Michigan International Speedway opens gates for Track Laps

Participants will have opportunity to drive on track at max speed of 70 mph

Published On: Jul 09 2012 08:13:15 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 11 2012 10:22:12 AM EDT

Michigan International Speedway has announced it will open its gates for those interested in taking laps around its repaved racing surface throughout July.

Located in Irish Hills, MIS says Track Laps will take place on July 13, July 20 and July 27 from 1-4 p.m. There, race fans can take a few laps on the high-banked two-mile oval.

MIS says participants will have the opportunity to drive on the track at a maximum speed of 70 mph, led by the MIS Ford Mustang pace car.

“When I talk to fans on race weekend they all want to be like their favorite drivers and test their skills on the track,” says President Roger Curtis. “The last two years we have had an unbelievable turnout for Track Laps and we expect nothing less in 2012.”

Tours offered

Special tours of the track will also be offered.  MIS says a VIP tour for fans will board a tram for one full lap around the oval before visiting the suites for food and drinks.

The Discover MIS Tour will take fans on one trip around the oval before moving onto the road course.

“It is always fun to see people nervous when they first get on the track, but by the end of the three laps they cannot stop smiling,” says Curtis.

Tickets and Pricing info

Track laps are $25 for each three-lap segment.  Tickets for the MIS VIP Tour are $40 per person and $5 per person for the Discover MIS Tour.

Tickets and reservations for Track Laps and tours can be made in advance by calling 1-800-354-1010.