LOVES PARK, Ill. (Friday, April 23rd, 2010) -- NASCAR sanctioned racing is known for its family friendliness and the Rockford Speedway is no different. The 2010 season at the legendary high-banked oval just got a lot friender as the Family Section, which has been an alcohol-free zone for over a decade, will now also be a smoke-free zone. The Family Section is located on the backstretch in Section G and consists of four hundred and five seats, east of the start finish line.
“Many of our fans expressed a desire to have a non-smoking area within our grandstands”, stated Speedway President Jody Deery. “So we felt our Family Section, which was already a non-alcohol section, should also ban smoking. These are some of the best seats to watch the action from.” The facility, in its 63rd consecutive year of operation, features open-air seating and hosts over fifty events each season.
The Rockford Speedway first created its Family Section to give fans an alcohol-free seating option where they could still enjoy all of the racing action. Making it non-smoking as well is a great alternative and safety precaution for fans with small children or simply have health concerns. Per track policy, any fan deemed intoxicated or caught using abusive or profane language will be asked to leave the Speedway.
NASCAR Whelen All-American racing action returns tomorrow with the 63rd Pepsi Season Opener featuring Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Budweiser American Short Trackers, and Mtn Dew Roadrunners kicking off their 2010 seasons in grand fashion. Gates open at 5pm and the green flag drops at 7:07pm with qualifying scheduled for 6pm. For ticket information and special event dates, please visit www.rockfordspeedway.com or call the Speedway Box Office at (815)633-1500.
This article was posted to the website on April 24th, 2010
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