Scout Days will return to Daytona International Speedway (DIS) Jan. 6-8, 2017, turning the “World Center of Racing” infield into a unique camping retreat during the Roar Before the Rolex 24 – the three-day annual test session for the Rolex 24 At Daytona Weekend.
Boy and Girl Scouts from throughout the Southeast will participate in activities such as fishing on Lake Lloyd (campers must bring their own fishing reels), scavenger hunts, geocaching and getting up close to the teams and drivers from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge as they test their cars on the 3.56-mile road course in preparation for their grueling and challenging season-opening events.
New this year, Girl Scouts will have a dedicated camping area and can participate in special question-and-answer sessions and tours with female drivers, engineers and mechanics.
Scout Days admission, which is $30 per person if purchased on/before Dec. 15 and $40 per person if purchased afterward, includes:
- Two nights of tent camping (bring your own tents, sleeping bags and firewood – RV camping is available)
- $10 in DAYTONA Dollars, good at any DIS concession stand
- A Speedway Tour including a stop at the stadium
- A collectible patch
- Garage access (limited times)
In addition, on Saturday morning, Jan. 7, there will be a trioval track walk where Scouts will walk pit road and have the opportunity to sign the start/finish line.
DIS has also put together a special Scout offer which includes a general admission stadium ticket for the ARCA Racing Series’ Lucas Oil 200 followed by the NASCAR Cup Series’ The Unlimited race on Saturday, Feb. 18. The package, available for $55 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under, also includes infield access Feb. 17-19 with overnight tent camping in a secure area within the infield and $10 in DAYTONA Dollars.
To purchase admission to Scout Days visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/scout or call 1-877-306-RACE (7223). For the Scouts ARCA/The Unlimited offer, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/scoutoffer. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat (username: DISupdates), and by downloading the Daytona International Speedway mobile app, for the latest Speedway news throughout the season.
Daytona International Speedway recently completed a $400 million frontstretch renovation project that transformed the “World Center of Racing” into the world’s only motorsports stadium. Improvements included wider, more comfortable seats, five expanded and redesigned entrances, 40 escalators and upgraded amenities throughout the 11 football-field size neighborhoods. The new stadium was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year. Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race" - the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Cup Series event garners most of the attention - as well as the largest audience in motorsports - the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. New to the calendar for 2016 are the Country 500 music festival on Memorial Day Weekend and the Ferrari World Finals on Dec. 1-4. In addition to at least eight major weekends of racing activity, rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.
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