We at Florence Speedway would like to thank our 2018 Season Sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please check out the information at the bottom of this email.
Our Sponsors include: Arizona Sport Shirts, Automasters, Bazell Race Fuels, Best Way Disposal, Bimbo Bakeries, Bluegrass Diesel, Complete Auto Care, Dirtondirt.com, Dirty Girl Racewear, G&G Express, Gasoline Life, Gunmeisters, Hilton Cincinnati Airport, Hoosier Racing Tires, King’s Homes of Carrollton, L&M Performance, Lykins Energy Solutions, Lucas Oil, New Riff Distilling, Northern Kentucky Urban Forestry Council and kyroots.org, Phoenix Comfort Systems, Renew Ministries, River Metals Recycling, Slicker Graphics, Smokin’ This and that BBQ, Snappy Tomato Pizza, Sunoco Race Fuels, Triple Crown Chiropractic, Valvoline, Webb Excavating
Please support the Sponsors that support Florence Speedway and make sure to tell them where you saw their ad!
32nd Annual Ralph Latham Memorial this weekend!
This weekend, at Florence Speedway is one of the biggest events of the year, as we host the 32nd Annual Ralph Latham Memorial! The Lucas Oil Late Model Series and the stars of the Dirt late Model world converge on Florence Speedway on May 5th for a $12,000 to win top prize. The Lucas Oil Series is the premier series in Late Model racing today and will bring the top drivers in the sport here this weekend. The event, which honors racing Legend Ralph Latham, is a highlight of the Florence Speedway schedule and is not one to miss. On top of the Late Model program, the Slicker Graphics Modifieds will be racing for $1,000 to win, and the Phoenix Comfort Systems Crate division will be racing for $600 to win.
Due to the event being only a few days away, online and phone sales will be halted Tuesday night, May 1st. After that, the only way to get your tickets and reserved seats will be to buy them at the track the day of the event.
If you are needing hotel accommodations, the official host hotel for Florence Speedway is the Hilton Cincinnati Airport. For information of the hotel, scroll down to the host hotel box below. Camping is allowed at the track free of charge.
For this event, there are a couple policies that guests should be aware of. Due to space issues, coolers and seats or cushions with backs will not be allowed in any grandstand areas. Alcohol is not allowed to be carried in or out of the gated areas. All front stretch seats in sections A-J, rows 11-20 are reserved seats. All other seats are open seating.
For more info, such as prices or times, check below or on the schedule page at florencespeedway.com
Phoenix Comfort Systems Crates – Heats, B-Mains, Feature
For our complete Schedule and information on all events click HERE
Division sponsors for 2018 announced
We are pleased to announce that Slicker Graphics has returned as the title sponsor for our Modified division here at Florence Speedway. The Slicker Graphics Modifieds are one of our top divisions and produces some of the best racing at the track. The matchup with the division and Slicker Graphics is a natural one as many of the cars that compete in the division weekly are Slicker Graphics customers. Slicker Graphics is a proud member of the racing community and a sponsor of many of the cars you see on the track every week. They are a local based company that specializes in providing first-class motorsports wraps at an affordable price as well as commercial services to businesses and individuals across the tristate region. Don’t forget that whether it’s at the racetrack, at home, or when you are simply talking about race wraps – “The Slicker the Better!”For more info on Slicker Graphics check out their website at www.theslickerthebetter.com, on Facebook and Twitter @slickergraphics.We are also happy to announce that Phonix Comfort Systems has stepped up to become the title sponsor for our Crate division. Now known as the Phoenix Comfort Systems Crates, the division features a more economical version our Late Models that has quickly grown as a popular option among the racers. Phoenix Comfort Systems is a Florence, KY based company that provides a full range of air conditioning and heating repair, installation, and maintenance services for residential and commercial customers. They keep your air conditioning and heating systems in their best condition and ready to go when you need them most, following the industry’s “best practice” methods and standards.For more info on Phoenix Comfort Systems, check out their website at http://www.phoenixcomfort.com or give them a call at (859)918-5400.Last, but not least, G&G Express has come on board and has done so in a big way. G&G Express will be the title sponsor for our newest division, the Sport Mods. The G&G Express Sport Mods are similar to our regular Slicker Graphics Modified division cars but with rules in place to help keep the cost down. In addition to being the title sponsor, G&G Express, in conjunction with another speedway sponsor, L&M Performance, have decided to raise the stakes in the championship points battle. In addition to the money and prizes they would normally receive, the 2018 G&G Express Sport Mod track champion will also receive a free Badfast modified chassis! To be eligible, a driver does have to compete in all G&G Express Sport Mod events at the speedway in 2018. G&G Express is a full service transportation and logistics company that can handle all your shipping needs. Established in 2008, they specialize in flatbed loads. They also have a full brokerage division that includes cargo vans, box truck, 53 foot vans, and over dimensional size loads. For more information, give them a call at 859-485-0085, or email them at email@example.com.
