Michigan Int'l Speedway news 2010-06-07

Race Fest revs up Irish Hills; June 10 event is free, family friendly BROOKLYN, Mich. (June 7, 2010) -- Race week in Southeastern Michigan kicks off with the Brooklyn-Irish Hills Race Fest presented by Country Market on Thursday, June 10.

Race Fest revs up Irish Hills; June 10 event is free, family friendly

BROOKLYN, Mich. (June 7, 2010) -- Race week in Southeastern Michigan kicks off with the Brooklyn-Irish Hills Race Fest presented by Country Market on Thursday, June 10. Admission to Race Fest is free.

The day-long festival throughout Brooklyn from noon to 10 p.m. will feature a variety of fun and interactive activities for fans, families and community members, including a car cruise in downtown Brooklyn, live music during Race Fest Karaoke, show cars, racing simulators, a beer garden and food.

There will be lots of activities for kids, too, including a bounce house and an autograph session featuring many of the drivers from the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards.

"We're excited about the 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 will help kickoff the track's NASCAR season. We really want the community and fans to attend this event and make it something special this summer."

Great local businesses participate in the event including Country Market, Brooklyn Products, Columbia Medical Center, MedPlus After-Hours, Evelyn Bay, Hawkeye's Grill and Pub and more.

Event Schedule

Noon Event Kickoff

12:30 Race Fest Idol Karaoke Registration

1 p.m. Race Fest Idol Karaoke Begins in the Beer Garden

2 p.m. Ruhlman Race car roundup at Hawkeye's

4 p.m. Car Cruise

4 p.m. Live entertainment featuring Duck Band and Help Wanted

Free shuttles will run between several of MIS' campgrounds and Race Fest, courtesy of Brooklyn Ford. Participating including Brookfest Acres, Brooklyn Trails, Northfield and Northwoods.

And as a special treat, the transporters for all the teams in the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards will parade through Downtown Brooklyn the day before Race Fest. The parade leaves MIS at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 9 and will wind down Main Street, led by the MIS pace car.

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 truly," speedway President Roger Curtis said. "We've appreciated their support, the support of local businesses, as well as the support of other surrounding communities for more than 40 years because MIS employees live, work and play right here in the Irish Hills."

Race Fest jumpstarts NASCAR's return to Michigan for the June 13 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400. Other events during the weekend at MIS include the ARCA Racing Series Racing for Wildlife 200 on June 11 and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series VFW 200 on June 12.

Sprint Cup Series tickets for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 on June 13 and CARFAX 400 on August 15 are as low as $25. Visit MISpeedway.com or call the MIS ticket hotline at 800-354-1010 today to take advantage of great pricing for 2010 events at MIS.

-source: mis

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Series ARCA , Monster Energy NASCAR Cup , NASCAR Truck