by Matt Kentfield
BRASELTON, Ga. -- Most of the testing program for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series has been restricted for the 2009 season, but that hasn’t slowed one of the series’ brightest young stars. David Ragan will return home in January, as today it was announced that he has entered the Ice Cold Shriner Bowl at Lanier National Speedway in Braselton, GA, on Saturday and Sunday, the 10th and 11th.
“We are excited to have somebody of David Ragan’s caliber come to race in the Ice Cold Shriner Bowl,” said Terry Roberts, General Manager of Lanier National Speedway. “This will be the second year that David is supporting this event. We feel it will be bigger and better than last year’s weekend.
Ragan will also hold an autograph session for fans in attendance at Lanier National Speedway on Sunday, January 11th. Ragan will be racing in part to help benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Ragan named that specific program his official charity in 2007,
“It’s the charity that David supports, and much of the proceeds from the event go to support the Shiners Hospitals. We are getting a lot of response from everyone involved with that program nationwide. It’s getting to be a really big event,” added Roberts.
“The Shriners program will get a portion of all the ticket sales for the weekend at Lanier National Speedway. We will make a donation that will be half of what we take in through the ticket sales, so we encourage people to come out and help a great cause.” Fans and teams are also encouraged to make donations during the weekend.
This will be the second annual Ice Cold Shriner Bowl at Lanier National Speedway. A 100-lap Pro Late Model event (GAS rules) will be featured on Sunday, but that division will be joined by the Pro Challenge Series, Open Wheel Modifieds, Outlaw Sportsman (dirt late model bodied cars), Super Trucks, Legends Cars, Bandoleros and Mini Stocks. Practice and qualifying for all divisions will occur on Saturday.
The beautiful facility is the new home for SpeedFest 2009, which will feature both Pro and Super Late Models. The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 24th-25th.
For more information on the Ice Cold Shriner Bowl, be sure to check out speed51.com and visit the official site of Lanier National Speedway at www.lanierspeedway.com.
This artical was reprinted in part from whowon.com This event is not in the Western Region but we have many race fans and David Regan is a great supporter of the Shriners Hospital for Children