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Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters to sponsor NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sept. 1417 Jul 2019 Written by Steven B. Wilson
Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters, a leader in fleet, commercial and off-road vehicle installations, a one-stop shop installer of accessories and fabrication for trucks, commercial vehicles and cargo vans, has signed on as title sponsor of Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Sept. 14 NASCAR Xfinity Series race.
The event will be called the Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300 and will be the second event of the 1.5-mile superspeedway’s second NASCAR tripleheader of the year. It will serve as the final regular-season race for the Xfinity Series and will finalize the field of 12 for the series’ playoffs.
This marks the fourth time LVMS and Juan Carlos Martinez-owned companies have partnered together, but the first time for the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Rhino back to the LVMS sponsor family,” LVMS President Chris Powell said. “We have a long history with Rhino as a race title sponsor, and it’s a pleasure to have such a top-quality company joining Westgate and South Point as partners for this September’s tripleheader weekend. It has been a great year for LVMS, and we can’t wait to put on another fantastic show for NASCAR fans in September.”
Based in Katy, Texas, Rhino Pro and its network of stores have been in business more than 25 years and sells and installs everything from a full line of service bodies and flat beds, heavy-duty bumpers, cargo management, fuel pumps, grille guards, cranes and lift gates to racks, suspension systems, snow plows, tool boxes, trailer hitches, winches, work lighting and interior and exterior accessories. It boasts install facilities throughout the country and offers sales, installation, service, technical and warranty support with unmatched customer service.
Rhino Pro also offers its internationally recognized, leading spray-on bed liners.
“We love Las Vegas Motor Speedway and NASCAR, and we are looking forward to a great weekend as title sponsor of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race this September,” said Juan Carlos Martinez, president and CEO of Rhino Pro. “NASCAR fans are a big part of our target demographic, and their loyalty to the sport and the automotive industry makes this partnership a natural fit for Rhino Pro. We already have a strong presence in Las Vegas with our fleet services, and we’re confident this race entitlement will be a great platform for us to expand our reach throughout the LVMS and NASCAR fan bases.”
The 2019 Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300 will be the 25th NASCAR Xfinity Series race held at LVMS, and Ross Chastain is the event’s defending champion.
The Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300 will be preceded by the World of Westgate 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race on Friday, Sept. 13, and followed by the South Point 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs kickoff event on Sunday, Sept. 15. Tickets for all LVMS races are available at www.lvms.com or by calling 1-800-644-4444.
Harlem Globetrotters bring their one-of-a-kind entertainment to Dover International Speedway on Oct. 6 before Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race17 Jul 2019 Written by Steven B. Wilson
The Harlem Globetrotters, the legendary basketball team that wows fans of all ages with its ball skills, trick shots, comedy and more, will return to Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 6, as part of the Monster Mile’s 50th Anniversary celebration.
The team will bring a series of performances titled the “Globetrotters Experience,” a live 30-minute show which encapsulates the team’s one-of-a-kind basketball artistry, high-flying dunks and side-splitting court on-court antics, to Dover International Speedway’s 8-acre FanZone on Oct. 6 before that day’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race (2:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN).
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race is the fourth race of the 10-race postseason schedule, the first race in the Round of 12, and also the 100th NASCAR Cup Series race in track history. Dover International Speedway will be just the 10th track in the United States to host 100 or more NASCAR Cup Series races.
The Globetrotters, first organized in the 1926, perform more than 400 shows around the world each year with its distinctive red, white and blue uniforms. The exhibition team is known for its colorful personalities, audience interaction and supreme basketball skills. The Globetrotters also made multiple appearances around the Monster Mile on Sunday, May 5, but their on-court performances were canceled due to rain.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming the Harlem Globetrotters back to the Monster Mile and hope to see many families in the crowd when they perform their free shows in the FanZone on Oct. 6,” said Dover International Speedway President and CEO Mike Tatoian.
In addition to the Harlem Globetrotters performances, Dover will host a string of planned events and celebrations during the Oct. 4-6 NASCAR tripleheader weekend. In addition to the special gold Monster trophies given to the race winners, fans can also enjoy the following attractions:
- Winston Cup Mobile Museum (All weekend): Displays classic race cars, artifacts, photos and mementos from more than 30 years of NASCAR history. Winston (R.J. Reynolds) was the primary sponsor of the NASCAR Cup Series from 1971 through 2003.
- Bear Hollow Wood Carvers (Oct. 5-6): Skilled chainsaw artists create one-of-a-kind sculptures, both small and large. Auctions to be held throughout the weekend on selected works.
- Expanded Monster Mile Youth Nation (All weekend): A youth area designed for NASCAR fans age 12 and under. It’s free to explore on race weekend for the next generation of fans and features a wide variety of fun activities for kids to enjoy. Remember, youth tickets are free for Friday and Saturday races and start at just $10 for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races.
- Micro Wrestling Federation (Oct. 5-6): Shows feature high-flying action, body slams and leaps from the top rope. Formed in 2000, the Micro Wrestling Federation features an entire cast of athletes and performers under 5 feet tall.
