Gas City I-69 Speedway to Host Aerobatic Flyer


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Gary Ott’s Spectacular Aerobatic Flying

To be Featured During Races

At Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday, Aug. 17


GAS CITY, Ind., Aug. 8 – In what is expected to be one of the most breathtaking and entertaining intermissions ever at an American weekly dirt short track, Gary Ott of Marion, Ind. will perform a show of aerobatic flying above Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday night, Aug. 17.

            Ott, who has more than 44 years of flying experience, will perform feats of spectacular flying including loops, rolls and other aerial maneuvers.

Presented by Wesleyan Health and Rehabilitation Center and Colonial Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center, both of Marion, Ind., Ott’s performance will take place during intermission of a racing card that includes non-wing sprint cars, UMP modifieds, super streets and front-wheel-drive compacts.

“I have seen Gary practice above the Marion airport a few times and thought what a great attraction this would be for our fans at the speedway,” said Jerry Gappens, promoter of Gas City I-69 Speedway. “We are always looking for unique ways to entertain our fans, especially with spectacles you don’t normally see in daily life.”

In addition to promoting his Wesleyan and Colonial Oaks Health and Rehab Centers, Ott is also doing the show to increase awareness of the 28th annual “Fly/In Cruise/In” at the Marion Municipal Airport on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Tickets to the races at Gas City I-69 Speedway are available at the gate. Admission prices are adults, $15; children 12 and under are free, and students 13 and older are admitted for $10 with a student ID card. Pit passes cost $30. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the races start at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to the Aug. 17 show, Gas City I-69 Speedway will present a program featuring BOSS winged sprints, winged outlaw micro-sprints, UMP modifieds and thunder cars on Aug. 31. The USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars and the USSA Kenyon midgets will visit Gas City on Sept. 7 in a card that includes three additional divisions, and the season concludes Sept. 28 with the big $3,000-to-win James Dean Classic.

For details on each program, please see the track’s schedule at Fans can also follow the speedway on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).


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