GREENVILLE, S.C. – Greenville-Pickens Speedway’s 2016 NASCAR Whelen All-American Challenge Series season opener is just three days away!

 

The six-division, seven feature race program takes place this Saturday, March 5th.

 

The first racing green flag will drop at 4pm that afternoon, with pit gates opening at 10am, practice beginning at 10:30, grandstands opening at noon, qualifying getting underway at 2pm leading to the special 4pm race time.

 

Last Saturday’s final Saturday open practice session saw nearly 40 cars in the pit area and a high degree of energy and excitement in anticipation of this weekend’s opener.

 

2015 late model track champion David Roberts will return to defend his title this season, as will Super Renegade champion Tim Sams, Renegade champion Bobby Emory, Pure Street Stock champ Freddy Hale and Four-Cylinder FWD champion Don Tavernia.

 

Divisions competing on opening day include pure stocks, renegades, 4-cylinders, super stocks, limited late models and late models.

 

Admission prices are $15 for Adults, $10 for students ages 9 through 12, and free for ages 8 and under with paying adult.

 

The track will have open practice time on Thursday from 3pm to 6pm and Friday from 2pm to 6pm this week for drivers wishing to get more “test and tune” time in for Saturday. Infield admission is $10 per person each day.

 

Fans and teams should remember to bring an FM radio to the track with them each week this season, as the track’s new low power FM Transmitter will be set to 107.7 FM and allow everyone to hear the public address system through their FM radio or FM radio headset.

 

For more information about Greenville-Pickens, contact the track office at 864-295-5764 or visit their website at www.GreenvillePickens.com.

 

For media inquiries, contact Tom Baker at 704-997-6399 or email credential requests or questions to [email protected]

 

-Greenville-Pickens Speedway Press Release / Kerry Dale Photo

Greenville-Pickens Ready to Throw the Green Flag for 2016