August 15, 2010 on ESPN
invites fans to drive their car on the track for three
Mich. -- Chuck Kaminskas and his younger brother
Greg thought it was a great experience. “It was
something very special. We will remember this forever,”
the brothers from Royal Oak and Westland, Mich., respectively,
said following their laps around Michigan International
Speedway on Monday.
the memories many fans experienced during the first day
of the Track Laps Program, which took place from noon
until 1 p.m. on the speedway’s two-mile oval. MIS
opened its race track for select dates in August and September,
giving fans the opportunity to drive their personal vehicles
on the track.
to its overwhelming popularity, the track recently added
dates to accommodate the demand.
cars showed up for their laps on the first day including
the Kaminskas brothers, as well as Dan Zomer and Bruce
Watson of Kalamazoo, Mich. Zomer and Watson brought their
sons, Nick (8) and Josh (6) Zomer and Tyson Watson (6),
to the track to take a few laps around the track at 70
is really cool. We’re very excited to do this and
bring the boys out to experience something very few people
have had the opportunity to do,” Zomer said.
the Kaminskas brothers, the opportunity to drive their
Ford Mustangs on the 18-degree, historic banking was an
opportunity they couldn’t refuse.
heard about this on television and really wanted to come
out and do this,” Chuck Kaminskas said. “We
enjoy MIS very much and have been longtime race fans.
It’s a beautiful day to do this and we had a great
are available for future track laps for just $25. Fans
may take three laps around the track at a maximum speed
of 70 mph. The laps are paced by the MIS pace car.
new dates just recently announced are at the end of August
and most of the month of September — Aug. 26-27,
Aug. 30-31, Sept. 1-2, Sept. 7, Sept. 13-17, Sept. 20-24
and Sept. 27-30.
time is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. each day. More information
can be found at MISpeedway.com/tracklaps.
may be made by calling 800-354-1010 (no online purchases
are available). Advance sales are encouraged due to limited
availability. Once a phone order has been placed, a ticket
will be mailed to the guest in advance of their selected
day. All guests must enter and present their ticket at
the tunnel entrance to the track off of Brooklyn Highway.
purchases can be made based on availability by visiting
the MIS Administration Building from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
track laps are limited to passenger vehicles only; no
motorcycles. No passing of other vehicles will be allowed
at any time. The driver of the vehicle must be 18 years
of age and all participants will need to sign a waiver
before driving on the track. Seatbelts and headlights
must be on at all times. Laps will take place rain or
shine. In the case of a date cancellation due to extreme
weather or safety conditions, MIS will contact all guests
in advance on their visit.
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International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable
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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.
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