On Saturday night, adult grandstand admission will be reduced to $5 if race fans donate non-perishable food items to the MUST Ministries collection table located near the main entrance.
Kim Loesing, MUST Cherokee director, said she is excited about working with Dixie Speedway for the eighth year in a row.
“Each year we look forward to working with Dixie Speedway’s staff and meeting their wonderful fans,” Loesing said. “Dixie Speedway graciously reduces their ticket price, enabling us to fill our van from floorboard to ceiling with donated food for the hungry in Cherokee County.”
Loesing said her organization collected nearly 4,000 donations at last year’s event.
“We are so grateful for this opportunity, especially this year as many more of our Cherokee County neighbors are in need of our services because of the current economic downturn,” she said.
Food items that are currently in short supply at the MUST Food Bank are canned fruit, canned meat, canned vegetables, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter and jelly, Loesing said.
Dixie Speedway’s full racing program for Saturday includes a Super Bomber Championship, Econo Bombers, Cruisers, Pony Stock, Crate Late Models, Limited Late Models. Gates open at 5 p.m. with the races beginning at, 7:30 p.m.
Regular adult admission without a food donation is $10. Tickets for 9 to 17-year-old children are $6 and children 8 and under are free. Trackside parking is $20 per adult and $11 per child for ages 11 and under. Pit passes are $25 per adult and $11 per child, 11-years-old and under.
Dixie Speedway is one mile west of Interstate 575 on Highway 92 at 150 Dixie Drive.
For more information, call the Dixie Speedway track office at (770) 926-5315 or visit www.dixie speedway.com. For more information about MUST Ministries, visit www.must ministries.org.