Traditions of Excitement and Affordability Continue at Bowman Gray
Modifieds racing at Bowman Gray Stadium. photo by Eric Hylton Photography
(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) “The Madhouse” will come alive once again on April 28 as legendary Bowman Gray Stadium begins its 64th season of racing action.
The tight quarter-mile track is a living piece of NASCAR history, having hosted such racing greats as Junior Johnson, Ralph Earnhardt, Glen Wood, and Richard Petty. And to this day, the pulse-pounding excitement brings in thousands of screaming fans every week.
But it’s not just the competition that makes Bowman Gray Stadium a fan favorite. “The Home of the Hot Modifieds” has a reputation for being the most affordable family entertainment around. Adult tickets are just $10 each – a price that hasn’t increased in nearly 20 years. There’s also the always popular $1 Ladies’ Nights, where all females are admitted for only one dollar.
Brad’s Golf Cars, partnering with Club Car, sponsors the 2012 Modified Series, with Webb Heating & A/C Co. returning again to back the Sportsman Series. The Street Stock Series is brought to you by Q 104.1 New Country, and Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Summer Shootout sponsors the 2012 Stadium Stock Series.
The action kicks off on April 28 with the Hayes Jewelers 200. Hayes Jewelers jumped aboard this season as the new sponsor of the 200-lapper, the longest and most prestigious race for the Modifieds.
For a second year, the K&N Pro Series East will headline a two-day event at Bowman Gray Stadium on June 1 and 2. On Friday night, all four Stadium divisions will race, with adult admission being only eight dollars. The NASCAR Hall of Fame will sponsor the Saturday night 150-lapper in 2012 – and just like last year, females can get a ticket for just two dollars.
As a new thrill in 2012, there will be two Modified 100-lappers over this two-day event in June. The most powerful cars sanctioned by NASCAR will battle for 100 laps on Friday, June 1 – and then again on June 2.
The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour makes its annual stop at Bowman Gray Stadium during the Strutmasters.com weekend on August 3 and 4. The Modifieds and four other divisions race on Saturday – and adult admission is only five dollars. Then on Saturday, the Strutmasters.com 199 for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour caps off the two-day show.
A full season of other exciting events is scheduled, brought to you by great returning sponsors: Kevin Powell Motorsports, USG, Whelen Engineering, Craftsman, Great Clips, the Winston-Salem Journal, Sheetz, and Carolina Farm Credit.
It all starts on Saturday, April 28 with the Hayes Jewelers 200. In addition to the Modified 200-lapper, there will be racing for the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions. Qualifying will take place on Friday, April 27. On Saturday, April 28, ticket gates open at 6:00 for practice, and the first race begins at 8:00 PM. Ticket prices, directions, and more information can be found online at www.bowmangrayracing.com or by calling (336) 723-1819.