A quick primer for anyone heading to Clinton Raceway on Sunday for Legends Day featuring the last career drives of Hall of Famers John Campbell and Bill O’Donnell.
by Jess Carnochan / Clinton Raceway
In advance of this Sunday’s biennial event, Legends Day, Clinton Raceway would like to inform race fans of the following details.
Gates for the event open at 11:30 a.m. and there will be a limited number of accessible parking spaces available within the grandstand area at that time. Acres of parking are available at the Central Huron Community Complex and the REACH centre. Transportation via a people mover will allow for easy access to and from the grandstand area. The road (Mill St.) leading to the grandstand will be closed from Maple (Beer store corner) around on to Beech. Access to the slot facility will be from North Beech St. only.
With the purchase of a race program race fans will receive a free print edition of Harness Racing Update celebrating the illustrious careers of John Campbell and the other legends. Additional copies can be purchased for $5 each at the program outlets (front gate, and inside grandstand).
Legends Day merchandise will be available for purchase, including a $5 John Campbell t-shirt that we’re encouraging fans to wear in the grandstand, in the hopes of making for a great photo opportunity in the Legends Day Trot, the 10th and final race on the day’s card. There will be a five shirt/person maximum purchase.
Many additional options for food and drink will be within the grandstand area, as well as inflatables, face painting, pool and splash pad in the Clinton Community Park, located behind the grandstand.
Race fans are encouraged to bring homemade signs to hold at the rail and in the grandstands to cheer on the drivers in the Legends Trot. Signs can be registered under the grandstand, with the winner taking home a $100 prize, including Legends Day merchandise, and an autographed John Campbell bobble head.
Following the live race card, a chicken bbq will take place in the trackside tent. Tickets are encouraged to be reserved in advance and can be done so by contacting Jessica Carnochan at 519.955.6820 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $20 and 100% of the sales are donated to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation.
For a map of the area, directions and more information please visit www.clintonraceway.com.
Live race post time is scheduled to kick off the day at 1:30pm (free program available here).