Richmond International Raceway’s Turn 3 Terrace Gets a Makeover

No, the state fair isn’t coming back to the Richmond Raceway Complex. But, fans coming out to America’s Premier Short Track this September 5 & 6 will get a taste of some carnival fun at the Gwaltney Turn 3 Fun Zone.

Taking over the Turn 3 Terrace, the Fun Zone is FREE and open to all ticket holders on Friday and Saturday this upcoming race weekend. Fans will be able to buy unique Gwaltney-branded concessions served exclusively in Turn 3, grab a drink at the bar, and ride in a 47-foot tall Ferris wheel located right next to the “Action Track!”

“As the primary sponsor of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports team for the September 6th Cup race in Richmond, Gwaltney will have two trackside footprints during race weekend. One – located in The Midway– will include sampling, a prize wheel, and a bacon-eating contest judged by racing legend Richard Petty and No. 43 driver Aric Almirola,” said Dennis Pittman, Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for Gwaltney. “In the second area, since Gwaltney is such a family-oriented brand, we will be providing race attendees with picnic tables, kid-friendly concessions for sale, and a full-size Ferris wheel for families to ride and enjoy together.”

Ferris wheel rides are FREE to all ticketholders. Optional donations to the Victory Junction Gang will be accepted.

With something for everyone, the Gwaltney Turn 3 Fun Zone only adds to the excitement surrounding the Federated Auto Parts 400 – “One Last Race to Make the Chase.” Advance adult tickets start at $35; tickets for kids 12 & younger are $25 off the adult price in all sections, and can be purchased by clicking here or calling 866-455-7223.