Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati and The Thoroughbred Harley-Davidson Shop of Florence, Ky., will be the presenting sponsors of the first-of-its kind "Frank Kimmel Enduro Nationals" at Kentucky Speedway May 26.

The event was created by eight-time ARCA RE/MAX Series champion and four-time Kentucky Speedway race winner Frank Kimmel to give local racers the chance to compete at a major motorsports venue. The current event entry list stands at 115.

"I thought it was a shame that some of the great short track racers in the country would never have a chance to compete at a venue such as Kentucky Speedway," Kimmel said. "This event will feature everyday, blue collar drivers that go home at night and work on their cars. It will be cool for those drivers because, for one, we'll pay $10,000 to win and drivers can build their own car and bring it to the track."

The 150-mile, 100-lap event will contain a mandatory pit stop at Lap 50 to allow drivers to make adjustments to their cars.

Financial terms of the presenting sponsorships were not disclosed. Both dealerships will receive promotional considerations associated with the event.

Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati, is located at 1799 Tennessee Ave., is the city's oldest and largest Harley-Davidson dealership and has been assisting riders with motorcycle service, parts, accessories and Motorclothes for more than 85 years. New and experienced riders can contact the dealership at 513-641-1188 or through http://www.harley-davidsonofcincinnati.com. The Thoroughbred Harley-Davidson Shop of Florence, Ky., is affiliated with Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati and is located at 8519 Dixie Hwy. Florence, Ky., 41042 and can be reached by phone at 859-282-2111.

Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be reserved through the Tickets pages of this Web site, by phone at 888-652-RACE (7223), through Tickets.com outlets including Meijer stores and at Kentucky Speedway ticket offices located in the Sparta, Ky., Fan Center off of Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 North as well as the speedway administrative office at 400 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 100, in Ft. Mitchell, Ky., next to The Montgomery Inn.

Story by Mike Schmaltz

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