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9/17/2012 12:09:00 PM Email this articlePrint this article 
Day at the Strip looking to 'beat the heat'
LAWRENCEVILLE - The 9th annual Day at the Strip will be Oct 13 and 14 at the Mid-American Air Center, northeast of Lawrenceville.

Organizers have moved the event later in the year in an effort to "beat the heat."

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Oct. 13, cars can register and participate in the SCCA Autocross.

Traditionally, the annual event has been held during the heat of July.

The Autocross tests car and drivers ability making for a better, safer driver on the road. It is a timed event on a course laid out by cones with tight turns and short straight aways and can be driven with just about any vehicle.

People not wanting to compete can register for Sundays car show and participate in the Borowiak IGA Road Rally and Cruise-in beginning about 5 p.m. "where we will line up at the airport and cruise in to Borowiak's IGA in Lawrenceville where food and music will be available with spill over around the square," organizers said in a news release.

According to information received from the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, "already taking place on the square will be an antique tractor show beginning at 1 p.m. with live band, beer garden and food beginning as the hot rods show up."

On Sunday, registration begins at 8 a.m. with judging beginning at noon and awards about 3 p.m. There will be earlier drive through judging for those who want to run down the "Strip" for the timed quarter mile passes beginning at 10 a.m.

There will be food vendors and music throughout the afternoon during the car show.

For information regarding registration and entry fees, call the Chamber of Commerce at 943-3516 or There is a discount for registration prior to Oct. 1.

Spectators into the drag area will be charged $1 which will be donated to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society or the wig bank and other services they offer. Car show viewing and parking are free.

Proceeds from the car show and 50/50 drawing will be donated to Lawrence County Hospital Surgical Center.


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