Mall at Johnson City full of race cars for season preview


People in the Tri-Cities got into the racing spirit on Saturday, the mall at Johnson City hosted more than 30 race cars and their drivers.

Kingsport Speedway and Lonesome Pine Speedway held their season preview inside the mall. Drivers signed autographs for dozens of race fans, and some even got to see what the driver's seat feels like.

Drivers said the event was a great way to talk to fans and get them excited about the upcoming race season.

"So far the conversations with the people, they're asking where you race at, what do you do," said driver, Bruce Crumbley. "I think it's a great opportunity for people in Johnson City to see that there is some type of event like this that goes on weekly in the Tri-Cities."

The racing season kicks off at Kingsport Speedway on Saturday March 18 th .

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