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Pit Row TV to Carry Rodney Cook Classic from Ace Speedway

Pit Row TV, the same group behind the CARS Tour TV broadcasts, will be carrying the Rodney Cook Classic from Ace Speedway this weekend in its entirety.

A 140-lap late model stock car race highlights the event with all five racing divisions seeing airtime. A portion of sales will go directly to the Kimberlyn Cook College Fund set up to help Rodney’s daughter with furthering her education.

Nearly four years ago, Rodney Cook, a former Ace Speedway Late Model champion, succumbed to cancer at only 44 years of age. Since then, the Rodney Cook Classic has been run in his memory at Ace Speedway to remember his life and competitive spirit while celebrating the one sport he loved, auto racing. In ten seasons, he racked up 40 wins at Ace Speedway alone while competing in other events and at other facilities around the region, both dirt and pavement.

To bolster this year’s program, the new management at Ace Speedway have gone big. Two Jerry Hunt Super Center 50-lap modified races featuring many of the same stars from Bowman Gray Stadium are part of the event, along with the headliner 140-lap late model stock car contest which is expected to draw over 30 cars who will attempt to make the field.

According to the track’s Facebook page, confirmed drivers include Martinsville 300 winner Timothy Peters, Peyton Sellers, Burt Myers, Justin Carroll, Stacy Puryear and a host of others. The track is expecting the need for at least one last chance qualifier to set the starting grid. The entire race program is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. ET and continue throughout the evening.

Pit Row TV will be providing various content pieces throughout the weekend from Ace Speedway on social media – interviews, videos, on-board clips, photos and more. The broadcast will feature multiple cameras, replays and more as fans have come to expect from Pit Row Media & TV, one of the leaders in streaming motorsports events.

SD: $24.99
HQ: $28.99
HD: $29.99

Tickets are still available for the Rodney Cook Classic, but displaced fans may enjoy this weekend’s Pit Row TV broadcast by visiting Viewers can choose from three stream quality options (HD, HQ and Standard Definition) and on-demand coverage will also be available for those interested in experiencing the race afterwards.

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