Masfield event news 2004-03-15

MANSFIELD, Ohio - Mansfield Motorsports Speedway has reacted to customer demand and converted some of the general admission seating areas in the turns one and two grandstands to reserved seating for the Inaugural Ohio 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck ...

MANSFIELD, Ohio - Mansfield Motorsports Speedway has reacted to customer demand and converted some of the general admission seating areas in the turns one and two grandstands to reserved seating for the Inaugural Ohio 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race. The speedway previously sold its last reserved seat last week, and has sold over 15,000 tickets overall.

"What we have been hearing from our customers is that they want to know where they will be seated when the green flag falls on racing history here in Ohio," said Mansfield Motorsports Speedway President and General Manager Jerry Smith. "The vast majority of the callers were asking for reserved seats.

"We are a customer service-oriented industry, and we want to do whatever makes them happy," Smith continued. "That is why we went after an event of this caliber in the first place. And to enhance the fans' experience here at the race, we want to make sure everyone who wants one can order a reserved seat. Before they sell out for good, that is!"

Smith emphasized the speedway is not adding to its capacity with this announcement; rather the speedway is converting a section of general admission seats to reserved seats.

"This will not raise our total capacity by 3,000 people," Smith said. "I want to emphasize to all the race fans in the Midwest that we will only have 20,000 seats on site for this race. It's getting to be crunch time because now that NASCAR racing is back in the forefront of peoples' minds, we are selling tickets at a consistently high rate. If you want to see this event live here at the speedway, we encourage you to call now and place your ticket order."

The Inaugural Ohio 250 will be the fourth race of the 25-race NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule in 2004. The series will visit 23 racetracks in 19 states, starting at Daytona International Speedway in February and ending at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. The series completed its second race of 2004 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 13, won by NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (and NEXTEL Cup Series) veteran Bobby Hamilton.

To purchase the newly reserved seats, call the track office at (419) 524-0183 after 8 a.m. EST Wednesday, March 17. As with the previously sold out backstretch seating, the new turns one and two reserved seats are $35. General admission seats for Clear Channel Pole Day at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway are also available for $10.

For information on Mansfield Motorsports Speedway, please visit www.mansfield-speedway.com. For information on the NASCAR Craftsman Trucks series, please visit www.nascar.com or www.truckseries.com.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton