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Nearly 300 Sonoma Valley children enjoyed a day of holiday cheer under sunny skies at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday at the 15th annual “Race to the Holidays” Children’s Christmas Party.

The raceway teamed up with the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) to host the children and their families at the event, which featured a race-car display, balloon animals, face painting, caroling and a visit from Santa Claus, who arrived via Schell-Vista Fire Protection District fire truck.

The event, which has drawn more than 3,600 children since its inception in 2005, culminated with Santa Claus presenting each child with a full bag of toys and a stuffed animal, as well as a toiletry kit courtesy of Verizon. Children ranged in age from newborn to 12 years old.

“Today is our first time (at Race to the Holidays Christmas Party) and it’s our new Christmas tradition,” said Sonoma resident and mother of three, Deanna Oliveros. “The highlight of the day was seeing Santa. My kids love singing and so they really enjoyed singing the Christmas songs and I did too!”

Upon hearing the children singing his favorite tune, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” Santa greeted the children on his way into the event hall before handing out gifts. The children left the raceway with new toys and wide smiles after a complimentary lunch at the Raceway Café.

“My favorite part of the day is the balloons and seeing Santa,” said eight-year-old Camila, who attended the party for her third consecutive year. “I always get the pink poodle balloon animal. I like getting presents, but I also like seeing my family happy and together.”          

All children were pre-registered through five Sonoma Valley youth groups, including the El Verano Elementary School, Friends in Sonoma Helping (F.I.S.H.), La Luz, Stand By Me Sonoma Mentoring and the Sonoma Valley Teen Parent Program

The raceway received a generous outpouring of support from the community as more than 1,200 toys were donated for the party. Supporters of this year’s event included: Clover Sonoma, Exchange Bank, Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Levy Restaurants, Patterson Dental, Pat Milligan, The Save Mart Companies, Schell-Vista Fire Protection District, Sonoma Brands, Sonoma Greens, Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority, Verizon and Viansa Sonoma. SCC, the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway, has distributed $6.8 million in grants to Sonoma County youth organizations since 2001.

Sonoma Raceway PR

Richmond Raceway (Richmond) extends its relationship with the bowling industry as Go Bowling will return for the third consecutive season as the entitlement sponsor for the fall NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race in 2020. The Go Bowling 250 will return “under the lights” as the NXS Regular Season Championship race on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.

“Go Bowling continues to grow their presence in the greater Richmond region through our relationship at Richmond Raceway,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “We appreciate our relationship with the Go Bowling brand, and look forward to continuing to work together to bring the community of bowling and motorsports fans together at America’s Premier Short Track.”

Go Bowling is entitlement sponsor for the Go Bowling at The Glen NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International. The brand previously has been an entitlement sponsor at Kansas Speedway and Pocono Raceway, as well as a sponsor for several teams at various levels of the sport including Stewart-Haas Racing.

“Through our collaboration with Richmond Raceway, we continue to see the results of amplifying our message on the benefits of bowling to race fans at the track and across a national audience on television and radio,” said John Harbuck, President of Strike Ten Entertainment. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Dennis Bickmeier and the team at Richmond as it brings tremendous value in providing top of mind awareness for the sport of bowling across the country. As the Go Bowling 250 decides the NASCAR Xfinity Series Regular Season Championship next season, the event will be even bigger in 2020.”

Go Bowling is the consumer-facing brand of the bowling industry. Its website, GoBowling.com, is the go-to site for consumers to learn more about the sport of bowling, including information about 2,000 bowling centers around the country. The site helps fans find local bowling centers, promotional offers, bowling video tips, and other bowling information. To learn more about Go Bowling, visit gobowling.com.

Richmond Raceway and the bowling industry have partnered to host the PWBA Tour Championship the last three years (2017-2019). As part of the initial partnership, four bowling lanes were installed in the historic Old Dominion Building for the PWBA Tour Championship, following the tournament the lanes are open for fan experiences over the race weekend.

