Corvettes roll in Spearfish

By Tim Velder, Lawrence County Journal staff | Friday, July 17, 2009

-- Friday's closed-course racing event for the Black Hills Corvette Classic featured varying levels of horsepower from the American-made sports car.

Scores of drivers plied their skills of weaving around orange cones in a Black Hills State University Young Center parking lot. There were 86 cars in six generational classes of Corvettes. Twenty of the drivers were women -- a number that continues to grow, said timer John Pesicka of Sioux Falls.

Organizer and driver Glen Hoffer of Brandon said the racing is a fun event, offering plaques -- not cash -- to the fastest cars. Race safety also is emphasized: Drivers must wear helmets.

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