The Oct. 4-6 NASCAR tripleheader weekend at Dover International Speedway also includes the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff race on Saturday, Oct. 5 and the K&N Pro Series East season finale on Friday, Oct. 4.
For tickets or more information on Monster Mile events and 50th Anniversary activities, call (800) 441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com. You can also keep up with track activities at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway, or on Twitter and Instagram at @MonsterMile.
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A photo finish and a smoke-billowing burnout contest thrilled the crowd in Tuesday’s seventh round of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway. On First Responders Night presented by Disconnect and Drive, a burnout contest among two members of area police – Cabarrus County Sheriff Van Shaw and Maj. Bobby Ledwell from the Concord Police Department – set the stage for a first-place battle in the Boston Reid Real Estate Pro division feature that kept fans on their feet as the laps wound down.
Davis Rochester dropped the hammer on the field on Tuesday night. Rochester’s No. 97 Legend Car asserted its dominance in the early going of the 25-lap feature and appeared to have the victory in hand before a caution with one lap to go bunched up the field and gave points leader Carson Ferguson one final shot at Rochester.
He took the shot. Ferguson slotted in behind Rochester entering Turn 1 but couldn’t complete the pass through Turn 2. As the leaders entered Turn 3, Ferguson dove to the inside and dueled side-by-side with Rochester coming to the finish line, but Rochester held on for his first win of the season by a razor-thin 0.036 seconds.
“I knew (Ferguson) was going to push me hard into Turn 1,” Rochester said after the race. “I drove it in way too deep and he kind of got to my inside. I knew he was coming at me again in 3 so I sort of braced myself.
“I was trying to hold on and hopefully not go more than one groove up. It was great racing. I’m glad he didn’t just send me. He raced me clean.”
Mark Green wired the field in the Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company Masters division feature, keeping a hard-charging title rival Robby Faggart behind him for the balance of the 25-lap race. Faggart tracked down Green in the final circuits, but Green's dwindling advantage was more strategy than circumstance.
“You only have to beat them by half a foot, so I was just trying to keep the pace and take care of the car for the last few laps,” Green said.
Janson Marchbanks bagged his second consecutive PMG Young Lions triumph after Zack Miracle’s last-turn bid for victory fell 0.241 seconds short at the line.
“Farbo Motorsports does a great job setting this thing up and getting it to turn through the corner,” Marchbanks said. “It doesn’t get any better than that.”
Braden Rogers collected a hotly contested VP Racing Fuels Semi-Pro feature after a wild battle for the win among Rogers, points leader Jason Alder and fellow championship contender Gracie Trotter. With one lap to go, Rogers nudged Alder and got beside him entering Turn 1 – but Trotter dove to the inside of both cars and appeared to have the best shot at victory.
Instead, Trotter’s car made contact with Rogers’, sending Trotter’s red-and-white No. 11 flipping. Trotter was unhurt. U.S. Legend Cars officials named Rogers the winner ahead of Alder.
“This is my favorite win, beating the best out there,” Rogers said. “I can’t thank my family, Farbo Motorsports, everyone watching me, enough for their support. I just hope it opens the door for me for a late model, a truck, anything.”
Farm Bureau Bandolero Outlaws points leader Garin Mash stalked Cameron Murray over the final three laps of Tuesday’s feature, but Mash couldn’t find a way past Murray’s blue-and-DayGlo-red No. 04 Bandolero.
“I just had to hit my marks, make sure everything was right and come out on top,” Murray said. “It’s awesome to finally get a win. I’ve been racing here for three years.”
Luke Morey was sent to the rear of the field in the final two laps of the the K1 RaceGear Bandolero Bandits feature after contact with Layton Harrison while the two battled for the lead. Truett Miranda restarted up front and held on in the final circuits to snare his first victory of the season.
“I was shocked,” Miranda said after he inherited the lead under unexpected circumstances. “I just had to hold the inside line and floor it.”
Payton Johnson claimed Tuesday night’s Beginner Bandolero feature ahead of Jonathan Pedano.
Next Tuesday’s Bojangles’ Summer Shootout on July 23 presented by iFLY features a thrilling Faster Pastor school bus slobberknocker on the frontstretch quarter-mile.
Gates open at 5 p.m. with opening ceremonies scheduled for 6:15 p.m.
Tickets, which cost only $8 for adults and are FREE for kids 13 and under, can be purchased at the gate or in advance by calling 800-455-FANS or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.
Follow all the thrilling Bojangles’ Summer Shootout action using the hashtags #LetsBoRacing, #WeCreateLegends and #MyTrackMyRoots. Connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or get all the latest news and information with the Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app.
