Introduced just three years ago, the Ford Charity Cornhole Classic has become one of the fans’ favorite new traditions during race weekends at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Once again, cornhole players can take home some great prizes, while also helping Speedway Children’s Charities when they test their skills during Food City 500 race weekend, March 16-18.

Qualifying tournaments will take place on Friday, March 16 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, March 17 at 10 a.m. The top four teams from each qualifier will move to the Grand Champion Tournament which will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Thanks to Ford, teams will be playing for a host of great prizes, including the ultimate prize package for the overall winner. Grand Champion winners will receive $1000 cash, suite seats for the entire 2013 season at BMS and a free camping space for both 2013 race weekends. Second place earns $300 cash, as well as suite seats and a camping space for 2013.

Qualifying tournament winning teams win $300 cash and 2013 season tickets to BMS. Second place receives $100 cash and 2012 Food City 500 tickets.

Teams are encouraged to pre-register online at www.bristolmotorspeedway.com or www.bristol.speedwaycharities.org. Registrations on the day of the event will be allowed if space is available.

Entry fee is just $40 per team and each player will receive a limited edition Ford Charity Cornhole Classic t-shirt. All proceeds benefit the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, a non-profit organization which raises funds for children’s agencies in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

No Top-60 ACO ranked players as of January 13, 2012 may participate in the Cornhole Classic.

A March race weekend package is available starting at $99 that includes the Food City 500 and the Nationwide/K&N Pro Series East events. A package in the Wallace Tower for both Sprint Cup races also is now available for $99, while packages for fans 15 and younger are available for the March races at half price. Lower row seating for the Food City 500 is available, with tickets starting at $65.

BMS season tickets, which include the Food City 500 (March 18) and IRWIN Tools Night Race (Aug. 25) Sprint Cup races, as well as the Nationwide events and the K&N race, also are on sale. Pricing for all four races begins at just $175 in the Wallace Tower.

For more information about tickets, please visit www.bristoltix.com or call the BMS ticket office at 423-BRISTOL or 1-866-415-4158.