PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY TO HOST THE LAST STOP FOR FUN FORD WEEKEND IN 2013

September 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Events, Feature Story, Latest News

Action-packed weekend of family fun includes drag racing, car corral, pro show and much more

JUPITER, FL – September 5, 2013 – Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) is pleased to present a spectacular, action-packed event on Saturday, September 14, 2013, catering to Ford fans of all ages.

On Saturday, September 14, from 8 am to 6 pm, Fun Ford Weekend – presented by DV8 Motorsports – features thrilling races and family-friendly entertainment including:

• Drag racing on PBIR’s renowned 1/4-mile concrete Drag Strip
• Ford car and truck show presented by South East Rods & Customs
• Mustang Triathlon on the Drag Strip presented by Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords Magazine
• True Street Shootout presented by VMP Superchargers
• MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Shootout
• Aeromotive Eliminator Award
• Pro Show with jet cars, wheel stander and pro mods
• Swap Meet and Car Corral presented by RacingJunk.com and Collector Car Nation
• Revell Make ’n’ Take model building for kids
• Midway featuring the Mustang Club of America
• Ford Racing 3G Shopping Spree Sweepstakes

PBIR partnered with the Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens hotel to offer an exclusive family weekend package for $155 per night which includes: hotel accommodation, buffet breakfast for two adults and up to two children at the hotel’s Great American Grill, two 2-day adult passes with premium seating, unlimited 2-day kids passes with premium seating and complimentary parking at PBIR. The Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens is located just 16 miles from PBIR. To reserve the exclusive hotel package at the Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens, click HERE.

Tickets for the event are $20 for a 1-day adult admission or $35 for a 2-day adult admission. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5 per event day, while children ages 5 and under enter free. Car show participants, racers and spectators receive $5 off each admission with a valid Mustang Club of America membership card, on September 14 only, which includes $5 off for one passenger in a car show vehicle too! For details on tickets for racers and car show participants – and to purchase tickets – visit www.RacePBIR.com. Parking at the facility is free for all racers and spectators.

The weekend kicks off with Test & Tune on the Drag Strip – an open track session for any make and model car, truck, dragster or motorcycle, during which racers can speed down the track for just $20. Gates open at 6 pm; racing continues until 11 pm. Spectator tickets are just $10 for adults while children 12 and younger enter free. Parking at the track is also free.

SERIES
Fun Ford Weekend | www.FunFordWeekend.com

TRACK EVENT SPONSORS
DV8 Motorsports | www.dv8motorsportsinc.com
South East Rods & Customs | www.serodsncustoms.com

SERIES SPONSORS
Aeromotive | www.aeromotiveinc.com
Racing Junk | www.racingjunk.com
Collector Car Nation | www.collectorcarnation.com
RockAuto | www.rockauto.com
AIRAID | www.airaid.com
Mustang Club of America | www.mustang.org
VMP Superchargers | http://vmptuning.com
MustangGuys.com | www.mustangguys.com
Revell | www.revell.com
Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Magazine | www.musclemustangfastfords.com
ShowFinder App | www.showfinderapp.com
Roush Yates Performance Parts | www.roushyatesparts.com
Rudolph Foods | www.rudolphfoods.com/brands/southernrecipe

ABOUT PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) is a state-of-the-art, acclaimed motorsports and entertainment facility featuring a challenging 2.034-mile asphalt Road Course, an exciting 1/4-mile concrete Drag Strip, and a thrilling 8/10-mile Kart Track. Approved for Indy Car testing, the 10-turn Road Course at PBIR consists of a 6/10-mile straightaway, 90-foot-wide flex-use area, 40- to 60-foot-wide seamless track, and a 6-degree banked corner. The Road Course welcomes world-class annual events including Formula Drift and the Palm Beach Grand Prix. Designed by former NHRA World Champion Wayne McMurtry, the Drag Strip at PBIR hosts such premier events as the International Hot Rod Association’s Nitro Jam™, Pro Winter Warm-Up, 5-Day Citrus Nationals, and Super Chevy Show. Sanctioned by the World Karting Association as a Master Track, the 12-turn, 26-foot-wide Kart Track at PBIR hosts the Florida Winter Tour and conducts karting schools, training courses, 3-hour endurance races, auto crossing events, racing leagues, and “arrive & drive” programs. Driving schools, testing sessions, private rentals, and corporate team-building events are held at PBIR year-round. Founded in 1964 and acquired in 2008 by IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG), PBIR underwent a $20 million remodeling including an upgraded Road Course, low-glare lighting, safety barriers, luxury chalet, VIP trailer and timing tower. Located in Jupiter, Florida, PBIR is the official home of the Palm Beach Driving Club®, MRP Motorsport, and Driven2Win Drag Racing School. IRG also owns and operates Memphis International Raceway™, Southwestern International Raceway™ and International Hot Rod Association™. For more information, visit www.RacePBIR.com, connect with PBIR at www.Facebook.com/PalmBeachIntlRaceway, call 561.622.1400 or send an email to Info@RacePBIR.com.

ABOUT HILTON GARDEN INN PALM BEACH GARDENS
The Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens hotel is located in the heart of downtown in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, within walking distance to a variety of restaurants and shopping locations, and is ideal for corporate and social groups alike. The hotel features 175 rooms, including 17 suites and five family suites. Each room is equipped with a spacious work desk, an ergonomic desk chair, two phones with two lines (data port and voice mail), a hospitality center with a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. A hair dryer, iron, and ironing board are also standard in all rooms. The hotel has a Business Center that is complimentary to guests and accessible 24 hours a day. The Great American Grill® restaurant overlooks a beautiful lake and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner along with evening room service. An outdoor pool with whirlpool is also available as well as a fully equipped fitness center. For more information, visit http://palmbeachgardens.hgi.com.

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CONTACT
Aidy Alonzo
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Palm Beach International Raceway™
17133 Beeline Highway
Jupiter, FL 33478
561.622.1400
AAlonzo@IRGSE.com

Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens
3505 Kyoto Gardens Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
561.694.5833

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