Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Join Sirius Speedway Today at the King's Cup!

The King’s Cup – Karting for a Cause benefitting the Paralyzed Veterans of America takes to the track today at Victory Lane Karting Center in Charlotte, NC; the latest installment of an event that has become one of the most fan-friendly happenings of an always busy May race weeks in Charlotte.
As in years past, headliners for the event include “King” Richard Petty and the members of Team PVA. This group includes drivers Brad Keselowski, AJ Allmendinger, Aric Almirola, Marcose Ambrose, Sam Hornish Jr., Martin Truex Jr. and Parker Kligerman. All will be in attendance to sign autographs and help raise awareness for Paralyzed Veterans within the NASCAR community.
“This is our fourth year having the karting event,” said Richard Petty. “It’s just been really cool to see all the fans come out, support Paralyzed Veterans, and then get to race with their friends and other drivers. It’s just been a pretty special deal over the last three or four years for Paralyzed Veterans of America. They have done a really good job of letting the veterans know that we appreciate their sacrifice for our country. This event is fun for them, the veterans, the fans and us as drivers. There isn’t another event like it and we hope to see another large crowd come out this year.”
Activities for the King’s Cup will begin at 5:00 pm today at Victory Lane Karting. Twenty race teams will compete in two heat races to transfer into the main event and earn an opportunity to hoist the coveted trophy. Corporate sponsors for the event include Shell/Pennzoil, Sprint, Stanley, The Coca-Cola Company, Walldinger Racing, and Wyndham Vacation Ownership. A silent auction and food, donated by Sysco Foods and prepared by the Brickhouse Tavern, will ensure that there is something for everyone.
“The Damon family has taken Paralyzed Veterans of America under their wings and they hold this charity close to their hearts because of what the Veterans have done, and continue to do, for our country,” said Karen Damon. “We believe in improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. The family applauds the tireless efforts and drive of the PVA staff in supporting and raising money for this exceptional charity.”
“The King’s Cup is a unique event that combines a deep gratitude to our veterans, passion for motorsports, generosity and fun,” said Bill Lawson, National President of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “I would like to thank Richard, Team PVA and our marvelous sponsors for helping us to change lives and build futures for all veterans with disabilities and their families.”
The King’s Cup – Karting for a Cause has raised over $450,000 for Paralyzed Veterans since it began in 2009. Teams and tickets are still available for purchase and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio will broadcast live from the event today with both Sirius XM Speedway and The Late Shift. For more information, please visit www.pva.org/gokart.

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  1. Work being done on speedway site 8

    By Matt Day, Niagara Falls Review

    Thursday, October 3, 2013 8:56:07 EDT AM

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    FORT ERIE - It’s been almost seven years, but ground has finally been broken on the planned Canadian Motor Speedway site in Fort Erie.

    Bulldozers began clearing a dirt parking space for heavy equipment that will be used for phase one of the construction of the $400-million racing complex.

    The first phase includes the reconstruction and restoration of Miller’s Creek, a project that must be completed before any concrete is poured.

    “We are ecstatic,” said Azhar Mohammad, the speedway’s senior partner and chief developer. “If you look at the efforts that have been expended and the milestones we’ve achieved after so many years, just to get to this point it’s truly exciting for our entire team and my partners in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.”

    The dirt parking lot will be near the corner of Laur Rd. and Bowen rd. Speedway spokesman Erik Tomas said he expects the heavy equipment to be on site Monday.

    “Everyone has been wondering when this is going to happen and if this is going to happen, between municipal board hearings and opposition groups,” Tomas said. “This is really unbelievable and thank goodness the financial backers did not get swayed by all of it.”

    About $17 million was spent by speedway developers to get to this point, Tomas said.

    He added construction is on schedule to get everything that needs to be done before winter.

    A silt fence will be erected Thursday morning to keep dirt from blowing onto nearby Bowen Rd.

    The last hurdle before construction could start came about a month ago when aboriginal artifacts were found on the site.

    Tomas said the Conservation Authority and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport granted approval for permits to start work on Miller Creek only.

    If all goes smoothly, Tomas said the speedway could be completed by 2016.

    By the numbers:
    •1: Mile paved oval
    •2.5: miles of paved road course
    •$17M: Pre-development costs
    •$400M: Total project cost
    •65,000: Grandstand seating capacity
    •823: Acres of land for development



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