The Food at Bristol Motor Speedway is just as magnificent as the legendary speedway itself. The stands are packed with people looking to get their fill of traditional American cuisine, such as hot dogs, ribs, and chicken, as well as more creative offerings, such as lobster and caviar blinis, deep fried Marshawn Lynch, and a giant chocolate burger.
Bristol Motor Speedway is one of, if not the most famous sporting venues in the country, known for its annual motorsport meet which features some of the biggest names in the sport. The Speedway itself is over 90 years old and was originally built as a place where stock car racing could take place. Since then it has hosted everything from motorcycle races to monster truck rallies, and even a military parachute display!
It is often said that you never forget your first love. For many of us, our first experience of going to a motor speedway was when we were kids, spending our summer holidays in granddad’s old station wagon, bouncing around the backroads of Tennessee or North Carolina, watching cars go by and dreaming of being a part of the action. For some, their first experience of a sportive setting will be on the big screen, when they see a car chase unfold in a movie. For others, it will be the smell of burnt rubber as they sit in the stands at the local racetrack, cheering on their favourite driver.
Whatever your first experience of a motor speedway, prepare to be amazed at how much there is to see and do. Here is the lowdown on what is in store for you at Bristol Motor Speedway!
American cuisine is incredibly popular around these parts, with plenty of food trucks parked up outside the stadium, serving up everything from deep fried Marshawn Lynch to cotton-candy-covered hot dogs. While those are both delicious and a bargain at just $5, you may be better off investing in some grills and BBQ sets to prepare your own food. The options are endless, with more than 20 food trucks serving up everything from BBQ, to chicken tikka samosas and gourmet bangers and mash.
Traditional American food will always be popular around the country where the American Revolution started. You may also want to consider looking into local foods, which will keep the folk who live there happy too, as well as offering you a chance to try something new. Don’t forget: if it’s good enough for the locals, it’s good enough for you.
It is often said that America is the land of opportunity, and nowhere is that more evident than at a motor speedway. The opportunities for sponsorship are incredible, with massive brands all wanting a piece of the action, and individual drivers looking to make their mark, or more importantly, take their medicine. While you will find a variety of beers and ciders available, with plenty of imported plonk too, if you want to drink something a little more exciting, you may also want to look into some of the specialty malt liquors. There are plenty of places to buy them, but if you want something a little more exciting, you could try making your own with some brewing equipment!
If you are looking for something a little less interactive, you may want to consider watching one of the many great movies that are available, or one of the many sporting events that take place throughout the year. If you want to get your hands dirty however, you will more than likely be able to find something to do. Check the local listings for what’s on this week, as well as the ones for next week, as things do change here, as well as at the Speedway.
Full ticket prices for Bristol Motor Speedway vary from £75 to £129, with the cheapest adult tickets costing just £36. Children aged 4 to 12 are £46, with those aged 3 and under free. There is also an individual grandstand seat available for those wanting to get a closer look at the action, for just £34. If you want to sit closer to the action, sky box tickets are also available for £395, with the luxury box containing everything from indoor-outdoor seating, to a large flat-screen television and a fully equipped kitchen, making it the perfect place to enjoy a gourmet pizza or cold cut platter.
If you want to find out more about Bristol Motor Speedway, or would like to buy tickets, visit the speedway’s official website here. For more information on events and attractions, visit the official Visit Wales website here.