Michigan International Speedway to offer WiFi hotspots and in seat service


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If you have ever attended Michigan International Speedway for a NASCAR race, then you would know trying to tweet, update your Facebook status, or whatever else you might do on your phone while the race is going on – was nearly impossible.

With all the towers and radio equipment that Sprint uses to fuel the communication, tied together with the area – the signal was pretty bad.

But starting in 2013 – MIS will have free WiFi hot spots in different areas of the speedway. Available WiFi locations include the Budweiser Party Porch in turn four, Champion’s Club presented by CP Federal, Pit Patio, MISCamping.com APEX and MISCamping.com Turn 2 Retreat. Additional locations will be created in the coming years.

New in 2013 is also the addition of “in seat service” – if you have ever attended a baseball game, you have the vendor come to you – and now its a reality at MIS. The track will have the vendors wear shirts with the product and price listed – so all you have to do is point and pay (with cash) to receive your items without ever missing a second of racing action.

MIS President Roger Curtis has been great at trying to make MIS fan friendly. Tickets for the race are just $25 in certain sections (grandstands) and kids under 12 are free in those same sections. Juniors (age 12-17) are half price in reserve seats. The tickets, and additional features MIS has implemented for 2013 are making MIS one of the most affordable and family friendly race tracks to attend a NASCAR race at.

MIS will host two races in 2013, the Quicken Loans 400 on June 16 and the Pure Michigan 400 on August 18.

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