Women get their night at Dixie Speedway
by Emily Horos
ehoros@cherokeetribune.com
August 03, 2013 12:54 AM | 949 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The female guests at Dixie Speedway will be in for a special treat tonight, with the Woodstock dirt track holding its ladies night.

Women will be admitted to the grandstands for $5. The ticket price for men will remain $10, while children ages 9-17 get in for $6, and children 8 and under for free.

Dixie spokeswoman Mia Swims-Green said ladies night is another way to thank fans for coming out to the track, and another chance to give families a financial break when many are spending extra money for the start of school.

“We try to give the fans a way to save money at this time of the year, since we know there are extra expenses with going back to school and all,” Swims-Green said. “We want to make it a little easier for families to come out.”

Those who attend tonight’s race will see a full race program as the stretch run of the Dixie season leads to the final points races of each divisions on Labor Day weekend. With the competition close in many of the divisions — such as in the Cruisers, where Jimmy Wilson leads George Wilson by just 10 points — each race counts.

“We have had between 90 and 110 cars each night,” Swims-Green said. “Fans can always count on good racing when they come out to Dixie. You never know what is going to happen.”

Women who take advantage of the special pricing tonight should be on the lookout for one of their own in the Crate Late Models. Maddie Crane finished third last week and also sits in third in the points standings.

Dixie is also promoting a special monster trucks program that will visit Sept. 20-21, with tickets having gone on sale Thursday at www.dixiespeedway.com. The show will be held at 8 p.m. on both nights. Prices start at $10 for children ages 3-12, while adults are $15.

Swims-Green said the monster truck show is one of the track’s biggest draws of the season.

“People love those trucks, especially the young fans,” she said. “It’s something different that we try to bring to the fans every year. We think it’s a real treat to see.”
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