Winnebago, coolers, and Legends

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 23, 2001) - Winnebago Industries, the Official Recreation Vehicle of Texas Motor Speedway, will host a gathering of RV enthusiasts during RPM Week-Texas. More than 50 members of the Winnebago Motorsports Club will be out...

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 23, 2001) - Winnebago Industries, the Official Recreation Vehicle of Texas Motor Speedway, will host a gathering of RV enthusiasts during RPM Week-Texas. More than 50 members of the Winnebago Motorsports Club will be out in full force during race week in a special designated camping area located in Dallas Morning News Reserved Camping area. The club was created in 1993 as a way of providing extra benefits to race fans who enjoy the RV lifestyle. The Motorsports Club is holding six events during the 2001 season, including the trip to Texas Motor Speedway. As the official recreation vehicle of the speedway, Winnebago motor homes will be displayed behind the Turn 3 wall, where fans attending the upcoming race will be able to see the 2001 motor home line-up. "This is a very exciting partnership for Winnebago Industries," said Chris Prevatt, Motorsports and Specialty Markets Manager for Winnebago. "Not only does this recognize the quality motor homes built by Winnebago Industries, but also our dedication to the sport of racing. We're pleased to have partnered with Texas Motor Speedway and look forward to promoting the RV lifestyle with them."

THIRSTY? - As always, fans may bring coolers into the superspeedway grandstands for all race week events. Each ticket holder is allowed one cooler measuring no more than 14 inches in any direction, allowing it to fit underneath their seat. Fans may bring their own alcoholic beverages, since they are not available for purchase on the concourse. However, no glass containers are allowed, and all coolers will be checked upon entry into the speedway. "Beer gardens" will once again be set up in three locations around the outside of the grandstands, located along the frontstretch at gates 2, 4, and 6. The beer gardens will open at 10:00 a.m. each day, Thursday-Sunday, March 29-April 1. Fans must be at least 21 years of age to enter the beer gardens, and will be asked to present a valid ID upon entrance. Fans will then be able to purchase beer and margaritas, which must be consumed within the beer garden area.

LEGENDS OF THE 1-MILE - Thursday night, March 29, the speedway will be having a Legends race on the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track during the Pennzoil World of Outlaws (WoO) Southern Bleacher Classic event. Legends practice will take place from 6:45 - 7:15 p.m., right after the WoO time trials. The race will take place from 8:00 - 8:30 p.m., immediately following the WoO heat races. Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1, the Legends will once again take to the track, joined by the Bandoleros. However, this time they will be racing on the 1-mile paved Legends oval at the superspeedway, which is a part of the 1.5-mile oval. The Saturday race will take place prior to the green flag start of the NASCAR Busch Series Jani-King 300. The cars will begin staging at approximately 7:45 a.m. with the races to start at 8:00 a.m. The races are to run until 9:30 a.m. The Legends and Bandolero races on Sunday will be held following the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Harrah's 500.

-TMS

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