SES: Kentucky Speedway to begin selling tickets

FLORENCE, Ky. (March 1, 2000) Kentucky Speedway, the new, $152 million motorsports complex set to open June 16, will begin selling 2000 individual event tickets on Monday, March 6 at 9 a.m. ET. Over the past 12 months, the speedway has been ...

FLORENCE, Ky. (March 1, 2000) Kentucky Speedway, the new, $152 million motorsports complex set to open June 16, will begin selling 2000 individual event tickets on Monday, March 6 at 9 a.m. ET. Over the past 12 months, the speedway has been selling Personal Seat Licenses for Club Areas and, in December, began selling 2000 Season Tickets. To date, over 14,000 of the 65,989 grandstand seats have been sold, including the entire 4,700 seat upper tower on the Start/Finish Line.

"I am very pleased with our progress to date in selling both PSLs and Season Tickets. We will continue selling these packages as they provide the best seating locations and value to fans," said Mark Cassis, Executive VP and General Manager of the speedway.

The Gallatin County based, 1.5 mile, tri-oval track will get heated up June 16 and June 17 when the Slim JIm All-Pro, NASCAR Touring and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competitors visit the state-of-the-art venue.

"You are going to witness an extravaganza never seen before in the tri-state area on Saturday evening June 17. It is our goal to make this a grand opening event folks won't soon forget. Kentucky Speedway will be the place to be," said project developer and co-owner, Jerry Carroll.

Concerts, festivals, and The Richard Petty Driving School (Sept. 12-17) are also being planned for this summer at the Northern Kentucky complex.

The $152 million Kentucky Speedway, under development and co-owned by Jerry Carroll, remains on schedule for a June 16 & 17, 2000 grand opening. The new facility will have a paved, 1.5 mile, tri-oval track with 14-degree banking in the turns, and lighting for night time events.

Phase I will have 65,989 grandstand seats, 50 luxury suites, and a 210 seat, private, glass-enclosed Kentucky Club. Phase II, which will include a dirt track and drag-strip racing facilities, can expand the 1.5 mile venue to 120,000 seats with 120 luxury suites on the 1,000 acre location 35 miles south of Cincinnati in Northern Kentucky.

-nascar.com-

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Series NASCAR , NASCAR Truck
Drivers Richard Petty