RVers love motorsports, Part 1 – And, many ‘motorsports tracks cater to the RV community’


-Bristol-Dragstrip_AugustAmericans love their motorsports. And, to make that romance complete, many take their own beds along to the races. Outfitted with sleeping areas, kitchen and bath room, a Recreation Vehicle is the perfect accommodation for long weekends at NASCAR, sprint car and motocross tracks.

The iconic Indianapolis 500 held over Memorial Day Weekend is anticipating more than half-a-million fans at the speedway, thousands will have their RVs in tow.

Another NASCAR track catering to the RV set is Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway nestled in the Appalachian Mountains near the northeast tip of Tennessee.

During the 2016 racing season, Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) is hosting the NASCAR Food City 500 (April 15-17), the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway (June 17-19) and the NASCAR Bass Pro Shops Night Race Week (August 17-20).

In Part 2 of this series on ‘RVers and Motorsports,’  longtime NASCAR fans and RVers Alva and Beverly Patterson of Bimble, Ky., talk about their 35-year history with Bristol Motor Speedway.

To read the complete 4-part series click here.

Julianne G. Crane

Photo: Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway features five extensive camping facilities including the Dragstrip Campground.  (Courtesy of Bristol Motor Speedway) 

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