By Stephen J. Hartzell: (Tiffin, OH) The long off-season is nearly over, and there is no better way to ring in a new racing season than to come to the Tiffin Mall this weekend, March 23-25, for the annual Northern Ohio Sprint Car Show. The NOSCS is once again being made possible by the generous support of Fremont Speedway, Attica Raceway Park and Coors Light Beer. Local racing enthusiast Steve “Scoop” Hartzell is in his 5th year as NOSCS event promoter and organizer.
The 2007 NOSCS is already booked to capacity, featuring fire-breathing Sprint Cars as well as the ever-popular Dirt Trucks, Attica Late Models, Karts, vintage cars, vendors and events.
Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway will have displays at the show for the benefit of racers and fans throughout the weekend. Also presenting a display all weekend will be the All Star Circuit of Champions. The sound and feel of the sprint car experience will be ever-present as Tim Nickles brings his nationally famous Tim’s Sprint Car Simulators.
The show begins to take shape on Thursday night at 7:00 as set-up day welcomes this year’s field of cars to the Tiffin Mall. The NOSCS then officially opens on Friday during normal mall hours.
ImageSaturday will be the big day of the weekend, as the Buckeye Speed Zone kicks off the list of events. A special live 2 hour broadcast will begin at 12:30 in the Hoserville Ohio room, which is adjacent to center court in the old Osterman store. At 3:00, at the same location, the annual Hoserville Ohio Benefit Auction begins in an effort to raise funds for the very worthwhile Hoserville Ohio Injured Driver’s Fund.
Saturday evening will feature a Racing Season Kickoff Party at the Moose Lodge on the north edge of Tiffin on state route 53. This event will feature the very popular local rock band, the Mongrels, playing from 7:00 until midnight. Admission is just $2 per person, with abundant food and drink available at reasonable prices. This event is a Runion Racing Team production.
The 2007 NOSCS will culminate with the annual awards ceremony in center court on Sunday at 4:30. Trophy awards will be given to the Merchant’s Choice, the People’s Choice, and the coveted Racer’s Choice Award which is chosen by the racers themselves. Plaque awards will be given to the Dirt Truck of the Year, Attica Late Model of the Year and the Kart of the Year. Entries will be permitted to recieve just one award per car, with the Racer’s Choice considered to be the top priority award.
Come out this weekend and join us for one of the best mall-based sprint car shows in America.