By Wes Ramey

Any race fan knows the recipe for competition in the Camping World Truck Series is about as spicy as it gets. Take a mix of wily veterans, throw in several promising up-and-coming stars, and top it off with a handful of rookies...

...well, let's just say the product makes up an unpredictable concoction sure to keep even the seasoned race fan cheering for more.

Now, take that action and pour it in to the newly revamped Bristol Motor Speedway, stir for 200 laps, and wait to see what happens!

We’re excited to get the action started, and we know you are too.

Last week Todd Bodine and Timothy Peters joined us for a media event to talk about the upcoming UNOH Wednesday Night Doubleheader featuring the UNOH 200 truck race and the UNOH Perfect Storm 150 Whelen modified event. (By the way, thanks to University of Northwestern Ohio for sponsoring both parts of the doubleheader.) It was pretty cool hearing from Timothy, the current points leader, and Todd, one of the biggest names in the series, about racing at Bristol.

Before they left, they took a few media members and fans on rides around the track in a couple of trucks we borrowed from a dealership down the road.

The faces of the passengers were priceless as the guys pulled back on to pit road after each run. Timothy and Todd pushed their trucks to the limit and after they were finished, said they definitely could tell a difference in the track. They agreed there will be less real estate for the truckers to race on when August 22 rolls around. As a result, they said fans should expect the same rough and tumble racing they have come to love from the truck series.

While we know it was tough for fans to come out and hang out with Bodine and Peters because they were here on a Monday afternoon, we’re offering another chance for race fans to come out, hang with a driver and then experience BMS for themselves on Saturday, August 11.

Ty Dillon will be here on August 11 giving rides to some lucky BMS ticket holders. On that day, anyone who shows an admission ticket for any of the August race weekend events (UNOH Doubleheader, Food City 250 or the IRWIN Tools Night Race) will be able to drive their own vehicle on the high-banks of "The World’s Fastest Half-Mile." Then, we’re going to enter those names in a drawing for a chance to tackle the track with Ty.

We’re sure he is going to go all out just like Todd and Timothy and like his older brother Austin last summer. When Austin gave truck rides to fans last year, we had to buy a new set of tires after he was finished. He gave those fans a ride they’ll never forget; something Ty will be doing on August 11.

So come hang out with us on August 11 to see BMS up-close. Then, see if you’re one of the lucky ones gritting your teeth as Ty Dillon throws his truck in to Turn 1 at Bristol.