Monday, October 22, 2012
Perani Arena & Events Center to Host Inaugural Midwest Indoor Racing Series Event on November 3
by Matt Prieur
EATON RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Inaugural Race for the all new Midwest Indoor Racing Series (MIRS) is set for Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at Perani Arena & Event Center in Flint, Michigan. The divisions who will be racing will be: Winged Mini Sprints as well as Non-Winged Mini Sprints, Legends Cars, Arena / Mini Cup Cars, Great Lakes Tire Go-Karts and Lawn Mowers.
The Outlaw Shock Company Quarter Midgets were originally on the schedule for the Inaugural MIRS event in Flint, however there are several Outdoor Awards Banquet for the various Quarter Midget groups that plan on racing with MIRS during the 2012/2013 Winter Racing Season, so the classes will not race on November 3rd. They will however make their initial appearance at the Birch Run Expo Center in Birch Run, Michigan on Saturday, December 22nd. The Outlaw Shock Company Quarter Midgets feature a wide range of classes including Junior Honda, Senior Honda, Heavy Honda, Lite 160, and Heavy 160 divisions.
Tickets are now on sale at the Perani Arena & Events Center Box Office and through all Ticketmaster Outlets everywhere as General Admission (13 years old and Over) Tickets are $12.00 while Veterans get in for $10.00 and Kids (12 years old and Under) get in for $6.00. Pit Passes (Not Available through the Perani Arena & Events Center Box Office or Ticketmaster Outlets) will be $25.00 on race day.
On Saturday, November 3rd; the Pit Gates Open and Pit Pass Sales begin at 8:30a.m., Practice runs from 10:30a.m.-2:30p.m. Grandstand Gates Open and Qualifying Starts at 3:00p.m., with the Heat Races rolling out at 4:00pm. The Autograph Session will take place from 6:00-6:45p.m., with Pre-Race Ceremonies / Invocation / National Anthems starting at 7:00p.m., All Features will start at 7:15p.m.
There will also be a Practice Day and Parking for the teams on Friday, November 2nd as Pit Passes on November 2nd will be $10.00 per car. General Admission is absolutely Free to watch Practice as the Pit Gates Open at 2:00p.m., and Practice for all divisions on a rotating basis will run throughout the afternoon and into the evening from 5:00-9:00p.m.
Hampton Inn & Suites, located on 6060 Rashelle Drive in Flint, Michigan is the Official Lodging of MIRS for this historic event. Mention “Midwest Indoor Racing Series” when booking your reservation and get the MIRS set rate of $96.00. Normal costs for the rooms start at $149.00 for a savings of $53.00 just by mentioning the series.
Located just 10 minutes from Perani Arena & Events Center, all types of rooms are available and the Reservations must be made by October 26th, 2012 to get the MIRS Discounted rate. A Free Hot Breakfast is included as well as access to the Heated Indoor Pool and Whirlpool. For those traveling a long distance, Bishop International Airport is conveniently located just a couple of minutes away from the hotel. For more information, please call: 1 (810) 234-8400 today. Race Teams who book their Hotel Reservations at the Hampton Inn & Suites get FREE Admission into the Friday Practice.
Perani Arena & Event Center is located right off of I-69 on Exit 139 at 3501 Lapeer Road in Flint, Michigan. All payouts and purses are available on the MIRS Facebook Fan Page located at: www.facebook.com/midwestindoorracing A new website is currently under development and will be available as soon as possible.
Three of the classes feature a multi-division format as the Lawn Mowers will have three separate classes and they are: Super Modifieds as well as Modifieds, and Stock divisions while the Great Lakes Tire Go-Karts consists of several classes including the top class of “Open”. There’s also the Purple, Gold, and 360 Flat Head divisions that will be racing as well. Also the “Clone” division has been added giving the Great Lakes Tire Go-Karts a total of five classes. The Outlaw Shock Company Quarter Midgets feature a wide range of classes including Junior Honda, Senior Honda, Heavy Honda, Lite 160, and Heavy 160 divisions.
The second event of the 2012/2013 season is slated for Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at the Birch Run Expo Center in Birch Run, Michigan. As for the remainder of the 2012/2013 schedule, several more events are in the works at several different venues throughout Midwest. As soon as those dates are finalized, completing the six to eight race schedule, they will be announced.
MGM Motorsports LLC, is a new venture based out of Eaton Rapids, Michigan and will feature MIRS sanctioned short track racing inside sports arenas throughout the Midwest with a six to eight race schedule for the 2012/2013 Winter Racing Season. For more information and to become a sponsor within the series for the entire 2012/2013 Winter Racing Season, please call Jack Gritter at: 1 (616) 813-5965 or Scott Menlen at: 1 (586) 201-0378.
A new website is in development and will be made available very soon. In the meantime, to learn more about the Midwest Indoor Racing Series and the inaugural 2012/2013 Winter Racing Season, please go to the series’ Facebook Fan Page located at: www.facebook.com/midwestindoorracing