Sept. 11 American Freedom Spectacular At BMS Features Two Races, Blood Drive, Tribute To Public Servants
The 2010 NASCAR season has come to a close at Bristol Motor Speedway, but plenty of great racing remains as the World’s Fastest Half-Mile prepares to host the American Freedom Spectacular Saturday, Sept. 11.
The day features a pair of races – the Frank Kimmel Street Stock Spectacular, a 150-lap event, and a 200-lap USARacing Pro Cup Series show. Pre-race activities that day will pay tribute to the countless public servants who work tirelessly to ensure our safety.
Also on tap that day is the Fifth Annual Bristol Motor Speedway/Marsh Regional Blood Center Drive. The blood drive will take place in the parking lot at the north entrance of BMS from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Anyone donating blood will receive one free ticket to the American Freedom Spectacular, along with a goody bag.
Nine-time ARCA champion Frank Kimmel brings his Street Stock Spectacular, a series he started just three years ago, back after a successful debut at BMS in 2008. The series features street stock cars – as many as 99 in a field -- that line up to start the race three wide, quite a sight on a half-mile oval.
The USARacing Pro Cup Series has staged a number of events at BMS over the years, the last of which Abingdon’s Caleb Holman won in 2008. Joining Holman in the field will be Chase Elliott, the 15-year-old son of former NASCAR champion Bill Elliott.
To cap the day’s activities, a 20-lap Charger Bonus Race will take place.
The Frank Kimmel Street Stock Spectacular takes the green flag at 3:15, followed by the USARacing Pro Cup race at 5:30. The Charger race kicks off action at 3 p.m. Gates will open at noon.
Tickets are just $15 for adults if purchased in advance, or $20 the day of the American Freedom Spectacular. Tickets for children 12 and under are $5.
Bristol Motor Speedway
September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
10:00am FKST Registration Opens
11:00am FKST Haulers Enter/Pit Gates Open
12:00pm FKST Tech Inspection Opens
2:00pm 7:00pm USAR Early Registration
5:00pm FKST Garage Closes
Saturday, September 11, 2010
6:00 am USAR Registration Opens
6:00 am USAR Officials Meeting
6:00 am BMS Charger Division Hauler Parker
6:30 am USAR Hauler Parking
7:00 am USAR Crew Chief Meeting
7:15 am Frank Kimmel Street Stock Hauler Parking
7:30 am USAR Garage & Tech Inspection Opens
7:45 am Frank Kimmel Street Stock Tech Inspection Opens
8:00 am USAR Spotter & Rookie Drivers Meeting
8:00 am-8:30 BMS Charger Division Practice
8:30 am USAR Drivers Meeting (Mandatory Attendance)
9:30 am-10:15 am USAR Practice
10:25 am-11:10 am Frank Kimmel Street Stock Practice
11:20 am-12:05 pm USAR Final Practice
NOON Spectator Gates Open
12:30 pm-1 p.m. Frank Kimmel Street Stock Qualifying
1:00 pm BMS Charger Division Qualifying (one lap)
1:00 pm USAR Drivers Meeting
1:15 pm Chapel Service
2:00 pm USAR Qualifying Time Trials
2:45 pm Frank Kimmel Street Stock Pre- Race Ceremonies
3:00 pm BMS Charger Division Feature – 20 laps
3:15 pm Frank Kimmel Street Stock Bristol 150
Following Kimmel Race USAR Pre-Race Ceremonies
USARacing Pro Cup 200