KANSAS SPEEDWAY NEWS AND NOTES: GRAND-AM DAY 1
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Aug. 15, 2013) – News and Notes from Aug. 15 SFP Grand Prix testing…
- 1976 gold medalist Bruce Jenner made his first trek to Kansas Speedway this weekend for the Lamborghini Super Trofeo races on Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17. Jenner, who raced in the 1980s with GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series driver Scott Pruett, has joined forces with his son, Burt, to drive this weekend to drive for their family team – Jenner Racing. Burt Jenner is scheduled to run several races this year, while dad Bruce is only currently scheduled to run at Kansas Speedway.
- Los Angeles Angels pitcher CJ Wilson can focus his attention on Kansas Speedway’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge for the next two days. Wilson, who won his game today vs. the New York Yankees, has two teams competing in the Challenge.
- Kansas Speedway is not only a great place for racing, but apparently it’s become the hot new place to film a music video. Drivers Jordan and Ricky Taylor, along with other members of the GRAND-AM garage worked on their third music video today. It should be released on YouTube in the coming weeks.
- Did someone say headlights? Yes, the GRAND-AM cars have working headlights and race fans can expect to see them in full use with the Rolex race starting at 7 PM and finishing under the lights at Kansas Speedway.
- Rain? No problem with sports cars. During slight showers today, the cars continued to run on the 2.37-mile roval (road course and oval combined) utilizing their windshield wipers. Yes, the cars will contest their respective races should it rain on Saturday, Aug. 17.
Race fans still have time to purchase tickets for the SFP Grand Prix Tickets by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or logging onto www.kansasspeedway.com. Infield general admission tickets for Aug. 17 are $60 and fans can also purchase paddock (garage) access for $15. Aug. 16 is free general admission access and fans can purchase a paddock (garage) pass for $15. Turn 1 Terrace tickets are also on sale now for $9.89 and will be $15 the day of the race.
Tickets for Kansas Speedway’s October races are on sale now, too, by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or logging onto www.kansasspeedway.com. The Hollywood Casino 400 (the fourth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup) is Oct. 6 and tickets start at $64. The Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race is Oct. 5 and the Kansas Lottery 98.9 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race is Oct. 4.
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