New College Program ‘Jorts & Tanks’ to Launch for the TOYOTA OWNERS 400
Richmond Raceway will officially unveil its new college program, Jorts & Tanks, prior to the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Saturday, April 21. The new program is open to all college students with a valid ID. Jorts & Tanks will feature a tailgate party with six hours of music from Virginia bands in partnership with WVCW, Virginia Commonwealth University’s independent college radio station.
“As fresh talent is making an impact on the track, we are introducing a new program to engage college students with a one-of-a-kind pre-race experience at Richmond Raceway,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “College students have high expectations for a NASCAR tailgate party, so we have upped our game with Jorts & Tanks. This college program will showcase some of the best bands in the Commonwealth along with many other unique activities. I look forward to welcoming back our local college students for a new race day experience prior to the TOYOTA OWNERS 400.”
Jorts & Tanks will take place on Saturday, April 21 from noon to 6 p.m. in the Covered Arena, which is conveniently located beside the Midway. Students must have a ticket to the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 in order to enter the tailgate party area. College students can purchase a grandstand ticket to the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 for $24 and receive access to the tailgate party, which will also feature the return of animal racing, including ducks, goats, pigs, and hogs. Free parking is available in Lot D on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Jorts & Tanks is an incredible opportunity for both music and racing fans,” said Alan Booth, WVCW General Manager. “We've worked to bring together some of the best bands in Richmond, regardless of genre. Truly, we'll have something for everyone.”
Bands from across the Commonwealth will come together at Jorts & Tanks to bring six hours of music and entertainment to college students. Richmond and WVCW will treat students to the musical stylings of Solace Sovay, Don Fredrick, AB BAAD, Space Koi, Deau Eyes, Deangelo Diggs, Young Crazy & Doe$ki, and headliner Brittany Marie.
For students who are age 21 and over, tickets are available for the new Turn 4 Party Deck. This general admission, standing room only area features a tiered viewing experience complete with a drink rail and reduced concession prices. Advance tickets to this area are $20, but increase on race day. Students with a Turn 4 Party Deck ticket will receive access to Jorts & Tanks prior to the start of the race.
For more information on Jorts & Tanks, visit richmondraceway.com/jorts&tanks.
Richmond Raceway 2018 NASCAR Season
The Toyota Spring Race Weekend returns “under the lights” for the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash4Cash race and TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on April 20-21. The third annual Track Takeover driven by AAA will allow fans on the historic Richmond track prior to the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 on April 21 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Richmond’s Fall Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, will make history with the grand opening of Richmond Raceway Reimagined (Reimagined), a $30 million infield redevelopment project, along with hosting the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race and the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race on Sept. 21-22. To learn more about Reimagined, visit richmondracewayreimagined.com.
Tickets for the Toyota Spring Race Weekend and Fall Playoff Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at richmondraceway.com.
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