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The following is a statement from Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith on NASCAR’s announcement of four Premier Partners for the NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2020:
 
Marcus Smith, Speedway Motorsports President and CEO
“On behalf of the entire Speedway Motorsports family, I would like to congratulate and welcome Coca-Cola, Xfinity, GEICO and Busch Beer to the new Premier Partner sponsorship level with the NASCAR Cup Series,” said Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith. “Each of these blue-chip companies has a significant history with our sport as well as a reputation for exceptional brand marketing. 2020 will mark a new era for fan engagement and entertainment through this new model, and I’d like to thank Braun Smith from our company for his work alongside NASCAR to make this a reality. We can't wait for next season to get started with our new Premier Partners."
SMI PR

Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has released the 2020 silver anniversary season schedule for the famous Riverside County clay oval.

The season will kick off on March 7th when “LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction #1.”  The 25th year of racing at the track will conclude a little over eight months later on November 21st, with the PASSCAR Stock Car Series “Champions Night.”

In total, 25 race dates are on the schedule.  Sprint Cars lead the way with 10 dates.  The PASSCAR Stock Car Series and IMCA Modifieds will be on hand eight-times and LKQ Pick Your Part will present the popular Night of Destruction on seven different occasions.

Sprint Car highlights include the March 28th “Sprint Car Season Opener” that will include the World of Outlaws, USAC/CRA and PAS Senior Sprint Cars.  Sprint Cars will also be the entertainment for the April 25th “Sokola Shootout,” the May 23rd annual “Salute to Indy,” “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Classic” on August 22nd and the September 26th “Glenn Howard Memorial.”   The sprint car season will conclude with the “25th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction” on November 5th, 6th and 7th.

In addition to the opening night, the popular “Night of Destruction” will be part of two other special nights during the year.  The first will be on July 4th when it will combine with the biggest and best fireworks spectacular in Riverside County.  Also, “N.O.D.” will also be in action on Halloween Night.  

The PAS will continue its war against cancer with “American Cancer Society Nights” benefiting “The Up, Down ‘n Dirty for a Cure Mud Run” on March 28th, April 4th, May 2nd, May 23rd, June 6th and July 4th.

March 7th                   "OPENING NIGHT" LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS

March 14th                 PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS,                                                             AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

March 28th                 NOS ENERGY DRINK WORLD OF OUTLAWS, AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN 

April 4th                      LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run 

April 18th                   PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS,                                                             AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

April 25th                   "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

May 2nd                      LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure

                                    Mud Run 

May 16th                      PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS,                                                             AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

May 23rd                    "SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN 

June 6th                        LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV – DEMO CROSS, FIGURE8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run 

June 13th                     PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS,                                                             AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

June 27th                     AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

July 4th                       FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER   FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN 

July 18th                     PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS and IMCA MODIFIEDS

July 25th                     AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

August 15th                PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

August 22nd               CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

September 5th             LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI – DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS

September 26th           "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS AND PAS YOUNG GUNS

October 24th               PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

October 31st                LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS

November 4th             25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 5th             25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS        

November 6th             25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS        

November 7th             25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS        

November 21st            PASSCAR “CHAMPIONS NIGHT” SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND PAS MODIFIEDS

 

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

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 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, Communication Innovations, 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, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunstate Equipment, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction, VIA RV Service and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

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Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Video and DVD productions of all racing sprint cars events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can visit the website LoudPedal Productions.

DVD’s of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos.  For more information call (714) 225-9500.

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PAS PR

Dover Motorsports, Inc. President and CEO Denis McGlynn is the winner of the prestigious Buddy Shuman Award, which recognizes individuals for their contributions to professional stock car racing

The announcement was made today in Nashville, Tennessee, in conjunction with NASCAR Champion’s Week activities.

McGlynn is the 63rd recipient of the Buddy Shuman Award, which was established in 1957 and named for a former NASCAR driver and the sport’s first technical inspector. Previous Buddy Shuman Award recipients include NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., team owners Rick Hendrick, Jack Roush and Robert Yates, Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty and track executive Bruton Smith.

