MODIFIED MADNESS HEADED TO
UPTOWN MARTINSVILLE FOR TGIF
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
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
Source Mike Smith/Martinsville Speedway PR
August 19, 2007