Prizes add to night of activities at Dixie
by Emily Horos
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July 27, 2013 12:34 AM | 966 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Fans at Dixie Speedway are typically treated to strong racing when they visit the Woodstock dirt track, but those who gather tonight will get a couple of extra treats — and even be eligible for prizes.

In addition to a full racing program, there will be a “Show and Shine” contest, which gives fans a chance to show off their cars. There is no fee to enter the contest, just a ticket to the night’s races. Cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome to enter.

“They line up on the track and the fans vote,” Dixie spokeswoman Mia Swims-Green said. “They pull up with their car or truck or whatever and they get a response from the fans. If it’s a good response, we will tell them to go around and get in line. If it’s not so good, we tell them to go ahead and exit out. The last car there is the winner. The winner gets a big trophy.”

And of course bragging rights.

“It’s always a good show,” Swims-Green said. “We decided to add this in with back-to-school. We thought it would be good. No extra charge for the fans or anything.”

Another “Show and Shine” night is scheduled for Sept. 20-21 to coincide with the Monster Truck Nationals.

Not only will fans get an extra event, some will also get a break on the price.

Fans ages 17 and under will be admitted to the grandstands for free, while adult admission will be $10. Normally, there is a charge for fans between the ages of 9 and 17, but in order to help families out with the added expenses of school resuming Aug. 5, they will get in free.

“We try to do special prices as much as we can in July and August,” Swims-Green said. “We are just trying to help out because we know that school supplies and school clothes need to be bought. We still want them to come out and have a good time and it not cost them a lot of money.”

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