Porn Star Dancing: Rock
Band "My Darkest Days" Readies for Presence at Penn Can Speedway 'Clash
at the Can' June 7; Fans to Receive Giveaways, Kevin Bates to Drive
Special Edition No. 42B at Historic $8,000-to-win RoC Modified Event
SUSQUEHANNA, PA – Dirt track racing and rock music: a perfect fit.
the historic 'Clash at the Can' at Penn Can Speedway takes place
Tuesday night, June 7, rock band "My Darkest Days" will have a presence.
The band - based out of Norwood, Ont. - has teamed with Lake Ariel,
Pa., driver Kevin Bates to make a splash at the speedway's richest
event. The 60-lap Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour-sanctioned
big-block/small-block Modified headline event pays $8,000 to the winner
at the Susquehanna County oval.
will debut a custom-vinyl-wrapped "My Darkest Days" body on his No. 42B
for the 'Clash at the Can' event. He will display the 'magnum edition'
car in the grandstand area prior to the start of on-track activity that
night (the body will be run in special events only). "My Darkest Days"
has provided fan giveaway items including CDs, shirts and photos, all
signed by the band. The band's music will be played during the night, as
"My Darkest Days" is best known for the hit single 'Porn Star Dancing.' To learn more about the band, visit www.mydarkestdays.com
. "My Darkest Days" can also be found on Facebook.
25, is a weekly Modified campaigner at Penn Can, Five Mile Point
Speedway (Kirkwood, N.Y.) and follows the RoC Dirt Modified Tour
schedule. Last year, Bates and his family-fielded team placed second in
points at Five Mile Point and ended the season with a victory in Penn
Can's 50-lap 'King of the Can' finale in October. The soft-spoken driver has an $8,000 payday on the mind heading into the 'Clash at the Can' event.
a good-paying race," Bates said. "Everybody should be there. The track
has been good there this year; you can't ask for more than that."
'Clash at the Can' is a co-promotion of Brett Deyo and Penn Can
managers Al Wilcox and Reed Miller. It serves as the first leg of the
four-race Short Track Four Crown sponsored by Pioneer Pole Buildings and
VP Racing Fuels.
'Clash at the Can' is a racer's dream: a record total purse of nearly
$22,000, paid heat race winners thanks to Manmiller Electric, a long
list of contingency prizes and no increase in pit admission.
will open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6:45 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.
There is a rain date of Wednesday, June 8 in place. The Trackside
Products RoC Street Stocks and XCel 600 Modifieds complete the program.
admission is $30 with ANY track or series license and $35 without.
Grandstand admission is $22 (Adults), $20 (Seniors/Students) and $4
(Youth). Fans attending the previous Friday night event at Penn Can will
receive $2 off admission if they present their ticket stub.
year, the first edition of the 'Clash at the Can' was a study in
diversity, with Penn Can regular Brett Tonkin, New York superstar Danny
Johnson, Pennsy racer Duane Howard and Canadian Stewart Friesen in the
mix. After an extended side-by-side battle with Tonkin, Howard emerged
the victor driving the BPG Racing No. 4 Troyer.
Can's layout ensures money, fresh rubber and horsepower don't guarantee
success, making the 'Clash at the Can' favorable to low-dollar, weekly
teams. Tire wear is non-existent. No conflicts on the dirt Modified
calendar will allow the touring series stars and Pennsylvania/New Jersey
teams to invade the facility. The makings of an all-star field are in
drivers following the entire 13-race RoC tour, the 'Clash at the Can'
holds added significance. The event offers championship points toward
the overall crown.
There have been 11 RoC events
held at Penn Can since the tour's inception in 2005 with a who's-who of
past winners including Stewart Friesen, Howard and Pat Ward in addition
to active local stars Joey Grammes, Alan Rudalavage and Brian Weaver.
opportunities remain available for the Short Track Four Crown events.
For further information, contact Brett Deyo by phone at 845.728.2781
or via e-mail atDeyo99H@aol.com
. BD Motorsports Media is on the web at www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com
..and can also be found on Facebook. Past Penn Can Speedway RoC Dirt Modified Tour Winners
August 10, 2010 - Stewart Friesen
June 8, 2010 - Duane Howard
Aug. 11, 2009 - Jeff Rudalavage
Sept. 14, 2008 - Duane Howard
July 29, 2008 - Pat Ward
Sept. 16, 2007 - Jeff Rudalavage
July 31, 2007 - Pat Ward
Sept. 15, 2006 - Joey Grammes
Aug. 1, 2006 - Brian Weaver
Sept. 17, 2005 - Brian Weaver
Aug. 17, 2005 - Alan Rudalavage
VP Racing Fuels Short Track Four Crown presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. Schedule of Events
Tuesday, June 7 at Penn Can Speedway – Clash
at the Can: Modified, 60 laps $8,000 to win plus XCel 600 Modifieds
& Trackside Products Street Stocks (Rain Date: June 8)
Tuesday, August 9 at Penn Can Speedway – Hot Summer Night: Modified, 60 laps, $5,000 to win plus Open Sportsman and Trackside Products Street Stocks (Rain Date: Aug. 10)
Saturday, October 8 at Five Mile Point Speedway – Short
Track SuperNationals presented by Dart Machinery: Modified, 50 laps,
$5,000 to win plus Trackside Products Street Stocks (other events &
rain date TBA)
Sunday, October 16 at Penn Can Speedway – King
of the Can: Modified, 50 laps $5,000 to win plus GM 602 Crate Sportsman
and Trackside Products Street Stocks (Rain Date: Nov. 12)
Short Track Four Crown is presented by VP Racing Fuels, Pioneer Pole
Buildings Inc., Plant Food Company, Reading Plastic Fabricators, BFP
Specialty, Shiley Fabrication, S&D Bodyline, Diversified Machine
Inc., S&W Awards, New Egypt Speedway & BD Motorsports Media.