Kids 12 & under receive special discounts on grandstand tickets and FanGrounds passes at Richmond. For the Go Bowling 250 NXS Regular Season Championship and ToyotaCare 250 Gander Trucks races, kids 12 & under are free in all grandstand sections with a ticketed adult. For Cup races, kids 12 & under are $25 off in every grandstand section. Richmond also offers kids 12 & under a special price for the FanGrounds for single-day admission and race weekend passes. For more information on kids pricing, visit richmondraceway.com/kidstickets.

Richmond Raceway PR

Richmond Raceway (Richmond) announces the United States Auto Club (USAC) .25 Series (quarter midgets) will join the INDYCAR Race Weekend at America’s Premier Short Track. For the first time in 11 years, a USAC series will return with the NTT IndyCar Series at Richmond as part of a speed-themed festival on June 25-28, 2020.

“Richmond Raceway has a storied 74-year history with motorsports, so we look forward to welcoming the USAC.25 series, along with the NTT IndyCar Series, for our loyal fans at America’s Premier Short Track next summer,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “The future stars of the sport will showcase their skills over the INDYCAR Race Weekend as part of a weekend festival built around speed.”

Quarter midgets are kid-size cars that are approximately 1/4 the size of a full-size open-wheel midget. Although quarter midget racing dates back over 60 years, the USAC.25 Series is only 12 years old. There are over 45 USAC.25 clubs around the nation with thousands of kids, ages 5-12, and their families participating in sanctioned races. Some notable graduates of quarter midgets include Jeff Gordon, A.J. Foyt, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Ed Carpenter, and Sarah Fisher.

This will be the first time in USAC.25’s 12-year history that it competes at Richmond. USAC had the Silver Crown Series compete as part of the INDYCAR Race Weekend in 2008-2009 at America’s Premier Short Track. Richmond hosted INDYCAR for nine events between 2001-2009. Richmond was the first track less than one-mile that hosted an INDYCAR race.

The USAC.25 Series will race on a temporary 1/20th of a mile-long track located on the frontstretch in the Midway at Richmond. Approximately 200 entries from all over the nation will be competing on Thursday, June 25 through Sunday, June 28, 2020. The full race weekend schedule will be announced at a later date.

“What an amazing opportunity this will be for our USAC.25 families and competitors to experience Richmond Raceway,” said Danielle Frye, National Director, USAC.25 Series. “To be able to race at America’s Premier Short Track on the same weekend as the NTT IndyCar Series makes its return back to Richmond even more exciting. This track always produces great racing and we are thrilled to expose our young drivers to this awesome facility.”

The USAC.25 Series has been paired with the NTT IndyCar Series over the two years at ISM Raceway, Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) and Circuit of the Americas. The 2020 national schedule also features visits to Daytona International Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. For the full 2020 USAC.25 Series schedule, visit usac25.com.

Tickets for the INDYCAR Race Weekend at America’s Premier Short Track start at $25 with special youth 16-and-under pricing at $10. Tickets are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at richmondraceway.com.

For more information on INDYCAR and the NTT IndyCar Series, visit indycar.com.

Richmond Raceway PR

On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, the Kentucky Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) hosted its 6th Annual Spirit of Giving luncheon, which is a celebration of the chapter's annual opportunity to provide grant funding to local non-profit children's organizations in the community.
 
During the event, each organization was individually recognized and received its grant check from SCC Kentucky Chapter Director TJ Ilhardt and Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger.
 
