Rushville Republican

August 20, 2013

Sports Briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — Fan Appreciation night Aug. 24

Saturday night will be the season championship and final race of the 2013 season at Mt. Lawn Speedway located five miles west of New Castle. Season championship races will be contested in the Van Hoy Oil Series Late Models, Thunder Cars and Hornets along with the UMRA Midgets all running in 50 feature events. Indy FasKarts and State Farm Insurance Street Drags will also be on the racing program.

There will be an on track autograph/photo session where the cars will be brought to the track and fans will be allowed to come meet with their favorite drivers, get autographs and take their picture with the drivers. There will also be Big Wheel races where kids may bring their own Big Wheels or use one of the Mt. Lawn supplied Big Wheels. There will also be (Mt. Lawn supplied) Pedal Car races for older kids. Citizens State Bank is sponsoring the nickel scramble that will be held for age groups 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 where $100 worth of nickels will be poured on the racing surface for each group and the kids get to keep all the nickels that they can pick up.

Ticket prices will be $8 for adults, $5 for kids 6-10 with 5 and under free.

Ticket gates and practice open at 5 p.m. with qualifications starting at 6:15 p.m. with evening festivities getting underway at 7:30 p.m. with the on track autograph and photo session. Big wheel and pedal car races will be next followed by the nickel scramble. Racing should begin around 8:30 p.m.

Junior Varsity football changes

Junior varsity football games times have changed due to the Lions not fielding a freshman team. The junior varsity game at New Palestine on Aug. 31 will begin at 10 a.m. The game at Connersville on Sept. 21 and at Lawrenceburg on Oct. 5 will both start at 10 a.m.

Ladies bowling meeting

Rushville Bowl will host the organization meeting Aug. 27 for the Tuesday Night Ladies Bowling League. All bowlers from last year as well as potential new bowlers are asked to attend. For more information, call 561-7573.

Luck inks endorsement deals

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has agreed to a four-year deal to endorse products from audio technology maker Klipsch.

Luck told The Associated Press on Monday that the agreement also includes a provision that will allows him to design his own line of products, such as head phones. The deal is expected to be announced later Monday.

Klipsch CEO Paul Jacobs believes this deal may be the first part of a long-term relationship between Luck and the Indianapolis-based company. Neither Jacobs nor Luck would say how much Luck would be paid.

The rollout of this advertising campaign is expected to take place over the next 90 days and will be targeted primarily to social media audiences and local markets. Starting in January, Luck could begin making regular appearances in television ads.