BRANDON, S.D., June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction crews have been hard at work over the last 10 months to complete the massive makeover at Badlands Motor Speedway. The facility is finally 100% complete, and it's time to show it off.
Gate admission to this weekend's racing – Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 – is absolutely free for the grandstands. No cover charge, no strings attached.
"I'm very eager to show the Sioux Falls and Brandon communities the updated Badlands Motor Speedway," said Badlands Motor Speedway owner Chuck Brennan. "We now have seating for 9,000 race fans and plenty of free parking at the facility. Both the crowds and the racing has been record setting so far this race season."
As it is every weekend, there will be $50,000 in prize money up for grabs as the track hosts the Outlaw 410 Sprint Cars, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars and Late Model Street Stocks on Saturday, and the MSTS 360 Sprint Cars, Micro Sprint Cars and USRA Hobby Stocks on Sunday.
Racing begins at 8 pm with gates opening at 6 pm on Saturday, and racing is at 7 pm with gates opening at 5 pm on Sunday. Fans are encouraged to get to the track early, as the seating capacity is certainly going to fill up fast.
The racing has been fantastic over the first five weekends with close battles for the $100,000 Season Point Championship in full swing. Nationally recognized Sprint Car drivers Terry McCarl and Tim Kaeding are battling for the top spot with the Outlaw Sprint Cars, and every class is still tight as the season approaches July.
Car counts have been strong with over 30 Outlaw 410 Sprint Cars every week so far this season and an all-time record of 47 Outlaw 410 Sprint Cars on opening night. Teams from coast-to-coast have made their way to the racy 3/8-Mile oval just east of Sioux Falls, and now everyone can witness for themselves – for free – what all the buzz is about.
Badlands Motor Speedway is located at 2012 S Splitrock Blvd in Brandon, South Dakota. Gates open at 6 pm for Saturday races and 5 pm for Sunday races. For more information, visit www.badlandsmotorspeedway.com.
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