“One of our biggest thrills at Kentucky Speedway is to honor and assist the many great children’s organizations in our region,” said Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger. “We always look forward to this day each year. We are especially thankful for the opportunity to be able to build partnerships with these incredible organizations and help improve the lives of children on our community,” said SCC Kentucky Chapter Director TJ Ilhardt
 
Since its inception in 2011, the Kentucky Chapter of SCC has distributed more than $1.2 million in funding and assistance in its service area, which includes the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana. With help from corporate partners, volunteers, board members, local community groups and race fans throughout the region, the Kentucky Chapter is honored to award $97,000 in funding this fiscal year to the following 31 local non-profit children’s organizations:
 
  • Awake Ministries (Shelbyville, KY)
  • Buckhorn Children and Family Services (Buckhorn, KY)
  • CancerFree KIDS Pediatric Cancer Research Alliance (Loveland, OH)
  • The Caring Place (Lebanon, KY)
  • CASA of Lexington (Lexington, KY)
  • The Center for Courageous Kids (Scottsville, KY)
  • Dare to Care Food Bank (Louisville, KY)
  • Decatur County 4 Kids Prevent Child Abuse Council, Inc. (Westport, IN)
  • Diocesan Catholic Children's Home (Fort Mitchell, KY)
  • Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
  • Down Syndrome of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
  • The Dragonfly Foundation (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County (Carrollton, KY)
  • Educational Excellence Foundation of Gallatin County (Warsaw, KY)
  • Gallatin County Food Pantry (Warsaw, KY)
  • God's Pantry Food Bank (Lexington, KY)
  • HOPE for Gallatin County (Warsaw, KY)
  • Kentucky Intensive Family Services (Fort Thomas, KY)
  • Kids Cancer Alliance (Louisville, KY)
  • Master Provisions (Florence, KY)
  • Meeting the Needs Ministry (Owenton, KY)
  • Mentoring Plus (Newport, KY)
  • My Blanket Buddies (Georgetown, KY)
  • New Life Furniture Bank (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center (Fort Mitchell, KY)
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Northern Kentucky (Covington, KY)
  • Special Olympics Kentucky (Frankfort, KY)
  • St. Joseph Infant and Maternity Home (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank (Cincinnati, OH)
  • The Toy Chest Foundation (Lexington, KY)
  • UpSpring (Cincinnati, OH)
 
The Kentucky Chapter is one of eight chapters in the Speedway Children’s Charities family, which distributed over $2.9 million as a whole in 2019. This brings the total allocation amount to more than $58.3 million since the national non-profit was founded in 1982.
 
To find out how you or your company can become more involved with the Kentucky Chapter of SCC or for additional information about its 2020 fundraising efforts, please visit their website at http://kentucky.speedwaycharities.org/. The organization can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching “SCCKentucky.”
KYSCC PR

All American Speedway powered by Roseville Toyota has announced the schedule for its 66th year of racing competition, located @the Grounds in Roseville, Calif.  The second full season of NASCAR competition under the tutelage of Bill McAnally Racing Promotions will present 14 nights of competition.
 
Championship racing opens on April 11 with NASCAR Late Model twin main events plus Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4s, Jr. Late Models, Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros, and a Trailer Bash.
 
One of the most hotly contested races in 2019 was the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour 127.  The SRL returns on May 16 and September 26, each carrying special bonuses that push the posted awards above $30,000.  A full slate of weekly racing competition will be featured each SRL night as well.
 
On October 10 the NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150 will feature the nationally-televised ARCA Menards Series West, formerly the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West.  Drivers will be battling for over $100,000 in awards including championships on the line in each of the six weekly divisions.
 
UTV racing returns after a tremendous debut this season, with four races scheduled for a 2020 championship series.  UTVs will be action on a special infield course on May 2, July 18, August 29, and October 17.  The popular Trailer Bash division returns for a five-race points series.  Metal grinding excitement hits the track during the season opener on April 11, followed by appearances on July 11, August 1, September 12, and October 24.
 
Enduro racing will be a big part of the 2020 season with a pair of races scheduled.  All American Speedway will celebrate the end of summer with the Back to School Bash on August 15, featuring Enduro racing plus kids UTV racing and Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros. Special school themed activities and school participation will be a featured part of the event.  Pumpkin Smash Enduro closes the season on October 24 with pumpkin guts and soapy water all over the speedway.  The final trailer bash of the year will close the evening as well.
 