“Denis has had a tremendous career at Dover International Speedway and this is a well-deserved honor,” said Mike Tatoian, Dover International Speedway’s president and CEO. “As we near the end of our 50th anniversary celebrations, it’s impossible to think of the Monster Mile and all of the growth NASCAR experienced in this region without Denis’ vision and leadership.”

McGlynn joined what was then known as Dover Downs International Speedway in 1972 as director of public relations, just after completing his service with the U.S. Air Force at Dover Air Force Base. At that time, the innovative facility was in its third year of hosting both auto racing and horse racing.

“I didn’t know anything about auto racing or horse racing, but I didn’t know anything about airplanes when I joined the Air Force either and I did OK,” McGlynn recalled in an interview earlier this year. “I started doing publicity, group sales and just about anything that needed to be done.”

McGlynn was named chief executive officer and president of Dover Motorsports, Inc. in 1979 and oversaw the company’s expansion, including its construction of Nashville Superspeedway in the late 1990s and purchasing Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois, Memphis (Tenn.) International Raceway and the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach (Calif.).

At Dover, McGlynn and his team oversaw the track’s internal improvements, including converting the Monster Mile to a concrete racing surface in 1994, building the famous 46-foot Monster Monument in Victory Plaza in 2008, expanding the FanZone area which features the track’s partners and fan activities, and this year’s addition of a new $5.5 million Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage area.

“Our team is offering more music, more entertainment and a wider range of food options,” McGlynn said earlier this year. “The race will always be most important to us, but we realize - as the entire sports world does - that the fan’s experience has to be more than just the race.”

In 1996, McGlynn became president and CEO of Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. and led it and Dover Motorsports, Inc. to public ownership and listings on the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. This past spring, Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment merged with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc., which operates casino and gaming venues in Colorado, Mississippi and Rhode Island.

Dover International Speedway is hosting two NASCAR tripleheader weekends in 2020 on May 1-3 and Aug. 21-23, including a NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, May 3 and the “Drydene 400” NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, Aug. 23.

Learn more about Monster Mile events and activities at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway, or on Twitter and Instagram at @MonsterMile.

Dover Motorsports PR

Race fans already know they can get their race tickets and everyday essentials at their local Food City, but Bristol Motor Speedway is making the deal even sweeter with special prices at the family-favorite neighborhood supermarket.

Through Dec. 31, all Food City stores will offer $40 adult tickets to the Food City 500 on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Kids tickets for those 12-and-under are also available in-store for just $10. In addition to being able to see some of the best short track racing in the country, each ticket purchased awards shoppers 500 additional ValuPoints on their Food City ValuCard. ValuPoints are redeemable to save money during the holidays on fuel, groceries and more.

All tickets will feature blind-reserved seats selected by knowledgeable members of the BMS ticket office. Tickets will be sold at the customer service area of each Food City location and emailed within seven days of purchase.

Food City continues to serve as one of the most collaborative partners in the NASCAR industry. In addition to being the second longest Cup entitlement sponsor, Food City has been the innovative visionary behind Food City Family Race Night, which continues to be one of the longest running and most popular fan fest in NASCAR. The event returns for a 33rd year in 2020.

For more information, see the customer service area at your neighborhood Food City or visit www.BristolMotorSpeedway.com.

BMS PR

In the spirit of giving back in the community, ISM Raceway and The NASCAR Foundation, along with local NASCAR drivers Jagger Jones, Jace Jones and Sara Houston, teamed up for the third-annual “Operation Speedy Bear Brigade” yesterday on Giving Tuesday, delivering stuffed Speedy Bears to children at Banner Children’s Hospital within Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

“It always a very special day when we get to share the excitement of racing with our community, and in this case young patients, siblings and families at Banner Children’s Hospital,” said Jagger Jones, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West 2019 Rookie of the Year. “I’m honored to have been a part of ‘Operation Speedy Bear Brigade’ with Sara and my brother Jace, and help spread some cheer on behalf of The NASCAR Foundation.”

In addition to ISM Raceway’s efforts at Banner Children’s Hospital, “Operation Speedy Bear Brigade” took place in over 30 locations across the country on Giving Tuesday, including participation from several NASCAR office and track locations.

