Fenton, MI — July 13, 2020
With the recent addition of a NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader at Michigan International Speedway August 7-9, 2020, came the disappointing news that the races will be run without fans in the stands.
Announcement From Michigan International Speedway
“The return of NASCAR racing at Michigan International Speedway is an important step in the reemergence of professional sports to our state,” said Michigan International Speedway President Rick Brenner. “The opportunity to host four races over the course of one weekend, including a pair of Cup events on successive days, is something that we look forward to and that we feel a tremendous amount of responsibility. We appreciate the patience and support from all of our fans, and we look forward to seeing them back in 2021.”
Ticketholders for 2020 NASCAR races at Michigan International Speedway will automatically receive a credit for the full amount of their purchase, plus an additional 20% of the total amount paid in their account within the next 7-10 days. The credit can be applied to a future race event in 2020 or 2021 at a NASCAR-owned track, subject to availability. For additional ticketholder options and more information, please visit mispeedway.com/assistance. If a refund is preferred, forms are due August 7, 2020.
Where You Can See Live Racing Action
Racing enthusiasts are a different sort of fan. While watching a sporting event on the television is Ok for some people. Race fans want that assault on the senses you only get at the track. The roar of the motors, the thunder of the tries pounding the track, the smell of the exhaust, and the rush of wind as the cars fly by.
If you miss that excitement with no attendance at racing events in Michigan, here is an alternative.
Gas City I-69 Speedway in Indiana is Welcoming Fans
Tickets are now on sale for the opening round of the 33rd annual NOS Energy Drink USAC Indiana Sprint Week, which will be held at Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday, July 24.
Advance ticket demand is expected to be at an all-time high for the biggest week of non-wing sprint car racing in the country, especially with crowd limitations due to COVID-19. Fans are urged to get their tickets as soon as possible online at www.usactickets.com. There is no guarantee of ticket sales at the gate for this show, which will feature the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series and non-wing 600cc micro-sprints.
To help facilitate the purchase of tickets and pit pass upgrades and comply with state requirements, fans are urged to purchase tickets at www.usactickets.com immediately. Tickets are $25 each, with children 12 and under admitted free. Pit pass upgrades are an additional $5 for adult ticket purchases.
Fans purchasing online tickets will be admitted starting at 3 p.m., one hour prior to those who buy any “walk-up” tickets that might remain available on race day. To purchase tickets, go to www.usactickets.com and select the Gas City I-69 Speedway event.
Early entry will give fans the chance to put their blankets or seat cushions on their seats and then visit the pit area for a $5 pit pass upgrade.
Hot laps are slated for 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.
The speedway offers free on-site camping (no hookups) and parking for those attending the event.
At last year’s Indiana Sprint Week race at Gas City popular veteran Shane Cottle of Kansas, Ill. took the lead on the last lap and nipped eventual 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Champion C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Ind. at the finish line in one of the closest finishes in USAC sprint car history. Cottle’s margin of victory was 0.002 of a second over Leary, who went on to win the 2019 Indiana Sprint Week title.
Devan Myers of Delphi, Ind. won last year’s micro-sprint feature that night.
The Indiana Sprint Week show is just one event in an action-packed month at Gas City I-69 Speedway, which is an easy drive from either Indianapolis or Fort Wayne.
Friday, July 17 will be the popular “Beach Night Bash” featuring modifieds, Tony Stewart’s All-Star Circuit of Champions TQ midgets, hornets, and the Dirt Track Truck Series.
The complete schedule is on the track’s website at https://www.gascityi69speedway.com/.
Fans and competitors can also follow it on
Gas City I-69 Speedway is located on State Road 22, approximately a half-mile west of I-69, exit 259. Just a 3-hour drive from Fenton.