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Lake Erie Speedway ready to resume the 2014 Season Fueled by Kwik Fill with Driver/Sponsor Appreciation Night at the Races presented by Highmark and Whelen plus a special Bandolero 20 Lap Feature Event!

North East, PA (June 24, 2014): After a one-week break the 2014 Season Fueled by Kwik Fill will continue with the annual fan-favorite, Autograph night! The annual event on the front straight will be part of Driver/Sponsor Appreciation Night at the Races presented by Highmark and Whelen plus a special Bandolero 20 Lap Feature Event. (No INEX points will be awarded for this special event).


All regular classes will be in competition as well with the Bandoleros the featured attraction. The little cars will race for 20-laps with two-time winner Donald Buell leading the charge to unseat defending class champion Matt Mead. Buell currently has a scant two-point over Mead in the standings for the track title. With no points on the line it will be an all-out charge for the glory of the win. Mead has not won yet in three outings. One of the Buell brothers has been at the front of the pack each week when the checkers flew. Dan has one win but trails Mead by four markers. Other drivers expected to be in the hunt for the win include Dale Lombardo, Chase Firestone, and Chris Breads. Can anyone unseat the Buell brother's at the front of the pack?


Randy Culver leads the Plyler Overhead Door Modifieds season points chase by seven markers over Eric McCray and another fourteen over third running Chris Briggs. Culver has a feature win but both his pursuers are still trying to break into Victory Lane. Scott Wylie and Chris Bailey Jr won the others two events held in 2014. Will there be a fourth different winner this week or will one of the above become the first two-time winner in the class in 2014?


Dave Krawczyk has dominated the Street stocks this summer, winning in every outing. Can he be beat? The rest of the top five points drivers, Russ Conti, Jay Queen, Ed Hall, and Vern Heddrick, all think he can and will be trying to prove that. Is class is growing every week and becoming more difficult for Krawczyk to continue at the front. Who, if anyone, can unseat Krawczyk?


Only five markers separate two-time winner Jim Tobin and single winner Jeff Breads in the NASCAR Compacts division championship chase. Philip Powell trails Breads in third by 13 points. This class has some of the most exciting battles for the lead in all of racing. Who will sit in the Winner's Circle this week?


Brandon DeBrakeleer had sole possession of Victory Lane for the first two weeks of the U.S. Legend Cars racing but then Jeremy Haudicourt interrupted DeBrakeleer's party at the front of the field. Since Haudicourt was making his first appearance of the season he does not appear to be a factor at this time for the championship. DeBrakeleer holds a substantial sixteen point margin over Carl Vilardo IV for the lead. Vilardo IV, in turn, holds a slim two point margin over Jeff Dunfee III in the standings. The race for the win this week should be intense. Can DeBrakeleer continue his dominance? Will Haudicourt be back to win another? Or will Vilardo IV and Dunfee III step up their programs just enough to unseat the leader? This should be a very entertaining race.


Following the racing entertainment on the track, a fireworks display will be presented on the backstretch.


Grandstand Gates open at 5:00pm, Heat Races Begin at 6:00pm, and Feature Races Begin at 7:05pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 years old, and kids 5 and under are free.