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Street Warz of Memphis - Off the Street & On the Track

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Millington, TN (March 13, 2014)  Memphis International Raceway™ (MIR), in conjunction with Racers of Memphis, is pleased to announce a program designed to move illegal street racing to a safe and controlled environment. In an effort to minimize and discourage the local street racing scene, Street Warz of Memphis will take place monthly with Friday, March 14, 2014 as the first of seven events scheduled.

"Safety is the number one priority when it comes to racing, and in working with the Racers of Memphis, we feel we have put together a program that does just that - keeps racing off the street and brings it to the track," said Pam Kendrick, General Manager at MIR. 

The program is designed for racers with street cars and motorcycles, and each vehicle will need to pass a safety inspection prior to racing. The event is formatted to mimic what many racers have experienced while dueling on the streets and highways in and around Memphis. With racing to the quarter mile on MIR's drag strip, the event does not include use of the tree, a water box and scoreboards; racers will use the familiar arm drop start. One benefit racers don't receive while street racing is MIR's on-site emergency services and rescue team.

"MIR prides itself on providing the best racing conditions and never compromises on safety. There is not an event run on our quarter-mile, championship drag strip without the proper safety equipment and personnel available," noted Kendrick. "If the track can provide a safe and controlled atmosphere for these racers to do what they are currently doing on the streets, it is a win for everyone. The streets are safer place."  

Don't miss a minute of action at Memphis International Raceway in 2014! To stay up to date with all the racing excitement, be sure and check out our website at www.RaceMIR.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RaceMIR, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RaceMIR. The entire MIR team looks forward to seeing you at the track in 2014!



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