Tickets on sale for the Sunoco North/South 100 and Ralph Latham Memorial
Tickets and reserved seats are now on sale for this year’s 36th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil. Tickets are also on sale for the $10,000 to win North/South Shoout on Thursday August 9th. With the popular passing point format staying in place for this year’s event and the added event on Thursday, we expect attendance to be near or above capacity. Because of this, the only way to guarantee yourself a seat is to purchase a reserved seat in advance. All seats in sections A-J on the frontstretch are reserved. On the backstretch, in sections P-Z, seats in rows 1-10 are open seating and all seats in rows 11 and up are reserved. There is also an advance purchase discount price for two day passes purchased before July 31st. Also, tickets and reserved seats for the 32nd Annual Ralph Latham Memorial paying $12,000 to win are on sale as well. The top 10 rows on the frontstretch(Sections A-J) are reserved this year. To order tickets and seats, call the track office at (859)493-0034.
You can also now purchase tickets and reserved seats for the North/South 100 and Ralph Latham Memorial ONLINE! You can now select your seats and tickets from your computer and have them mailed to you or held at will call. To purchase your tickets now, go to: http://florence.getmytix.net/tickets
For more information on the events, such as prices, times, and our seating chart, go to florencespeedway.com and click on the appropriate link.
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race Challenge
We at Florence Speedway are excited to announce that the Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race challenge is returning for the 2018 season. We and Sunoco Race Fuels have teamed up for a program to reward drivers who race here weekly. The Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race Challenge will reward drivers who run well in their heat races and run Sunoco Race Fuel products. The twist to this program is that where, in most cases, drivers in different divisions can not compete against each other, in the Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race Challenge, the eligible drivers will be competing head to head! That’s right, the Late Models, Slicker Graphics Modifieds, Phoenix Comfort Systems Crates and G&G Express Sport Mods are all competing for the same prize. At the end of the season, the top point earner will gain a $500 prize from Sunoco, and everyone in the top 10 will receive cash awards. For more details check out the program info page on our website.At the track, we currently offer Sunoco HCR+ 114 Octane, Supreme 112 Octane, 260 GT Plus 104 Octane Unleaded Crate Fuel for sale by the gallon. We also have access to drums of each of the above and all of Sunoco’s fuels. If anyone is interested in purchasing a drum, just ask at our fuel sales area. Purchase of any of the above qualifies you for the Sunoco Heat Race challenge bonuses. The Sunoco Heat Race challenge begins on March 31st.
Transponders now mandatory
In 2015, Florence Speedway installed a transponder scoring system at the track. Transponders are devices attached to the cars that allow for electronic scoring of the races. This allows for quicker turnarounds in cautions and more accurate scoring of the races. Transponders are already in use at many tracks and by many series across the country and are becoming the standard method of scoring in auto racing. We have transponders available for rent or for sale at the track at our new registration building. Transponders are now mandatory in all divisions.
Host Hotel for 2018 Season Announced!
We are excited to announce that Florence Speedway has upgraded to the Hilton! The Hilton Cincinnati Airport is now the Official Host Hotel of Florence Speedway and the 36th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil. The hotel will be offering a reduced rate for Florence Speedway customers for the entire season. The Hilton Cincinnati Airport, is conveniently located 15 minutes away from the track at the Turfway Exit(182) off of I-75/71 and is situated close to multiple restaurants, shopping, and a short drive from the casinos and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport. Rooms for the North/South weekend are expected to sell out, so it is recommended that you book soon.
To book rooms, call the hotel at (859) 371-4400 and ask for the Florence Speedway rate or click HERE to book online. For the Special North/South 100 block click HERE
New Policies in place for 2018
Florence Speedway management wants to take this opportunity to inform our customers of some new policies that will be in place this season. During discussions with lawyers from the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, we have been informed of the following state law:
KRS 243.020(4) provides, “[a] licensee shall not permit any consumer to possess, give away, or drink alcoholic beverages on the licensed premises that are not purchased from the licensee.”
To simplify, this means that customers can not bring any alcohol(beer, wine, or liquor) into the stands, pit areas, or concession areas of the speedway. As this is a state law, this is non-negotiable and there are no exceptions. To comply with this our gate policy at most events will be changed to be:
No carry in or out of alcohol. One cooler 14″ X 14″ X 14″ max allowed. Coolers, bags, and other items may be searched at any time. Food and non-alcoholic drink are permitted. No glass bottles allowed.
We are looking into our options to expand what beers and other alcohols we have available for sale at the track. If you would like to see something specific carried, let us know at the track or send us a message. We are willing to carry anything that there is enough interest in. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes, but we really do not have a lot of choice in this matter.
2018 Sponsorship Opportunities Available
We are currently looking for companies who are interested in advertising with us for the 2018 season. We can do packages that incorporate signage, billboards, website advertising, mailer advertising, company outings at the track, company titled race nights, division sponsorships, T-shirt and other giveaways, or we can customize sponsorship ideas to fit your needs. We can work with sponsors with most any budget from companies who only want to spend as little as $200 up to corporations with advertising budgets in the thousands.