Bristol Motor Speedway is known for great racing, fans love the place. “It’s Bristol Baby.” The “Last Great Colosseum” is a half mile of concrete and asphalt where today’s gladiators battle it out in modern chariots.
Bristol is also a fan mecca for fun. The August night race features the annual hauler parade through downtown and out to the track. Fans line the highway to cheer and take pictures of the rolling race shops. April offers the start of camping season as the temperatures moderate and the campers are pulled out of winter storage. The party is on.
The travel trailers fill the campsites around the speedway all day Friday. Practice and qualifying keep the track full of non-stop action. Free admission to the grandstands is complemented with an invitation to browse through the Hospitality Village and Fan Zone areas adjacent to the grandstands.
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Eats and treats, family fun, and stuff you just can’t see anywhere. Vendors treat fans, and fans eat it up. Race car displays, stock hot rods, and simulators to give you a sense of the action. It’s all there for race fans to enjoy on an average Friday night at the track.
The Fan Zone
“It’s all about the fans.” No matter what you’re fun quota is there are enough activities going on around the speedway to keep you engaged.
Bristol Motor Speedway offers guests multiple camping options. The drag strip “Thunder Valley” offers Motor Homes and Travel Trailers parking convenient to the track. Hillside campsites offer a great view of the track. The Earhart Campground is a popular party zone with food, beverages, and entertainment throughout the weekend.
The Earhart family homestead sits adjacent to the track. The camping sites are on farmland where the Earhart’s grew crops for generations. The farm is a historic landmark, having been in the family for over 200 years. They host campers on both sides of the highway and provided vendors space to offer fans food, souvenirs and a good time.
Bear Hollow Wood Carvers
One of the most popular displays trackside is the Bear Hollow Wood Carvers. These talented guys use chainsaws and skill to craft remarkable works of art from tree stumps. In addition to putting on daily carving exhibitions, they held a charity auction featuring the pieces they produced over the weekend.
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