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Rich Christensen and his officials today announced the cancellation of the October 9 & 10 ArmDrop Live event scheduled at Heartland Park Topeka due to not meeting a required minimal car count for the event.

Christensen waited until the last possible moment to make the decision in hopes that the situation would resolve itself. Unfortunately, that did not happen.

“Fans and Racers I regret that due to not meeting a required minimal car count two weeks prior to the event that my staff and I have decided to cancel our event at HPT,” said Christensen.  “Without the proper adequate racer participation it’s truly impossible for us to hold a fair and exciting ArmDrop event.   I appreciate the support all our fans have shown for my TV shows and ArmDrop Live and ask that you come out visit Heartland Park Topeka in 2010 because they truly are keeping the sport of drag racing alive!”

While disappointed, Raymond Irwin, Heartland Park Topeka owner, understood Christensen's difficult decision.

“It is disappointing that they had to cancel this event as we were looking forward to hosting it,” said Irwin.  “Unfortunately, these things happen sometimes.  Rich and his crew strive to put on the very best show possible and we understand that Rich made this decision in the best interest of the racers and fans.  We wish Rich the best of luck for the rest of 2009 and look forward to working with him for the Pinks All Out event at HPT in 2010.”

For more information about Heartland Park Topeka events, please call (785) 862-4781 or visit

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