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September 24, 1998|By Karin Remesch

Sunfest in O.C.

Celebrate the start of the fall season in Ocean City with four days of fun, food, arts, crafts and music when Sunfest '98 shines on the resort's inlet parking lot today through Sunday. The annual event includes entertainment, hayrides on the beach, scarecrow making, pumpkin carving, and much more in and around four big-top tents. Headline artists presenting concerts are David Gates of Bread, Toby Keith, the Jerry Garcia Band, and 38 Special. There's also an outdoor stage featuring local bands.

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, but tickets to the special concerts are $10. For a complete schedule call 800-OC-OCEAN; for concert tickets call 410-481-SEAT.

Drivers, start your engines! Carol "Bunny" Burkett, one-time champion and grandmother, returns to racing after a near fatal crash 18 months ago when the International Hot Rod Association presents the 7th Annual President's Cup Nationals Friday through Sunday at Maryland International Raceway in Budds Creek. Other racers include Scotty Cannon, a five-time pro modified world champion; and Mark Thomas, four-time Alcohol Funny Car world champion.

Pro qualifying starts at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. tomorrow and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; final eliminations at noon Sunday. The raceway is on Route 234. Tickets at the door are $18 Friday, $24 Saturday-Sunday; children 12 and under free Friday and Sunday, $5 Saturday for ages 6-12. Free pit passes with all tickets. Call 301-449-RACE.

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