Jul 9, 2013

Adding to the festive atmosphere at Kansas Speedway’s inaugural GRAND-AM Road Racing events, track officials have announced a Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned state championship during the race weekend.

Thirty teams will participate in the contest and most will start cooking on the afternoon of Aug. 17 in Kansas Speedway’s infield. Race fans with an infield general admission ticket will have access to the contest, along with the recently announced Trapt concert. A limited number of teams will be offering samples and/or selling barbeque.

A grand champion and reserved champion will be crowned, along with the top five in each category – chicken, pork ribs, pork butt and brisket.

Tickets are on sale now for the GRAND-AM weekend 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.


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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