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Shelby County (Tenn.) Approves ARCA Menards Series Race at Memphis International Raceway

Monday, August 31, 2020

Saturday, Sept., 26 Sioux Chief Showdown Race open to Spectators


MILLINGTON, Tenn. — NASCAR returns to Memphis International Raceway (MIR) Saturday, Sept. 26 with the inaugural Sioux Chief Showdown championship event for the ARCA Menards Series.


Shelby County (Tenn.) Health Dept. worked with MIR to permit a limited number of spectators to attend the event at the 3/4-mile paved oval track. Tickets are to be purchased in advance, online or by calling MIR ticket office.  Per order of the Shelby County Health Dept., face coverings must always be worn, and seating sections are limited to six people per group.   

Top teams from the ARCA Menards Series, the ARCA Menards Series East and West battle it out to determine the inaugural champion of the ten-race ARCA Sioux Chief Showdown Series.

“We are excited to welcome fans back to Memphis International Raceway for the ARCA Menards Series race,” said Memphis International Raceway General Manager Justin Kamm. “Our dedicated team will create a safe and socially distanced event adhering to Shelby County Health Department guidelines.  We look forward to crowning the Sioux Chief Showdown champion in front of our fans.”

A limited amount of tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 2. Adult general admission tickets are $25. Children age 6-12 are $5. Children 5 and under are free. Grandstand, lawn seating (first-come, first-served basis) and RV parking is available. No infield (ARCA garage) access to the general public. Ticket sales are limited to adhere to Shelby County, Tenn. COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. 

To purchase tickets and for more information visit RaceMIR.com or call (901) WOW-RACE (969-7223). 

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About Memphis International Raceway:

Memphis International Raceway (MIR) is the Mid-South’s premier racing destination for racers and spectators alike. It is located minutes outside of Memphis in Millington, Tenn., and includes a 1/4-mile drag strip sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association, a 1.8-mile road course and a NASCAR 3/4-mile paved oval. 

Prestigious events such as the original Super Chevy Show, NASCAR / ARCA races and the IHRA Summit World Finals take place at the facility. For more information on MIR, visit RaceMIR.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Race MIR.


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