Boston Reid Real Estate Pro (25 Laps): 1. Davis Rochester; 2. Carson Ferguson; 3. Daniel Wilk; 4. Joey Padgett; 5. Ryan Mackintosh; 6. Caleb Heady; 7. Bubba Wallace; 8. Reid Wilson; 9. Vince Midas; 10. Harrison Halder; 11. Bryson Ruff; 12. Daniel Silvestri; 13. Gus Dean; 14. Jason Simmons; 15. Hudson Halder
Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company Masters (25 Laps): 1. Mark Green; 2. Robby Faggart; 3. Tom Pistone; 4. Todd Midas; 5. Carl Cormier; 6. Dwayne Holder; 7. Jan Ingram; 8. Craig Bruce; 9. Jon Craig; 10. Danny Cisson; 11. Charles Parker; 12. Jeff Knight
PMG Young Lions (25 Laps): 1. Janson Marchbanks; 2. Zack Miracle; 3. Landon Rapp; 4. Jaiden Reyna; 5. Sam Butler; 6. Austin Macdonald; 7. Tommy Good; 8. Kade Brown; 9. Jake Bollman; 10. Conner Jones; 11. Jake Waltman; 12. William Cox; 13. Jason Chapman; 14. Ethan Norfleet; 15. Christina Pedano; 16. Lacy Kuehl; 17. David Sullivan; 18. Molly Lindner; 19. Tyler Chapman
VP Racing Fuel Semi-Pro (24 Laps): 1. Braden Rogers; 2. Jason Alder; 3. Di Canipe; 4. Landen Lewis; 5. Isabella Robusto; 6. Craig Biryla; 7. Nick Craig; 8. Blake Lothian; 9. Justin Gareis; 10. Austin Saunders; 11. Dacin Roberson; 12. Toni Breidinger; 13. Carson Poindexter; 14. Daniel Knight; 15. Garrett Lowe; 16. William Robusto; 17. Joshua Plummer; 18. Hayden Swank; 19. Jordan Plummer; 20. Gracie Trotter; 21. Adam Welch; 22. Rajah Caruth; 23. Cutter Love; 24. Cole Dockery; 25. Justin Laduke; 26. Justice Calabro
Farm Bureau Bandolero Outlaws (20 Laps): 1. Cameron Murray; 2. Garin Mash; 3. Jadyn Daniels; 4. Parker Eatmon; 5. Trevor Wester; 6. Zac Fowler; 7. Sean Abell; 8. Connor Yonchuk; 9. Carson Ramsey; 10. Skyler Chaney; 11. Natasha Elder; 12. Fran Pedano; 13. Carter Russo; 14. Madison Miracle; 15. Santiago Hill; 16. Logan Clark; 17. Wyatt Philyaw; 18. Whitney Meggs
K1 RaceGear Bandolero Bandits (20 Laps): 1. Truett Miranda; 2. Jacob Bradley; 3. Tristan McKee; 4. Kaleb Bradley; 5. Layton Harrison; 6. Aiden Garcia; 7. Alex Meggs; 8. Luke Morey; 9. Bobby Elder; 10. Nate Honeycutt; 11. Lucas Vera; 12. Kenton Case; 13. Hank Hall
Beginner Bandolero A-Main (15 laps): 1. Payton Johnson; 2. Jonathan Pedano; 3. Chris Kuhn; 4. Colt Johnson; 5. Finn Buckley; 6. Julianna Case; 7. Hunter Jordan; 8. Cal Dejarnett; 9. Seth Helms; 10. Ava Grace Tobias; 11. Alison Johnson; 12. Natalie Richard
2019 Pocono Raceway Fan Fest Driver Lineup Announced - Bowman, Ky. Busch, the Dillons, Johnson and LaJoie16 Jul 2019 Written by Steven B. Wilson
Pocono Raceway will host the third annual Pocono Raceway Fan Fest from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday, July 26. This year’s event is free for anyone who has a 2019 Gander RV 400 race weekend ticket and for kids, ages 12 and under.
The event, taking place inside ‘The Tricky Triangle’ at the Infield Block Party stage, will feature six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) drivers.
- Alex Bowman – No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports driver
- Kyle Busch – No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing driver
- Austin Dillon – No. 3 Richard Childress Racing driver
- Ty Dillon – No. 13 Germain Racing driver
- Jimmie Johnson – No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports driver
- Corey LaJoie – No. 32 Go Fas Racing driver
Admission to this event is free for all 2019 Gander RV 400 race weekend ticket holders. This includes Friday Grandstand ticket holders, Saturday Grandstand ticket holders, Sunday Grandstand ticket holders and race weekend Camping/RV ticket holders. Children, ages 12 and under, will receive free admission to Fan Fest with accompaniment of an adult. Fans should have their tickets with them to receive free access to Fan Fest. For fans that do not have tickets, the at-gate cost for Fan Fest will be $10, per car load. Only one person, per car, is required to present a Gander RV 400 race weekend ticket for free entry.
Fans attending Pocono Raceway’s Fan Fest, outside of Gander RV 400 race weekend camping guests, are asked to enter through the Gate 1 Tunnel, located off Long Pond Road, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET. Fans will be directed as to where to park once inside the infield.
Specific driver pairings and program events will be announced next week. Any future announcements will be made by way of Pocono Raceway’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts. Fans are encouraged to follow #PoconoFanFest on social media and to visit www.poconoraceway.com/fanfest for the most up-to-date details and information.
