Pendleton, Ind. (September 17, 2001) - Officials from TNN (The National Network) and the American Speed Association have announced that the 32nd Annual Winchester 400 will be televised live on Sunday, September 23, at 2 p.m. (Eastern), 1 p.m....
Pendleton, Ind. (September 17, 2001) - Officials from TNN (The National Network) and the American Speed Association have announced that the 32nd Annual Winchester 400 will be televised live on Sunday, September 23, at 2 p.m. (Eastern), 1 p.m. local time. The live broadcast announcement comes despite the fact the event has been postponed one week due to terrorist attacks on the United States.
TNN officials were able to clear a two-and-one-half hour time slot on Sunday afternoon, September 23, to allow "The Fall Classic" to be aired live. Additional logistical challenges could also be overcome, including the rescheduling of satellite up-link trucks and personnel.
The schedule of events for this weekend's 32nd Annual ASA ACDelco Series Winchester 400 stock car event will be adjusted in light of the postponement. Originally scheduled as a three-day event, ASA has decided to condense the on-track activities, with practice and qualifications now scheduled for Saturday, September 22. The revised schedule of events will see the 125-lap qualifying races removed from the program.
Activities at the track for the Winchester 400 begin on September 22, with the first of three practice sessions and spectator gates opening at 11 a.m. (local). ASA two-lap qualifying goes off at 4 p.m, with a "happy half-hour" practice session scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Race day begins with spectator gates opening at 9 a.m., followed by the on-track autograph session scheduled for 11 a.m. Pre-race ceremonies are set for 12:15 p.m. and the start of the 32nd Annual Winchester 400 is scheduled for 1.
Tickets for the event are still available, with general admission qualifying day tickets selling for $5 each. Children 12 years old and younger are admitted free with a paying adult on qualifying day. Tickets on race day are $25 each for reserved seats on the bottom four rows and $30 each for all other reserved seats. The only general admission on race day is for the infield at a cost of $20 per ticket. For additional information, call the ASA ticket line, (765) 778-2105 or toll-free, 1-888-ASA-1020.