2012 Race Track Location, Ticket, and General Comments
March 22 – 24, 2013
ST. PETERSBURG : (aka – Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg)
Media Coverage -
General Location: Streets of St. Petersburg, FL
Specific Location: 25 Second Street N. – St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Web Address: www.gpstpete.com/
Ticket Phone No.: 1-877-283-5385
Track Info No.: 1-727-898-4639
Preferred Airports: St. Pete/Clearwater, FL (PIE) , Tampa International(TPA).
Support Races: Firestone Indy Lights Series, Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear, Cooper Tires presents USF2000 National Championship powered by Mazda, and ACURA Sports Car Challenge.
General Information: Shuttles are available from remote lots, but recommend driving downtown and paying $10-$20 per day to park. Plenty of parking lots and parking garages. Tickets are nonrefundable and non-exhangeable. No coolers or food. No smoking in grandstands, bridges or buildings. No folding chairs or laptops. Downtown hotels are scarce and pricey. Plenty of rooms on Gulf of Mexico (15 min. drive to track), but they are pricey. Budget minded stay in Tampa and drive 25 minutes to the track.
The 1.8-mile, 14-turn circuit incorporates streets of downtown St. Petersburg and a section of runway of Albert Whitted Airport.After the long frontstrecth, there's a tight right-hander into Turn 1 and then a quick left- hand turn. Plenty of drivers have gotten into trouble in these two turns over the years. There are two other long straights with braking zones that afford opportunities to overtake.
St Pete Restaurants,"Diners & Dives".
**Friendly Fisherman Seafood Restaurant
**Midtown Sundries-St. Pete
Serving Brunch, Lunch & Dinner
150 John's Pass Boardwalk Place, Madeira Beach, FL
Downtown; St. Petersburg, Florida
200 1st Ave. South
St. Petersburg, FL
Opens at 11am
**GiGi’s Italian Restaurants (More than 1 location)
“Voted Best Of The Beaches 1996 to 2011.”
Treasure Island 4th Street N, St Pete
105 Treasure Is. Cswy 5901 4th Street North
Treasure Island, FL 33706 St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Hours - Sun-Thurs 4 p.m.-10 p.m./Fri-Sat 4 p.m.-11 p.m.
** - Places that we have eaten at and enjoyed.
Munch's Sundries and Restaurant
3920 6th Street S St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Hours - 7am to 3pm – 7 days a week.
Keegan's Seafood & Grille
1519 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
Hours - Sun.- Thurs. 11-10 Fri.-Sat. 11-11
Tampa Bay Brewing Company
1600 E 8th Ave Tampa, FL 33605
Hours - Weekdays: 11am to 11pm - Friday &Saturday: 11am to midnight
Sunday: Noon to 11pm
APRIL 5-7, 2013
BIRMINGHAM (aka – Barber Motorsports Park or Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama)
NBCSN television coverage.
General Location: E. of Birmingham, AL, in Leeds, AL
Specific Location: 6040 Barber Motorsports Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35094
Web Address: barbermotorsports.com/
Ticket Phone No.: 1-877-332-7804 firstname.lastname@example.org
Track Info No.: 1-205-699-7275
Track Configuration: 2.38 miles long, 17 turns, permanent road course
Camping is Available: Call ticket phone number
Preferred Airport: Birmingham, AL (BHM)
Support races: Firestone Indy Lights, Grand-Am Rolex (Porsche 250), Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, and Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear.
NEW AND IMPROVED PARKING PLAN FOR 2012!
FREE Onsite parking Friday and Saturday
at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by Legacy .
For the first time in the history of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by Legacy weekend, Premium Onsite parking will be free Friday and Saturday, March 30 & 31 and available for only $25 on Sunday, April 1. In addition, Preferred Offsite parking, located directly across the street from the Park entrance, is available for only $10 on Sunday.
Also new for 2012 is a more convenient location for spectators taking advantage of the complimentary parking on Sunday, April 1. Shuttles will run from The Outlet Shops of Grand River to the Barber Motorsports Park beginning at 7 a.m. on race day. The Outlet Shops of Grand River is conveniently located just 3 miles from the Park entrance.
Limited Availability for Sunday Only!
Get 'em while they last!
Bicycles are allowed, but no campfires inside facility, limited to camping areas only. Visit Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, which is inside park – admission charged. Terrain is hilly. If you have issues walking on uneven surfaces keep this fact in mind. Combination tickets have been available for Indy Car event and Cup stock car event at neighboring Talladega Speedway. Call ticket number for further information.
