Fans Invited to Take "Hot Laps for the Troops" at PIR on April 9
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
To benefit PIR's annual Salute to Military Families program just prior to the events of the April NASCAR weekend, the track is offering race enthusiasts the chance to visit PIR and ride around the track for one hot lap at $50 per person, with the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.
The promotion, Hot Laps for the Troops, will take place on Wednesday, April 9. All proceeds from "Hot Laps for the Troops" will benefit the Salute to Military Families program, helping to provide tickets and race day entertainment for the many men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Without the military’s support and commitment to the liberty and freedom of the American population, the entertainment of NASCAR racing at PIR and venues across the country would not be possible.
“Hot Laps for the Troops” is scheduled for three sessions on April 9: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Prize giveaways are scheduled for each session.
Tickets are currently available as a print-at-home option by clicking HERE.
While the $50 ticket to “Hot Laps for the Troops” does not include race admission, tickets for the April 12 SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ and all other events throughout the weekend at PIR are still available by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223) or by visiting www.racetickets.com.
Originated in 2006 to exhibit appreciation for those serving the United States military, the Salute to Military Families program has seen overwhelming support from PIR’s partners, to the tune of several thousand tickets that have been sponsored for military families in a span of three events. In conjunction with the 2008 Salute to Military Families program, several major events are scheduled at nearby military bases for locally enlisted men and women in advance of the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™. PIR, Sprint, and TriWest will host a race-watching party at the Arizona Army National Guard Papago Park Installation on Sunday, April 6, and Sprint Cup Series driver and Glendale native Michael McDowell will visit Luke Air Force Base on Wednesday, April 9. In addition to the on-base events, PIR is adding a unique twist in the program’s third year. A commemorative green flag featuring the Salute to Military Families logo will be sent overseas this week to the 447th Air Expeditionary Group of the United States Air Force in Baghdad, where it will fly on base for a day before being sent back to Phoenix to serve as the official green flag that will wave over the field of 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars to start the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™. Meanwhile, a similar “sister” flag will travel with PIR representatives to Arizona bases before also being delivered to the Saturday, April 12 race.
The action doesn’t stop in April! The Chase for the Sprint Cup makes its return to PIR in November with the Checker Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil on Sunday, November 9. Single tickets go on sale to the public at 8 a.m. (Arizona Standard Time) on Saturday, March 29. Tickets will be available over the phone at 1-866-408-RACE (7223) or by visiting www.racetickets.com.
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