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Dream at the Green Takes Place This Weekend; Who Will Win the Big Loot?
It's the event that is "promoted by the racer, for the racer." And its time has come.
Nunzi Allegrucci, in cooperation with Greenwood Valley Action Track promoters Gerry and Cindy Creveling, will present the third event of his promotional career, and second Dream at the Green for the 270cc and 600cc Micro-Sprints. The event takes place this Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, with Saturday's action starting at 4 p.m. and Sunday's grand finale` kicking off with warm-ups at 3 p.m.
By virtue of his two wins (one with a wing and one without) at Greenwood Valley last Saturday night, Brian Carber has established himself as the odds-on favorite to win the $1,500 top prize in the 600cc A-Main. The chauffeur of Barry Greth's potent No. 71 will have plenty of staunch competition, though, led by James Morris, who finished second in both mains last Saturday and a big winner during winter racing in Florida.
The GVAT regulars, led by defending track champion Jake Starr, along with Kevin Halye and Johnny Gearhart, will be out to protect their home turf against invaders such as Tyler Walton, Shane Lewis, and Mike Rutherford.
Everyone is out to beat Rutherford in the 270cc portion of the Dream. Driving Ken and Tony Kaylor's No. 5k, Rutherford captured the gold in last year's 270cc Dream, and he's looking to make it two in a row this weekend.
Speedway regulars Ross Perchak, Sean Stolz, Rob Pajauis, and 2012 point champ Ed Kenderdine, not to mention opening night winner Blazin' Brandon Edgar, will be out to de-throne Rutherford as king of the 270cc Dream.
Saturday's intense qualifying competition will be followed by a post-race party at the Quaker Steak & Lube of Bloomsburg, Pa. The Lube will remain open until 1:30 a.m. (kitchen closes at 12:30) for racers, crews, and fans to socialize, eat, drink, and do some ever-popular bench racing.
The weekend's time schedule is as follows: on Saturday, gates will open at noon. The mandatory drivers meeting begins at 3:30, and hot laps will start at 4:00. Time trials for both divisions will follow immediately after warm-ups.
On Sunday, the gates will be open all day long. The pits will be cleared at 1 p.m. and everyone will be asked to sign in for day two. A drivers meeting will be held at 2:30, and warm-ups begin at 3:00. The last-chance alphabet mains will follow the hot lap sessions.
An anonymous donor has also contributed to the overall increase in the Dream's purse. That same anonymous donor also pitched another idea to the event's organizer...
During a press conference held at Bloomsburg's Quaker Steak & Lube on Sunday, March 24, Allegrucci announced that he's initiating the "Green Gamble" at this year's Dream.
The Green Gamble is just for 600cc drivers and teams. If a driver/team decides to pay an extra $25 Gambler's Fee, then he/she goes on to win the race, he/she will pocket an additional $250 - increasing the winner's share from $1,500 to $1,750.
If a driver/team decides to pay an extra $50 and wins the A-Main, he/she will see an added $500 in the pay envelope, bumping the winner's share to $2,000!
Drivers/teams need to pay the extra "Gambler's Fee" prior to the start of time trials on April 6.
Allegrucci has also lined up LHS Race Engines to sponsor one of the 600cc Qualifier Races and the Hard Charger Award in the 600cc Class.
The popular website 600Scene.com and Kevin Steele have teamed up to provide a drum of VP Race Fuel to the Hard Charger in each class.
RTS Chassis, the Micro-Sprint car building company celebrating its 25th year in business, is the lead sponsor for the 270cc division at this year's Dream, while American Racer Tires has signed on as lead sponsor for the 600cc Class.
Thanks to SDR Components, a manufacturer of bird cages, radius rods, and other racecar components, Nunzi is now able to bump up the purse from the 12th finishing position on back, and he's now paying $125 to take the green in each A-Main (up from the previously announced $100).
The 2013 Dream at the Green
Promoted by the racer, for the racer
The Greenwood Valley Action Track
179 Bottom Road
Welliversville, PA 17859
Race Organizers: Nunzio Allegrucci, Gerry and Cindy Creveling
Contact N. Allegrucci at 570-499-0238 or by email at:
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