Richmond considers additional seating

SAWYER REACTS TO QUICK SALE OF RIR SEPTEMBER WINSTON CUP RACE TICKETS; HOPES TO DEVELOP ADDITIONAL SEATING PLAN FOR REVIEW BY COUNTY OFFICIALS RICHMOND, VA - After selling all 83,000 seats to the September 9 Miller Genuine Draft 400 in...

SAWYER REACTS TO QUICK SALE OF RIR SEPTEMBER WINSTON CUP RACE TICKETS; HOPES TO DEVELOP ADDITIONAL SEATING PLAN FOR REVIEW BY COUNTY OFFICIALS

RICHMOND, VA - After selling all 83,000 seats to the September 9 Miller Genuine Draft 400 in just 2 1/2 days, Richmond International Raceway president, Paul Sawyer shared his thoughts regarding contemplated plans for construction of additional RIR seating.

"The next logical area here for a grandstand is in the 3rd turn, spanning the vehicle tunnel to the infield. I'm working with our seating contractor to develop a plan we hope will be acceptable to Henrico County officials for such a structure and additional permanent restrooms," Sawyer revealed.

Sawyer's two annual NASCAR Winston Cup races currently attract the largest spectator crowds to witness any event in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He expects a minimum of 170,000 admissions during the 3-day September, 1995 NASCAR weekend that also includes the Fas Mart SuperTruck Shootout on Thursday night, September 7 and the Autolite Platinum 250 "Showdown at Sundown!" on Friday night, September 8.

No sports event or facilities in Virginia attract more tourists to Virginia and the metro Richmond area, or have as great an economic impact as Sawyer's productions at Richmond International Raceway.

Sawyer's next Richmond race event is the USAC CHAMPIONSHIP TWINS on Saturday night, June 17. That race will feature two open wheel divisions - the True Value Silver Crown Championship Series and the United States Formula Ford 2000 Qualitee Cup Series.

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