June 14, 2018

Richmond-based QubicaAMF to build lanes for Professional Women’s Bowling Association event on Sept. 17-19

ARLINGTON, Texas – Before Richmond Raceway’s (Richmond) first-ever NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, gets underway on Sept. 21-22, the top 16 players in the Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) will battle in the pinnacle event of their season.

The PWBA Tour Championship, the final major championship of the 2018 PWBA Tour season, returns to the historic Old Dominion Building for the second consecutive season on Sept. 17-19 as part of Richmond’s Fall Playoff Race Weekend.

Tickets for the PWBA Tour Championship can now be purchased at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online and

“As the Capital City becomes a NASCAR playoff city for our first-ever NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend, we look forward to welcoming back the PWBA Tour Championship to start the championship week in Richmond,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “This world-class event continues to add to the fan experience during our Fall Playoff Race Weekend, and will once again make Richmond a tourist destination.”

The 16-player field for the PWBA Tour Championship will be comprised of PWBA members who won a 2018 event and completed by point earners for the season. The finals will be televised live on the CBS Sports Network on Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. (Eastern).

“Last year’s event was simply tremendous, from the fantastic arena to the support we received throughout the week from the fans,” said Shannon O’Keefe, who captured her first major at last season’s event and already has punched her ticket to this year’s PWBA Tour Championship. “I’m excited that I will be part of the field once again.”

QubicaAMF, whose U.S. headquarters are in Richmond, will build four state-of-the-art lanes inside the Old Dominion Building for the event. QubicaAMF is the world’s largest manufacturer of bowling products.

The bowling industry also will be represented on the track as Go Bowling, the consumer-facing brand of the bowling industry, is the entitlement sponsor of the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race that will be part of Richmond’s inaugural Fall Playoff Race Weekend.

Tickets for the PWBA Tour Championship are $25 for a three-day pass (Sept. 17-19). Individual tickets for the televised finals of the PWBA Tour Championship on Sept. 19 are $20. On Sept. 17-18, there will be two sessions each day with individual tickets $10 per event. Tickets are available at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at and

Richmond Raceway 2018 NASCAR Season
NASCAR returns for Richmond’s first-ever NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend, presented byWho’s Your Driver, with the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Pole Qualifying, and Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race on Sept. 21-22. The track will also make history with the grand opening of the DC Solar FanGrounds as part of Richmond Raceway Reimagined (Reimagined), a $30 million infield redevelopment project. To learn more about Reimagined,

The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) will run the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic on Saturday, April 20 at Richmond. The race will be the penultimate race of the PASS National Championship Series. PASS Super Late Models will headline the day with featureevents for Tour-Type Modifieds, Late Model Stocks, Limited Late Models, and Street Stocks. To learn more, or

Tickets for the NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, and PASS Commonwealth Classic are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at

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About is the destination for bowling fans and enthusiasts seeking news and information about one of America’s favorite pastimes and the nation’s No. 1 participatory sport. With more than 67 million people taking to the lanes every year, GoBowling.comis a one-stop location where people of all ages can go to satisfy their love of bowling. Consumers turn to every day to find bowling fun – discovering new bowling centers, tips and tricks to use on the lanes, event news and great deals at more than 1,700-plus family-friendly bowling centers across the country.

About the PWBA
The Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) originally was formed in 1960. The PWBA Tour has events throughout the country, offering high-level competition and top prize money for women bowlers. The PWBA is supported by the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) and the United States Bowling Congress (USBC).

About QubicaAMF
QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider in the world with 600 employees worldwide. We build and modernize more bowling entertainment centers than any other company in the industry and have an installed base of more than 10,000 centers in 90 countries. We have a sales and distribution network with worldwide reach and maintain the largest R&D team for electro-mechanical products, software, electronics and entertainment systems in the industry.
Our ongoing mission is Making Bowling Amazing. We are convinced that bowling has so much more potential to attract and entertain even more people. With our products, we will help our customers fully unleash that potential.

With more than 100 years of experience, QubicaAMF can provide the perfect combination of bowling equipment, products and services for any new or existing facility. QubicaAMF has U.S. headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, and European headquarters in Bologna, Italy. To learn more visit

About Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway is America’s Premier Short Track annually hosting two NASCAR race weekends, featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series, on a ¾-mile D-shaped oval. Richmond Raceway is a regional leader for events including sports, live music and consumer trade shows. The Richmond Raceway Complex’s 1,000 plus acre multipurpose facility hosts more than 200 live events annually including concerts with top national recording artists at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! To learn more, visit,, or

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Terry Bigham, USBC Communications | (817)385-8379 |
Brent S. Gambill, Richmond Raceway | (804) 228-7645 |


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