Sweet Bones Alabama $$$ - $$
The 2.38-mile circuit has 17 flowing turns and features 80 feet of elevation change that challenge drivers and engineers. A 45-foot-wide racing ribbon also makes it imperative for patient overtaking opportunities.Barber Motorsports Park opened in 2003 with the first public event a Grand-Am Sports Car Series race.
Birmingham Eatries 2012
Sweet Bones Alabama is locally and family owned and operated and is famous for it's ribs and steaks. Most of our recipes are family treasures, many of which are over 30 years old. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and open at 10:30 on Sundays for brunch.
245 Summit Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35243-3108
Main: 205-970-3022 Hours – 11AM and on.
**Irondale Cafe, the Original Whistlestop Café $$
On a lazy afternoon 60 years ago, at a whistle stop nestled beside the tracks just east of Birmingham, a tradition of down-home cooking was born. That's when the first batch of fried green tomatoes was served at the Irondale Café. Some 50 years later, Fannie Flagg would write a book about that same whistle stop and the recipes perfected over thousands of meals shared with family and friends.
1906 1st Avenue N
Irondale, AL 35210-1102
Birmingham, Al Hotels 2012
Dates: 3/30-4//2/12 Friday thru Sunday nights
When booking either facility, discount code is "C2C" (Champion Crew Conversation). Call reservation number and only ask for contact person if you encounter an issue when booking below rates.
Name of Hotel: Clarion Hotel
Address of Hotel: 5215 Messer Airport Highway, Birmingham, AL 35212
Phone Number: 205/591-7900
Contact: Patricia Harris, Sales DirectorRate Quoted: $99.00 each night plus 17.5% sales tax. Reg rate is $144 for king, $129 for doubles.
12 miles to race location.
Free 24 hour airport transportation
Cut off date for room rate: March 19.
Website link: www.clarionhotel.com/hotel-birmingham-alabama-AL147
Comments: Facility renovated in 2010. Free high speed internet access available. Refrigerators and microwaves in each room.Very close to airport. Restaurant and lounge at hotel. Two complimentary breakfast vouchers included with each room, every night of stay/ $6.99 value each ($13.98 total value).
Sao Paulo Indy 300
Sao Paulo, Brazil
May 5, 2013
The 2.536, 11-turn temporary street circuit incorporates the Sambadromo as the frontstretch. The surface is a challenge as it's the only section of the circuit that is concrete. There is a long stretch that heads into the final right-hand corner, requiring hard braking and offering plentiful overtaking opportunities
May 5 – 26, 2013 ??????
INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY (aka – INDY or IMS or Brickyard)
General Location: West side of Indianapolis – in Speedway, IN
ABC television coverage for the 48th year in a row.
Specific Location: 4790 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222
Web Address: www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/
Ticket Phone No.: 1-800-822-4639 or 1-317-492-6700 IMSTIX.com
Track Info No.: 1-317-492-6784
Credential No.: 1-317-492-6500 for bronze badges or Jr. credentials
Track Configuration: 2-1/2 Mile Oval
Preferred Airport: Indianapolis International (IND) – about 10 miles south of track
If attending all practice and qualifying days, bronze badge is for sale for admission to grounds and garage area – not good on race day – 18 yrs. old and up. Jr. credentials for purchase, ages 9-17 call credential number. Free guest trams are provided in the adjacent parking lots and infield. Coolers restricted to 14”x14”x14” in reserved seating areas. Reserved parking available on qualifying days and race day weekend for purchase – call ticket number. Camping space is available, call ticket number for information. Race day bus shuttle service available from 4 locations around city for purchase, inquire at ticket number. Make sure to visit Hall of Fame Museum (admission charged) and Brickyard Crossing Golf Course and bar/restaurant. Both are located on Speedway grounds outside of turn 2. No skateboards, rollerblades, skates, scooters or bicycles allowed. Strollers and lawn chairs allowed, but not into reserved seating areas. Carts/wagons are permitted except race day. No animals except for service animals. When ordering tickets ask for the free after the race garage passes.
With four corners banked at 9 degrees, 12 minutes, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway drives more like a road course than an oval. But each of the corners is different. Each have different bumps, different wind. Turn 1 has its own mystique -- a leap of flat-out faith at 225 mph, 440 yards of difficulty. The straightaways are 5/8ths of a mile long -- time to catch your breath and dive into the next corner.
For a Complete Month of May Schedule go to page: "Race and Event Offers."
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced the
daily schedule for the month of May:
12-18 – Practice
19 – Pole Day
20 – Bump Day
23 – Community Day
24 – Indy Lights practice and quals. & Old Timers Banquet.
