Winston-Salem, NC — On Saturday, April 25, the roaring engines will once again be heard at Bowman Gray Stadium. The historic quarter-mile track kicks off its 67th season – and 2015 is shaping up to be a year that won’t disappoint.
The Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series doesn’t waste time, starting 2015 off with the Hayes Jewelers 200 – the longest and most prestigious race of the season. Farm Bureau Insurance brings you the 2015 Sportsman Series, which races in a 40-lapper on Opening Night. And, of course, April 25th will end with a 20-lap race for the Q104.1 Street Stock Series and two 15-lappers for the Stadium Stock Division.
Throughout the season, fans can get ready for the great racing that has made the Stadium famous: twin 25-lap races, twin 50s, and multiple long-distance races for the Modified Series. The 100-lappers have been a fan favorite for years, and a new and exciting award for 2015 will bring an extra level of strategy and competition to the 100-lap races.
Colors Edge has posted an unprecedent amount – $15,000 – to be awarded to competitors who accept the “Colors Edge Challenge” for Modified 100-lap races. Qualifying will now play more of a role than ever in the 100-lappers, and every decision could be the difference between winning or losing $15,000.
Colors Edge also brings you the first Ladies Night of the season, in addition to FOX8 WGHP coming on as a new sponsor in 2015.
On May 30, the K&N Pro Series East will battle in one of the wildest races for their series: the NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 at the Stadium. The 150-lapper caps off a two-day weekend that includes 100-lap Modified races on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30. On Friday, all Stadium divisions will compete, and general adult admission is only $8.
Another two-day event is on the schedule for early August when the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns for the Strutmasters.com 199. The Tour Modifieds and three other divisions race on Saturday. On Friday, Racing Electronics sponsors Twin 50’s for the Stadium Modifieds with racing for four other divisions – and adult admission is just $5.
A full season of other exciting races is brought to you by Whelen Engineering, Great Clips, Kevin Powell Motorsports, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Midway Mobile Storage, Camping World, the Winston-Salem Journal, and Carolina Farm Credit.
But it all starts on April 25 with the longest and most prestigious race for the Modifieds – the Hayes Jewelers 200. Qualifying will take place on Friday, April 24. On Saturday, April 25, 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.
-Bowman Gray Stadium Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com