additional drivers to be named later. Sources close to the team say a familiar name or two could appear on the raceday roster, as the MRN/Sirius Speedway team "fights fire with fire" against a GFS entry stacked with ringers like NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series star Johnny Benson, and wannabes like MRN Radio turn announcer (and GFS employee) Jeff Striegle.

"This is going to be a war," said Moody. "Striegle has been running his mouth for weeks about how unbeatable his team is. All I can say is, `Talk is cheap.' Cinch up those chinstraps, boys, `cause we're in it to win it."

Jackson Speedway is located at the corner of US 127 and Page Ave. in Jackson, Michigan, just a few minutes from MIS. Further information -- and directions to the track -- are available here, and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, August 17th.

1 comment:

  1. Go get 'em Dave
    Checkers or wreckers!