25 – Carb Day
26 – Driver’s mtg. & Legends Day
27 – 500 mile race
28 – Victory Banquet
INDIANAPOLIS HOTELS May 25 - 27
Overall observation to area: The Indianapolis 500 is the premier auto race in the world. The City embraces the race fans with open arms. Many hotels have stipulations of 3 or 4 day minimum stays and increase their rates dramatically - supply and demand concept. We are pleased to offer 3 hotels on the west side of the City (the track is on the west side). When booking any facility, discount code is C2C. Call reservation number and only ask for the contact person if you encounter an issue when booking below rates.
Dates: 5/25 - 5/28/12 - Friday through Sunday, checking out on Monday.
Hilton Indianapolis North
8181 N. Shadeland, Indianapolis, IN 46250
Phone Number: 1-317-849-6668
Contact: Christine Taylor, Sales
Rate Quoted: $129.00 each night plus 17% tax. Reg. rate is $179 with 3 night minimum.
13 miles from race location.
27 miles to airport.
Cut off date for room rate: April 25
Comments: Restaurant, lounge on premises. Indoor pool with 24 hour fitness center. Easy to reach at I-69 and I-465 north. Many restaurants and shopping in area.
Homestead Studio Suites
8520 Northwest Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46278
Phone Number: 1-317-334-7829\
Contact: Jason Shirley
Rate Quoted: $99.00 each night plus 17% tax. Reg. rate is $129.00
8 miles from race location.
20 miles to airport.
Cut off date for room rate: May 22
Comments: All units hae full kitchen and offer free high speed internet. Traders Point Outlet Mall is across the street. Many restaurants and bars within walking distance. Indoor pool, fitness center and continental breakfast. Suites have separate bedroom with queen sleeper sofa. Doubles are $10 more
. Extended Stay Deluxe
9370 Waldemar, Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone Number: 1-317-471-0700
Contact: Joshua Eaton
Rate Quoted: $85.00 per night plus 17% tax. Reg. rate is $109
11 miles from race location.
23 miles to airport.
Cut off date for room rate: May 22
Comments: Easily accessible at Exit 21, I-465 N. All units have a full kitchen and DVD players. Free internet access and outdoor pool. Facility offers deluxe morning coffee bar. Single kings and king suites are $85 each night. Two double beds add $10 per night.
May 31 - June 1 – 2, 2013
Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix (aka – Detroit Grand Prix, Belle Isle or Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix presented by shopautoweek.com)
Track Name: Detroit Belle Isle Park
General Location: Downtown Detroit, MI on Detroit River at Belle Isle Park
Specific Location: 42 20N 82 59W
ABC television coverage & IMS Radio coverage.
Web Address: www.detroitgp.com/
Ticket Phone No.: Currently just a sign-up for ticket info on website.
Track Configuration: Temporary street course on Belle Isle, 2.1 miles.
Camping IS NOT AVAILABLE on site or nearby.
Preferred Airport: Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)
TV Coverage: ABC – time tba
Support Weekend Events: Firestone Indy Lights, GrandAM Rolex Sports Car Series, Pirelli World Challenge Championship Series.
General Information: The Detroit Grand Prix site is on Belle Isle, literally an island in downtown Detroit. NO driving or parking on the island. Hotel accommodations in the downtown area are difficult to find and very pricey. Different public transportation alternatives will be implemented with this race, quite different from the 2 previous events. Within a downtown loop (TBA), continuous bus service will be provided daily for a round trip cost of $10 per adult and $5 for children under 12. They will drop off and pickup from the island. You will park in designated lots (TBA) for $5 per day. If you choose to drive downtown, parking will be available in a variety of parking garages for about $20 daily. When the final loop and parking lots are determined, we will update.
Weather forecast from NOAA starting Friday June 1st.
Diners & Dives
The Polish Village Cafe
2990 Yemans Street Hamtramck, MI 48212
Menu in polish and english.
The Fly Trap
22950 Woodward Avenue Ferndale, MI 48220
Detroit, MI Hotels 2012
Dates: 6/1 to 6/32012 - Friday thru Sunday nights
When booking either facility, discount code is "C2C" (Champion Crew Conversation). Call reservation number and only ask for contact person if you encounter an issue when booking below rates.
Best Western Laurel Park Suites
16999 Laurel Park Drive, Livonia, MI 48154
Phone Number: 1-734-464-0050
Contact: Christine Masson, Sales
Rate Quoted: $59.99 each night plus $2 misc. fee with 10.5% tax. Reg. rate is $89.99
20 miles from race location.
20 miles from the airport.
