HOUSTON — official track release – Jake Bow photo —
Houston Motorsports Park, one of the nation’s premier stock car racing venues, will launch their 2015 NASCAR short track racing season with two “Test and Tune” dates – March 7 and March 21, 2015.
These two practice dates will lead up to HMP’s annual SpeedFest event which is set for April 4. SpeedFest will be the first event under the new management team at the park-like facility and will also serve as the track’s NASCAR season-opener.
Originally these two practice dates were scheduled to be early-season NASCAR race events, but with the recent ownership change at the 3/8-mile concrete/asphalt oval, the track management opted to provide their new management team a couple of hands-on opportunities to work out various race-day procedures and fine-tune internal communications before opening day.
“We are hard at work getting our new staff in place and felt it best to work out some logistics before launching our season,” said Chairman of the Board of Directors Tracy Trotter in making the announcement. “We have new folks in key positions and we need to give them a chance to obtain some hands-on experience prior to the season-opener.
“And judging from some of the feedback we have received, quite a number of our race teams would like a couple of practice dates as well,” Trotter added. “The good news is that teams will only be charged $50 per car with all team members and spectators admitted without charge.”
Limited concessions will be available, but teams are welcome to bring their own food and drink. No alcohol will be allowed in the pits or grandstands, however, until all practice has been completed and all cars loaded on their trailers.
Pit gates will open at noon on both practice days and the track will remain open until dusk. Trotter also announced that race tires for all HMP classes are now available at 360 Motorsports.
For more information about Houston Motorsports Park visit www.racehmp.com.
CREDIT: Houston Motorsports Park