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Calling All Jr. Pit Crew Members

May 16, 2014

Calling All Jr. Pit Crew Members

NEWTON, Iowa (May 16, 2014) – Young race fans will receive a wide variety of great benefits in 2014 and develop a lifelong love of motorsports and Iowa Speedway by joining the Jr. Pit Crew.

The Jr. Pit Crew was designed for the speedway’s young race fans. Children between five and 12 years of age can now connect with Iowa Speedway to stay updated on all the latest news, as well as be able to take part in exclusive race weekend activities and other special events.

“No experience has a more immediate ‘wow’ factor with kids than seeing a race in person,” said Jimmy Small, Iowa Speedway track president. “We want to engender a long-standing tradition of young fans and their families coming to Iowa Speedway to enjoy an unforgettable day.”

Sponsored by Pizza Ranch, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance, TMC Transportation and the Washington County Corn Growers and Pork Producers, the Jr. Pit Crew membership is free. Each child will receive an official membership card, t-shirt, lanyard, Jr. Pit Crew member-only race weekend activity and a chance to win great race weekend experiences.

“Getting our young fans more involved at Iowa Speedway is something that is very important to us as well as NASCAR,” Small said. “Our young fans are the future of our sport and making sure they have an enjoyable experience is critical to the success of our business in the years to come.”

This weekend, Jr. Pit Crew members will have the opportunity to take part in exclusive meet and greet session with NASCAR K&N Pro Series driver, James Bickford, on Saturday. Sunday’s meet and greet occasion will feature NASCAR Hall of Fame member Rusty Wallace.

To sign up for this weekend’s events, children can stop by the Jr. Pit Crew booth behind the north grandstands. The Mid Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America (Mitigwa Lodge) and the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa are stewards of the program.

About Iowa Speedway

Iowa Speedway, “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet,” is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located in Newton, Iowa. Our 2014 schedule includes three exciting race weekends: May 17-18 (NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West and NASCAR Nationwide Series), July 11-12 (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and IndyCar Series) and Aug. 1-2 (NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West and NASCAR Nationwide Series). Great seats are still available. For tickets, call 1-866-RUSTY-GO. To learn more, visit, “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @IowaSpeedway.

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