Cut-off date for room rate: May 18 Website: www.bestwesternmichigan.com
Comments: Hot breakfast, heated outdoor pool, 24 hr. fitness center, free wireless internet available. East exit off I275. Lauren Park Place Mall across street and restaurants within walking distance. Free parking.
Comfort Inn - Plymouth Clocktower
40455 Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone Number: 1-734-455-8100
Contact: Tiffani Mahabir
Rate Quoted: $67.50 each night plus 10.5% tax. Reg. rate is $80.00
20 miles from race location.
8 miles to the airport with shuttle service available, 7 am to 8 pm
Cut off date for room rate: May 16
Comments: Complimentary breakfast included. Location is right off I-275. Outdoor pool, free wirelessinternet, fitness center, business center, free parking. Walking distance to restaurants. King or doubles available at this rate.
JUNE 6 - 8, 2013
FIRESTONE 550 AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
General Location: NW. of Dallas, TX; N. of Ft. Worth
Specific Location: 3545 Lone Star Circle, Ft. Worth, TX 76177
Web Address: www.texasmotorspeedway.com
Ticket Phone No.: 1-817-215-8500
Track Info No.: 1-817-215-8500
Track Configuration: 1.5 Mile D Shaped Oval
Preferred Airports: Dallas Love Field (DAL) OR Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
Support Race: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
General Information: Free trams are available from parking areas and infield. Coolers and bags are restricted to 14”x14”x14”. No strollers, umbrellas, skate boards, scooters or rollerblades are allowed in grandstand areas. Camping info – call ticket number. Pit passes may be available to 18 yrs. old up. Inquire at ticket number. Race traffic info on radio: 105.3 FM or 1080 AM. AAA members ask for ticket deals. TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY WILL START SELLING TICKETS ON 12/2/2011.
TOLL ROAD WARNING?
All Dallas Toll roads are now CASHLESS. Cash or credit card payment options are NOT available on any of the following roads: Dallas North Toll Way, President George Bush Turnpike, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge, Addition Airport Tunnel or Mountain Creek Lake Bridge. They now use an electronic toll collection system to collect tolls from drivers. If you drive through the toll area without purchasing the Pass24 prepaid toll service, you will receive an unauthorized toll charge that will be mailed to your home address! If you are using a rental car, the toll charge will be added to your rental car charges including a $25 administrative fee for each toll utilized during your rental period. Avoid the toll roads as it will get pricey.
The 24 dgrees of banking in the turns and the wide (58 feet) racing surface has produced memorable moments since the IZOD IndyCar Series began racing at the speedway in 1997
Weather Forecast starting on 6/5/2012 – Tuesday
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South southeast wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. South southeast wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. East southeast wind around 5 mph.
Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. East southeast wind around 5 mph.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
RACE NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
TEXAS FIRESTONE 550 - HOTELS for 2012
Overall observation to area: The Texas Motor Speedway is a beautiful, modern racing facility with many state of the art amenities. It is built in the country with only a few hotels and restaurants close, none really within walking distance. With that in mind, we are recommending two hotels within about a 20 minute drive. When booking, discount code is C2C or ChampionCrewConversation.
Call the reservation numbers listed.
Only ask for the contact person if you encounter an issue when booking listed rates.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
1434 Centre Place Dr., Denton, TX 76205
Phone Number: 1-940-383-4100
Contact: Lauren Volcansek, Sales Director
Rate Quoted: $69.00 per night plus 13% sales tax. Reg. rate is $109.00
14.3 miles from Texas motor Speedway.
21.9 miles to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW)
29.2 miles to Dallas Love Field (DAL)
Cut off date for room rate: May 25
Website link: www.holidayinn.com/dentontx
Comments: Restaurant is on site, indoor pool, hi-speed internet all rooms, 24 hr. business center and 24 hr. convenience store in lobby. Only full service hotel in Denton. Full breakfast buffet is $8.99 but with this deal, complimentary up to 4 per room. 3 yr. old facility. Doubles and King rooms available at this rate.
Super 8 Grapevine
250 E. St. Highway 114, Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone Number: 1-817-329-7222
Contact: Alex Kramer, Sales
Rate Quoted: $75.74 each night plus $12% sales tax. Reg rate is $89.00
14.4 miles from Texas Motor Speedway.
2.9 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW)
14 miles from Dallas Love Field (DAL)
Complimentary transportation available to/from DFW only..
