March 7, 2016 | admin
Citizens of far North Fort Worth,
The Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) will be hosting its annual Spring NASCAR race during the first part of April 2016. This race will once again feature the “Big Hoss” HD video board (the largest in the world), the second annual NASCAR race sponsored by Duck Commander; the Duck Commander 500 and a pre-race musical concert event featuring Lynard Skynard. The race weekend is scheduled to occur from Thursday, April 7 until Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Due to the Duck Commander sponsorship of the race, a very large crowd is expected! This will mean that the roads and area surrounding Texas Motor Speedway will be extremely congested with vehicles and people. Due to the continued construction on Highway 114 the traffic patterns may vary slightly from years past. As more information becomes available, I will include it in future emails. The average Spring race brings in approximately 150,000 race fans.
Presently, there ARE events/races scheduled for Friday and Saturday evening. I will have more information concerning these events and alternate traffic routes in future emails. Once the information has been finalized with the FWPD Traffic Division, I will be sending out future information concerning traffic plans and the best ways to avoid the traffic delays for the various affected neighborhoods.
As usual, I will be working during the race. I will also have several designated officers working a special detail to provide extra patrol and security to the neighborhoods.
If you have ANY questions, please feel free to email or call me. Please share this and future information concerning the race with HOA groups, neighborhood associations and your neighbors.
W.T. Watkins #2978
Fort Worth Police Department
NPO; N515 Zone 1