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Visit Daytona International Speedway and birthplace of NASCAR

30 November 2011

Location: Daytona, USA

MIA ‘Behind the Scenes’ Visit to the World Famous
Daytona International Speedway


Wednesday 30 November
Daytona, USA

Visit the home of the Daytona 500 and the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona…

....AND take a thrilling ‘Hot Lap’ on the 31 degree high banks
in an official Daytona pace car

The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) and PRI invite you to join in an exclusive visit to the 'World Centre of Racing' at Daytona International Speedway, just two days before the PRI Show opens.
Arrive early in Orlando, take a ‘behind-the scenes’ tour of the legendary Daytona track, soak-up the heritage before the 50th Anniversary of Rolex 24 At Daytona in January 2012.

A delicious lunch will be served in the stunning Bill France Suite, with panoramic views over the track and meet 2010 Rolex 24 winner João Barbosa. Enjoy a trip to the Control Tower and stand on the famous 'Spotter’s Perch', high on the rooftop, above the track, take a thrilling ‘Hot Lap’ on the 31 degree high banks in an official Daytona pace car, then see the little-known archives of Daytona. Take stroll on Daytona Beach, by the North Turn Pub, where 'Big Bill' France started it all, racing between the dunes and the sea. 

Bus departs from International Boulevard side of North/South Building of Orange County Convention Center for this day trip from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Provisional programme and timetable*

08:30               Depart Orlando Convention Center - Bus Transportation

09:50               Arrival - Daytona International Speedway D5X Lobby

10:00               D5X Tour – Historic Walk through exhibits & Trevor’s Bayne’s DAYTONA 500 winning
                       Car, followed by the famous Speedway Tour

10:45              ‘Tech talk’ of a Spirit of Daytona DP
                       Including changes for 2012/13, aerodynamics, chassis, engine, tires
                       – Tom Seabolt, Race Operations Manager or Mark Raffauf, Director of Competition

11:15               Hot lap rides around Daytona’s 31 degree high banks
12:15               Lunch in Bill France Suite 701

                       Welcome –  Andrew Gurtis, Vice President of Operations
                       Guest Speaker – 2010 Rolex 24 at DAYTONA Champion Joao Barbosa


                       Presentation/discussion at end of lunch
                       Background historical perspective on 50th Anniversary event, Q&A

13:15               Roof View from 'Spotter’s Perch'

13:45               Visit to Sprint Control Tower – Tom Seabolt, Race Operations Manager

14:00               Depart DIS for ‘Archives’ – Eddie Roche, Manager Archives
14:30               Visit the North Turn Pub and take a stroll on the beach

15.30               Return to Orlando

17.00               Arrive in Orlando

Ticket Price**

  • $125 / £80
    Tickets include Control Tower and track access, Daytona 500 Experience, ‘Hot Laps’, transportation and lunch.

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A business event not to be missed - BOOK NOW - we will sell out!

For more information, please contact Charlotte Austin on
+44 (0)2476 692600 or email charlotte.austin@the-mia.com

* Subject to change
** Terms and Conditions apply