PEP BOYS INDY RACING LEAGUE EXPERIENCE COMES TO TEXAS FORT WORTH-DALLAS (June 2, 1999) - Race fans can feed their "need for speed" through the 1999 Pep Boys Indy Racing League Experience which will be at Irving Mall June 5-8 and then at Texas...
PEP BOYS INDY RACING LEAGUE EXPERIENCE COMES TO TEXAS
FORT WORTH-DALLAS (June 2, 1999) - Race fans can feed their "need for speed" through the 1999 Pep Boys Indy Racing League Experience which will be at Irving Mall June 5-8 and then at Texas Motor Speedway June 10-12 during race week.
The "Experience" is an interactive exhibit which is part of the popular "Fanfest" attraction which appears each May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The display includes: a theater which presents viewers with the Indy Racing League story and highlights from past races, a twelve person motion simulator which provides participants with a driver’s view at 200 mph, and a sponsor exhibit tent which features interactive and entertaining displays. There is no admission fee.
The Indy Racing League Experience will be set up in the parking area of Irving Mall, located at Highway 183 and Belt Line Road North, from Saturday, June 5 through Tuesday, June 8 and then will move to Texas Motor Speedway, running in conjunction with Bud Qualifying Night on Thursday, June 10, the Pronto Auto Parts 400 on Friday, June 11, and the Longhorn 500 Presented By MCI WorldCom on Saturday, June 12.
"The Experience is a great way for fans to feel more involved in the sport," said Eddie Gossage, vice-president and general manager of Texas Motor Speedway. "The exhibit is a family-oriented event for fans of al ages."
While the Experience is in the metroplex, fans will have the opportunity to win a number of prizes -- including a trip to the Pep Boys Indy Racing League race in Las Vegas, several sets of Firestone Tires, as well as Firestone jackets and hats. Visitors to the Experience will also have the opportunity to win an Oldsmobile Alero which will be given away at the end of the Pep Boys IRL season. Fans may register at participating Irving Mall merchant locations to win tickets to the Pronto Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and the Pep Boys Indy Racing League Longhorn 500 Presented By MCI WorldCom. Qualifying Night tickets will also be distributed throughout the mall.