October’s Month of Mayhem includes the Malicious Monster Truck Tour for two shows on October 17 with a matinee at 2pm and an evening show at 6pm.  Megasaurus will be making his Roseville debut while the UTVs will be staging their season finale as well.
 
All American Speedway powered by Roseville Toyota will celebrate its 2019 track champions on January 18th, 2020 @the Grounds in Roseville.  The Championship Awards Gala will honor drivers from all six weekly racing divisions at the NASCAR-sanctioned track.  Special guest Larry McReynolds will be the Master of Ceremonies and will be joined by other special guests still to be announced.
 
All told, more than 40 awards will be handed out with cocktail attire suggested for this special gala.  Purchase of ticket includes reserved table seating and a catered dinner by Randy Peters Catering.
 
Tickets are available by visiting www.AllAmericanSpeedway.com Prices are $45 until January 7th and increase to $55 available until January 14th.  Tables for ten are available for $400.00, before taxes and fees.  Doors open at 5:30 pm.  Door and raffle prizes will be offered along with a no host bar provided by @the Grounds.
 
2020 All American Speedway Schedule
Subject to Change
Saturday, April 11 - NASCAR Weekly Season Opener Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + Trailer Bash
 
Saturday, May 2 – NASCAR Weekly Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + UTV Races
Saturday, May 16 – SRL Southwest Tour + NASCAR Late Models, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup
 
Saturday, June 13NASCAR Weekly Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + Special Guests To Be Announced!
 
Saturday, July 11 – NASCAR Weekly Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + Trailer Bash
Saturday, July 18 – NASCAR Weekly Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + UTV Races & RV Demolition Derby
 
Saturday, August 1 – NASCAR Weekly Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + Trailer Bash
Saturday, August 15 – BACK TO SCHOOL BASH ENDURO, Kids UTV, Bando/Mini Cup
Saturday, August 29 – NASCAR Weekly Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + UTV Races *Bando National Qualifier*
 
Saturday, September 12 – Tribute to Heroes NASCAR Late Model Twin, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup + Trailer Bash
Saturday, September 26 – SRL Southwest Tour + NASCAR Late Models, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup
 
Saturday, October 10 – OCTOBER CLASSIC NAPA AUTO PARTS/Toyota 150 ARCA Menards Series West + NASCAR Late Models, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, F4, Jr Late Models, Bando/Mini Cup
Saturday, October 17 – Malicious Monster Truck Tour (2 shows) + Megasaurus, UTV Nationals
Saturday October 24 – PUMPKIN SMASH ENDURO + Trailer Bash

AAS PR

Santa’s elves have been hard at work on Speedway Christmas presented by Cook Out since the spectacular Christmas light show’s opening night on Nov. 22 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In addition to a remarkable 4 million lights-to-music display covering a 3.75-mile course, starting this week, the Christmas village will be open every night beginning Thursday, Dec. 12, through Tuesday, Dec. 24.

Fans can save time and money by visiting Sunday through Thursday nights when car pricing starts at just $25.

This year’s sprawling Christmas Village features a 50-foot Ferris wheel, carousel and slide. Live outdoor music will entertain guests and there are fire pits for s’mores. For cheerful holiday entertainment with FOX 46 WJZY Movie Nights, “National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation” (Dec. 12-19) and “The Star (Dec. 20-24) will be playing on the giant Speedway TV. Inside the Christmas village, children can spend time with Santa and participate in various crafts.

Guests may enjoy the 50-plus themed holiday trees, purchase last minute gifts for those they love from vendors and enjoy holiday treats such as mini donuts, hot chocolate, Christmas confectionaries, funnel cakes and Greek specialties. For those who wish to watch the holiday movies inside, an indoor theater has been set up at one end of the village. Bethlehem Village will also be open every night, featuring live animals, animated carolers and a Nativity scene.

