KANSAS SPEEDWAY NEWS AND NOTES: GRAND-AM SFP GRAND PRIX DAY 2
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Aug. 16, 2013) – News and Notes from Aug. 16…
- The first race of the SFP Grand Prix weekend saw Kevin Conway, who has competed in all three of NASCAR’s national series, win the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo race tonight. Bruce Jenner, a 1976 Olympic gold medalist, finished eighth in the event. The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series races again tomorrow at 12:20 PM.
- Memo Rojas, who races a Daytona Prototype (DP), will start on the pole for the inaugural SFP Grand Prix tomorrow at 7 PM. Alex Tagliani won the pole for the Grand Touring (GT) class, while Tom Long will start on the pole for the GX class.
- Will a Roush visit Victory Lane tomorrow? Jack Roush Jr. will start seventh in tomorrow’s inaugural Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Grand Sport (GS) race at Kansas Speedway, which starts at 3 PM. Roush and teammate Billy Johnson were the fastest team in the first practice today, and 11th quickest in the second practice. Jack Roush Jr.’s dad, Jack, last visited Kansas Speedway’s victory lane last October in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400.
- Jade Buford, who races in the GS class, will start on the pole of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, his sixth pole of the season. Mark Pombo was the fastest in the Street Tuner (ST) class, securing his second career pole.
- As you watch the cars race into the infield for the very first time, it's hard to miss the lush green grasses courtesy of the great lawn care products offered by race sponsor SFP.
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 tomorrow are $60 and fans can also purchase paddock (garage) access for $15. Turn 1 Terrace tickets are $15.
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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