Cut of date for room rate: May 25
Website Link: www.super8grapevine.com/
"NOT YOUR AVERAGE SUPER 8" Outdoor pool, complimentary breakfast, fitness center, free wi-fi, free shuttle to all restaurants, shopping and entertainment in Grapevine. Minutes from Historic District on Main Street and many wineries are located in the area which offer tours. Within walking distance to 7 restaurants. Minutes from Grapevine Mills, a huge indoor mall shopping area featuring major department stores outlet goods. Kings and double rooms are available at the posted rate.
JUNE 13 - 15, 2013
Location: Milwaukee Mile @ State Fair Park
Address: 7722 W. Greenfield AV, West Allis, WI 53214
Web Address: MilwaukeeIndyFest.com
Ticket Phone No.: 414-266-7100 (box office – Wisconsin State Fair Park)
Track Info No.:317-872-2700
Track Configuration: 1 mile paved oval, 225 laps
Media Coverage: ABC
Preferred Airport: Milwaukee General Mitchell Airport (MKE)
General Information: The Milwaukee Mile is the oldest continuously operating auto racing facility in the world, having hosted auto racing events since 1903. The historic location provides a race that is special to many IndyCar fans. A new promoter this year with a recognizable name, Andretti (Michael) Sports Marketing is working the event for 2012. Track is located inside the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. Friday offers free grandstand seating for practice and qualifying. Any grandstand seats offers a full view of the course. Cooler and passout policies are still being finalized. Prepare to pay for parking, whether on State Fairgrounds property or on a private lot outside. Local vendors add spice and variety for food choices. Fans requiring handicapped seating, must call for tickets, as the website ticket site cannot accommodate the request.
Weather Forecast from NOAA
Milwaukee IndyFest Weekend Schedule
We suggest three hotels within close proximity to the track. When booking, discount code is"C2C or Champion Crew Conversation.
Call the reservation numbers listed. Only ask for the contact person if you encounter an issue when booking listed rates.
Fairfield Inn & Suites/Milwaukee Airport
Address: 6460 S. 13th - Oak Creek, WI 53154
Phone Number: 1-414-570-8888
Contact: Nichole Taylor
Rate Quoted: $59.00 each night plus 14.1% tax. Reg. rate is $149 weekends.
7.5 miles from race location.\
2 miles to airport with 24 hr. shuttle service
Cut off date for room rate: May 15
Comments: Deluxe complimentary breakfast, in room safe, fitness room, indoor pool and hot tub, microwave and refrigerator in each room. Free wi-fi. Double queen or king rooms available.
Ramada Limited Waukesha
2111 E. Moreland BL - Waukesha, WI
Phone Number: 1-262-547-7770
Rate Quoted: $68.00 each night plus 13,1% tax. Reg. rate is $85.
10 miles from race location.
25 miles to airport.
Cut off date for room rate: May 15
Comments: Indoor pool, free wifi, jacuzzi, continental breakfast with fresh waffles, business center, fitness center. 24 hr. mini mart. Walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Double beds or king rooms available at this rate.
Qualify Suites - Airport
4488 S. 27th St., Milwaukee, WI 53221
Contact: Ali Kahn
Rate Quoted: $69.99 each night plus 15.1% tax. Reg rate is $79.00.
Discount Code is: Champion Crew Conversation
5 miles to race location.
1.5 miles to airport with complimentary airport transportation 6 am/midnight.
Cut off date for room rate: June 11
Comments: 2 room suites with kind bed and pull out sofa, free hot breakfast, indoor pool andwhirlpool, fitness room, free wifi, and walking distance to restaurants.
JUNE 21 - 23, 2013
General Location: 30 miles E. of DesMoines, IA- I80 exit 168
Specific Location: 3333 Rusty Wallace Drive, Newton, IA 50208
Web Address: www.iowaspeedway.com
Ticket Phone NO.: 866-787-8946 or email@example.com
Weekend ticket packages are available.
Track Configuration: 0.875 mile tri-oval
Preferred Airport: DesMoines, IA (DSM)
Support Races: Firestone INDY Lights and USAC Racing Series.
General Information: NO coolers! No food or beverages allowed to be brought into facility. Free active ‘kids club’ for younger race fans, sign up behind grandstand event weekend. Also, No strollers. Passouts are available, but ticket is required for re-entry.
Iowa Speedway is a .875-mile asphalt paved tri-oval located in Newton, Iowa, 30 miles east of Des Moines. It was designed with the second generation of SAFER Barrier around the entire perimeter of the racetrack.
