California Speedway improvements update 2007-07-05

CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY CONTINUES FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA -- As part of continuing efforts to provide fans with the best possible entertainment experience, California Speedway has re-striped three primary parking ...

CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY CONTINUES FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA -- As part of continuing efforts to provide fans with the best possible entertainment experience, California Speedway has re-striped three primary parking lots.

"Our efforts to ease entrance and exit times for our major event weekends have been wildly successful. Through the assistance of Gameday Management Group, we've been able to significantly reduce and nearly eliminate any traffic flow backups for fans," said Gillian Zucker, President of California Speedway. While the 2007 Auto Club 500 set a new benchmark for ease of entrance and exit for races at California Speedway, we were disappointed with the load times for fans entering from Etiwanda Blvd. This re-striping of lots 3, 4 and 5 should make any backups experienced there, a thing of the past."

With counsel and recommendations from leading special event transportation services company Gameday Management Group, California Speedway began the implementation of a parking lot re-striping process on June 12 with the goal of improving on an already successful entrance, parking and exit plan. The re-striping of parking areas will result in less maneuvering in the lots and promote easier egress from the track after races. Estimates have shown that the affect of each individual brake application can extend at least half a mile.

The process of re-sealing and re-striping the lots is expected to be concluded later this week.

As always, parking at California Speedway is free of charge and fans may select their preferred parking lot when they purchase their tickets. As part of that process, Clickandpark.com will provide customized directions for race fans from their starting location to the Speedway.

The NASCAR Nextel Cup Series returns to California Speedway Labor Day Weekend. For more information about the race weekend at California Speedway, please visit www.californiaspeedway.com. To purchase tickets, call 800-944-RACE or log on to www.racetickets.com. Fans are encouraged to come early to races and take advantage of all the attractions in the Opportunity, California FanZone. Opportunity, California FanZone is a multi-million dollar facility enhancement including delicious food at Apex by Wolfgang Puck, the Speedway's official retail store called Impulse, amazing sounds of live bands at the entertainment stage, and shade and leisure areas.

California Speedway is owned by International Speedway Corporation, a leading promoter of motorsports activities in the United States, currently promoting more than 100 events annually. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.iscmotorsports.com.

-credit: cs

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