With the STP Gas Booster 500 in Martinsville next week it’s a good time to think about tailgating the next NASCAR race. Whether it is your first tailgating event or you have been going for years everyone puts some extra planning into their tailgate. For the newcomers it is time to figure out the perfect set up. For the veterans it is time to make their tailgate even bigger and better than last time.
It is important to get to the race early to get a good spot. You want to be comfortable. Leave yourself enough space to set up everything you’ve brought. Get a spot close to the portable restrooms so you don’t have to walk too far.
While you will obviously have your own particular needs, here are a few extra things to consider bringing.
Serving spoons, spatulas, and knives. You don’t want to have to serve heavy portions with plastic spoons or try to flip a burger with a plastic fork.
Separate coolers for food and drinks. The drink coolers will be opened much more often. You don’t want people getting drinks to make your food spoil.
Portable phone charger. You don’t want to get stranded or lose a friend because your phone dies.
Ice. You will go through a ton of ice. Try freezing water bottles the night before and putting them in your coolers. They will keep your food and drinks cold and when they thaw you will have drinking water.
Portable Restroom Trailer. If you have a large enough group, consider bringing your own restroom trailer. This will save you from the walk and the long lines that can accumulate. You will also be much more comfortable with your own toilet and hand wash station.
Whatever your plans for the next NASCAR event, I hope it is your best tailgating experience yet! Every year is a learning opportunity to build on and come back with an even better set up.
Look for our restroom trailers at the raceway!