The Gander RV 400 race weekend, taking place July 26-28, will include three, action-packed days of racing. The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) and ARCA Menards Series (AMS) will be on track on Friday, including the FORTS USA 150 AMS race, prior to Fan Fest. Saturday’s schedule will include two MENCS practices, the Gander RV 150 NGOTS race and MENCS qualifying. The Gander RV 400 MENCS race is schedule to begin at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Kids, ages 12 and under, receive FREE admission to the 100 and 200 Level of the Grandstand on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Adult tickets start at $10 on Friday, $25 on Saturday and $45 on Sunday. For race weekend event details and ticket information, please visit www.poconoraceway.com or call 1-800-RACEWAY (1-800-722-3929).
Note: Times, dates, events and driver lineup are subject to change without notice.
Pocono Raceway PR
Coming up this Saturday, July 20th is another tripleheader show at Grandview Speedway, this time featuring the Capital Renegade United Racing Club Sprints in their first appearance of the season as part of T.P.Trailers and Truck Equipment Night. The Sprint events will be sponsored by Victory Auto Glass with the feature paying $2,000 to win. Heading up the Sprint action will be Josh Weller, Chad Layton, Curt Michael, Austin Bishop, former Grandview Late Model champion Ed Aikin who has a URC feature win this season and a host of other Sprint standouts. As an added attraction URC will be hosting a Legends Reunion in the first turn pavilion area. Legends will be signing autographs and chatting with fans starting at 6 p.m. Included amongst the legends will be Sean Michael, Becca Anderson, Mares Stellfox, Charlie Massey, Greg Coverdale, Fran Hogue, Ed Wylie and host of others.
Just added to the list of Legends is Glenn Fitzcharles who got his racing start at Grandview in the stock cars and went on to win 81 URC features and five titles. The Pottstown, PA resident is enshrined in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
The NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Sportsman stock cars will make up the balance of the tripleheader show.
A full series of qualifying events in each division will lead to the main events that will feature the top performers of the night.
At 5 p.m. the Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet will feature Modified standout Jared Umbenhauer and URC racer Josh Weller at the front admission gate area.
Adult admission for this not to be missed show is $25, youngsters 6 through 11 pay $5 and kids under 6 are admitted free.
With 11 feature races completed in both the Modifieds and Sportsman ten-time track champion Craig Von Dohren sits on top of the Modified standings with 2769 counters. Second spot is held by Duane Howard, a five time champion, with 2590 points. Both Oley, PA residents have earned feature victories with Von Dohren having three and Howard having earned two. Third spot in the standings is held by Hellertown, PA’s Rick Laubach with 2429 tallies and having done it without benefit of a feature win.
Topping the Sportsman is veteran racing talent Brad Brightbill of Sinking Spring, PA. He has three wins, including the Firecracker 40 this past Saturday, and 2196 points. Brad Grim has 2169 points and has done it without a win. Third spot is held by former champion Brian Hirthler with 2124 making for a tight battle for the title. Hirthler has been to victory lane twice this season.
During the 11 events presented this season there have been 56 Modifieds and 41 Sportsman seen in action on the one-third-mile, banked clay oval.
Information on coming events at the Bechtelsville track can be had at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.
Grandview Speedway PR
After a strong initial push last year, the momentum is rising. People are talking. Hey, this just might happen.
Given all of the pomp and circumstance surrounding the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race – America’s Night Race – as most people fondly refer to it, there’s reason to expect that this magical weekend in August is gaining the support it needs to become an official National Holiday.
Fans from all 50 states and more than 20 countries converge onto 151 Speedway Boulevard August 15-17 to be entertained by the world’s greatest stock car drivers. When the lights go on each night for intense side-by-side racing, fans will cling to the edge of the seats as all of the intensity and drama unfolds.
America’s Night Race has proven to be a bucket list destination for many and offers one of the biggest, grandest celebrations of family, fun, patriotism, music and speed that one can imagine, so the natural progression of events leads to only one destination.
Let’s make it a National Holiday! Consider all of the boxes that are checked.
Community Support: America’s Night Race gets tremendous support from the surrounding Tri-Cities: Kingsport, Johnson City and Bristol, and with their help makes the event a weeklong celebration of fun and excitement. To kick off race week and put everyone into a racing mood, each one of those cities hosts a Race Week Party. On Monday, Kingsport will host the opener from 6-10 p.m. and it will be tied in with the Golf Channel’s Long Drive competition at Cattails at MeadowView. Johnson City gets things going on Tuesday at the Founders Park Amphitheater from 6-8:30 p.m. and Food City will host its traditional Family Race Night on Wednesday along State Street in downtown Bristol from 1-9 p.m. All of these events are free to the public will feature NASCAR driver appearances and autograph sessions, music, food and fun. BMS will run shuttle from the track property to each one of these Race Week Parties.
