Shriners, Campers and Volunteers Abound at TMS

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (June 2, 2000) - The temperature isn't the only thing heating up around Texas Motor Speedway as preparations continue for the Casino Magic 500 race week at Texas Motor Speedway. SHRINERS ON WHEELS - Fans who need assistance in...

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (June 2, 2000) - The temperature isn't the only thing heating up around Texas Motor Speedway as preparations continue for the Casino Magic 500 race week at Texas Motor Speedway.

SHRINERS ON WHEELS - Fans who need assistance in the parking areas of Texas Motor Speedway will get a hand from the "Nationwide Insurance Fan Assistance Patrol."

Thirteen golf carts, manned by volunteers from the Fort Worth Moslah Shrine Bedouins, will roam the parking areas Friday, June 9 from 1:00-10:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 10 from 2:00-10:30 p.m. The volunteers will be on the lookout for fans who may require assistance. The patrol will also be able to assist physically challenged fans to and from their vehicles. Each cart will be clearly marked with a white flag on an six-foot pole. The carts will roam the parking areas, but if someone needs assistance, they can also find a speedway employee who can relay the request and have a cart dispatched.

CAMPERS RACING FOR SPOTS - Fans planning to camp in The Dallas Morning News public camping area located outside of Turn 3 will be able to move in on Sunday morning, June 4 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Each 20x40 spot is $30 for the week and includes parking for the camper/RV and one additional vehicle. Any other vehicles must pay $30 and receive a sticker to travel in and out of the camping area. Parking is available nearby for those who wish to visit friends or family in the camping area. Reserved infield campers will be allowed to enter the speedway infield beginning on Wednesday, June 7 at 4:00 p.m. Reserved infield spots are still available by calling the ticket office at (817) 215-8500.

COULD I HAVE A VOLUNTEER, PLEASE? - More than 100 volunteers from area churches will once again be on hand to assist fans at Texas Motor Speedway through the Texas Alliance Raceway Ministries (TxARM).

TxARM, an evangelistic ministry group formed by members of Denton, Tarrant, and Wise Baptist Associations, will provide a number of services to make the race week experience as memorable and positive as possible for all motorsports fans.

TxARM will have their on-site headquarters set up in a large tent near the campgrounds behind the speedway backstretch. The area will be staffed 24 hours a day for race week beginning 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7. Fans can go to TxARM for information concerning activities and services on and off the track as well as Christian literature. TxARM will provide complimentary van rides from remote parking areas to the Lone Star Circle tram pickup points, as well as rides from the campground area to shower facilities. Handicapped transportation will also be provided from the handicapped parking area to the speedway gates.

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