“The Speedy Bear Brigade truly demonstrates the generosity of our sport,” The NASCAR Foundation Executive Director Nichole Krieger said. “This effort has continued to grow from year to year, without losing sight our ultimate goal to bring smiles to the faces of so many children who really need it.”

The effort was organized through The NASCAR Foundation’s Speediatrics Children’s Fund, which supports needs expressed by hospitals, specialty clinics, camps and others providing children’s medical and health care services. 

ISM Raceway PR

In a continued effort to recognize excellence across its motorsports entertainment properties, Speedway Motorsports officials have announced promotions for three senior executives. Jessica Fickenscher has been promoted to Chief Experience Officer; Kevin Camper to Chief Sales Officer; and Steve Swift to Senior Vice President of Operations and Development.

Jessica Fickenscher – Chief Experience Officer

A member of the Speedway Motorsports staff for more than 20 years, Fickenscher will now expand her role to develop new Fans First initiatives and continue improving the sports entertainment company’s best-in-class fan experiences.

Fickenscher also facilitates capital improvement and property development projects across all eight of Speedway Motorsports’ premier NASCAR facilities and oversees the company’s relationship with food services partner, Levy Restaurants. In addition, she leads business operations as the senior executive for company subsidiaries U.S. Legend Cars International, the world’s largest producer of fun and affordable race cars, and SMI Properties, a souvenir production and merchandising division. Fickenscher is also the managing director of Speedway Children’s Charities national chapter and serves as a board member for the Charlotte chapter.

“It takes a very unique skillset to excel in different facets of business, and Jessica has excelled in every area of her responsibilities during more than two decades with our company,” said Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith. “Her attention to detail is exceeded only by her commitment to improve our fan experiences, and we look forward to her continued efforts each day to bring our ‘Fans First’ commitment to life.”

This promotion comes after Fickenscher served the past 17 months as senior vice president of special projects. She had previously worked as vice president of special projects from 2011-2018, director of special projects from 2008-2011, director of client services from 2006-2008 and manager of client services from 2001-2006.

Fickenscher graduated from Belmont Abbey College in 1998 with a degree in Sports Management and Business Administration.

Kevin Camper – Chief Sales Officer

In his new role, Camper will be responsible for corporate sales revenue across all eight of Speedway Motorsports’ world-class facilities and its Performance Racing Network subsidiary. Camper will work with corporate sales managers at each speedway to maximize revenue and facilitate best practices. He’ll also collaborate with executive leadership company-wide to develop new events and revenue platforms while continuing his sales leadership role at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“Kevin’s passion for excellence, creative business savvy and customer service mentality toward our marketing partners make him the perfect fit for this new role,” Smith stated. “He leads by example and has a longstanding record of success that will continue to solidify Speedway Motorsports as an industry leader in the event entertainment space.”

Since Camper’s arrival in 2011, Las Vegas Motor Speedway has renewed many of its event entitlement sponsors and added a new sponsor for its spring NASCAR Cup Series race. Camper played a significant role in developing a Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority partnership that helped recruit an annual fall NASCAR Cup Series playoff event weekend to the speedway in 2018. Camper and his team signed entitlement sponsors for all three NASCAR events for the new September race weekend.

During his tenure, Camper has been a key player in the recruitment of the Electric Daisy Carnival, Red Bull Air Race World Championships and many other major events. Under his leadership, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway sales department has been a crown jewel for Speedway Motorsports in each of his eight years.

Camper is a graduate of Liberty University and former collegiate baseball player. After graduation, he began his professional career as an intern with the Texas Rangers and became season ticket manager before joining the Texas Motor Speedway sales team in 1996. For nearly a decade, he worked his way through the ranks from the ticket office to corporate sales at The Great American Speedway before becoming chief partnership and sales officer for the Professional Bull Riders Association in 2009. After two years with the PBR, Camper returned to Speedway Motorsports in 2011 as the senior vice president of sales and marketing for Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Steve Swift – Senior Vice President of Operations and Development

In his new role, Swift will oversee construction projects and capital expenditures at all eight of Speedway Motorsports’ world-class facilities. Additionally, he will lead the development and management of standardized operation-related processes and procedures.

“During his 15 years with Speedway Motorsports, Steve has been an invaluable member of our operations and development team, overseeing major projects at our facilities across the country,” said Smith. “His leadership and drive to be the best help elevate our company to be a front-runner in the entertainment industry and we look forward to his continued efforts in this new role.”