Fun with Friends: There’s so much to do during the weekend around the grounds of Bristol Motor Speedway, including stops in the Fan Midway and Fan Zone. There’s music, games, food, souvenir haulers, driver appearances, autograph sessions and more. Guest Welcome Villages are positioned strategically to offer guest assistance. You’ll also want to kick back and enjoy some NASCAR-style tailgating with your friends prior to each night’s race. There’ll be plenty of appearances by drivers, legends and other celebrities throughout the weekend.
Family Bonding: Want to bring the kids for an action-packed weekend of racing? Don’t worry. BMS provides one of the largest Kids’ Zone on the NASCAR circuit with inflatables, games and activities that will entertain your tykes and at the same time give parents peace of mind. The race is the perfect opportunity for parents to share their love of NASCAR with their children. Talk about the science of racing, pick favorite drivers, share some laughs and also some ooohs and aaahs when the powerful race cars speed around the track. The memories you will make at BMS will last a lifetime and likely be passed on through many generations. And for families who want to come, BMS is offering free kids tickets on Thursday and Friday and only $10 kids tickets on Saturday.. In addition, BMS also has special pricing available for teens, ages 13-19, for each day of racing.
United We Race: You won’t find a place that’s more patriotic, that honors, celebrates and cherishes American virtues and values better than Bristol Motor Speedway. From timeless performances of the National Anthem, to powerful military flyovers, the red white and blue can be seen everywhere around BMS property.
Anniversaries: This year BMS will celebrate one of the most thrilling race finishes in NASCAR history. Back in 1999, Dale Earnhardt bumped Terry Labonte out of the way on the final lap as he steamrolled to the checkered flag. The iconic moment sent fans into a tailspin. Even some of Earnhardt’s diehard legion of supporters were shouting boos at the Intimidator. Labonte, who came out on the winning end of a similar final-lap takeover attempt by Earnhardt back in 1995, was not pleased. In Victory Lane, Earnhardt famously said, “I didn’t mean to wreck him, I just meant to rattle his cage…” That moment has meant so much to Bristol Motor Speedway and the extended NASCAR nation that this weekend it will be celebrated and remembered by track officials.
Social Scene: While you are visiting BMS, you are strongly encouraged to check out the “It’s Bristol, Baby!” sign located at the track’s North Entrance and take a photo or two beside the iconic landmark. Then you’ll need to go ahead and tour all the other BMS signature photo locations positioned throughout the campus to compile a complete set of images.
Now That’s a TV: Another great thing about attending a race at Bristol is the unbelievable entertainment provided by Colossus TV, the world’s largest center-hung stadium video display. Completed in April 2016, Colossus TV has the highest viewing quality of any permanent outdoor stadium display in the world, featuring 2880 x 1350 lines of resolution. Compare that to the average home HD TV screen at 1920 x 1080. It currently hosts nearly 54 million LEDs and 18 million pixels, which are grouped tighter than the large-scale outdoor displays in Times Square. Watching Colossus TV is like sitting in your living room with the state of the art digital experience but still having the race action going on right in front of you.
Awesome Music: Racing and music have been tied together over the years like peanut butter and jelly. Bristol Motor Speedway has built a reputation for bringing in some of the most entertaining acts to perform at various times throughout the weekend. This year’s pre-race concert is headlined by rising country star Travis Denning. There’s also music acts playing all around the property during the weekend. You’ll want to check the schedule of performances so you won’t miss a single beat.
Pre-Race Pit Stop: Speaking of Travis Denning, he will headline the pre-race concert that will be held as the feature attraction in this exclusive access attraction inside the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage. This add-on experience takes your race day to another level. See the haulers, cars, and teams up close and be fully immersed in the Pre-Race activities, including access to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Driver introductions. A cash bar with food is also available in this area. You can also stick around inside the garage and watch the race until lap 100. This add-on experience is available with any ticket package for Saturday's Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race.
Great Camping: While hotel rooms are nice, sometimes it’s great fun to get outside and become one with nature. Bristol Motor Speedway provides you with the perfect opportunity to access your inner outdoors enthusiast during the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. BMS owns and operates five campgrounds around the facility and each provides a variety of amenities. Whether you drive a state of the art RV or prefer to anchor a tent in the ground, BMS has you covered. In addition, this year M&Ms has added its “GlampGround” experience to the camping scene at BMS and it’s already sold out. Once you are here camping, you will have easy access to the grounds and all of the excitement going on inside the stadium. Your ticket to fun is merely a quick walk away.
Did we mention, great racing? There’s so much fun to be had and we’ve barely mentioned the real star of the show. Yes, it’s Bristol, baby! Some of the most memorable moments in NASCAR have taken place during the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night race on the .533-mile oval that’s nicknamed The World’s Fastest Half-Mile. NASCAR’s best drivers will beat and bang on each other and only the strongest will survive 500 laps of mayhem and chaos inside the high-banked, all concrete bullring. There are four races scheduled over three nights, including action in the K&N Pro Series East, Gander Outdoors Truck Series, Xfinity Series and the Monster Energy Cup Series. In the Cup race, you’ll get to see all of your favorite drivers doing what they do best, including Bristol dominator Kyle Busch, his arch-rival Kyle Larson, defending race winner Kurt Busch, Ryan Blaney, 2016 Night Race winner Kevin Harvick, Austin Dillon, 2017 series champ Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott, Erik Jones and Bubba Wallace.
