From an AMA press release:
AMA Pro Racing and event promoter BrassMonkey Promotions LLC have partnered to put Oklahoma City back on the map of professional dirt track racing. The Oklahoma City Mile has been added to the 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track schedule on Saturday, June 18 at the newly renovated Remington Park.
“There’s a lot of excitement because there hasn’t been anything like this here in over 15 years,” said Shawn Brassfield, promoter of the Oklahoma City Mile. “Since the speedway at the fairgrounds was torn down, fans have been missing the sport and are excited about the return of racing.”
AMA Pro Flat Track last visited Oklahoma City in 1999, when 7-time Grand National Champion Chris Carr took home a Half-Mile victory. The 2016 event will mark the first Mile event held in the Sooner State, but the racing action is only part of the story. The off-track entertainment will inundate fans with an abundance of family-friendly activities for the Father’s Day weekend.
“Our aim is to create an event that’s not just for the hardcore race fan, but a great family-friendly outing for Father’s Day as well,” said Brassfield.
BrassMonkey’s vision for the Oklahoma City Mile is to make it an entertainment experience. They plan to give the 50-million-dollar venue an atmosphere that resembles a carnival by transforming the infield into a “fun zone,” with face painting for children and over-the-top entertainment for adults.
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