posted April 09, 2003 12:18 PM
NASCAR Excitement to Erupt on Sunday Night at Nebraska Raceway Park
Omaha, NE--Sunday, April 13 marks the grand opening of Nebraska Raceway
Park's 2003 season as Coca-Cola presents Opening Night of the NASCAR Dodge
Weekly Series. Nebraska Raceway Park is entering its third season with the
NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series, and remains Nebraska's only NASCAR sanctioned
The series is headlined by the Dodge Super Late Models, which will be
competing for a national championship point fund that totals more than one
million dollars. The tough competition of the Max I. Walker Uniform Rental
Grand National division will return stronger than ever, with nearly 50
weekly competitors registered for the 2003 season. Nebraska Raceway Park
is proud to announce that Certified Transmission has come on board as the
new sponsor of the Pro-Am division. The Pro-Am division is nearing its
20-year anniversary, and remains one of the strongest divisions in area
stock car racing. The Hobby Stock division is expected to have big growth
in 2003, with the largest number of rookies ever registered in that
division. 2003 will mark the Hobby Stock division's first season under
official NASCAR sanctioning. Fans are anxious to see 2002 Dodge Super Late
Model champion Joe Kosiski, Max I. Walker Uniform Rental Grand National
champion Mike Kelley, Certified Transmission Pro-Am champion Scott Carlson,
and Hobby Stock champion Chris McDonald return to defend their titles.
The first special of event of 2003 will take place on Friday, April 18th as
the new Eagle Sprint Touring Series makes its first appearance since its
inception this past winter. The Eagle Sprint Touring Series is a 360
Sprint series that is a combination of the Nebraska Sprint Car Association
and the successful Eagle Raceway weekly sprinters. This association will
draw many regional competitors, as well as Knoxville weekly racers. The
series will feature special events throughout the Midwest in 2003.
"We're excited to host the first race of the newly formed Eagle Sprint
Touring Series," commented Craig Kelley, Nebraska Raceway Park General
Manager. "The event at our track will also feature Modifieds from around
the region in one of their few appearances at Nebraska Raceway Park in
2003." Admission for the event at Nebraska Raceway Park will only be $10
for adults, $3 for kids 6-13, and 5 and under will be FREE.
The excitement of winged sprint car racing will return again on Friday and
Saturday, May 2 and 3, as the O'Reilly World of Outlaws rolls into town for
the Dodge Great Plains Shootout. The event will be the Outlaws first
appearance in the area, and their only appearance at Nebraska Raceway Park
for the 2003 season. Advance tickets are on sale now. For detailed
information on pricing, or to order tickets, fans can call the ticket office
in Omaha at (402) 342-3453.
In addition to NASCAR stock car racing, Nebraska Raceway Park will host the
Memorial Day Weekend Classic "Alphabet Soup" race on Sunday May 25; which
will bring together all the stars of NASCAR, Midwest Late Model Racing
Association (MLRA), National Championship Racing Association (NCRA), Topless
Outlaw Racing Association (TORA), and the World Dirt Racing League (WDRL).
Other special events on the schedule include the Nebraska Machinery Kids
versus the Cat on June 1, the Shopko Kids Bicycle Races on June 22, the
return of the Firecracker Spectacular featuring military appreciation night
and huge fireworks on June 29, the Walker Uniform Rental Kid's Money Grab on
July 13, the all new Waste Management Dumpster Dig on August 3, and much
more! A complete schedule is attached.
Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit #420 between Omaha and
Lincoln. For track information call (402) 944-2233. Grandstand admission
prices for opening night are: Adults $10; Kids 5-13 $3; and 5 and under
FREE. Pit admission prices are: $18 with a NASCAR license, $28 without a
NASCAR license. Season passes will be available through the end of April.
To order season passes, fans can call the track ticket line at (402)