Overall observation to area: Iowa Speedway is located in a rural area in Newton, Iowa. The speedway is pretty well isolated from walking distance to anything. The terrain is hilly, therefore the parking lots may require a strenuous walk to the grandstand area. Surrounding the track within a short driving distance is the famous Knoxville dirt track, the Amana Colonies, Pella Window factory and greater Des Moines. The paved handicapped parking area behind the grandstand fills up fast, so arrive early. This race is usually a sellout, so order your tickets early. All grandstand seats are good, the higher the better.
HOTELS FOR THE IOWA CORN 250 of 2012
We suggest three hotels within close proximity to the track. When booking, discount code is ChampionCrewConversation. Call the reservation numbers listed. Only ask for the contact person if you encounter an issue when booking listed rates.
Dates: 6/21 - 6/23/12
Days Inn Des Moines West/Clive
2600 NW 114th St., Clive, IA 50325
Phone Number: 1-515-226-1600
Contact: Jeris Schesser
Rate Quoted: $65 King; $74.95 2 Doubles each night plus tax. Reg rate is $89.00
39.3 miles to race location.
10 miles to airport - no airport transportation.
Cut off date for room rates: June 7
Comments: Free wireless internet, outdoor pool, business center, microwave and refrigerator in every room. 10 miles to downtown. Deluxe complimentary breakfast. 3 malls within 10 min. driving distance, 53 restaurants within 5 minute drive.
Baymont Inn & Suites
4685 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313
Phone Number: 1-515-265-4777
Contact: Young Kim, General Manger
Rate Quoted: $79.00 King; 2 doubles or 2 queens $89.00 per night plus 12% tax.
30 miles to race location.
12 miles to airport with no airport transportation.
Cut off date for room rate: June 7
Comments: Indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, free continental breakfast, restaurants are nearby, about 2 mile drive, microwave and refrigerator in each room, 4 miles to downtown.
1700 W. 19th St. S, Newton, IA 50208
Phone Number: 1-641-792-7722
Contact: Andy Patel
Rate Quoted: $100.00 for 1 queen bed per night plus 12% tax. Reg. Rate is $139.00
3.1 miles to race location.
32 miles to airport with no airport transportation.
Cut off date for room rate: May 21
Comments: This hotel is the closest to the race track, but has had poor evaluations. However, new manager said since they assumed property, items have been addressed and facility renovated. Complimentary breakfast, fitness center, free wireless internet, indoor pool, 37" flat screen TVs in each room.
July 12 - 14, 2013
TORONTO (aka Honda Indy Toronto)
General Location: Downtown Toronto, Canada at Exhibition Hall on city streets.
Exhibition Place – 100 Princes BL,Toronto, ON, Canada M6K2C3
Web Address: www.hondaindytoronto.com/
Honda Indy Toronto
370 Queens Quay West, Suite 300A
Toronto, ON M5V 3J3
Ticket No.: 1-877-503-6869
Track No.: 1-416-588-7223
Camping IS NOT AVAILABLE on site or nearby. This track is downtown of a major city.
Preferred Airport: Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ)
Media Coverage: ABC
Support Weekend Events: Firestone Indy Lights + many others.
General Information: Friday of race weekend NO admission is charged which include
Paddock access! Victory Circle is open to the public for all events – will provide details
before event. No food or beverages allowed in gate. You can bring in empty water bottle
to fill from public water fountains. Only 2 day weekend tickets available. Jr. ticket
available for children 24 months to 12 years old. Gates 1 and 3 entry are wheelchair
accessible. “Will Call” is at Gate 1. Limited reserved parking is available. Expect to pay
$25-$30 daily at track to park.
The 11-turn, 1.75-mile circuit, which offers great views of downtown Toronto, is tight and has led to cars attempting to squeeze past each other in turns. Many times, only one makes it out unscathed. A long frontstretch leading into the Turn 1 Princes Gate, a hard right-hander, is a great place for overtaking
Parking passes are available for race weekend at www.hondaindytoronto.com/
We recommend two hotels close to the airport, but within a 20 minute drive to the race location. When booking, discount code is ChampionCrewConversation. Call the reservation numbers listed but only ask for the contact person is you encounter an issue when booking listed rates. Both hotels list their rates in Canadian currency and subject to change with the the exchange rate at time of check-in.
Quality Suites Toronto Airport
262 Carlingview Dr., Toronto, ON, Canada M9W5G1
Phone Number: 1-877-755-4900 or 1-416-674-0442
Contact: Carleen Senior, Group Sales Manager
Rate Quoted: $79.00 (Canadian) King Suite per night. Tax Rate is 13%, Reg. Rate is $115.
18 Miles to race location.
3.3 miles to airport with airport transportation provided.
Cut off date for room rates: July 3.
