And Ocala's reputation as a tough track to tame will certainly be a factor for the USAC teams, as they attempt to figure out the tricky turn 4 layout that robs unfamiliar racers of real estate and gives them a concrete wall instead. A Wednesday night practice session will begin at 5PM and run until 8PM, giving the racers time to familiarize themselves with Ocala's layout, and allowing fans to see the racers and their machines up close before actual competition begins. Admission is $15 for the practice, and fans will be required to sign a pit waiver in order to enter. The grandstands will not be open, so fans can view the on track action from the turn 1 bleachers.
The UMP Modifieds last took on Florida's oldest race track two years ago during Winternationals, with Kenny Wallace claiming a victory to the delight of local fans. The UMP Modifieds will be racing on the same nights as the USAC "Bubba Army Sprint Car Nationals" and will again draw racers from across the country as well as some local stars, providing the same sort of competitive racing seen during their last visit to Ocala. The UMP Mods will also have track time during Wednesday's practice session.
Ocala Speedway will open the grandstand gates at 4PM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, with heat racing scheduled for 7:30PM. For updates on scheduled events, ticket prices, and other related information, please be sure to visit www.OcalaSpeedway.com and click the 2011 schedule page, or phone Ocala Speedway at 352-622-9400.