Speedway Campground Will Offer Deluxe Camping Sites

November 11, 2011 by   - () Comments Off on Speedway Campground Will Offer Deluxe Camping Sites

This drawing shows the location of 20 deluxe RV camping sites planned for outside the apex of Turn 3 at Michigan International Speedway.

Camping has always been an important part of the Michigan International Speedway experience, so racetrack officials have unveiled plans for a truly unique campground that will open in 2012.

APEX is a deluxe trackside campground of 20 spaces, giving camping guests the best, most exciting view of the racetrack – all from the apex of Turn 3, who reported.

Each trackside campsite is 20 feet by 55 feet and has water and electric hookups, a picnic table and grill. The sites overlook Turn 3, so guests will be able to feel the surge of 43 NASCAR stock cars at speeds of close to 200 mph.

The views and excitement will be awesome. But the personalized service is what will distinguish the campground from all others in NASCAR.

A concierge service for guests of the campground will be offered – an exclusive opportunity for fans who stay there to be pampered and catered to by a professional butler.

“We have always tried to make our customers feel like kings,” Roger Curtis, president of MIS, said. “But this new campground will go the extra mile for our guests – literally. If you need a ride to the New Holland Fan Plaza, the concierge can take you there.”

A concierge will assist guests with anything they need to enjoy a race weekend in the Michigan. Need a tee time before the race? Need a ride to the garage? Where’s the best place to dine? Need ice? Just ask the concierge for advice, guidance and assistance for most of your MIS camping and weekend needs.

Admission to APEX is $1,600 per site, plus $250 per person for the weekend, up to 10 people per site. Each guest will receive a scanner rental and weekend pit access. Two people per site will also receive NASCAR garage passes for the weekend.

Guests interested in camping in APEX should call MIS ticket agent Ian Kirkpatrick at (517) 592-1285 for details. Because of the limited number of sites, spaces will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis to renewal guests and then to deposit guests.

All RVs in APEX must be self-contained. APEX will open on Thursday of race week, and remain open until the Monday after the race.

Michigan International Speedway is the largest campground in the state of Michigan with 8,500 campsites, all of them reserved. Many of the guests who attend NASCAR events at Michigan International Speedway find it convenient, fun, affordable and safe to stay in one of the track’s campgrounds.

APEX replaces five silver grandstands the racetrack recently tore down. The seats in those grandstands were small and uncomfortable.

Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is a Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where race fans and sports fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the fun of NASCAR and the thrill of a great time for guests and drivers alike.

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Michigan International Speedway 2012 Schedule

  • Friday, June 15 ARCA Racing Series RainEater Wiper Blades 200.
  • Saturday, June 16 NASCAR Nationwide Series Alliance Truck Parts 250.
  • Sunday, June 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
  • Friday, Aug. 17 Meijer Pole Day.
  • Saturday, Aug. 18 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
  • Sunday, Aug. 19 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.


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