CONCORD, N.C. — Jan. 23, 2009 — World Racing Group announced today that Alltel Wireless will continue in 2009 as the title sponsor of the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. The 38th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH features the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series and UMP DIRTcar Racing.
With 12 consecutive nights of racing from Feb. 3-14 near Daytona Beach, Fla., the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals is the traditional launching pad for the racing season, with more than half a million dollars up for grabs. The Alltel DIRTcar Nationals at the high-speed half-mile oval in Barberville, Fla., is expecting to host more than 60 410-winged sprint cars, 100 dirt late models, 40 big block modifieds and 80 UMP DIRTcar Open-Wheel Modifieds, which are competing in a new special this year: The Gator Championship.
“We learned last year the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals is an outstanding way to connect passionate fans from around the country to Alltel Wireless products and services,” said Samira Zebian, director of sponsorship marketing for Alltel Wireless. “We are excited to bring back to the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals the Fan Zone exclusively for Alltel customers as well as the videotron, so all fans can see all the action and replays.”
“We are proud Alltel Wireless is returning to the 38th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH,” said World Racing Group Chief Marketing Officer Ben Geisler. “Alltel Wireless is a great sponsor, and once again fans and racers will take note of Alltel’s proactive role in the event.”
Reserved seat tickets for each night of the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals can be purchased online at www.DIRTcarNationals.com or by calling 386-985-4402.
About World Racing Group, Inc.
World Racing Group, Inc. (OTCBB: WRGI), a sports entertainment company, is a world leader in the sanctioning and promotion of dirt track auto racing. WRGI, based in Concord, N.C., owns and operates the three highest profile national touring series for dirt track racing in the United States:
The World of Outlaws® Sprint Car Series
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series(SM)
The Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series™
World Racing Group sanctions more than 4,900 local and regional dirt track racing events in the United States and Canada at 126 tracks each year under the DIRTcar™ Racing brand. In addition, World Racing Group owns and/or operates seven premier dirt track speedways. WRG races can be heard online at DIRTVision.com®.
To learn more about World Racing Group, visit worldracinggroup.com.
About Alltel Wireless
For more information about Alltel, please visit www.alltel.com.