PEELBES, OH : The Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Car Series has raced at some of the most prominent venues in Auto Racing in seasons past putting on the amazing racing fans have come to know and love. 2018 will see the series return to some of those venues like Florence Speedway, Portsmouth Raceway Park, Atomic Speedway and more. Along with the typically expected facilities on the schedule, a new one will be sure to bring excitement and variety to the 2018 Schedule. Series officials visited the new site to measure and work out the details last Sunday Afternoon, after talking to site officials the series is ready to announce its Newest Venue…
On August 10th, 2018 the Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Car Series will visit the Hamilton County (OH) Fairgrounds for their first ever “Fair Race”! Racing on what is slated to be an 1/8 Mile track built in front of the main grandstands at the Cincinnati, OH Fairgrounds, the Stars of the Legend Cars will have a new and exciting challenge on their hands. The event will be a full points paying event on the 2018 schedule and have a format just like the others, only slightly adjusted to accommodate the smaller facility. Tentatively, series officials have said that the Main event will consist of 16 Cars due to the track’s size with heat races of around 5 Cars each. Drivers will get a session of Hot Laps, an 8 Lap Heat Race and a 30 Lap Main event. Each Legend Car team will still get the standard Two Free Pit Passes that come at every race.
Series director Steven Partin acknowledges the Challenges but thinks the reward will be worth them. “Lots of thought has already gone into the event to make sure things run as normally as possible. David Cook and crew at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds seem as excited as us to build this track and bring Auto Racing back to the Heart of Cincinnati.” Says Partin. He also adds that “Many may be taken back by what may seem like a very small track but once drivers get racing, we feel they will figure out the fastest way around and it will soon feel like a normal event”.
The track will be built by the Hamilton County Fairgrounds under the direction of David Cook, a long time Cincinnati Modified Racer who has seen races at the fairgrounds in the Early 2000’s. Tentatively the corners are slated to be built up with dirt brought into the facility. Measurements provided by Partin and his Crew were said be along the lines of 250′ Straightaways that are 30′ to 35′ Wide, Corners that are 40′ Wide with Semi-Banking made from roughly 3′ of Dirt. The track is said to be 1/8 Mile when finished.
Partin and the National Legend Car Association are helping the Fairgrounds Management in locating staff and operating the event. The Hamilton County Fairgrounds have yet to announce a Support Class, if any.
The event is currently slated to start at 7:30 PM With Hot Laps. Before the racing action begins, drivers will have the chance to show their cars off during the fair. More details on how to display your car will be posted as the event nears. Stay updated with Ticket Prices and Fair Details visit www.hamiltoncountyfair.com and to keep up with details on the event visit www.nationallegendcars.com.
– Press Release by Hidden Gem Motorsports