So if you want to help the cause, and get behind the push to make America’s Night Race the next National Holiday, go ahead and call your congressmen and women, senators, mayors and governors. Heck, even call the president himself. Tell them it’s way past the time for committee hearings and town hall gatherings on this motion. There’s plenty of evidence supporting this request. Tell them that you too would gladly give your vote to add these three magical August days and nights in Northeast Tennessee to the rotation of U.S. holidays.
If you want to bring the entire clan out to experience the amazing fun that is America’s Night Race, Bristol Motor Speedway officials are making it easier than ever for families to enjoy the weekend. Kids’ tickets (12 and under) are free and adult tickets are $30 for Thursday’s (Aug. 15) UNOH 200 and Bush’s Beans 150 doubleheader. On Friday (Aug. 16), kids’ tickets are free and adult tickets start at $30 for the Food City 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and Pinty’s Qualifying for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. On Saturday night (August 17) adult tickets start at $65 for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race and kids’ tickets are $10. For all races, each child must have a physical ticket in hand to enter the gates. The Bristol Motor Speedway ticket office is the only authorized location that can produce the free kids’ tickets.
To purchase tickets to the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, please call 423-BRISTOL or buy them online at www.BRISTOLTIX.com. For a limited time, tickets can also be purchased directly from any neighborhood Food City store.
This weekend, tens of thousands of fans will be arriving to New Hampshire Motor Speedway to, not only watch more than 700 miles of racing, but for a full race weekend experience, and no race weekend is complete without delicious food. The largest sporting event in New England will once again feature unique concession stand items prepared by Levy at the Taste of the Speedways, showcasing diverse and unique food options from other Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI) race tracks across the country.
The Taste of the Speedways combines all of NASCAR’s favorite flavors under one roof. Located under the Main Grandstand to the right of the Main Elevator, this exciting off-track option is sure to keep fans coming back for more.
Here’s a list of a few unique items on New Hampshire Motor Speedway's menu, including the featured items from other SMI race tracks:
Taste of the Speedways
(Available at the Taste of the Speedway Concession Stand under the Main Grandstands)
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Granite State Poutine
Crispy fries topped with creamy clam chowder, cheese curds and fried clams.
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Spicy chicken sandwich with lettuce, tomato, pickle and spicy ranch served with crinkle cut fries.
Bristol Motor Speedway
Crispy crinkle cut fries with carnitas, shredded cheese, pico de gallo and avocado crema.
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Double Dog Dare Y’all
Two Carolina dogs topped with chili, cheese, onions and slaw with a side of crinkle cut fries.
Lookin’ for Lobsta?
(Available at the Miller Lite Lobster Lounge located between the Fan Zone and Concord Grandstands near the infield tunnel)
Check out the Miller Lite Lobster Lounge for Maine Lobster Rolls and Lobster Mac & Cheese Bites, plus for you non-lobster eaters, enjoy BBQ Shrimp Skewers and Fried Shrimp with French Fries.
For ticket information for all 2019 events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the July 19 Friday Night Dirt Duels presented by New England Racing Fuel, the July 19-21 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend and the September 20-21 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, visit the speedway website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.
The PASSCAR Stock Car Series, featuring Street Stocks, Super Stocks, and American Factory Stocks, and the IMCA Modifieds return to Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, July 20th, for round #4 of the 2019 championship season. At intermission, kids in the grandstands will be let onto the front straightaway of the track to collect candy from all the drivers. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will begin at 7:00.
Going into Saturday’s race, Romoland’s Bradley Morris holds an eight-point lead over Apple Valley’s Joey Haresky in the Modifieds. Blake Thornell of Apple Valley and Riverside’s Justin Dunn are one and two points behind Haresky respectively. Of the top five in the Modified standings, only Thornell and Dunn have posted wins. Bakersfield’s Robby Sawyer won the other race.
Like most everyone else in the class, Modified point leader Morris, who is currently eighth in the Pro 2 Class in the Lucas Oil Off Road Series, does not have a win yet this year. However, his two second-place finishes and a fifth are enough to keep him on top of the points.
2019 is offering something different in the PASSCAR Street Stock class. Riverside’s Luke Dodd, who has five track championships including the last three in a row, is only third in the championship standings. Normally by this time of the season he has a commanding lead. This year he trails point leader and arch-rival Blaine Whitson by 16 points. The second spot is occupied by teenager Alyssa Smith. The Norco High School senior trails Temecula’s Whitson by nine-points going into this Saturday. Dodd, Whitson and Stefan Davies of Murrieta each have one win in the first three races of the year.
