By Shelly Johnson
The 30th Annual All American 400 Weekend is coming to Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville. A weekend of racing scheduled for the fans and supporters of racing at the legendary speedway located at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds on Friday night (October 31) and Saturday (November 1).
The action gets started on Thursday at 9 a.m. until noon as the teams bring the rigs and cars in for parking, followed by a special open practice from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ($15.00 pit admission) for the All American pro late model division only. The grandstand will be open for the fans for free.
The pit gates open at 8 a.m. on Friday with drivers’ meeting and qualifying drawing order for the pro late model drivers only. A special three hour practice kicks off at 10 a.m. for the All American 400 pro late model cars only. The pro late model cars tech line opens at 1:30 p.m. to prepare for qualifying.
The quarter mile and 5/8 mile divisions take to the speedway for practice session from 1:35 p.m. until 3 p.m., preparing for the final racing event of the 2014 season. The crowning of champions in each of the divisions concludes with the drop of each division’s checkered flag.
Qualifying kicks off at 3:15 p.m. for the FSN local divisions to be followed by the 30th Annual All American 400 Weekend pro late model cars pacing for two fast laps around the 5/8 mile high bank.
The pre-race ceremonies for the All American Night of Champions kicks off at 7:30 p.m. The lineup for the event consist of nine divisions of racing for the win and one driver in each division who will go home the champion.
Any child, 13 years of age and under dressed in a costume gets in free. To top that off, a crisp 100 dollar bill will be given to the fan favorite best costume of the night. The flag crossover gate will be open at intermission as trick or treat participants will be allowed on track to visit drivers and teams for autographs and the All American Trunk or Treat.
Friday night will conclude with the 40 lap event for the D&D Events limited late model. The champions of this night will be honored the next day immediately following the conclusion of the 30th Annual All American 400.
Saturday the pit gates open at 8 a.m., chapel service at 8:45 a.m., 9 a.m. mandatory drivers’ meeting. The grandstands for race fans of all ages open at 10:30 a.m. Pre-race ceremonies kickoff at 12 noon. Green flag racing begins at 3 p.m. for the 30th Annual All American 400 Weekend.
Ticket prices for the All American 400 Weekend.
Friday: Grandstand admission: $8 adults/children, seniors, military and kids 5 and under free. Pit admission: $35.00.
Saturday: Grandstand admission: $20 adults /$8 children, senior and military/children 5 and under get in free. Pit admission: $45.00
Two day options: pit admission: $75 dollars; grandstand adult pass: $25 dollars; grandstand child pass: $15 dollars