Ohio State Buckeye and Florida Gator football fans who display their team's colors while reserving 2007 Kentucky Speedway event tickets through the track's Ft. Mitchell and Sparta, Ky., ticket offices on, Monday, Jan. 8, will receive vouchers good for one free pit pass with each event ticket purchased in celebration of the Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game at 8:00 p.m., that night.

Tickets ranging from $20 to $80 depending on event and seat location can be reserved through speedway ticket offices at 2216 Dixie Hwy., Ste. 200 in Ft. Mitchell, Ky., and the Sparta, Ky., Fan Center located off of Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 North beginning at 9:00 a.m., on game day.

Event tickets also will be available online at http://www.kentuckyspeedway.com and http://www.Tickets.com, by phone at 888-652-RACE (7223), and through Tickets.com outlets such as Greater Cincinnati Meijer locations.

"Our pit pass upgrade is our way of tacking 'extra points' onto purchases from our core customers and saluting the great race fans who lend their passionate support to the Ohio State and Florida football programs," Kentucky Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Mark F. Cassis said.

The nine-event Kentucky Speedway season will span five weekends from May 12 to Aug. 11. The 66,089-seat venue will open its eighth season of operation with the ARCA RE/MAX Series "Buckle-Up Kentucky 150" May 12, co-promote its first street stock "Frank Kimmel Enduro Naitonals" May 26, follow up with its high-profile NASCAR Busch Series "Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo" weekend June 15-16, play host to the ARCA RE/MAX Series "Channel 5-150" and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series "Built Ford Tough 225 Presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers" July 13-14, and close the campaign with the first Indy Racing League IndyCar and Indy Pro series twilight and night races in track history Aug. 10-11.

Fan-friendly promotions for the season include the June 15 Clearchannel Cincinnati Fanfest and Aug. 10 Indy Racing League Fanfest. Guests will be able to see series practice sessions, meet drivers, enjoy live music and be entertained by interactive displays in garage areas both days.

Benefit-rich season ticket plans also are on sale and will save fans an average of 20 percent off single ticket rates. Plans include the same reserved seats for four main race events, membership in the new VIP Rewards Program, one VIP Parking Pass for each race, admission passes for both Fanfest events, one race-day cold pit pass with each ticket purchased, a 15 percent discount on the purchase of additional race tickets and the option to purchase admission to the June 16, July 14 and August 11 Outback Steakhouse Tailgate Parties for a combined total of $60. Each party will include complimentary Outback Steakhouse catering selections and Coca-Cola beverages, visits by competitors and race celebrities, games, music and more. Season ticket members also will be eligible to receive special event-related giveaways following all weekends. Season plans can be reserved through the official Kentucky Speedway Web site, speedway ticket offices and by phone at 859-578-2300.

Story by Mike Schmaltz

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