Monroe Drivers Impressed By Concord Speedway’s Efforts For 2012 Season
CONCORD, N.C. (March 28, 2012) – Two members of the Monroe, N.C., community who moonlight as racecar drivers in the Wilburn Auto Body Late Model Stock Car division at Concord Speedway got a sneak-peak at the speedway’s changes while practicing for the upcoming Opening Night on Saturday, March 31.
Andrew Thomas, a resident of Monroe, and Dr. Jerry Miracle of Miracle Dental Center, are among the many drivers who make the short commute from Monroe to race each week at Concord Speedway.
Although both drivers have raced at Concord Speedway in years past, they share the recent excitement over the speedway’s off-season updates and changes to the racing facility that has been in operation since 1982.
“As soon as I came out to test, I could tell there was lots of money and effort put into the track over the off-season,” said Miracle. “There has been a buzz about the speedway for the past few months, and I think the competition will really heat up this year with a lot of big names in racing coming back.”
Concord Speedway used the off-season to diamond-ground their racing surface, revamp their Late Model Stock Car program, change concession stand food vendors, pressure wash their grandstands, install new bathroom facilities and put a fresh coat of paint on nearly every building on the property. These changes have not gone unnoticed by the competitors either.
“It’s not even the same track,” said Thomas. “My family is from Monroe and I consider Concord Speedway my home track. After seeing and hearing about all of the changes and updates for the 2012 season, there is no reason why drivers like myself and race fans in the area shouldn’t support their local track.”
Concord Speedway’s Opening Night on Saturday, March 31 will feature three divisions of racing including Late Model Stock Cars, Street Stocks and Fast & Furious Fours. There will be a face painter and a coin scramble for the kids. The speedway is now offering Senior, Teen and Military discounts and as always, kids 12 and under are free! There is affordable fun for every age at Concord Speedway…where grassroots racing lives!
Please contact the speedway office at 704-782-4221 with any questions.
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