Topic: Iowa State Fair Speedway Practice Day - March 24th
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posted March 13, 2001 12:29 PM Iowa State Fair Speedway Practice Day - March 24th
(Des Moines, Iowa) The unofficial opening of the 2001 racing season at the Iowa State Fair Speedway is Saturday, March 24th as the track is available for practice and registration. Pit gates will open at 10:00 am with on track practice between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Cars and drivers will be able to take to the track to test and modify their setups. Drivers will be able to register with the track and obtain car numbers for the season and IMCA memberships. Track officials will be pumping hobby stocks for cubic inches and then sealing the motors so that a driver will not need to be tested before or after feature racing events. The cost of a pit pass on practice day is $7.00. On the same day, the Des Moines Auto Racing Association is hosting Fan Appreciation Day at the Steer and Stine restaurant next to the track. Prior to the start of practice, a variety of race cars will be on display just inside the pits for fans to see. Racing competition begins on Friday March 30th with a special show featuring several traveling series - the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models, the Best of the Midwest Series for IMCA stock cars and the National Kidney Foundation Heartland Tour for a Cure modifieds and hobby stocks.