To date, Swift has supervised the construction of zMAX Dragway; the Neon Garage and ThriveHive Digital Center at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; multiple structures in the Bristol Motor Speedway infield; Kentucky Speedway grandstand and camping expansions plus track reconfigurations at Bristol, Texas, Las Vegas, Kentucky and the creation of the innovative Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, among other projects.

Swift began his career with Speedway Motorsports as a Senior Construction Manager in 2004, before assuming the role of Vice President of Operations and Development at Kentucky Speedway in 2011. In 2015, he was promoted to Vice President of Operations and Development for Speedway Motorsports.

Before joining the company, Swift spent five years as a project manager for JA Street and Associates. Prior to that, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering Technology from East Tennessee State University in 2000.

SMI PR

Tired of fighting mall traffic and aggressive shoppers? Tired of wracking your brain to come up with that perfect Christmas gift? Want to see a smile as big and bright as Richard Petty’s on Christmas morning?

South Boston Speedway’s got you covered!

A gift certificate from the historic southside Virginia track is the absolute perfect gift for that person that has everything.

“If you have a race fan in your life, it would be difficult to find a better gift than a South Boston Speedway gift certificate,” said Cathy Rice, general manager of South Boston Speedway. “You can spend a little or a lot, and regardless of how much you spend, you know it’s going to be a great gift. Where else could you find a gift that would include an evening of exciting short-track racing.”

Gift certificates may be purchased by stopping by the South Boston Speedway office Monday through Thursday from 9-5 or by calling 877.440.1540.

The first opportunity to use a South Boston Speedway gift certificate will be the 2020 season-opener on March 21 when the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour visits for a 150-lap race. There will also be twin 75-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock races that afternoon.

SBS PR

The green flag has dropped on ticket sales at advance pricing for all five major race events at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course next season. The 59th season of racing at the legendary road course in Lexington, Ohio, will feature the best in two- and four-wheel motorsports action, beginning the first weekend of May and running through mid-August.
 
Fans can see all the on track action, plus gain access to club weekends not open to the general public, with the purchase of a Mid-Ohio Season Race Pass at the $360 advance price. The regular price is $395 starting March 3rd. Included with the all access pass are all event general admission tickets and grandstand seating, infield parking, redemption offers for use on site, and other exclusive experiences. A Paddock Pass for The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio is also provided. See midohio.com for a summary of all the exclusive benefits of a 2020 Mid-Ohio Season Race Pass.
 
Now through March 2nd, fans who buy during the advance purchase window get rewarded with savings of up to $20 on most event tickets. Also, Weekend Motorhome and Tent Camping are available at $20 off regular prices currently. Tickets can be ordered online at midohio.com or 419-884-4000 weekdays during business hours.
 
“Tickets are on sale now at a terrific savings during the holiday gift buying season. The Mid-Ohio Season Race Pass continues as one of the best values in all of motorsports, and it makes a great gift for any race fan,” said Craig Rust, president of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “We have another exciting season of racing in store for 2020. The variety of series on our schedule across the five race weekends is tremendous and hard to top.”
 
The 2020 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course schedule is as follows:
 
  • Acura Sports Car Challenge (IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event) – May 1-3
  • Mid-Ohio 170 (NASCAR Xfinity Series event / ARCA Menards Series) – May 29-30
  • Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio (Sportscar Vintage Racing Association / TransAm) – June 26-28
  • AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days (AMA’s annual motorcycling celebration) – July 10-12
  • The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (NTT IndyCar Series event) – August 14-16
 
Two adjustments on the schedule for 2020 are shifts in dates for the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NTT IndyCar Series rounds at Mid-Ohio due to television coverage of the Summer Olympics from Tokyo. The NASCAR Xfinity Series race, the Mid-Ohio 170, moves earlier to May 29-30, and is the first stop in the Midwest next year for NASCAR. The ARCA Menards Series returns to Mid-Ohio for the first time since 1965 as Friday’s feature race of this stock car weekend. Then, Ohio’s largest motorsports event, The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio headlined by the NTT IndyCar Series, shifts to a later summer date, August 14-16, to wrap up the 2020 schedule with the stars and cars of the Indianapolis 500.
 
