Martinsville, Virginia


Warbirds to Perform Flyover at Martinsville Speedway

The Warbirds will offer up an encore flyover performance for the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, repeating their amazing effort from last fall.

The Warbirds, a group of five former military pilots flying vintage post-World War II-type aircraft, will present the pre-race flyover for the STP 500 on March 30.

“This group put on such an amazing performance last fall that we had to have them back,” said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. “Their flyover was one of the best we’ve ever had. It was amazing. I still have people stop me and tell me how good it was.”

The Warbirds have performed since 2009 at other sporting events, including the 2013 CokeZero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins football games, and the Players Championship golf tournament.

The Warbirds’ team is led by Henry K. “Hoot” Gibson, a former Naval aviator and Gulf War veteran.

Ticket prices for the STP 500 start at $37. Seats in the Bill France Tower are only $42. Youth 12 and under tickets in the Clay Earles Tower are $10 with teens 13-17 for $25 and adults only $57.

The Family Four Pack, which includes 2 adults and 2 youth 12 and under, start at just $90. 

The STP 500 weekend at Martinsville Speedway is scheduled for March 28-30. The Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is scheduled for March 29 and Pole Day on March 28.