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Two Test Dates Scheduled For Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 At Martinsville Speedway
Aug 24, 2011 - updated Aug 24th, 2011 11:26am
Web posted by Mike Smith
Martinsville, Va. --
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (August 24, 2011) – What began as an experiment last year for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 will be standard operating procedure in 2011.
Again this year there will be two test dates heading into the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race at Martinsville Speedway on October 9.
The first test session is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21, with the second date a week later on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
“We knew teams weren’t getting much track time the way we had been doing it, so we tried the two days last year just to see how it would go,” said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. “It turned out to be a huge hit last year. The teams weren’t nearly as rushed and got plenty of track time before coming in for the race weekend.”
Teams will be allowed to test on both test dates. The grandstands will be open for fans free of charge both days.
Registration will begin at 7 a.m. on both September 21 and September 28 at the main ticket office. Haulers can begin staging the day before each test session.
Cars will be on-track from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with an hour break at noon each day.
Pit passes for each test day are $25.
On the second test day, pit passes for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 will be available for purchase. They are $50 for the entire weekend.
Anyone under 18 must have a NASCAR license to enter the pits for either test day. NASCAR licenses will be on sale at the track each test day. A parent must be present to sign a minor’s release form to purchase a NASCAR license during the registration process. No faxed or mailed releases will be accepted.
Tickets are $20 for adults and children 12-and-under are free for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 on October 9. Tickets for qualifying on October 8 are $5. Tickets for qualifying day are on sale at the ticket office only.
Fan gates will open at 9 a.m. on October 8 and 9. Tickets for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 may be ordered by calling 1.877.RACE.TIX or visiting www.martinsvillespeedway.com.
Director, Public Relations
October 8: Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 Pole Day
October 9: Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 Late Model Stock race
October 28: Cup and Truck Practice Day
October 29: Cup and Truck Qualifying and Kroger 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race
October 30: TUMS Fast Relief 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race
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