ELKHART LAKE, Wis., - Amidst a racing season plagued by delays and cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NASCAR recently announced a fourth installment in a return to racing, which keeps the Henry 180 on track to see the green flag drop on Saturday, August 8th with full trackside fan attendance at Road America.
As the title sponsor, Henry Repeating Arms is continuing its partnership with the championship-winning Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) team as the primary sponsor of the No. 98 Ford Mustang driven by Chase Briscoe. The current points leader of the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Chase Briscoe will be driving a new Henry Repeating Arms livery around the notoriously difficult 4.048-mile, 14-turn road course that is located just a few hours away from Henry’s manufacturing facility in Rice Lake, Wis.
Drivers will have their sights set on a custom Henry 180 Edition Golden Boy .22 lever-action rifle to be awarded to the No. 1 starter, and a Henry 180 Edition Big Boy .44 Magnum lever-action rifle for Saturday’s race winner. Only two of each rifle were made, and fans attending the race will be able to enter a drawing at Henry Repeating Arms’ display trailer where a grand prize and runner-up winner will win the rifles not destined for Victory Lane.
Henry Repeating Arms President and Owner, Anthony Imperato says, “Everyone has had a tough year so far as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, so we’re chomping at the bit to get back to Road America with the fans and make a lot of noise at the Henry 180.” Imperato continues, “The great state of Wisconsin is home to both Road America and our largest manufacturing facility in Rice Lake, so we’re looking forward to getting our employees out to the track and cheering on Briscoe who has had an incredible season so far.”
To give thanks to those who serve their communities and country, Henry Repeating Arms is offering free general admission to race day for the first 360 military veterans, medical workers, and first responders that pre-register through Henry’s website at www.HenryUSA.com/thankyou This promotion is open to all military veterans, and all first responders, doctors, and nurses in Wisconsin who are directly involved in the response, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.
The Henry 180 NASCAR Xfinity Series race will be televised live from Road America at 12:00 PM ET on NBC Sports (NBCSN), Saturday, August 8th.
Under the guidance of public health officials, medical experts, and local, state, and federal authorities, NASCAR and Road America will observe safe social distancing practices and provide enhanced hygiene and safety precautions for all fans attending the event.
Fans are encouraged to have a household plan of action in case of illness before attending the event, and if a family member becomes ill, immediate family members and anyone at risk is encouraged not to attend the event.
All guests will be screened in their vehicles with contactless temperature checks before entering the parking areas, and only essential racing personnel will have access to the NASCAR garage area. A PPE kit that includes a face mask, as well as hand sanitizer will be provided to each guest upon arrival to the track.
Fans are encouraged to practice safe social distancing and wear a cloth face-covering where social distancing is difficult to maintain. Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures will also be implemented throughout the facility during the weekend. Additional protocols and guidelines for spectators can be found at www.roadamerica.com/safety
Fans have two quick, convenient methods to buy tickets:
Online: Visit www.roadamerica.com Tickets are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week. For ease of entry, fans are encouraged to print tickets at home to save time and enjoy a quick and contactless experience at the gates.
Phone: Call 800-365-RACE or 920-892-4576 between 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday.
Gates open at 7 a.m. and races run rain or shine. For more information, call 800-365-RACE (7223) or visit www.roadamerica.com
Anyone 16-years-old and under are always FREE with a paying adult at the gate.