ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY ADDS OVER 2,000 CAMPING SPACES
Friday, August 26, 2005
Atlanta Motor Speedway has added 49 acres of unreserved camping for the October 28-30 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 race weekend. The addition brings over 2,000 camping spaces to the speedway's inventory.
The new spaces have been graded with tent and pop-up campers needs in mind and offer a tree-lined backdrop. Accompanying the upgraded scenery, a new tram service is in place to shuttle fans from the campgrounds to their seats, and back.
In addition to the 2,000 unreserved spaces, approximately 50 RV camping spots have been added in the Ragu campground. These new spots have been custom built to house larger motor coaches. Fans wishing to tent camp or bring a pop-up camper have the option of a reserved spot in the Mid-State campground or an unreserved camping spot adjacent to the lake in front of the ticket office.
"Camping is an integral part of racing and we have seen a significant increase in the demand for camping spaces," said Atlanta Motor Speedway president Ed Clark. "Because of the high demand, I strongly encourage fans to go ahead and purchase their package to ensure a spot for the October Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 race weekend."
Race weekend will start with NASCAR NEXTEL Cup series Georgia Pacific qualifying under the lights on Friday followed by a $15,000 Atlanta Invitational Legends series race. The Sunday Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 will play a pivotal role in determining the 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup series champion and on Saturday, the EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck series will help tighten the Craftsman Truck Series points race. Preceeding the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series race is the 2005 Crown Royal IROC Series finale, where the champion will be crowned.
Fans with motor coaches can choose from four reserved areas. The Legends RV campgrounds, East Turn RV campgrounds, Mid-State RV family campgrounds and the Ragu reserved RV campgrounds. Camping is still available in limited quantities and is available by calling 1-877-9-AMS-TIX (1-877-926-7849).