June 19, 2011 on TNT
Off Race Season: Downtown Brooklyn to host Race Fest on
16 festival to be held from 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. in
credit: Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce
Mich. -- The Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber of
Commerce will officially kick off race season in Southeastern
Michigan by hosting the annual Brooklyn-Irish Hills Race
Fest presented by Country Market on Thursday, June 16,
on the square in downtown Brooklyn, Mich.
The free day-long festival from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. will
feature a variety of fun and interactive activities for
fans, families and community members, including live music,
show cars, an autograph session with ARCA Series drivers,
a beer garden, food and tons of giveaways.
There will be plenty of activities for kids, too, inside
the Kid Zone sponsored by Columbia Medical Center and
MedPlus featuring remote control stock cars, inflatables,
face painting and more.
“We’re excited about this year’s Brooklyn-Irish
Hills Race Festival presented by Country Market,”
Cindy Hubbell, executive director of the Brooklyn-Irish
Hills Chamber of Commerce said. “MIS has been a
wonderful asset to the local community for more than 40
years and this festival is always a great kickoff to the
track’s NASCAR season. We really want the community
and fans to attend this event and make it something special
Local businesses sponsoring the event will include Country
Market, Allegiance Family Medicine Dr. Bloomer, Slingshot
Transportation, Modern Waste Systems, Irish Hills Collision,
Kelsey’s Boutique & Gifts, Mid Michigan DJ’s,
DeAngelis Cantina del Vino, Evelyn Bay Coffee House, Columbia
Athletic Boosters and more.
Free shuttles will run between some of MIS’ campgrounds
and Race Fest, courtesy of Brooklyn Ford and O'Hara Chrysler.
The shuttles will run continuously from 12:30 p.m. to
10:30 p.m. from Brooklyn Trails, Brookfest Acres, Graves
Farm, Northwoods/Northfield, Tree Farm and Turn 2 campground.
Pick-up/drop-off is at each campground security location.
As a special treat, the transporters for all the teams
in the ARCA Racing Series will parade through downtown
Brooklyn the day before Race Fest. The parade leaves MIS
at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 and will wind down Main Street
led by the MIS pace car.
For more information about Race Fest, please call Cindy
Hubbell, executive director of the Brooklyn-Irish Hills
Chamber of Commerce, at (517) 592-8907.
MIS has supported the local community in numerous ways
and encourages all area residents and guests in town for
the races to attend Race Fest.
“We’re hoping to make this festival something
that our local community can enjoy before our June NASCAR
event weekend,” speedway President Roger Curtis
said. “We appreciate the support of the Brooklyn-Irish
Hills Chamber of Commerce and local businesses and communities
that have supported us over the years. Much of our success
has been due to the great local support we have received
from our hometown of Brooklyn and the surrounding Irish
Race Fest jumpstarts NASCAR’s return to Michigan
for the June 17-19 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400. Other
events during the weekend at MIS include the ARCA Racing
Series RainEater Wiper Blades 200 on June 17 and the NASCAR
Nationwide Series Alliance Truck Parts 250 on June 18.
in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan
International Speedway is a Great Escape, a venerable
NASCAR national park where race fans and sports fans can
get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie.
It’s the fun of NASCAR and the thrill of a great
time for guests and drivers alike.
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Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 on
June 19 and NSCS 400 on August 21 are currently available.
or call the MIS ticket hotline at 800-354-1010 today to
take advantage of great pricing on camping or tickets
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