BROOKLYN, Mich. (Jan. 25, 2016) — Michigan International Speedway strives to provide a memorable experience for fans of all ages. MIS is seeking knowledgeable and passionate youth to share their insight and ideas to improve NASCAR’s fastest racetrack as part of a Youth Fan Advisory Board.
The Youth FAB provides a unique opportunity for young NASCAR fans to communicate directly with the MIS staff through email and conference calls about the guest experience, as well as assist in the future planning of the track.
All youth ages 14-20 who attend races at MIS are encouraged to apply to be a Youth FAB member.
Youth can download the application and bylaws at http://bit.ly/XxNrZn. The application must be returned to MIS by Feb. 24, 2016.
MIS created the Youth FAB in 2014 to communicate directly with the countless young guests who make the track their vacation destination. The track is interested in what makes young people excited to come to NASCAR’s fastest speedway and what enhances their experience.
“Engaging and attracting youth is critical for NASCAR, our sport and MIS,” MIS President Roger Curtis said. “We want to learn why and do more for kids and teens. It is important to us that we maintain an open line of communication with our guests as we strive to make their trip to the track memorable each time. The Youth FAB allows us to talk with youth and gather ideas to improve their fan experience.”
The track has prided itself in making the race a family affair and the New Holland Fan Plaza allows youth of all ages to learn about the sport of NASCAR, as well as enjoy activities in the Kids Zone and Welcome Center.
MIS has offered several ticket packages in addition to its kids 12 and under free seating program. These have been instrumental in the increase of youth coming with their families to the racetrack.
The Youth Fan Advisory Board is modeled after the successful Fan Advisory Board instituted by the track in 2008. The discussions with the FAB have provided many ideas and initiatives to improve the facility for all guests. We look forward to the same success with the youth FAB to welcome fans of all ages to NASCAR’s fastest track.
The track has several ticket packages available for families of any size to enjoy a weekend of racing. You can experience MIS with Danica Patrick’s Getaway Package. This family package includes two adult tickets and two kids 12 and under tickets for the FireKeepers Casino 400, special access to a Patrick Q&A and $20 in Michigan Money.
The MIS Family Four Pack is always great. You will receive four Sunday tickets and $20 in MIS money.
Youth ages 13-16 are half price all weekend. In addition, MIS is offering a pre-race pit and paddock pass for youth 16 and under in 2016.
MIS has taken its commitment to the guest experience to new heights and is at the forefront in the racing community. It’s the advice and trust from a fellow race fan that makes MIS a real community of families.
The Youth FAB is associated with many functions at MIS and members will have an opportunity to improve all facets of the track. The track believes all ideas are important and appreciates all feedback.
Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike.
PHOTO: Michigan International Speedway continues to be at the leading edge of youth initiatives in NASCAR . Now youth can help to enhance the experience of the speedway to future fans. The Youth Fan Advisory Board is a unique opportunity for young NASCAR fans to communicate directly with the MIS staff through email and conference calls about the guest experience.
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2016 Michigan International Speedway Schedule
Friday, June 10 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Corrigan Oil 200 and Sprint Cup Qualifying
Saturday, June 11 NASCAR XFINITY Series
Sunday, June 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400
Friday, Aug. 26 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice and Qualifying
Saturday, Aug. 27 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200 presented by The Cooper Standard Foundation & Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation
Sunday, Aug. 28 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400