From the Kentucky Speedway
SPARTA, Ky. (February 2008) Kentucky Speedway will place single-race and Fanfest tickets for its six-weekend 2008 season are now on sale. The 66,098-seat facilitys season begins May 10 and concludes Sept. 20. Event tickets will range from $20 to $80 depending on event and seat location.
Single-event tickets can be reserved online through the Tickets pages of www.kentuckyspeedway.com, at speedway ticket offices located at 400 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 100, in Ft. Mitchell, Ky., near Montgomery Inn and the Sparta, Ky., Fan Center located off of I-71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 N, by phone at 1-888-652-RACE (7223) and through Meijer stores.
Photo by Done Ward
Monster trucks took over the track
last September and will return
for a second event this year.
Season ticket plans for the venues ninth season are on sale now and range from $165 to $255. Plans can be reserved online through the tickets pages of this website by dialing (859) 578-2300 and pressing 2, or through both track ticket offices.
Plans are loaded with special benefits such as a VIP Rewards program membership that will help fans earn points toward a discount off their 2009 plan renewal by making speedway purchases, VIP Parking, reserved seats for each feature event, cold pit and Fanfest passes, the option to purchase admission to June 14, July 12 and Aug. 9 Outback Steakhouse tailgate parties for a combined total of $60 as well as the option to purchase additional event tickets at a discount. The Outback Steakhouse Tailgate tent will be located in the infield. Party goers will enjoy Outback Steakhouse fare, games and music along with visits by event celebrities.
Kentucky Speedway will entertain guests with 10 events that will include high-impact visits from the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, IndyCar Series, Indy Pro Series, ARCA RE/MAX Series, street stock and bigger-than-life Major League of Monster Trucks.
The ARCA RE/MAX Series will open the season May 10 with the Drive Smart Buckle-Up Kentucky 150. That race will be followed by grassroots street stock racing May 24 during the Frank Kimmel Enduro Nationals II Presented by Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati and Thoroughbred Harley-Davidson of Florence, Ky.
NASCAR Nationwide Series Fanfest will give fans a unique, close-up look at series drivers and their race machines with on-track practice and a garage-area autograph session June 13 before the track takes aim at attracting its eighth consecutive capacity crowd for the June 14 Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo. NASCARs top developmental series has entertained an average crowd of 70,962 during its seven previous Kentucky visits and has crowned first-time series victors the past two seasons.
The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will occupy the speedway spotlight July 11-12 when it displays its full-contact brand of racing during the Built Ford Tough 225 Presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers. The ARCA RE/MAX Series will open the third event weekend with a 150-mile battle. Fans will be treated to precision passing and race speeds of more than 200 mph Aug. 8-9 when IndyCar and Indy Pro Series competitors scorch the speedway 1.5-mile paved tri-oval during the Meijer Indy 300 and Kentucky Indy Pro 100.
The weekend will get kick started with the second Fanfest event of the season.
The 2008 campaign will come to a thunderous close Sept. 20 when Bigfoot and its fellow Major League of Monster Trucks competitors race side-by-side at more than 70 mph on a winding, obstacle-filled, custom-designed dirt track that will span the infield near the frontstretch. The event also will include earth-scattering freestyle monster truck and motocross competitions.
The speedway will once again add value to its entertainment experience by presenting a concert prior to each feature event. The artist line-up for the new season will be announced in the coming weeks.
The full 2008 schedule and single-event ticket prices follow. Event times are pending.