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TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY HAS CURE FOR SUMMERTIME BOREDOM WITH A PAIR OF HIGH-ENERGY EVENTS THIS WEEKEND

  • Speedway Offers Weekly Amateur Drag Racing On Friday Night Followed By Special Saturday Evening Showing Of "American Sniper" On World's Largest, High-Definition LED Video Board
  • Active And Retired Military Receive 50 Percent Off Admission To Movie By Showing ID 

FORT WORTH, Texas (July 7, 2015) - Already had your share of lying by the pool, barbeques, theme parks and family vacations?

It is time to visit Texas Motor Speedway, which has the perfect cure for that summertime boredom with two adrenalin-inducing events this Friday and Saturday. 

>The general public will have the opportunity to drag race their personal vehicle at the highly popular Friday Night Drags presented by Snap-On Racing and then on Saturday evening enjoy the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper" on the world's largest, high-definition LED video board as part of the Speedway's Children's Charities "Big Hoss TV" Ultimate Drive-in Series presented by Red Hot & Blue. 

The high-energy Friday Night Drags presented by Snap-On-Racing allows the general public to drag race their vehicles in a safe and controlled environment on a 1/8-mile drag strip set up on the venue's pit road. Inspection and practice begin at 6:15 p.m., with racing competition getting underway at 9 p.m. CT. The cost is $20 to participate in the drag racing or $10 for adults ($5 for children 12 and under) to watch from the grandstands. 

On Saturday beginning at 8 p.m., the hit movie "American Sniper" that portrays the life of Texan Chris Kyle, the former United States Navy SEAL and most lethal sniper in U.S. military history with more than 160 confirmed kills, will be shown drive-in style in the speedway infield. The movie starring Bradley Cooper will be featured on "Big Hoss TV," the speedway's Guinness World Record-holding video board that is 20,633 square feet of HD imagery and perched 12 stories high along the backstretch. 

Admission, which benefits the Texas chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, is $20 per carload. Any active or retired military personnel presenting a valid ID will receive a $10 discount on admission. 

The South Tunnel opens at 6:30 p.m. to allow moviegoers access to the infield drive-in parking area prior to the 8 p.m. showing. Attendees can access the South Tunnel directly by turning onto Allison Way off State Highway 114 that runs directly in front of the facility. 

Coolers for food and beverage are permitted with admission. Levy Restaurants also will have concession stands open on site. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating outside of their vehicles. 

The screening is the second in a three-part summer series of movies for SCC. The series concludes Saturday, Aug. 8, with a showing of the Disney Pixar-animated classic "Cars". 

For additional information on the Speedway's Children's Charities "Big Hoss TV" Ultimate Drive-in Series presented by Red Hot & Blue, please call 817.215.8421 or visit www.scctexas.org/events. For more details on Friday Night Drags presented by Snap-On Racing, please visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com or call (817) 215-8500.

About the author

The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway. 

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