Memphis International Raceway adds Kids Zone to Family Friendly Options at the World Series of Drag Racing

August 24, 2016

 

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Contact:           Patrick Collins

                        Patrick@mmgmemphis.com

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Memphis International Raceway Adds Kid’s Zone presented by Autobahn Indoor Speedway to Family Friendly Options at the

World Series of Drag Racing presented by

Sunoco and Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

Families can enjoy junior cart rides, inflatables, interactive games, meet and greets and autograph sessions with professional drag racers, racing legends displays, a food vendor festival, and nightly fireworks shows

 

MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 24, 2016 – Memphis International Raceway has added a Kids Zone presented by Autobahn Indoor Speedway to the many family friendly options available at the 63rd Annual World Series of Drag Racing presented by Sunoco and Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau August 26-27.

 

“We are going to have a great weekend and we want mom and dad to bring their children to enjoy the Kids Zone presented by Autobahn Indoor Speedway at the 63rd Annual World Series of Drag Racing presented by Sunoco and Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau. This event is one-of-a-kind, where the families can mix and mingle with professional drag racers in the pit areas and get photos and autographs while seeing world-class drag racing action right here at Memphis International Raceway,” said Pam Kendrick, President of Memphis International Raceway.

 

Children under five years old enjoy free admission with tickets for children 6 years old to 12 years old are $15. Adult tickets for Friday are $25 and Saturday tickets are $35. World Series of Drag Racing two-day passes are just $60 and all tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com at this link: www.bit.ly/WSOD2016.

 

The Kids Zone presented by Autobahn Indoor Speedway will include junior kart rides, inflatables including a bounce house, and interactive games. Children musts be at least 48” tall to ride karts.

 

Other family friendly amenities at the World Series of Drag Racing this weekend include: a festival of food vendors, racing legends displays, meet and greets and autograph signing sessions with some of the biggest names in drag racing, and a complimentary fireworks show on Friday and Saturday night.

 

While fans are able to walk freely among the pit areas to see their favorite drag racers including Del Worsham, Clay Millican, Tim and Daniel Wilkerson, Erica Enders, John Campbell, Bruce Litton, and Jeg Coughlin two scheduled autograph sessions are planned for Shirley Muldowney, Don Garlits, and Larry Dixon. 

 

Shirley Muldowny, Don Garlits, and Larry Dixon will be available for autographs in the meet and greet tent in the pit area on Friday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Muldowney and Garlits will also have displays for additional opportunities to capture autographs. 

 

The World Series of Drag Racing event is the world’s longest continually running drag racing event in America and this year it will celebrate its 63rd year at Memphis International Raceway. The event will feature Vendor Midway, racing legends displays, autograph sessions, special VIP experiences, a family fun Kids Zone presented by Autobahn Indoor Speedway, a festival of foods, nightly fireworks, and much more. The World Series of Drag Racing brings in professional racers from all over the country to compete against each other. Special guests this year include Don “Big Daddy” Garlits, Del Worsham, Shirley Muldowney, Clay Millican, and Tim & Daniel Wilkerson, just to name a few.

 

 

Memphis International Raceway can be found online:

www.racemir.com

https://www.facebook.com/RaceMIR

https://twitter.com/RaceMIR

http://instagram.com/racemir

 

About Memphis International Raceway

Memphis International Raceway originally opened as Memphis Motorsports Park on over 340 acres in Millington, Tennessee, just outside of Memphis in 1986. Memphis International Raceway is state-of-the-art venue and one of the most popular raceways in the country for racers and spectators alike. As a leader in its operating form and function, Memphis International Raceway seeks to provide its drivers with a higher level of challenge, excellence and opportunity. Memphis International Raceway includes a quarter-mile drag strip, three-quarter mile paved oval, and a paved road course. Memphis International Raceway is owned and operated by IRG Sports + Entertainment Company, a TPG portfolio company.

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