SPARTA, Ky. – Kentucky Speedway’s free Ford Fan Day returns on Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event gives visitors a chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at the venue while enjoying family oriented activities, giveaways, food, pace car rides with a donation to our Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) chapter and for the first time lawn mower racing.


Fans will be able to tour the spotters stand, flag stand, garages, owner’s suite, press box, and campgrounds, have their photo taken in Victory Lane as well as see Fire and Safety vehicles. Guests will also be able to learn more about the speedway from our General Manager Mark Simendinger during the "Ask the GM" question-and-answer sessions at 1:30 p.m., in the press box on suite level. Visitors will also be able to talk to racing experts during the insightful "Racing Roundtable" chats at 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Those sessions will also be in the press box on suite level.


The Raceway Ministries Kids Zone will be filled with activities such as face painting, Hot Wheels racing, a pit stop tire challenge, inflatables and petting zoo with animals from Honey Hill Farms.


New this year will be an exhibition by the United States Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA). Established in 1992, the USLMRA is America’s oldest and largest National Mower Racing Sanctioning Body. Now in its 22nd year, the USLMRA has local chapters and affiliated clubs across the country. 


In addition, ZLOOP Computer Electronics and Recycling Centers (CERC), Kentucky Speedway’s September 19 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards title sponsor, will be on site accepting small electronics for recycling. ZLOOP CERC will collect items at its display near speedway Gate 15. The initiative advances the company’s mission of altering consumers that eWaste is serious waste and can be properly recycled through its recycling centers and authorized drop-off locations.


The complete Ford Fan Day schedule is available at


Ford Fan Day will set the stage for the first of two Kentucky Speedway event weekends. The season opens with a NASCAR tripleheader featuring the June 28 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts, June 27 Nationwide Series Kentucky 300 and June 26 Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225. Racing continues in September when the NASCAR Nationwide Series returns Sept. 20 for the 300 at Kentucky Speedway. ARCA Racing Series (ARS) action opens the weekend with the Zloop 150 Friday night, Sept. 19.


Tickets, campsites and infield Fan Zone passes that provide great access such as a stage-side view of the Quaker State 400 prerace concert with country music artist Thomas Rhett presented by Kroger, pit road access and more are available now at, (859) 578-2300 or the Kentucky Speedway offices at 1 Speedway Drive, Sparta, Ky., 41086. The ticket office is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.