David Ragan to Compete in Ice Cold Shriner Bowl at Lanier  51 Sports PR Report
Ragan Enters Pro Late Model Race But Many Other Things on Tap for Lanier Nat'l Speedway
Most of the testing program for NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series has been restricted for the 2009 season, but that hasn't slowed one of the series' brightest young stars.  David Ragan will return home in January, as today it was announced that he has entered the Ice Cold Shriner Bowl at Lanier National Speedway in Braselton, GA, on Saturday and Sunday, the 10th and 11th.
Ragan, who finished 13th in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points while racing the famous number-6 for Roush-Fenway Racing, will compete in the Pro Late Model portion of the Ice Cold Shriner Bowl at Lanier.  The 23-year-old is a native of Unadilla, GA.

“We are excited to have somebody of David Ragan's caliber come to race in the Ice Cold Shriner Bowl,” said Terry Roberts, General Manager of Lanier National Speedway.  “This will be the second year that David is supporting this event.  We feel it will be bigger and better than last year's weekend.  And we all know there are a lot of David Ragan fans in this area of Georgia.”

Ragan will also hold an autograph session for fans in attendance at Lanier National Speedway on Sunday, January 11th.  Ragan will be racing in part to help benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children.  Ragan named that specific program his official charity in 2007, and portions of the day's proceeds will be made to Shriners Hospitals.  Fans and teams are also encouraged to make donations during the weekend.
“It's the charity that David supports, and much of the proceeds from the event go to support the Shiners Hospitals.  We are getting a lot of response from everyone involved with that program nationwide.  It's getting to be a really big event,” added Roberts.

“The Shriners program will get a portion of all the ticket sales for the weekend at Lanier National Speedway.  We will make a donation that will be half of what we take in through the ticket sales, so we encourage people to come out and help a great cause.”

This will be the second annual Ice Cold Shriner Bowl at Lanier National Speedway. 
A 100-lap Pro Late Model event (GAS rules) will be featured on Sunday, but that
division will be joined by the Pro Challenge Series, Open Wheel Modifieds, Outlaw
Sportsman (dirt late model bodied cars), Super Trucks, Legends Cars, Bandoleros
and Mini Stocks.  Practice and qualifying for all divisions will occur on Saturday.  Pit
Gates open at Noon on Saturday and 11am on Sunday.  Grandstand admissions open
at noon on Sunday with racing beginning at 2pm.

Shortly after the Ice Cold Shriner Bowl, the biggest event of the winter for Late Model
racing will visit Lanier National Speedway.  The beautiful facility is the new home for
SpeedFest 2009, which will feature both Pro and Super Late Models.  The event will
be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 24th-25th.  More details are to follow.

For more information on the Ice Cold Shriner Bowl, be sure to check out speed51.com
and visit the official site of Lanier National Speedway at www.lanierspeedway.com.  If
you have any questions regarding the event, please call the track office at (770) 967-8600.





David Ragan will be busy in a car at Lanier...  (NASCAR Photos)
He'll also be busy outside of the car - appearing to meet fans and help out the Shriners Hospital for Children.