RIR to retain two-race schedule in 2012
Citizen Staff Reports 09/15/11
Richmond International Raceway will again host two NASCAR weekends – and two Sprint Cup Series races – in 2012, track officials announced today.
Next year's Sprint Cup races will be held April 28 and Sept. 8. The track also will host Nationwide Series races April 27 and Sept. 7 and a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race April 26.
“This past Saturday night’s Wonderful Pistachios 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race reminded our fans of what Richmond is all about,” said track president Dennis Bickmeier. “After an exciting race where we saw racing that Richmond has become known for, we’re excited to announce our dates for 2012 and again showcase the beating and banging our fans love.”
Account holders who attended the “One Last Race to Make The Chase” NASCAR weekend in September can expect to receive renewal invitations for the spring weekend in early October. For new fans, tickets for the April 26-28 NASCAR weekend will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Seat deposits are currently being accepted. For $20 per seat, fans can guarantee that they will have a seat for the April 28 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race without having to wait for the on-sale date. Seat deposits can be redeemed on Jan. 11, 2012 and will be applied to the seat price.
For tickets and information, visit http://www.rir.com or call 866-455-7223.
For the third consecutive year, the Canterbury Recreation Association in Short Pump donated the most meals to the fourth-annual "Dunk Hunger" campaign, which raises money and food donations for FeedMore's Central Virginia Food Bank. Swim teams and community pools throughout the region combined to raise the equivalent of 77,404 meals this year, with the Canterbury group earning the Gold Medal, with 17,454 meals contributed.
CRA will earn a winners’ bash Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at its pool on Pump Road.
“Our pool has adopted Dunk Hunger into its culture with fun ways to raise food and funds," said Canterbury’s Dunk Hunger chairman Jack McSorley, a Freeman High School junior. > Read more.
The last Rock ‘n’ Roll Summer outdoor concert at West Broad Village, scheduled Saturday, Aug. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Short Pump, will feature a salute to the upcoming UCI Road World Cycling Championships, coming to the Richmond region next month. As an all-girl band entertains the public with an AC/DC and Foreigner tribute, representatives from West Broad Village will accept donations of children’s new and lightly used bicycles for redistribution to youngsters at the Virginia Homes for Boys and Girls. > Read more.
CAT Theatre is hosting the Red Eye 10s Coast-to-Coast Play Festival Sept. 18-19. Hosts of the festival across the country cast, rehearse and perform six, contest-winning ten-minute plays from MFA students at Hollins University in the same twenty-four hour period.
On Sept. 18, CAT will host a kick-off meeting at which the plays will be randomly cast and actors will meet with their directors and read the play for the first time. From 9 p.m. until 5 p.m. the following day, casts will rehearse in different venues in the region, convening at CAT in the late afternoon for technical rehearsals. > Read more.
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