FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 39, 1999
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: GEORGE LAIBE
The Coaster Works proudly announces the opening of their
very first roller coaster to the public. Named "Little D" in honor of Dale
Earnhardt Jr., this Allen Hershel "Lil Dipper" kiddie coaster opened at Race
World July 30, 1999. Another classic roller coaster was bound for the junk
yard from "Sea Breeze" in Rochester, NY, when it was rescued by The Coaster
Works. After extensive restoration, the coaster was leased to Race World,
who will operate and maintain the coaster. The Coaster Works is positioned
to rescue and restore any classic roller coaster headed to s***or junk
piles and make them a continuing viable part of our American Roller Coaster
This is the first roller coaster for the Race World facility. Construction
has started on Race World's second roller coaster, a 70 foot double out and
back with a figure 8 crossover in the middle, named "The Intimidator," in
honor of famed NASCAR race car driver Dale Earnhardt Sr. Planned for an
April 1, 2000, opening, the coaster will have two PTC trains with an
approximate 1,000 riders per hour through put capacity. The coaster is the
first major coaster by the Coaster Works, of Nashville, TN.
Race world is a 16 acre family entertainment center in Pigeon Forge, TN. The
five year old facility features a NASCAR theme and offers go-carts, miniature
golf, kiddie and major rides, an arcade, simulators, food outlet and the
world's largest NASCAR retail souvenir and collectible outlet styled store.
One of the three owners of the facility is famed NASCAR race team owner,
Richard Childress who lists Dale Earnhardt Sr., one of his prominent drivers.
The Coaster Works, Inc.
George E. Laibe
PO BOX 716 ANTIOCH, TN. 37011,
3529 COUNTRY WAY ROAD, ANTIOCH, TN. 37013