To kick the Christmas cheer into high gear, WJZY/FOX 46 personalities will serve complimentary hot chocolate on Thurs., Dec. 12 to guests waiting in line between 5 – 7 p.m.

Speedway Christmas presented by Cook Out is open now through Jan. 5, 2020, from 6 to 10 p.m. each night excluding Christmas Day.

TICKETS:
Fans can buy tickets to Speedway Christmas presented by Cook Out by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267), or by visiting http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets.

KEEP TRACK:
Fans can connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway by following on Twitter and Instagram or become a Facebook fan. Keep up with all the latest news and information with the Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app.

CMS PR

This iconic event will take place September 2-7  at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The U.S. Nationals will feature the intense side-by-side racing at speeds of over 320 mph that fans have come to know and love in the region.
 
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock), and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all took home titles at the 2019 event.
 
The U.S. Nationals has been contested since 1955 and is the most historic and tradition-rich event on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series calendar. The event marks the end of the 2020 regular season, where racers will be vying for a top 10 spot in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.
 
Competition will feature the 11,000-horsepower nitro-fueled Top Fuel and Funny Car classes, along with the ever-thrilling Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories. The E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series, and SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown will once again be contested.
 
NHRA fans can take part in the Mello Yello Walking Tour to see the cars and teams hard at work in the pits. Fans can also attend Pro Stock School and Nitro School to learn how the cars operate and reach their thrilling speeds. Lucas Oil Raceway will also host a Mello Yello autograph session and allow fans to meet their favorite drivers as well as the Sealmaster Track Walk hosted by NHRA announcer Joe Castello. Another can’t-miss experience is the winner’s circle celebration on Monday after racing concludes. NHRA fans are invited to congratulate the winners of the event as they celebrate their victories.
 
To purchase general admission or reserved seats, call (800) 884-NHRA (6472) or visit www.NHRA.com/tickets. Kids 12 and under are free in general admission areas with a paid adult.
 

Talladega Superspeedway, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year and introduced the all-new, one-of-a-kind, fan-friendly Talladega Garage Experience, was recently honored in Birmingham for its longstanding commitment to the local community and state.

During a reception held at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and hosted by the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center (BJCC) Authority, a number of state and local officials were on hand as the track was presented a Resolution, recognizing the countless benefits the 2.66-mile, fan-friendly venue has bestowed on the Yellowhammer State, including the tremendous economic impact.

New Talladega Superspeedway President Brian Crichton was on hand to accept the Resolution, along with recently retired and longtime track Chairman Grant Lynch, who was also presented with two Resolutions – from the BJCC and the Senate of Alabama – for his 26-plus years of heading the track.

NASCAR’s Most Competitive track generates more than $434 million in total economic activity each year while spending over $33 million annually to host its two NASCAR weekends. The greatest race track in the world creates $61 million in state, local and municipal taxes, and produces thousands of jobs.

After a successful opening in October during the NASCAR Playoffs weekend, the Talladega Garage Experience, which allows fans to be immersed into the sport like never before with unprecedented access, will make its spring debut, April 24-26, with a tripleheader featuring the GEICO 500 (NASCAR Cup Series), the MoneyLion 300 (NASCAR Xfinity Series) and General Tire 200 (ARCA Menards Series).

Chase Elliott is the defending champion of the GEICO 500, while Ryan Blaney is the track’s most recent Cup Series winner. Ticket information is available online at www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or by calling (855) 518-RACE (7223). 

TSS PR

Global Medical Response (GMR), the world leader in compassionate, quality emergency medical and patient relocation services, has reached a multi-year agreement to become the title sponsor of the NTT IndyCar Series road race in May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The seventh annual GMR Grand Prix is scheduled for Saturday, May 9 on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile permanent road course at IMS, which includes portions of the famous 2.5-mile oval that hosts the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 24. The GMR Grand Prix is the fifth race of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, which kicks off on Sunday, March 15 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. 

