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NASCAR featured in home matinee for Buckeyes at Value City Arena

COLUMBUS, Ohio For the second year in a row, auto racing will be celebrated in Value City Arena Sunday in conjunction with the Ohio State men’s hockey game. The No. 15 Buckeyes and No.2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish will face off at 2:05 p.m. in a Central Collegiate Hockey Association game.

On the arena concourse pregame, Great Clips Racing and Columbus Motor Speedway will be represented by both cars and drivers. Arena doors open at 1 p.m.

Scheduled to Attend (Locations):
Northwest Concourse:  57 Chevy
Northwest Concourse:  Zero Hill Late Model
Northwest Concourse:  Buckeye Quarter Midgets (need tv and VCR)
Northeast Concourse:  Jason Dennis Columbus Modified
Southeast Concourse: Buckeye Race Team
Southeast Concourse: USAC National Midget Car (Toby Alfrey)
Southeast Concourse: USAC .25 Midget Cars
Southwest Concourse: Great Clips car with driver Gabi DiCarlo (bio below)
Southwest Concourse: Great Clips hair cuts

Additional Game Day Promotions:
Racing Day – Race cars on display for fans on the concourse
Quarter Dog Day – Enjoy 25 cent hot dogs at the game (While supplies last)
FREE thunder sticks to the first 2000 fans
FREE haircuts courtesy of Great Clips
Postgame skate on the ice with the team (Bring your own skates)
Meet the Buckeyes postgame autograph session

 

Gabi DiCarlo
Racing Accomplishments

2008
Competed full-time in the ARCA RE/MAX Series
Captured three (3) top-10 finishes and finished 14th in the series point standings

2007   
Competed in first full season of ARCA RE/MAX Series season
Finished 11th in the series point standings during rookie season

2006  
Competed full time in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series
On two occasions was named the Miller Lite Rookie-of-the-Race, becoming the first female in series history to win this award
2005
Made debut in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series
Competed in full season of USAR Hooters Pro Cup competition, capturing three (3) top-10 finishes
Competed part-time in the Super Late Model Series at Irwindale Speedway in California

2004   
Competed full-time in the Star Mazda Series
Won the Rookie-of-the-Year title and finished fifth in the point standings
Invited Participant, “Women in the Winner’s Circle,’ Indianapolis, Indiana; sponsored by the
Lyn St. James Foundation

2003   
Won two SCCA Pro Series events in Formula Mazda
Competed in the Formula Barber Dodge Western Series and finished top-10 in the point standings
Invited Participant, “Women in the Winner’s Circle,’ Indianapolis, Indiana; sponsored by the Lyn St. James Foundation

2002   
Became first female ever to win the championship in the Phoenix Kart Racing Association Series,  125cc Shifter class
Ran limited schedule in the USAC Formula Russell Series with two top-10 finishes
Competed full-time in the Super Kart USA Pro Motor Series and finished 11th in the point standings
Semi-Finalist in Jim Russell Graduate Run-Offs

2001
Recipient of the Lyn St. James Driver Development Foundation Scholarship
Qualified for Super Kart USA World Finals, Among top 20 in Nation to Attend

2000  
Became first female ever to win the championship in the Phoenix Kart Racing Association Series, 80cc Jr. Shifter