The top three in the PASSCAR Super Stocks are only separated by eight points. Longtime racer Fred Estrada of Riverside sits on top of the point pile. The driver, who used to race at the long-defunct Corona Raceway and Ascot, has parlayed a win and a second-place finish in his last two races into his current lofty spot on top of the standings. Fellow Riverside resident Tyson Talkington, a former motocross racer and division one speedway motorcycle rider, is only two-points behind. Veteran Rickey Lee of Beaumont is third.
Camaro driving Darren Myers of Anaheim is off to a great start in the first three races in the Factory Stocks. He has a win, a second and a third-place finish. That is good enough to plant him in the point lead. Defending champion Cameron Veatch of Temecula won the last race and only trails Myers by eight-points. Veteran driver Mike Burks of Nuevo is one point behind Veatch in third. Hemet’s Jason Cook, who is fourth in the standings, won the other race this year.
During intermission, fans will be allowed onto the track to meet the drivers who will have candy and hero cards to pass out to kids in attendance.
All cars will contest heat races and main events on Saturday night. Also, if applicable, they will race B mains.
Tickets for Saturday’s race are $15.00 for adults. For active military members with proper id and their spouse or date, it is $5.00 each. Teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12 get in for $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $8.00.
Camping on the fairgrounds opens at noon on Friday. Tailgating on the grassy area outside of turn four begins at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday.
Advance tickets for all Perris Auto Speedway events are available 24-hours a day online at https://bit.ly/2Aa50Lj or by calling 1-800-595-4849. If you do not wish to buy tickets in advance for any race, there will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window on race night.
Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions on MapQuest, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.
Perris Auto Speedway/IMCA Modified Point Standings
- Bradley Morris – Romoland – 114
- Joey Haresky – Apple Valley – 106
- Blake Thornell – Apple Valley – 105
- Justin Dunn – Riverside – 104
- Randy Thornell – Apple Valley – 97
PASSCAR Street Stocks
- Blaine Whitson – Temecula – 66
- Alyssa Smith – Norco – 57
- Luke Dodd - Riverside – 50
- Stefan Davies - Murrieta – 49
- Doug Kelly – Moreno Valley – 47
PASSCAR Super Stocks
- Fred Estrada – Riverside – 58
- Tyson Talkington – Riverside – 56
- Ricky Lee Beaumont – 50
- Tom Smith - Norco – 45
- Mike Olson - Murrieta -45
PASSCAR Factory Stocks
- Darren Myers – Anaheim – 65
- Cameron Veatch – Temecula – 58
- Mike Burks – Nuevo – 57
- Jason Cook - Hemet – 56
- Swede Ogren - Anza - 43
Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. All Coast Construction, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, K2 Displays, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunstate Equipment, Trench Shoring, Varner Construction, VIA RV Service and Vista Paint.
As fanfare continues to grow for the inaugural concert at the Thunder Valley Amphitheatre presented by Ballad Health, Bristol Motor Speedway is pleased to announce that seating for the ALABAMA show on Saturday, July 27, has officially sold out.
“There is no better way to kick-off the first event at the Thunder Valley Amphitheatre presented by Ballad Health than with a sell-out for ALABAMA’s 50th anniversary tour,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager at Bristol Motor Speedway. “We can’t thank the community enough for embracing our new venture and look forward to bringing a variety of music acts to the region in the future.”
Country music powerhouse ALABAMA, with special guest John Michael Montgomery, will christen the new premier outdoor concert venue. Fans will be in for a treat as they sing along to some of the greatest hits in country music history, including “Mountain Music”, “Dixieland Delight” and “Song of the South”. Following the concert, the night sky will light up above Thunder Valley for the Food City fireworks spectacular.
“Ballad Health is thrilled to be a partner in Thunder Valley Amphitheatre’s first sold out event. And in the unlikely event anyone should need emergency care, our team stands ready to assist guests at the new venue or in any of our many emergency care locations,” said Taylor Hamilton, vice president of business development at Ballad Health. “Thunder Valley is an awesome venue bringing thousands of people together. What a great partnership for our region!”
A very limited number of Bud Light Landing standing room-only tickets remain. Call 423-BRISTOL for additional details.
Guests who have tickets for the ALABAMA concert are encouraged to arrive early. Parking lots open at 4:30 p.m., gates open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Parking is still available for $10 at the North Lot, which utilizes the two BMS entrances off Hwy 11 E/Volunteer Pkwy. It is strongly recommended that parking be purchased in advance HERE. Guests without parking permits will be directed to the Landing lot (cash only on day of show) off of Hwy. 394 at Copperhead Road.
Guests with North or Accessible parking permits are asked to enter off of Hwy 11-E/Volunteer Parkway. Guests with VIP, Suite or Wheelchair parking permits will need to enter at Copperhead Road, off of Hwy 394.
For more information on how to be prepared for the ALABAMA show at the Thunder Valley Amphitheatre presented by Ballad Health, visit ThunderValleyMusic.com.
On Monday, the ticket office staff of Daytona International Speedway joined Juanita “Lightnin” Epton in celebrating her 99th birthday. Epton has been a part of the speedway’s ticket office operations since 1958 when the “World Center of Racing” was being built.
