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NASCAR simulator scheduled for Cherokee County Fair

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fans can 'drive' actual NASCAR race car

A new addition to the commercial building for the 2010 Cherokee County Fair includes a NASCAR simulator, brought to the fair by Chapman Motor Sports.

Fair fans are welcome to sit behind the wheel of this Elliot Sadler 2006 #38 M&M Ford Fusion to enjoy the feel of the track at 190+ miles per hour in this full scale NASCAR simulator.
Experience the thrill of Daytona International Speedway from behind the wheel of a real race driven car. From behind the wheel of the Elliot Sadler 2006 #38 M&M Ford Fusion, enjoy the feel of the track at 190+ miles per hour. This full scale NASCAR racecar brings the thrill of NASCAR to the Cherokee County Fair.

This car is a Superspeedway car which was driven at Daytona and Talladega in 2006. From the inside this actual race car, be the first to take the checkered flag at the Cherokee County Fair.

"We're very excited to be able to bring this NASCAR simulator to the fair! While the car is being driven, those waiting their turn or watching will be able to view what the driver is seeing by watching an external screen. That is part of the reason the simulator will need to be in the commercial building," said Rusty Grashoff, President of the Cherokee County Fair.

Along with the NASCAR simulator, Chapman Motor Sports also brings something for the kids. "Toby" is the Chapman Motor Sports mascot. "Toby" is a 1⁄2 scale car called a Supercup or Minicup car that will run over 100 miles per hour. "Toby" is kid friendly and looks like he just stepped out of a cartoon. Free stickers and candy will be available for the kids.

'Toby,' the half scale car that will run over 100 miles per hour, is a kid-friendly simulator that will be part of the fun at the 2010 Cherokee County Fair.
"We're super excited to be able to offer something for the "big kids" as well as the little ones, by having both the NASCAR simulator and "Toby" available for fair goers. We're also hoping this will increase traffic in the commercial building," states Chris Rausch, chairman of Kid's Day.

The NASCAR simulator requires a nominal charge, but viewing "Toby" and seeing the trailer will be free of charge. This will aid the fair board in paying for the simulator and "Toby" to come to the Cherokee County Fair.

"We learned of the simulator and "Toby" at our fair convention and the fair board is super excited to be able to offer something different to fair goers! It should be lots of fun," said Grashoff.

The Cherokee County Fair is July 8 through the 11.

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