The Chrome Horn News



    The roar of race cars and the sweet sound of beach music will fill Uptown Martinsville on August 31.
    Martinsville Uptown’s Premier TGIF Outdoor Concert will be joined by a parade of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour cars through Uptown that evening.
    The sleek, powerful open-wheel Modifieds will weave their way through uptown, winding up adjacent to the adjacent to the TGIF concert on Church Street, where the legendary Band of Oz will be serving up their own special brand of beach music all evening.
    The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour cars will be in town for the running of the Made In America Whelen 300 NASCAR Modified Tour race on Saturday, September 1.
    “We think this is going to be a special event,” said Martinsville Speedway president Clay Campbell. “It will give race fans a chance to see the Modifieds up close and a chance to enjoy an evening of fun at TGIF. And it will give everyone at TGIF a chance to see race cars up close and meet and mingle with the drivers.”
    The cars will be parked on the street next to the show most of the remainder of the evening. All the drivers will be introduced on staged and will be signing autographs at the cars.
    “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Martinsville Speedway to promote Uptown Martinsville to music and modified race car fans. This will be a great evening to be in Uptown Martinsville,” said Susan McCulloch, Executive Director of Martinsville Uptown Revitalization Association.
    The race cars will leave the Broad St. parking lot at roughly 7:45 p.m., head up Church St. then take a left on Lester St. and a left on Main St . They will continue on Main until it dead ends at Moss St. , take a left on Moss, then a left on Church St . The cars will follow Church St , to the site of the TGIF concert and park on the left side of the street.
    Organizers expect at least 25 race cars to be involved in the parade.
    Admission price to TGIF is $7 with children under 12 admitted free. Beverages and food will be sold onsite.
    The event is a joint effort between Martinsville Uptown and its TGIF sponsors, and Martinsville Speedway and NASCAR.
    The Made In America Whelen 300 is scheduled for Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, September 1, and is the only race run under the lights at Martinsville Speedway each year. Race time is 8 p.m.
    Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12, and children under 6 will be admitted free. Tickets may be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or visiting on line.


Source  Mike Smith/Martinsville Speedway PR
Posted:  August 19, 2007

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