"Petty's Garage Spring Fling" Show/Drags This Memorial Day WeekendPetty's Garage, ALI, show and drags
March 21 2013 08:05 AM
Miscellaneous, SCOTT ROSS
Add this event to your show-going schedule: The Memorial Day Weekend "Petty's Garage Spring Fling," which adds drag racing to the weekend's events this year.
The third annual Petty’s Garage Spring Fling expands to two days in 2013, and features a public drag racing session for the first time.
The Memorial Day weekend event starts at Piedmont Dragway in Julian, NC on Friday, May 24, and ends with the traditional car show on Saturday, May 25, at Petty’s Garage, the performance speed shop owned by Richard “The King” Petty.
Sponsored by the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI), the Spring Fling drag racing experience and car show are open to all makes and models. Racing starts at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. For $40, each participant will be able to make several passes on the track, and receive two spectator tickets. ALI will pay $50 cash to the three fastest racers of the day if their ride sports an ALI sticker when they cross the line. One lucky competitor will also receive a Petty’s Garage gift card courtesy of ALI. Other prizes will also be available. Adult spectator admission is $10; children aged 10 and younger get in free.
At Saturday’s car show, members of the Petty’s Garage team of custom car designers and builders will be on hand to greet visitors, and give facility tours. More than 200 cars will be displayed, highlighted by theALI-sponsored Legacy by Petty, the custom Richard Petty tribute Dodge Challenger convertible that is currently part of the Petty’s Garage 2013 Performance Tour.
The $45 car show vehicle entry fee includes show space for one vehicle, admission for two adults, a goodie bag and shirt. Trophies will be awarded in multiple classes, including best engine, best paint job, wildest ride and best overall.
Car show gates open at 8 a.m., and judging begins at 1 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, and free for children aged 10 and younger. There will be live music, vendors and entertainment for the whole family.
The Spring Fling Car Show will be held at Petty’s Garage, 311 Branson Mill Road in Randleman, NC. The Piedmont Dragway is located at 6750 Holts Store Road in Julian, NC.
To learn more about ALI, visit www.autolift.org or call (607) 756-7775. You can also connect with ALI on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LiftInstitute, on Twitter at twitter.com/LiftInstitute, and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/LiftInstitute.
About Petty’s Garage
A performance-driven company, Petty’s Garage, owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, is currently bringing “The King’s” winning tradition to a wide variety of high-performance automobiles from production-based Richard Petty Signature Series to custom builds and restorations.
The Petty’s Garage Performance Tour, powered by primary partners Continental Tire, BASF and Automotive Lift Institute (ALI), provides an up close experience to auto enthusiasts at select nationwide events.
The motto at Petty’s Garage is: “If you can dream it, we can build it." For more information, visit www.pettys-garage.com.
Founded in 1945, the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) is a trade association of North American-based lift manufacturers. ALI’s mission is to promote the safe design, construction, installation, service, inspection and use of automotive lifts.
In 1947, ALI developed the first Commercial Standard covering vehicle lifts published by the National Bureau of Standards. Today, ALI sponsors several national lift safety standards, and offers third- party certification programs for automotive lifts and automotive lift inspectors.
(Courtesy Petty's Garage/ALI)