posted March 15, 2001 08:20 PM
IMPROVED SIGHTLINES FOR TEXAS DIRT TRACK SPECTATORS
FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 15, 2001) - Spectators attending the opening events of RPM Week - Texas at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track March 28-30 will be able to see the world's leading dirt late model and sprint car drivers in competition. And, they will be able to see all of the action in 2001.
Speedway officials embarked on a reconstruction of the Dirt Track grandstand late last year to improve sightlines for the fans. The angle of the seating from row 12 through row 44 was increased significantly to give a clear view of the four-tenths mile clay speedway.
"Somewhere in the original construction there was an engineering error which resulted in sightlines that were not acceptable," said Eddie Gossage, speedway executive vice-president and general manager. "We are anxious for our Dirt Track fans to see the improvements. We know they will be pleased."
The Dirt Track segment of RPM Week - Texas kicks off Wednesday night, March 28 with the Albertson's Spring Challenge for the United Dirt Track Racing Association Pro DirtCar Series. NASCAR Winston Cup stars Tony Stewart and Ken Schrader will take on the nation's leading dirt late model drivers including Scott Bloomquist, Billy Moyer, Wendell Wallace and defending race winner Dan Schlieper.
The Pennzoil World of Outlaws sprint cars take over the clay speedway Thursday and Friday nights, March 29-30 in the Southern Bleacher Classic. Defending and 16-time series champion Steve Kinser will be challenged by sprint car racing legends Sammy Swindell, Mark Kinser, Danny Lasoski and Stevie Smith.
RPM Week - Texas' superspeedway events include the April 1 Harrah's 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race and the March 31 Jani-King 300 NASCAR Busch Series event. Tickets for all races are available seven days a week at the speedway ticket office, by calling (817) 215-8500, online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com and at Ticketmaster locations