This sponsorship expands the relationship between GMR, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and INDYCAR. GMR's ground ambulance business, American Medical Response (AMR), has served as the Official Medical Response Partner of the Indianapolis 500, INDYCAR Grand Prix, Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard and IMS since 2018, a partnership that was extended as part of this agreement. The AMR INDYCAR Safety Team is an industry leader in motorsports safety and has been instrumental in revolutionizing the sport. 

"GMR and AMR teams set the global standard for emergency medical services by dedicated and highly trained first responders," Hulman & Company President and CEO Mark Miles said. "We're honored and grateful to salute the vital, life-saving work of their brave personnel through this sponsorship of the GMR Grand Prix and growth of our mutually beneficial partnership across the NTT IndyCar Series. We're also thrilled to extend our relationship with the AMR INDYCAR Safety Team, a group whose knowledge, preparedness and capabilities are second to none." 

"We are proud to sponsor the GMR Grand Prix which is part of the iconic 'Month of May' leading up to the Indy 500, and to work with INDYCAR to dedicate this season to raise awareness about the vital work all first responders do every day to impact patients' lives and the stresses responders face with that responsibility ," said Randy Owen, President and CEO of Global Medical Response. "Our AMR business is a national EMS leader with expertise in many aspects of emergency services, both air and ground and in event medical services for the racing industry. We are pleased to be expanding and furthering our involvement with this agreement." 

IMS, INDYCAR, GMR and its AMR business will work together during all NTT IndyCar Series events to raise awareness and salute the vital work performed by first responders across North America. This effort also will take place during other races at IMS serviced by the AMR Safety Team, including the annual NASCAR event weekend.

In another component of this new partnership, All Clear Foundation becomes an Official Charity of INDYCAR and IMS. GMR is the founding partner of All Clear Foundation, whose mission is to improve the life expectancy and well-being of all first responders, including law enforcement, fire, EMS and dispatch - as well as improve the well-being of their families. The foundation creates, funds and amplifies critical resources for First Responders who are repeatedly exposed to traumatic events and whose unchecked mental and physiological tolls incurred in the course of their jobs can be debilitating, or even deadly.

"We are thrilled to be included in the partnership with Global Medical Response and NTT IndyCar Series," said Janell Farr, President of All Clear Foundation. "The commitment Global Medical Response continues to make in support of all First Responders - even beyond those they employ - is a true testament to their industry leadership." 

This partnership will include the distribution of tickets to first responders through the foundation at all NTT IndyCar Series races, with a significant number of tickets set aside for GMR Grand Prix Race Day. 

For more information about All Clear Foundation, visit allclearfoundation.org.

IMS PR

With a new home at the world-renowned Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, the 10th year of Welcome To Rockville features an unparalleled lineup of today’s top rock and metal artists and up-and-coming talent for Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience, happening on Friday, May 8, Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, 2020.

As previously announced, Metallica—recently named the world's biggest all-time touring act by Pollstar—will exclusively headline all five Danny Wimmer Presents hard rock festivals in 2020, including Welcome To Rockville, in a unique collaboration unprecedented for any American festival promoter or band.

In addition to Metallica, who will perform two different sets (Friday, May 8 and Sunday, May 10), fan favorite Disturbed will headline Saturday, May 9. The diverse lineup also includes Lynyrd Skynyrd (their last show ever in their Northern Florida home area), Godsmack, Deftones, Social Distortion, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb of God, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Mastodon, Gojira, Royal Blood, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Anthrax, Ghostemane, Hellyeah, Hollywood Undead, Bad Wolves and many more.

