Citizens of far North Fort Worth,
I wanted to let you know that the Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) will be hosting its annual Spring NASCAR race during the first part of April 2015. This race will once again feature the “Big Hoss” HD video board (the largest in the world) and the second annual NASCAR race sponsored by Duck Commander, the Duck Commander 500. The race is scheduled to occur from Thursday, April 9 until Saturday, April 11, 2015.
Due to the sponsorship at the race, TMS anticipating a very large crowd! This will mean that the roads and area surrounding Texas Motor Speedway will be extremely congested with vehicles and people. Due to the construction on Highway 114 this years traffic patterns may be different. If this does occur, I will send out the new information concerning traffic patterns. The average Spring race brings in approximately 175,000 race fans.
Presently, there are events/races scheduled for Friday night and Saturday afternoon. 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