While many tracks continue to peril into the land of the “Lost Speedways”realm, Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, NC, continues to be resurrected into one of the most entertaining facilities in the country. On Wednesday, March 11th, the race track located nearly 30 miles north of Charlotte will open its fifth season under the direction of Ashly and Jeremy Burnett with five divisions of racing.
“It’s usually pretty big because everybody is in town and ready to watch some racing,” said Ashly, who owns the facility with her husband, Jeremy. “We have a lot planned for everyone on hand, including live music and event candy for all the kids on hand.”
The ambiance will be similar to that of the opening day of baseball each season. With all the notoriety Millbridge Speedway has been receiving as of late, including being featured in Speedway Illustrated and being named the best race track in 2014 by the fans on speed51.com, a full field of race cars are expected to pack the pits on March 11th.
Four divisions of mini-Outlaw Karts will be in action, with drivers ranging from children of just five years-old all the way to adults of all ages. A new class, known as the SS Late Models, will also be in action. The cars resemble that of miniature Dirt Late Models and have garnished a lot of attention lately on social media avenues.
The Burnetts have made lots of improvements to the facility this off-season, including a new catch-fence on the front-stretch, a new flag stand and a whole lot more.
“I think a lot of people will be surprised,” said Burnett. “Every year we add some stuff and we upgrade as much as we can. Jeremy and I have been working really hard at making these improvements. It kind of adds to the excitement of everybody coming on the first night so they can see all the upgrades.
Nearly 50 cars are expected to jam the pit area at Millbridge for the mid-week opener. Several NASCAR-related drivers will also be in the mix, including Karsyn Elledge (daughter of Kelly Earnhardt Miller and Jimmy Elledge), Ty and Jason Gibbs (grandsons of Coach Joe Gibbs), Kami, Alex and Eli Bodine (children of former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner Brett Bodine), Caden and Carson Kvapil (son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitor Travis Kvapil) and Clark Houston (son of former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Andy Houston).
Millbridge Speedway is always a good time at a great price. Adults can get in for $12 and kids ages 7-12 are just $8.
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– Millbridge Speedway press release
– Photo credit: Speed51.com