“As a lifelong fan, it was an overwhelming experience to attend Lynyrd Skynyrd’s final hometown show at a sold-out stadium (TIAA Bank Field) in Jacksonville in September of 2018. Lynyrd Skynyrd is a band that has known tragedy and responded with nothing but triumph for over 50 years. They defined Southern rock, and they were a definitive part of my own rock n’ roll education growing up in Jacksonville,” says Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents. “After nine great years in Jacksonville, it was a difficult decision to move Welcome To Rockville to a new home – but it was a necessary decision for the festival to continue to grow and deliver the kind of experience that Florida’s rock fans deserve. I’m so humbled and honored that Lynyrd Skynyrd is coming with us to Daytona Beach to celebrate 10 years of Welcome To Rockville with their last-ever North Florida area show.”

The three-day destination festival will feature three music stages, premium food and beverage selections and enhanced onsite experiences.

Weekend, 2-Day (new for 2020) and Single Day General Admission and VIP passes, as well as tent and RV camping passes for Welcome To Rockville are on sale now at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com.

The current music lineup for Welcome To Rockville 2020 is as follows (subject to change):

Friday, May 8

Metallica, Deftones, Social Distortion, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Royal Blood, Ghostemane, Motionless In White, Knocked Loose, Bones UK, City Morgue, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Brutus, Killstation, Brass Against, Ego Kill Talent, Zero 9:36

Saturday, May 9

Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb of God, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Hollywood Undead, Hellyeah, Bad Wolves, The Darkness, Power Trip, Jinjer, ??? ??, New Years Day, 3Teeth, Brkn Love, Toothgrinder, Joyous Wolf

Sunday, May 10

Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Godsmack, Mastodon, Gojira, Anthrax, Code Orange, Dance Gavin Dance, Sleeping With Sirens, Of Mice & Men, Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, Fire From The Gods, Counterfeit., Airbourne, Goodbye June, Stitched Up Heart, Hero The Band

Festival entry begins each day at 11:30 AM.

After welcoming sold-out crowds of 90,000-plus the past three years, the move to Daytona International Speedway will allow Welcome To Rockville to increase its audience capacity while at the same time providing more enhanced audience experiences. A recent $400 million renovation of the Speedway and additional $200 million invested in the surrounding area in recent years has transformed the destination into a world-class facility, including numerous hotels within walking distance, many dining options and expanded space for camping, allowing Rockville attendees a convenient and well-rounded experience.

At Welcome To Rockville, Danny Wimmer Presents is proud to offer a collaboration with Metallica's Blackened American Whiskey and Enter Night Pilsner. Blackened is a super-premium American whiskey blend, crafted by the late Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and finished in the earth shattering music of Metallica. The finest bourbons, ryes and whiskeys were hand selected to create something revolutionary—finished in black brandy casks and pummeled by sound. Enter Night Pilsner is Metallica's collaboration with the rock stars of craft brewing, Stone Brewing. Blackened and Enter Night will come together under one roof to offer guests a one-of-a-kind musical festival experience. The massive Boilermaker pop-up will feature a Blackened & Enter Night Pilsner Boilermaker, as well as craft cocktails and ice-cold Enter Night Pilsner. This exciting collaboration marks the latest in a long line of amplified guest experiences only available through Danny Wimmer Presents music festivals. Learn more at http://BlackenedWhiskey.com.

Current pass prices for Welcome To Rockville are as follows:

3-Day Weekend GA: starting at $209.50 + fees

3-Day VIP: $499.50 + fees (close to selling out)

3-Day Military General Admission: $175.00 (fees included)

2-Day GA (Friday/Saturday, Saturday/Sunday or Friday/Sunday): $169.50 + fees

Single Day GA: $99.50 + fees

Single Day VIP: $199.50 + fees

A limited number of weekend GA 4-packs are available for $758.00 ($189.50 per pass) + fees.

Layaway options are available throughout the month of December for just $20 down per pass, with additional monthly payments due on January 2, February 3 and March 2, 2020.

