What's it like to blister Kentucky Speedway at over 200 mph? 2001 Indy Racing League Champion Sam Hornish, Jr., knows. How about trading paint on the ARCA RE/MAX circuit? Two-time series and Kentucky Speedway champion Frank Kimmel knows.

You can find out for yourself by meeting both champions on Monday, Jan. 7, when Kentucky Speedway begins selling single event tickets for the 2002 season at its Ft. Mitchell ticket office located at 2216 Dixie Hwy., in the Expressway Plaza. Event tickets go on sale at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern) and both drivers will be meeting fans from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Tickets for all 2002 events will be available, including the June 15 NASCAR Busch Series race. Last year's Busch Series event drew Greater Cincinnati record crowd of more than 70,000. The speedway also will be offering special discount packages such as the popular Coca-Cola Four Pack plus many weekend event packages.

Fans can visit the speedway at www.kentuckyspeedway.com or phone 1-888-652-RACE for ticket and schedule information.

"Our single event ticket kick off has become a very special day for us because it marks the start of a new race season, " said Mark F. Cassis, Kentucky Speedway executive vice president and general manager. "We believe we have a tremendous line-up of races for 2002, and are grateful Sam and Frank will be able to come greet our fans, the most loyal of all sports."

Tickets for all Kentucky Speedway race events can be obtained five ways in 2002.

  • By phone at 1-888-652-RACE
  • On the World Wide Web at www.kentuckyspeedway.com
  • In person at either the speedway's Ft. Mitchell ticket office or at the Kentucky Speedway Fan Center off Ky. Hwy. 35 in Sparta, Ky.
  • At Tickets.com and all Tickets.com retail outlets located in Greater Cincinnati area Meijer Hader Hardware and Play-It-Again Sports stores.