Toler woman in speedway video

By Hayley M. Cook

August 21, 2014

By Hayley M. Cook


WILLIAMSON. – A Toler, Kentucky, resident is being featured in a set of videos produced to promote Bristol Motor Speedway.

Season ticketholder Kathy Spencer is seen in some of the videos, which have been released by Bristol Motor Speedway to promote the “Bristol experience,” and give people a chance to see what the racetrack and the area is all about.

The subject matter of the videos ranges from patriotism to camping to volunteer work, with one video (titled “My First Time”) showcasing several fans looking back on their first trip to Bristol.

Spencer is featured in this video and shares her very first memories of going to Bristol with family members.

“We sat in Earnhardt Terrace,” Spencer said, recalling her first time at the event. “It was amazing.”

Spencer said bringing someone with her to Bristol was one of her favorite memories, and she would never forget how it felt to introduce a loved one to the event.

Other fans also are featured in the video, describing why they became season ticketholders.

“I first came to Bristol Speedway in 1994,” said Don Good, of Johnson City, Tennessee. “I’ve sat in every section around the track. After experiencing this for as long as I have, it is easy to see why so many become season ticketholders.”

George Shaw, also from Tennessee, said Bristol reminds him of his military past, having served 30 years in the Navy.

“That is one of the things that really attracts me to Bristol,” Shaw said. “They love their military here. If you’re a veteran and you’ve never seen it or you’ve never been here, you should come. It is just a phenomenal tribute to the military.”

Bristol Motor Speedway is the site this weekend of the NASCAR Nationwide Food City 250 tonight and the Irwin Tools Night Race Sprint Cup on Saturday.

For more information regarding how to become a Bristol Motor Speedway season ticketholder, or to see the videos featuring Kathy Spencer and other Bristol fans, go to www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.