Kentucky Speedway's "Horsepower" joined other area mascots in bringing the spirit of Halloween to patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

"Horsepower," "Buster" The Cincinnati Mighty Duck, McDonald's "Grimace," The Cincinnati Reds' "Mr. Red," and "The Rugrats" greeted, danced and posed for photographs with patients disguised as ghosts, ghouls, goblins and superheroes. The event was organized by The Ruth Lyons Children's Fund.

The 2003 Kentucky Speedway season begins May 9-10 when the ARCA RE/MAX Series makes its only appearance at the speedway to stage "The Channel 5-205." The race sets up a rematch between 2002 Rookie-of-the-Year Chad Blount and the first four-time champion in ARCA history, Frank Kimmel, who both took wins at Kentucky last season.

Season packages for Kentucky Speedway's upcoming season are on sale now and can be reserved by calling 1-888-652- 888-652-RACE. Single event ticket sales begin Monday, January 6, 2003. Phone Kentucky Speedway or visit www.kentuckyspeeedway.com for details.

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