The Ford  EcoBoost 300/K&N Pro Series East 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway will provide plenty of fun and excitement March 17, and when the winners have been crowned, the entertainment continues with a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

The BMS St. Patrick’s Day Party, which takes place in the hospitality area, kicks off at 7 p.m. with plenty of music and food, complete with green beer, green beads and additional surprise giveaways to keep with the atmosphere of the holiday.

George Wendt, who played the fun-loving, beer-drinking “Norm” on the iconic television series “Cheers” will be in attendance, presiding over the festivities. Among the musical guests playing that evening are Monroeville and Frankie Ballard.

Monroeville is scheduled to play from 7p.m-8:30 p.m., followed by a toast from George Wendt and additional music from Frankie Ballard.

Cornhole is among the games fans can enjoy during the party where several food vendors will be on hand as will a variety of beer manufacturers.

Entrance into the party is free to anyone with a March race ticket or iBelong card while food and drinks may be purchased.

A March race weekend ticket package, which includes the March 18 Food City 500 and the Ford EcoBoost 300/K&N East Series 125 events, is still available, starting at $99. 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 for adults and as low as $32 for children age 15 and under.

Guests are encouraged to purchase in advance while the price is $5 less per grandstand ticket than the race-day cost for the same seat.

Tickets for the Ford EcoBoost 300/K&N East Series 125 doubleheader are available, with prices starting at $35 for adults and $17 for kids 15 and under.

BMS season tickets, which include the Food City 500 and IRWIN Tools Night Race (Aug. 25) Sprint Cup races, as well as both the Ford EcoBoost 300, the Food City 250 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 or to purchase tickets, fans may call toll-free at 1.866.415.4158 or 423.BRISTOL; or fans can purchase online now.