Local motorsports fans will be treated to some free racing Thursday as Cowtown Speedway in Kennedale opens its doors for "Fan Appreciation Night at the Topless 100".
When rainy weather canceled part of the action for the big Cowtown Sprint Nationals in early October, the track decided to finish the Topless 100 portion of the event this week as a prelude to the third annual $86,000 November Sprint Shootout on Friday and Saturday.
Thursday's slate includes two Limited Modified qualifiers, and all three championship features: The Topless 100 for Modifieds, the 40-lap Topless Limited Modified Championships and the 30-lap Winged 600s Championships.
Thursday's grandstand admission is free for all age groups, regardless if you were in the grandstands for the rained-out races on Oct. 11 or not.
Pit gates will open at 5 p.m. Thursday and grandstands will open at 6 p.m. Hot laps will be at 6:30 p.m. and races are scheduled for 7 p.m. Those who purchased reserved seats for Oct. 11 will still have access to the reserved section from Thursday's races.
For Friday and Saturday's $86,000 November Sprint Shootout, fans can save $10 through Thursday on weekend passes by visiting www.CowtownSpeedway.com and then clicking the 'tickets' link for more info. Two-day adult passes are $35.
As of Tuesday there were more than 180 drivers entered for the five race divisions from as far away as California and Iowa. Fans can once again expect more than 200 cars by race night on Friday.
And if that wasn't enough, the first 1,300 fans attending Friday's races at Cowtown will receive free grandstand tickets to the Dec. 4-5 Texas Winter Nationals at Houston Raceway Park. Visit www.HoustonRaceway.com for details on the Texas Winter Nationals.
Third annual $86,000 November Sprint Shootout
When: Friday and Saturday
Where: Cowtown Speedway in Kennedale
Friday's schedule: Pit gates open at 3 p.m.; grandstands open at 4 p.m.; hot laps begin at 5:30 p.m. for all five classes; races are scheduled for 6 p.m.
Saturday's schedule: Pit gates open at 1 p.m.; grandstands open at 1 p.m., hot laps begin at 3:30 p.m.; racing is scheduled for 4 p.m.
Two-day adult reserved: $40 (no single-day reserved seats will be sold)
Two-day child (12-under) reserved: $20
Two-day adult general admission: $35
Single-day adult tickets: $20 on Friday, $25 on Saturday
Single-day youth (6-11): $5
Single-day child (3-5): $2
Pit passes for each night: $35
More info: www.cowtownspeedway.com