The Acura Sports Car Challenge, featuring the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, again leads off the 2020 schedule the first weekend of May for the third straight season. A celebration of automobile history in motion occurs June 26-28 for the Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio. The longest continuously running event at Mid-Ohio also adds the fender-banging, ground-pounding cars of the TransAm Series to its weekend schedule for the first time.
 
Shifting from four-wheel to two-wheel action, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is up next, July 10-12. American Motorcycle Association’s annual motorcycle gathering again brings numerous activities for enthusiasts spread across all 330 acres of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course facility.
 
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course offers one of the best family values in all of live sports and entertainment. Children 12 and under always receive free general admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Visit midohio.com for more information, and follow its Facebook page @MidOhioSportsCarCourse, Twitter @Mid_Ohio or Instagram @officialmidohio for the latest news.

Dover International Speedway and Iron Source, a Delaware-based construction equipment company, have agreed to a five-year extension through 2024 of their corporate partnership agreement, track and Iron Source officials said today.

With the extension, Iron Source, which has offices in Georgetown, Del., and Smyrna, Del. and soon will add a third Delaware location in New Castle County, continues to be the “Official Equipment Rental Provider of Dover International Speedway.”

“We’re excited to continue our partnership with Dover International Speedway,” said Chess Hedrick, Iron Source’s owner and CEO. “We’re looking forward to working with the Monster Mile on more projects in the future.”

Iron Source sells and rents construction equipment to construction, landscaping, government and industrial clients throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Since the partnership began in 2017, Iron Source equipment has been used for several improvement projects at the Monster Mile, including the track’s new $5.5 million Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage.

“We’re pleased that another strong local business will continue to be in our family of corporate partners,” said Mike Tatoian, Dover International Speedway’s president and CEO. “Iron Source products have aided us with many recent projects and they will continue to be critical to our operational success in the future.”

Iron Source’s extension with Dover International Speedway begins with the Monster Mile’s first NASCAR tripleheader weekend of 2020 from May 1-3, highlighted by the NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, May 3. The weekend also includes the NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash race on Saturday, May 2 and the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race on Friday, May 1.

Dover International Speedway’s second NASCAR tripleheader weekend of 2020 comes Aug. 21-23, including the “Drydene 400” NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, Aug. 23, the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Aug. 22 and the “General Tire 125” ARCA Menards Series East race on Friday, Aug. 21.

For tickets or more information on Monster Mile events, 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.

Dover Motorsports PR

The green flag has dropped on ticket sales at advance pricing for all five major race events at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course next season. The 59th season of racing at the legendary road course in Lexington, Ohio, will feature the best in two- and four-wheel motorsports action, beginning the first weekend of May and running through mid-August.
Fans can see all the on track action, plus gain access to club weekends not open to the general public, with the purchase of a Mid-Ohio Season Race Pass at the $360 advance price. The regular price is $395 starting March 3rd. Included with the all access pass are all event general admission tickets and grandstand seating, infield parking, redemption offers for use on site, and other exclusive experiences. A Paddock Pass for The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio is also provided. See midohio.com for a summary of all the exclusive benefits of a 2020 Mid-Ohio Season Race Pass.
 
Now through March 2nd, fans who buy during the advance purchase window get rewarded with savings of up to $20 on most event tickets. Also, Weekend Motorhome and Tent Camping are available at $20 off regular prices currently. Tickets can be ordered online at midohio.com or 419-884-4000 weekdays during business hours.
 