Weekend tent and RV camping passes are available for purchase. Campgrounds will be open from Thursday, May 7 through Monday, May 11. All campers will have access to showers, portable restrooms, food and drink vendors, charging stations, information and medical services. A car or tent camping pass accommodates up to 4 people and an RV camping pass accommodates up to 6 people. Camping and parking prices and locations are as follows:

General Campgrounds Car & Tent Camping: $225.00

General RV Campgrounds, no hookup: $299.00

Premium RV Campgrounds, no hookup: $399.00

Premium RV Campgrounds, with hookup: $599.00

Premium RV Campgrounds, Driver/Owner lot: $799.00

Camping Early Entry (enter campgrounds 3 hours early): $50.00

Parking prices are as follows (if purchased in advance):

Weekend GA Parking: $75.00

Weekend Premium Parking (closer to festival entrance): $125.00

Welcome To Rockville VIP passes will provide access to all General Admission festival areas, plus: dedicated entrance lanes into the festival, access to the exclusive VIP hang area, VIP-only viewing area of the two main stages, access to the VIP tent—a shaded hang space with dedicated premium bars and comfortable furniture featuring live audio/video streams of the two main stages, air-conditioned, flushable restrooms, a dedicated merchandise stand for convenient shopping, dedicated food and beverage offerings (for additional purchase), private locker rentals (for additional purchase), a commemorative VIP-only laminate and RFID wristband.

At Welcome To Rockville, fans 21+ can enjoy multiple specialty curated beverage experiences including Heavy Tiki Bar presented by Kraken Black Spiced Rum, which will provide a shaded tropical oasis filled with killer cocktails.

Welcome To Rockville is produced by Los Angeles-based Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination festivals in America. Additional DWP events include Aftershock, Bourbon & Beyond, Epicenter, Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival and more. They’re also the co-creators of Rock On The Range, America’s largest and most acclaimed rock festival, which celebrated its 12th and final year in 2018 with 140,000 in attendance.

Welcome To Rockville partners include Monster Energy, FYE, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jose Cuervo Tequila, Three Olives Vodka, Kraken Black Spiced Rum, The Music Experience, Demons Behind Me, Ernie Ball and ESP Guitars.

Daytona International Speedway is located at 1801 West International Speedway Blvd, in Daytona Beach, Florida. It’s just minutes away from the Daytona Beach International Airport, and less than two hours from Jacksonville and Orlando.

For more information on Welcome To Rockville, visit:

Website: www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com

Facebook: @welcometorockville

Twitter: @RockvilleFest

Instagram: @welcometorockville

DIS PR

After tight 2019 Main Event battles in all three classes, tickets for American Flat Track's highly-anticipated return to the Red Mile are in high demand. Admission for the 2020 Red Mile - scheduled for May 30 -  is now available for purchase at tickets.americanflattrack.com.

 

Race fans may remember an unforgettable battle between AFT Singles competitors Shayna Texter and Mikey Rush for which only a photo-finish could determine Rush's victory. In similar fashion, the later-crowned 2019 AFT Twins champion Briar Bauman came up only inches short of Wrecking Crew teammate and defending-champion Jared Mees in a heart-stopping Main Event battle. 

 

With its undeniably exciting on-track action, coupled with multiple experiential additions in the fan zone, AFT's return to Lexington, KY  will be bigger and better than ever before.

 

For the exclusive race-day experience, fans should explore the VIP Hospitality Suite ticketing option. With food and beverage provided, this indoor, climate-controlled VIP area provides an unbeatable Turn 1 view of all the on-track race action. New for 2020, fans may purchase an all-day Paddock Access add-on allowing a behind-the-scenes view of riders and teams right in the heart of the pits. All VIP passes purchased include Paddock Access upgrade. Premium Red Mile ticketing options always sell fast, so be sure to reserve yours today at tickets.americanflattrack.com.

 

For more information on American Flat Track visit www.americanflattrack.com.

 

To get the latest American Flat Track clothing and merchandise visit www.americanflattracker.com.

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