Corporate guests race in for Adelaide''s New Year party

Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years is expected to become Australia's largest ever corporate New Year's Eve party with more then 55 per cent of the corporate entertainment platforms already sold. Only weeks after the release of the corporate ...

Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years is expected to become Australia's largest ever corporate New Year's Eve party with more then 55 per cent of the corporate entertainment platforms already sold.

Only weeks after the release of the corporate packages for the Le Mans Series event, event organisers have been swamped with the response from local and international companies.

"The response has been quite amazing, particularly from international sponsors wanting to celebrate the end of the 2000 championship," Le Mans Adelaide, Marketing Manager, Mr Bill West said.

"We have also been swamped with enquiries from corporate platform holders from the Clipsal 500 who want to secure their same spot for New Year's Eve."

Companies securing a corporate platform before June 30 also will go into the draw to win a trip for two to the Petit Le Mans event at Road Atlanta in the U.S. in September.

"This is a unique opportunity to be one of the first people in Adelaide to see what the Le Mans Series is all about," Mr West said.

"The Petit Le Mans is one of the highlights of the Le Mans Series calendar and the lucky winners will also get the chance to stay at Don Panoz's Chateau Elan resort - only minutes from the circuit."

All corporate guests at Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years will also go into the draw to win a lap of the Adelaide circuit in a Le Mans sportscar.

Mr West believes the corporate success of the Clipsal 500 and Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years is the unique party atmosphere of the Adelaide street circuit.

"There is really something special about motorsport on the Adelaide streets," he said.

"Adelaide has really set the standard for corporate entertainment at motorsport events and the New Year's Eve event will open a new chapter with cars racing into the evening on the biggest night of the year."

The feature event of the three-day Adelaide carnival will be a six hour Le Mans Series sportscar race on New Year's Eve. The race will be the final round of the 2000 Le Mans Series.

The organising team behind the event, Panoz Motorsport Australia, will work in conjunction with the SA Motorsport Board which is responsible for the construction of the circuit and the corporate facilities.

"We have already built a great working relationship with Andrew Daniels (Clipsal 500 General Manager) and his team and I am really looking forward to ensuring our corporate customers have the time of their life."

-Paul Ryan-

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Ryan Paul , Don Panoz