MIS cuts pricesWritten by Betsy Woodruff | | email@example.com
The Michigan International Speedway (MIS) has cut ticket prices for its NASCAR event June 13. General admission to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 is $25. Last year, it was $40.
This year, for the first time, tickets to events on Saturday and Sunday for kids ages 13-17 are half off.
For the second year in a row, kids under 12 can watch all the races from the general admission area for free.
“I think it’s been a more affordable option for families to bring their kids,” said MIS spokesman Dennis Worden, adding that a family of four with two children under 12 can attend a Sunday race for only $50.
“It doesn’t get more affordable for families than offering their children free admission,” said Eiron Smith, the director of communications for the Watkins Glen International race track in New York. That speedway also offers free admission for kids.
Worden said MIS decided to lower ticket prices so it could still attract race fans in these difficult economic times.
The season kicks off June 11 with the Racing for Wildlife 200 ARCA Racing Series. The day begins with practices for the weekend’s two other events. Drivers will race to qualify for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in the afternoon. The Racing for Wildlife 200 will start at about 5 p.m., after Sprint Cup qualifier has ended, according to Worden. Tickets to this day’s events cost $10 in advance.
ARCA, based in Toledo, is a regional racing series. Many future NASCAR drivers race in this series. Spectators of this race could watch an 18-year-old driver who is on his way to becoming the next racing phenomenon, according to Worden.
The day after the ARCA series, June 12, features the VFW 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
At 9:30 a.m., drivers race to qualify for this competition. At 11 a.m. and 12:20 a.m., drivers will practice for the Sprint Cup Series. The truck series will be at 2 p.m., followed by a concert at the New Holland Fan Plaza that will begin about an hour after the race’s conclusion, according to Worden. Adult general admission is $30.
The main event of that weekend, the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, is June 13. The speedway spends all year preparing for this event. The 200-lap, 400-mile event begins at 1 p.m. All the big-name racers will compete in it, and about 10,000 fans will descend on the speedway.