The ticket office had a barbeque and birthday cake at the Daytona International Speedway Ticket and Tours Building.
“I love my job,” Epton said. “I love the people I work for. It’s such a nice harmonious place to work in. There’s always something to do to progress this city and this race track and that’s my life.
“I’m waiting for that 100th. I’m not stopping. There’s a step or two ahead of me. I’m going to make it and I’m going to be right here (in 2020) for that 100th birthday; good Lord willing.”
Epton resides in nearby Ormond Beach. Having always believed her place was in the ticket office, she had never seen a DAYTONA 500 in person until 2018 when she watched a portion of the 60th annual DAYTONA 500 from a suite.
Epton’s late husband Joe was NASCAR’s first chief scorer. The couple first met Bill France at the fairgrounds in Spartanburg, South Carolina where Joe was scoring races. When “Big Bill” began building Daytona International Speedway in 1958, the young couple moved down to Florida and “Lightnin” started working in the ticket office alongside Anne B. France, Bill France’s wife.
Tickets for the 2020 DAYTONA 500 and all Daytona International Speedway events can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest speedway news.
Over fifty bikes found a new home Saturday, July 13, as Meridian Speedway hosted the Mega Massive Bike Giveaway on Boise State Alumni Night. The PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modifieds, Project Filter Pro-4s, Factory Motor Parts Mini Stocks, High School Tuners and Junior Stingers battled each other and the triple-digit heat for a shot at the Factory Motor Parts Feature Flag.
Middleton, Idaho’s Zach Telford entered Saturday night’s PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified main event with momentum to spare. Having racked up three feature wins in as many weeks the teenager turned in Saturday’s fastest qualifying time, followed by standings runner-up Casey Tillman and multi-time champion Shelby Stroebel.
Joe Thuss made the most of his outside front row starting spot and shot to the lead in his Aloha Auto Repair, ABC Grounds Care machine. On the move early was Stroebel, who sliced his way into the top five on lap two, and followed Brendon Fries and his Boise Boys Transportation, Academy Mortgage entry forward.
By lap five the pair was clear of traffic and Stroebel ducked low to dispatch Fries from the top spot. But the speedway proved too slick, and contact sent Stroebel’s Trinity Construction, Canyon Windshield machine for a wild slide through the infield grass. Minimal damage was done, and both Stroebel and Fries were able to continue.
This left Thuss to fend off Telford on the restart. Though the Meridian, Idaho driver wheeled his racer hard to keep pace, Telford grabbed first place in turn two and set sail. Next to challenge Thuss was division point leader Wyatt King and Tillman. King hooked the low line and drove his Major Tire and Hitch, YMC Mechanical machine to second on the Pepsi-Cola scoreboard, while Tillman rocketed around the outside in his Ready Made Plastic Trays, Taylor Made entry to take third.
Tillman wasn’t done there, and the Kuna, Idaho racer also shot around the outside of King and set his sights on Telford’s ZTR, Builders First Source machine. Telford proved too fast for Tillman, whose attention turned to defense as he and third-place King raced into a knot of lapped traffic with ten laps left.
Now mere inches from Tillman, King went to work on the runner up. High and low King searched for a way around Tillman, but never found one as he settled for third behind Tillman and winner Telford.
Post-race inspection revealed a discrepancy in Telford’s machine, and he was disqualified. This handed the win to Tillman, with King second and Stroebel a resurgent third.
In the Junior Stinger ranks Jerome, Idaho’s Jody Moen outlasted John Clever and Delaney Grace to park her Fast Lane Automotive, D.L. Evans Bank in the Caleb’s Chop Shop Winner’s Circle.
James Strikwerda piloted his PBT Auto Sales racer to his fourth Factory Motor Parts Feature Flag this season.
The Factory Motor Parts Mini Stocks followed a familiar foe across the Caleb’s Chop Shop Victory Stripe as Fruitland, Idaho’s Travis Pavlacky put his pickup atop the Pepsi-Cola scoreboard with Billy Shipp second and Don Trafford third.
Jordan Harris got his season back on track with a Project Filter Pro-4 victory Saturday. The win snaps car owner Kenny Chandler’s four race win streak and puts Harris’ Allan Marsh RV and Marine Center, Kim’s Kars entry back in the title hunt.
Meridian Speedway goes old school this Saturday, July 20, as the quarter-mile oval hosts Weed Man Lawncare Speedway Throwback Night presented by Idaho Central Credit Union. The PitStopUSA.com NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modifieds, Northwest Tour Truck Series, Coors Super Stocks, Teleperformance Street Stocks, Project Filter Pro-4s, and Big Daddy’s Barbecue Hornets battle for the GR Farms Feature Flags. General admission for Saturday’s full night of short track racing action is just $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 60+ and military members, $7 for kids 7-11, and as always kids 6 and under get in free. Gates open at 4:45 p.m. with racing at 6:45 p.m. Skip the line at the gate and purchase your advance tickets online at www.meridianspeedway.com/
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