Activities

Events at Texas Motor Speedway

What we do!

Information/Hospitality–volunteers available at the Raceway Ministry Texas Motor Speedway (RMTMS) ministry site in the Lone Star Campground to help those who need assistance in locating entry gates, showers, rest rooms, concession areas, Speedway World store, local gas stations, hardware & grocery stores, etc.

Chaplains and pastors available for crisis intervention, domestic disturbance, depression, etc.  Available to all fans through direct contact, through TMS Security; also available to TMS staff, employees, and event staff.  Raceway Ministries Chaplains are stationed at the Outfield and Infield Care Centers during Scheduled hours. 

Transportation for Camping Fans with Special Needs–volunteers will patrol the campground on golf carts, assisting & providing information for fans, and providing rides for those with special needs,  on a limited basis, by reservation.  Camp ground fans can make ride reservations by calling 940.390.8248.   Schedule subject to change.

The Main RMTMS Site are located in the Lone Star Circle Campground, outside of turn three Between Elliott Drive and Row Q

Family Campground is located on the far eastern side of the camping area along Victory Circle Drive and just south of Gordon Road

 

               

 

 

 

 

Opportunities for Ministry

Tent Site Set-up

Texas Motor Speedway will have the ministry tent set up prior to race week. TxARM volunteers will need to be available around the tent during ministry hours, beginning Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. to assist in the set-up of tables, chairs, electrical cords, etc., as dictated by the schedule of activities.

 

Family Campground Ministry Site

The Family Campground is located on the east side of TMS property at the intersection of Gordon and Victory Circle (outer ring road). It is designed to provide families a place to camp and enjoy the weekend apart from some of the more adult activities that may be in other areas. Anyone interested in assisting with hospitality, some children’s activities, coffee & conversation and other ministry, may find this to be an exciting location to provide family based ministry within a smaller more one on one environment

 

Prayer

Prayer obviously is a key element with regard to the success of any ministry activity. Various times of prayer for Raceway Ministries volunteers, and anyone who wishes to join in, will take place, and prayer walking, which has become a very effective way for God’s people to lift up needs to the Lord “on the spot” may be scheduled. With all the walkways through the campground and across the speedway property, plenty of opportunity for prayer walking is available. Volunteers will arrange specific times, or set their own times for prayer or prayer walking through various areas of the property. 

Coffee/Lemonade/Snack Delivery

Volunteers with valid Driver’s License and who have passed all other cart-driving regulations, drive appropriately marked golf cars and deliver drinks & snacks to Speedway employees who are stationed around the raceway performing their various tasks. Conversations that lead to evangelistic witnessing opportunities are encouraged, as long as the conversations are welcomed and do not interfere with the work taking place

Snacks For Volunteers

Throughout the race weekend, we need to keep a supply of snacks on hand for the team of volunteers who work with Raceway Ministries. Fruit, cookies, crackers, nuts, brownies, and other snacks, along with bottled water or soft drinks always are appreciated.   Keep in mind that Texas Motor Speedway is a Coca-Cola products track and we like to support the vendors that support racing. At TMS is it Coke please

Chaplaincy

A specialized area of TxARM activity involves doing chaplain work with the fans, TMS employees and EMS personnel. Understandably, this work requires some experience and special training. Let our leadership know if you would be interested in this type of outreach and service. We will in turn let you know about specialized training and requirements.

Night Shift

We have discovered that many people “drift” into or by the Raceway Ministries tent during the night. This “night shift” volunteer group (at least 2 people per 2-hour shift) will spend the night at the tent, sitting and talking, playing games, drinking coffee, or whatever–but primarily being there just being there for race fans, campers of raceway staff come by needing help, an ear or just a chance to visit. This is a great setting for some witnessing opportunities.

Pancake Breakfast

We will be serving breakfast to the fans and track workers some mornings during race weekend. Help will be needed cooking and serving pancakes, helping keep the eating area tidy and clean and visiting with those who come to the ministry site (Area 3) to enjoy the pancakes. This offers an excellent ministry opportunity as fans sit down to eat. Conversation can lead to ministry opportunities.

