Abbottstown, PA (April 30, 2015) – Fans who attended the first annual Dirt Classic saw quite a few stars hit the track at Lincoln Speedway, with teams traveling thousands of miles for a shot at the $20,000 top prize and NASCAR stars Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson on hand to watch them battle it out.
But the racing wasn’t the only thing that happened on the track to create the fan experience, and the Dirt Classic team is pleased to welcome a key piece of that program: Natalie Sather.
In 2014, Sather entertained fans with engaging pit-side and on-track interviews with drivers, crew chiefs and racing personalities at the Dirt Classic. This year, Sather will join the Dirt Classic team at Lincoln Speedway for the Dirt Classic Qualifier on June 6th in addition to the marquee event on September 26th.
“Having the opportunity to work the first Annual Dirt Classic last year was such an honor,” Sather said. “To have Jarrod want to bring me back to his team this year was wonderful news. I was thrilled when I saw that my new schedule with the National Sprint League allowed me to work his events this year. Seeing all the hard work, passion and dedication Jarrod, his family and Kristin put into the first event was incredible.”
The former World of Outlaws race reporter, Sather has taken on a new role this season as Marketing Director of the Midwest-based National Sprint League, where she has a variety of duties with the series including marketing, apparel and pit reporting.
“We’re excited to be able to get Natalie involved again this year especially with her new role at the NSL,” Kristin Swartzlander of DirtyMouth Communications said. “Natalie is both engaging for the fans and knowledgeable about sprint car racing, so she’s the perfect person to have on the microphone. We’re lucky to be able to add her to this year’s Qualifier in addition to the main event in September.”
The Qualifier event, to be held on June 6th at the famed Central PA 3/8th mile track, will offer one ‘Golden Ticket’ – a guaranteed starting spot in the A-Main of September’s $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic – and a $7,000 paycheck to the winner.
“Racing in the Pennsylvania area is unlike any where I have been, from the level of competition with the drivers, to the dedication among the race fans its second to none,” Sather said of the race. “I am looking forward to working with the drivers and seeing the Pennsylvania fans again this season.”
In addition to the hefty bounty for the Qualifier winner and a generous overall purse, fans and drivers will enjoy a bonus ‘Fan’s Choice Race’ featuring four drivers voted in by the fans. The race will be a five-lap dash for $400-to-win and $100-to-start.
Fans can vote for their favorite driver once per day at DirtClassic.com.
Advanced tickets for both the Dirt Classic and the Dirt Classic Qualifier are now available for purchase at DirtClassic.com and through the Lincoln Speedway office. In addition to fee-free processing and saving $5.00 by purchasing advanced General Admission tickets, Advanced Reserved Seatpurchases will receive a complimentary fan pit pass.
For more information about the event, visit DirtClassic.com, follow along on Twitter at twitter.com/DirtClassic and Facebook atwww.facebook.com/TheDirtClassic. You can find Natalie Sather on Twitter at twitter.com/SpeedSather and on Facebook as Natalie “Speed” Sather.
The Dirt Classic is a DirtyMouth Communications Production. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are still available – please contact Kristin Swartzlander of DirtyMouth Communications at 724-448-5120 or Kristin@DirtyMouthCommunications.com for more information or for media inquiries.
About The Dirt Classic:
The Dirt Classic is a marquee 410 sprint car event held annually in Central Pennsylvania. The second annual $20,000-to-win race, held on Saturday, September 26th at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA, boasts the largest single-race payout in the track’s legendary history. The race was won by Stevie Smith in 2014. An additional Qualifier race will be held at Lincoln Speedway on June 6, 2015.
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