Comments: Free parking, full servie Italian restaurant with full bar on premises which is open for breakfast; fitness center, room service. Walking distance to a variety of restaurants.
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
3279 Carogon Drive, Mississauga, ON, Canada L4V1A3
Phone Number: 1-905-671-4730
Contact: Karen Hunt
Rate Quoted: $96.00 (Canadian) each night; either 1 king or 2 queen beds available.
Tax Rate is 13%. Reg Rate is $114.
15 miles to race location.
1/2 mile to airport with airport transportation available.
Cut off date for room rates: June 6
Comments: Free wireless internet, free deluxe hot breakfast, 24 hr. lobby coffee bar, daily paper provided, indoor heated pool, fitness and business center available. Free parking.
August 22 - 25,2013
GoPro Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma
Track Name: (aka – Sears Point)General Location: Sonoma, CA. – at Highways 37 & 121 Northern California – 30 minutes
N. of Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
Specific Address: 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, CA 95476
Web Address: www.infineonraceway.com/
Ticket & Track Info Phone No.: 1-800-870-7223 firstname.lastname@example.org
3/21/2012 Infineon Speedway has announced a "Summer Family Fun Pass" for $95!! This includes the 6 major events at the track. The pass is for 2 adults and 4 kids 12 and under for $95! Check it out by contacting the ticket office number listed.
Preferred Airports: San Francisco Intl. (SFO), Sacramento (SMF)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Free shuttles are available from parking areas to Main Grandstand. Bank of America ATMs located at Raceway Café, Main Grandstand next to Winners Circle & at Turn 2 and Turn 10 restrooms. Little Racers Club available for kids 12 and under, call ticket no. for information. Track offers free child I.D. wristbands at Gate 1, Guest Services or at Information Booth behind Main Grandstands. Radio broadcast on 87.9 FM. No smoking in any seating areas. Will Call at Guest Services, Gate 1. Difficult facility for handicapped. Parking is excellent for handicapped, but unless ticket for main grandstand is secured, viewing of track would be a challenge, as much walking will be required with many elevation changes. Shade only in the Main Grandstand area. We recommend flying into Sacramento a smaller, friendlier airport. Although further in distance from the track, Sacramento is an easier drive as SanFrancisco Intl. is on the southern edge of the city and traffic northbound is difficult. Toll on Golden Gate Bridge (southbound only) is $6 for cars, $3 for motorcycles.
Make sure to check out the wineries in the area, including the Foyt Family Wines Tasting Room (about 3 miles north of the track) and the Andretti Winery which is in the vicinity. This area is beautiful and is surrounded by many wineries and dairy farms.
"Latest track configuration - 8/10/2012"
The natural-terrain course has it all to challenge drivers -- elevation changes, a tight right-hand Turn 12 leading onto the frontstretch, a Carousel turn that requires downshifting -- all packed into a scenic setting. With 160 ft. elevation change from highest to lowest point on course, 1600 acre facility.
5001 Main St., American Canyon, CA 94503
Contact: Shirley Harper, Sales Director
Rate Quoted: $160.00 each night with 14% tax. Reg. rate is $229.00
This rate is good for one king or 2 queen beds per room. Specify preference when booking.
10.5 miles from race location.
45 miles to Sacramento Airport. No airport transportation provided. Cut off date for room rate: July 24, 2012
Comments: Close to many restaurants and walking distance to WalMart. Free wireless internet, fitness and business centers. Free breakfast. Public park across street that features movies on Friday night. Six Flags Amusement Park is 6 miles from hotel.
Aug 30 - Sept 1, 2012
Baltimore Grand Prix
Overall observation to area: Baltimore's Grand Prix will host it's second IndyCar race on a temporary 2 mile street course on the streets of downtown including the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards area. Baltimore has a long history in American's early years and continues to be an active area with many sights for tourists.
Most downtown hotels (within race venue walking distance) are very expensive. We are suggesting two hotels in the Baltimore area. One downtown hotel and one facility in the suburbs but very close to light rail that for $1.50 one way will drop you close to the venue. When booking, discount code is Champion Crew Conversation. Only ask for the contact person is you encounter an issue when booking listed rates.
Chase Suite Hotel
10710 Beaver Dam Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21030
Contact: Alda Priest, General Manager
Rate Quoted: $79.00 queen suite per night plus $14% tax. Reg. room rate is $139.
4 miles to race location / downtown
28 miles to Baltimore airport - no airport transportation available.
Cut off date for room rates: July 31.
Comments: Complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Light rail is within walking distance offering convenient transportation to race location; $1.50 one-way, $3.50 all day pass. Outdoor pool, fitness center, pet friendly. Just off I-83 with free parking.