Upcoming October/November AAA Texas 500 Weekend Schedule

 

Schedule of Activities for

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA Texas 500

NASCAR Xfinity O’Reilly Auto Parts 300

Tony Stewart Presents

Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals

 

Wednesday October 30st  – Sunday November 3th

Information/Hospitality–volunteers available at the Raceway Ministry Texas Motor Speedway (RMTMS) ministry site in the Lone Star Campground to help those who need assistance in locating entry gates, showers, rest rooms, concession areas, local gas stations, hardware & grocery stores, etc.

Chaplains and pastors available for crisis intervention, domestic disturbance, depression, etc.  Available to all fans through direct contact, through TMS Security; also available to TMS staff, employees, and event staff.  Raceway Ministries Chaplains are stationed at the Infield Care Centers during ICC hours. 

Transportation for Camping Fans with Special Needs–volunteers will patrol the campground on golf carts, assisting & providing information for fans, and providing rides for those with special needs, on a limited basis, by reservation.  Camp ground fans can make ride reservations by calling 940.390.8248.   Schedule subject to change.

The Main RMTMS Site are located in the Lone Star Circle Campground, outside of turn three Between Elliott Drive and Row Q

Family Campground is located on the far eastern side of the camping area along Victory Circle Drive and just south of Gordon Road

 

 

Saturday, October 26th

8:00 a.m. –                  VIP & Outside & Unreserved Camping Opens

 

Wednesday, October 30st

9:00 a.m. –                    Set-Up Time

Noon                                Information and Hospitality 

                                           Activities as Listed Above Begin

 

Thursday, October 31st

All Day                            Activities as Listed Above

8:00 a.m.                       Devotional & Prayer RMTMS Tent

9:00 a.m.                       Children may begin painting Pinewood race cars       RMTMS Tent

6:00 p.m.                       Dirt Track Gates Open

7:00 p.m.                       Tony Stewart  Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals

Post-Race                       Special Needs Transportation & Fan Assistance

 

                                                            Friday, November 1st

All Day                             Activities as Listed Above

8:00 a.m.                        Devotional & Prayer RMTMS Tent

9:00 a.m.                        Children may begin painting Pinewood race cars       RMTMS Tent

11:00 a.m.                       TXARM Special event

12:30 p.m.                       Gate 4 open

12:30 p.m.                       Begin Special Needs Transportation

1:05 p.m.                         MENCS, NXS Practice                     

3:05 p.m.                         NXS Final Practice

4:05 p.m.                         MENCS Final Practice

6:00 p.m.                        Dirt Track Gates Open

7:00 p.m.                         Tony Stewart  Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals

Post-Race                        Special Needs Transportation & Fan Assistance

 

 Saturday, November 2nd

All Day                              Activities Listed Above (Children’s Activities All Day)

7:30 a.m.                          Devotional & Prayer RMTMS Tent

8:00 a.m.                         Free Pancake Breakfast  RMTMS Tent

10:30 a.m.                       Pinewood Racing (Ages 4 – 14) @ RMTMS Tent

12:45 p.m.                        Horse Shoe Tournament at the RMTMS Tent

3:30 p.m.                         Begin Special Needs Transportation to Gates

4:00 p.m.                         Gates 3, 4, 5, Suites & VLC Open

7:30 p.m.                         NXS O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (200 laps 300 miles)

Post-Race                        Special Needs Transportation & Fan Assistance

 

 Sunday, November 3rd

All Day                              Activities Listed Above

6:30 a.m.                          Vendor Row Chapel Service (Location TBD)

7:30 a.m.                          Devotional & Prayer RMTMS Tent

8:00 a.m.                         Free Pancake Breakfast  RMTMS Tent

9:00 a.m.                         Church/Worship Service  RMTMS Tent

9:00 a.m.                         Track Services Chapel Service   (Break Room)

10:00 a.m.                       Gates 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Suites & VLC Open

10:00 a.m.                       Begin Special Needs Transportation to Gates

2:00 p.m.                         MENCS AAA Texas 500 (334 laps 501 miles)

Post-Race                         Special Needs Transportation & Fan Assistance