Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart to take center stage at Fulton Speedway on July 17

FULTON, NY – (By Dave Medler) – Plans are full speed ahead for the July 17 appearance of Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne at the Fulton Speedway.

The racing on the Fulton Speedway “High Banks” will be as hot as the July weather as Tony Stewart will strap into his Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops/No.14/ 410 Sprint Car and take on the best of the All-Star Sprints. Last year he visited Brewerton Speedway for this show and came home with a top-5 finish.

Initial plans were for Kahne to also race his 410 Sprint Car against Stewart and the UNOH All-Star Circuit of Champions. Kahne will instead serve as Grand Marshall for the huge event. His appearance will include a special pre-race VIP Autograph session and an on-track Q & A Session with Tony Stewart and track announcer Bill Foley at intermission.

With demand for Kahne’s Autograph likely to be high, a special lottery system has been established to award 250 pre-race VIP Autograph passes.

Fans can register to win in person at the July 13 Fulton Speedway racing program. Additionally, any fan that pre-purchase event tickets either on-line, by phone or at the track by July 12 will be in a drawing for 100 VIP autograph passes.

The special VIP session will take place at 5:30 p.m. on July 17.

The action doesn’t stop with the Sprints as the highly competitive SUNY Canton Sportsman will battle in round-three of the Industrial Tire of CNY Sportsman Shootout Series. The Sportsman will be racing for the $1,000 winner’s share and an automatic redraw spot for the big Industrial Tire of CNY Sportsman Shootout – a $2,500 to win Sportsman classic to be held during the 28th annual Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Facility Outlaw 200 Weekend on October 4-5.

Tracey Road Equipment (www.traceyroad.com); A-Verdi Storage Containers (www.averdi.com) and McDonald’s Restaurants have teamed up to present this exciting show.

Tickets are available for the July 17th race by visiting http://www.fultonspeedway.com/StewartKahneRace.aspx, where you can order tickets online, find downloadable order forms, and other pertinent event information.

Fans can also register to win tickets and a grand prize VIP Meet and Greet with Stewart and Kahne by visiting McDonald’s restaurants in Mexico, Fulton, Cicero, Brewerton, Central Square and Pulaski. Watch for an online contest on CNYCentral.com, and listen to TK99, KRock and The Wolf New Country for other chances to win tickets to one of New York’s biggest events of 2013.

For more event information, please log onto www.fultonspeedway.com, call the track at (315) 593-6531 or e-mail [email protected]