A Salute to First Responders/Battle of the Badges
Friday, September 11, 2020Adult GA:
Kids 12 & Under:
Pit Gates Open: 3:00 PM
GA Gates Open: 5:00 PM
Hot Laps: 6:30 PM
Racing Starts: 7:30 PM
Sprint Cars, USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 Midgets, UMP Modifieds, Street Stocks and Hornets
First responders and their families will be admitted for half price with proper identification.
A special four-lap “Battle of the Badges” race will feature four hornet drivers representing local first responders.
James Headley will drive for the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, while James Headley Jr. will represent the Gas City Police Department. Gabe “Scrappy” Wilkins of Gas City will drive for the Gas City EMT/Rescue Squad, while Brandon Lines of Marion, Ind. will represent the Gas City Fire Department.
Each driver will decorate their race cars in honor of the first responders they represent. A special trophy will be given to the winning driver and department.
A collection will be taken for the Tim Eckstein Scholarship Fund. Eckstein, the former Gas City Police Chief, died unexpectedly on July 8 at the age of 54.