Best Western Plus Envy/Downtown Inner Harbor
22 E. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD 21202
Contact: Huy Dinh
Rate Quoted: $120.00 per night plus 15.5 tax. Reg. room rate is $149.
The 12-turn, 2-mile circuit incorporates two downtown Baltimore landmarks -- the Inner Harbor and Oriole Park at Camden Yards -- and features a hairpin turn, a couple of chicanes and a long straight leading into a hard right into Turn 1 on Pratt Street. For spectators, there are great grandstand locations in addition to a Family Fun Zone and a Sports Action Zone
Oct. 17 - 19, 2013
THE MAVTV American Real 500!
(aka – Auto Club Speedway; Fontana)
Track Name: California Speedway (aka – Auto Club Speedway)
General Location: E of Los Angeles, At I-10 & I-15 freeways
Specific Location: 9300 Cherry Ave., Fontana, CA 92335
Web Address: www.autoclubspeedway.com
Ticket Phone: 800-944-7223
Track Info: 909-429-5060
NBC Sports Network
Friday, September 14, 2012 at 7:30pm ET
NBC Sports Network
Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 7:30pm ET
FONTANA WEATHER FORECAST
be 18 yrs. old. Lightweight backpacks or daypacks not larger than 17” allowed. One soft sided cooler no larger than 6x6x12 – no alcohol, no hardsided coolers. One clear plastic bag – no ice. Binoculars, scanners, headsets, cameras, seat cushions must be carried in not packed. No strollers in grandstand areas. No pets. AAA members ask for ticket deals. Bringing kids under 12 to the track? Checkout the FREE "Lefty Kids Club" offered by the track. Goodies for the kids plus free admission! Check out track website for details.
The 2-mile oval plays host to the IZOD IndyCar Series for the first time since 2005 and under the lights for the first time.There have been four IZOD IndyCar Series races conducted at the venue that opened in 1997 and CART races held from 1997-2002.Originally know as California Speedway, on Feb. 21, 2008, the Automobile Club of Southern California became the title sponsor of the raceway, renaming it Auto Club Speedway.
Overall observation to area: The California Speedway is the youngest oval the series utilizes. Born in 1997, owned at birth by Roger Penske, this facility is a beautiful facility. Since sold to International Speedway Corporation, the California Speedway is just down the road from memories - Ontario Motor Speedway, used by USAC in the early 70s and the Riverside International Speedway. The track is located in Southern California, east of Los Angeles. It sits very close to freeways and utilizes a train stop on the backstretch to transport race fans from the sprawling areas of So. California.
Preferred Airport:Ontario (ONT) – about 8 miles from track
We are suggesting two hotels in the vicinity, both in Ontario, CA - about 8 miles from the track. When booking, discount code is Championcrewconversation. Only ask for the contact person if you encounter an issue when booking listed rates. Check out the Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre at Rancho Cucamonga, about 4 miles west of the track for a delightful shopping experience. “Victoria Gardens is a pedestrian-oriented, open-air, mixed-use town center in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Located North of Foothill Boulevard between Day Creek Boulevard and Etiwanda Avenue by the Interstate 15 freeway.”
Best Western Innsuites
3400 Shelby St., Ontario, CA 91764
Phone No.: 1-909-466-9600
Contact: Amanda Labate, Sales Manager
Rate Quoted: $75.00 king or queen per night plus 11.75% tax. Reg. room rate is $99.
7 miles to race track location.
1 mile to Ontario Airport - airport transportation available.
Cut off date for room rates: August 31
Comments: Complimentary social hour nightly from 5-6:30 PM. All rooms have microwaves, refrigerators. Complimentary full American buffet
breakfast. Full bar and restaurant on site with 10% discount for hotel guests at restaurant. Heated pool and jacuzzi. Free wireless internet.
Quality Inn Ontario Airport
514 N. Vineyard AV., Ontario, CA 91764
Phone Number: 1-909-937-2999
Contact: Ingrid Chiu, Marketing Director
Rate Quoted: $62.10 per room per night plus 11.75% tax. Reg. room rate is $79.
8 miles to racetrack.
2 miles to Ontario Airport with airport transportation provided.
Cut off date for room rates: September 1
Comments: Free hot breakfast provided to hotel guests plus free wireless internet
and free local calls. Many restaurants within walking distance. All rooms have
refrigerators and microwaves. Ontario Mills shopping mall 3 miles from hotel.
Camping is Available call ticket phone number above.
July 4 - 7, 2013