Sep 12, 2012

With the sun shining brightly on the ribbon cutting ceremony of Kansas Speedway’s new road course, three GRAND-AM Road Racing drivers took to the track today to test tires and get a firsthand look at Kansas Speedway for the first time.


“It was awesome driving up to this track,” said Ryan Ellis, who drives in the Continental Tire Series Sports Car Challenge. “I’ve seen it on TV before a bunch of times and to be one of the first people to be driving on the track is pretty amazing.”


“The layout is quite simple but it’s going to create a lot of racing opportunities,” said Joao Barbosa, who drives in the Rolex Sports Car Series. “This is going to be an interesting place to come and race. With so many things to do very close by, this has everything it takes to be a great race track.”


And Ellis had one final note for NASCAR fans that have been coming to Kansas Speedway for the past several years, who are curious about GRAND-AM coming to Kansas Speedway for the first time next year.


“We run about the same speeds as the NASCAR guys and we have wheel to wheel action.”


Tickets for the Oct. 21 Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Oct. 20 Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Oct. 19 Kansas Lottery 98.9 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race are on sale now by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or visiting  Every season ticket comes with a Track Pass that provides you with access to the infield for the pre-race concert, driver introductions and much more! 


Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.


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