“Tickets are on sale now at a terrific savings during the holiday gift buying season. The Mid-Ohio Season Race Pass continues as one of the best values in all of motorsports, and it makes a great gift for any race fan,” said Craig Rust, president of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “We have another exciting season of racing in store for 2020. The variety of series on our schedule across the five race weekends is tremendous and hard to top.”
The 2020 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course schedule is as follows:
  • Acura Sports Car Challenge (IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event) – May 1-3
  • Mid-Ohio 170 (NASCAR Xfinity Series event / ARCA Menards Series) – May 29-30
  • Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio (Sportscar Vintage Racing Association / TransAm) – June 26-28
  • AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days (AMA’s annual motorcycling celebration) – July 10-12
  • The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (NTT IndyCar Series event) – August 14-16
Two adjustments on the schedule for 2020 are shifts in dates for the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NTT IndyCar Series rounds at Mid-Ohio due to television coverage of the Summer Olympics from Tokyo. The NASCAR Xfinity Series race, the Mid-Ohio 170, moves earlier to May 29-30, and is the first stop in the Midwest next year for NASCAR. The ARCA Menards Series returns to Mid-Ohio for the first time since 1965 as Friday’s feature race of this stock car weekend. Then, Ohio’s largest motorsports event, The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio headlined by the NTT IndyCar Series, shifts to a later summer date, August 14-16, to wrap up the 2020 schedule with the stars and cars of the Indianapolis 500.
The Acura Sports Car Challenge, featuring the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, again leads off the 2020 schedule the first weekend of May for the third straight season. A celebration of automobile history in motion occurs June 26-28 for the Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio. The longest continuously running event at Mid-Ohio also adds the fender-banging, ground-pounding cars of the TransAm Series to its weekend schedule for the first time.
 
Shifting from four-wheel to two-wheel action, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is up next, July 10-12. American Motorcycle Association’s annual motorcycle gathering again brings numerous activities for enthusiasts spread across all 330 acres of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course facility.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course offers one of the best family values in all of live sports and entertainment. Children 12 and under always receive free general admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Visit midohio.com for more information, and follow its Facebook page @MidOhioSportsCarCourse, Twitter @Mid_Ohio or Instagram @officialmidohio for the latest news.
Mid-Ohio PR
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will remain the title sponsor of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway. The speedway’s continued partnership with KYTC is centered on the “Buckle Up In Your Truck” (BUIYT) campaign to bring awareness to seatbelt use in pickup trucks. The BUIYT 225 will kick off a NASCAR tripleheader weekend on Thursday, July 9.
 
“The BUIYT 225 kicks off our huge tripleheader weekend and I can’t think of a better partner to do that with than KYTC. We have a long and treasured relationship, during which time we have held some great racing and saved many lives. We look forward to a lot more of both again this year!” said Kentucky Speedway General Manager, Mark Simendinger. 
 
The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety’s BUIYT campaign, an aspect of safety within the Transportation Cabinet, works in conjunction with the “Click It or Ticket” program. Research has found that drivers and occupants of pickup trucks are less likely to use their safety belt than in any other type of vehicle. 
 
By using the Gander Trucks race as a platform, the goal is to increase public awareness of the lack of safety belt use in pickup trucks, educate drivers to buckle up and diminish fatalities. 
 
In Kentucky, the seat belt usage rate for pickup trucks is 83 percent, compared to 90 percent for passenger cars. While rollover crashes can happen in any type of vehicle, pickup trucks are twice as likely to rollover as passenger cars. In addition, pickup truck drivers have the lowest level of seat belt use among drivers of all other vehicles nationwide.
 
“We value the Kentucky Speedway’s partnership and commitment to help save lives on our roadways,” said Acting Executive Director Jason Siwula. “As we gear up for racing season, we’re proud to continue highlighting this critical highway safety issue and encourage NASCAR fans to make safe choices each and every time they get behind the wheel.”
 
Of the 724 fatalities on Kentucky roadways last year, 111 involved a pickup truck.
 
“Wearing a seat belt gives you the best chance to survive a crash, as it is your best defense against a speeding, distracted or drunken driver,” said Siwula. “NASCAR drivers always buckle up before starting their engines. We’re asking NASCAR fans to do the same.”
 
The 2020 season at Kentucky Speedway begins in July with the return of a NASCAR tripleheader weekend anchored by the NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart on Saturday, July 11.The Gander Trucks Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 starts the weekend on Thursday, July 9 and the Xfinity Series Alsco 300 is Friday, July 10.
 
Tickets, Pre-Race Passes and campsites are on sa­­le at http://www.kentuckyspeedway.com, by calling (859) 578-2300 or visiting our speedway ticket offices at 1 Speedway Drive, Sparta, Kentucky 41086, just off Interstate Highway 71 Exit 57 and Kentucky Highway 35 N.
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