Aric Almirola, driver of the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43, and Brad Keselowski, driver of the Team Penske No. 2, join the list of celebrity participants in Rally in the Alley, a pro-celebrity bowling tournament. The Barton Malow Foundation, Richmond Flying Squirrels Charities, and Richmond Raceway Cares have once again partnered for the third annual event to support RVA Field of Dreams Fest. The event will be held in Richmond Raceway’s (Richmond) historic Old Dominion Building at the Richmond Raceway Complex on September 7 at 6 p.m.
Almirola and Keselowski join previously announced Rally in the Alley pro-celebrities including: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the Roush Fenway Racing No. 17 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series; Mike Rhoades, head basketball coach at Virginia Commonwealth University; Chris Mooney, head basketball coach at the University of Richmond; Andrew Freiden, meteorologist of NBC12 Richmond; and Steve Kline, former 12-year Major League Baseball pitcher and current Richmond Flying Squirrels pitching coach.
Rally in the Alley will comprise of four teams facing off in one round of traditional 10-pin bowling to see if they have what it takes to get to the finals. Each team will have a NASCAR celebrity, local Richmond personality, a PWBA pro bowler, and a top sponsor representative. To learn more about the event, visit rvafieldofdreamsfest.com.
Sponsors for the event include HG Design Studio, ColonialWebb Contractors, C&C Electrical Service, Harris Electric, Keith Fabry Reprographics, J.E. Liesfeld Contractor, Draper Aden Associates, Atlantic Constructors Inc., Lehigh Cement Company, M&E Contractors, Faulconer Construction Co., Baskervill, Kimley-Horn, Froehling & Robertson, Sunbelt Rentals, Donley’s, and Liphart Steel Company.
VIP tickets for Rally in the Alley with access to the VIP lounge, meet and greet with pro-celebrity attendees, hors d'oeuvres, and premium drink tickets are $100. General admission tickets are $25 and include access to the event. Tickets for Rally in the Alley to support RVA Field of Dreams Fest are available at the Richmond box office, via phone at 866-455-7223, and online at richmondraceway.com/rallyinthealley.
Proceeds from Rally in the Alley will go to the initiative of “Renovating Richmond’s Recreation.” The Barton Malow Foundation, Flying Squirrels Charities, and Richmond Raceway Cares partnered three years ago in an effort to revitalize Richmond’s inner-city youth baseball facilities. Through this partnership, the three organizations have built new dugouts for Blackwell and Bellemeade Fields. Blackwell Field also received a new infield. RVA Field of Dreams Fest has hopes for future projects at ten local Richmond fields.
In addition to helping renovate baseball facilities, RVA Field of Dreams Fest also assists with workforce development opportunities for students. For more information on RVA Field of Dreams Fest, please visit rvafieldofdreamsfest.com.
Rally in the Alley will conclude a week of bowling as the Smithfield Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) Tour Championship will take place on September 3-6 at Richmond. QubicaAMF, whose U.S. headquarters are in Richmond, will build four state-of-the-art lanes inside the Old Dominion Building at the Richmond Raceway Complex for the event. QubicaAMF is the world’s largest manufacturer of bowling products. The PWBA Tour Championship and Rally in the Alley will take place as part of Richmond’s fall NASCAR race week festivities.
Tickets for the Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship is $25 for three days of access on September 4-6. Individual tickets for the PWBA Tour Championship on September 6 is $20 and Sessions 1 and 2 on September 4-5 are $10 per event. Tickets are available at the Richmond box office, via phone at 866-455-7223 and online at richmondraceway.com.
Richmond Raceway hosts NASCAR for two nights of racing “under the lights” on September 8-9. The fall race weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, will see history on display as Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes his final, career, two-race appearance as a driver.
The weekend gets started on Friday, Sept. 8, with on-track practice for both series and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Pole Qualifying for both weekend races. The action then dials up as the rising stars of tomorrow compete in the Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m., the sport’s best take to the track for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race as NASCAR crowns 2017 Regular Season Champion.
Tickets are available now for both races and can be purchased online at richmondraceway.com or by calling the Richmond Ticket Office, toll-free, at 866-455-7223.