Martinsville Speedway changes made

Champions' Overlook Offers Unique View Of Martinsville Speedway MARTINSVILLE, VA (May 25, 2007) -- Martinsville Speedway's new Champions' Overlook will offer the most spectacular race-day view of any RV spots in racing. RV sites in...

Champions' Overlook Offers Unique View Of Martinsville Speedway

MARTINSVILLE, VA (May 25, 2007) -- Martinsville Speedway's new Champions' Overlook will offer the most spectacular race-day view of any RV spots in racing.

RV sites in the Champions' Overlook will sit just above the third-turn and backstretch seats and will allow fans a close-up view of the entire racing surface from the comfort of their RV or their site.

"We believe these RV sites will quickly become the most popular, sought-after RV spots in the sport," said Martinsville Speedway president Clay Campbell. "Fans will be able to park their RVs in these spots, be within 100 feet or so of the racing surface and see the entire race track."

Also included in the overall project is the creation of more level camping spots and enlarging and paving the accessible parking lot.

There will be 30 sites in the Champions' Overlook, each site named for a former winner at Martinsville Speedway.

More than 20,000 cubic yards, or over 1,500 dump trucks of dirt have been moved in leveling ground for the Champion's Overlook and other RV sites in the backstretch area. That dirt was moved to other areas of the campground to create more level areas for campers.

"When race fans come to the track this fall, they will immediately see a new look to the backstretch with the addition of the Champions' Overlook," said Campbell. "But more than that, it's going to make camping at Martinsville Speedway a much better experience."

The improved accessible parking lot outside the second-turn area of the track will be easily-served by the Speedway's disabled guest assistance.

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup action returns to Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 21 with the running of the SUBWAY 500. The Kroger 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20. Tickets for both events are available and can be purchased by calling 1.877.RACE.TIX or by visiting www.racetickets.com online.

Martinsville Speedway will also host the Made In American Whelen 300 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race on Saturday, Sept. 1. It is the only race run under the lights at Martinsville each year.

The Bailey's 300 NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race will be run on Sunday, Sept. 30 at Martinsville

Tickets for both events can be purchased by calling 1.877.RACE.TIX or online at www.racetickets.com.

-credit: Martinsville Speedway

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