SCC Shooting Stars Tournament with Austin, Mike Dillon Set For August 23
On Aug. 24 at the O’Reilly Auto Parts 200, Austin Dillon, one of NASCAR’s newest stars, takes aim at his first checkered flag at Bristol Motor Speedway. Earlier in the week, however, he zeroes in on a different kind of target.
Dillon, the 21-year-old grandson of Richard Childress, along with his father, Mike Dillon, headline the Speedway Children’s Charities Shooting Stars Tournament, set for Tuesday, Aug. 23 at Shooter’s Edge Indoor Range and Training Center in Piney Flats, Tenn.
This new event, which benefits the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, is open to shooters of all skill levels. All participants will be placed on four-person teams and all will have the opportunity to shoot with the Dillons.
Entry fee for the tournament is $100 and includes training, use of a 22-caliber handgun, ammunition for 15 themed targets, including golf, poker and sharpshooter among others, and dinner. Some challenges will pit teammates against one another, while others will have teams battling each other. Participants also will have the opportunity to shoot a fully automatic weapon.
The tournament begins at 4 p.m. Aug. 23 at Shooter’s Edge, which is located in Piney Flats, just a few miles from BMS. Participants may register online at www.bristol.speedwaycharities.org. Anyone interested in a lane sponsorship ($300 or $250 with a team of four) should contact Barbara Kaiser at 423-989-6975.
Race week at BMS kicks off with the O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 Camping World Truck Series race, and the UNOH Perfect Storm 150 Whelen Modified Series event Aug. 24. The Food City Nationwide Series race takes place Friday night, Aug. 26, followed by the IRWIN Tools Night Race Aug. 27.
Fans can enjoy both the IRWIN Tools Night Race and the Food City 250 for as little as $99. Should they be in town for the Wednesday night doubleheader, fans can take in all four races under the lights in packages starting at $129.
Single-event tickets for Saturday’s IRWIN Tools Night Race start at $90 while ticket prices for the Food City 250 begin at $45. Wednesday night doubleheader tickets for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 and the UNOH Perfect Storm 150 are $30.
Parents also can take advantage of reduced ticket prices for children as kids 12 and under can watch the Food City 250 for only $10 while children in that age bracket will be admitted free to the Wednesday night doubleheader.