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PBIR Announces 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2014

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014 with an incredible line-up of exciting motorsports events on its Road Course, Drag Strip, Kart Track and Mud Bog. Along with an enhanced company logo to commemorate the occasion, PBIR will be launching a new anniversary collection of merchandise including apparel, hats and collectibles. At each of PBIR’s major events throughout the year, race fans will be treated to special trackside surprises such as giveaways, complimentary tickets, and added entertainment.


“Having recently been named as the head of the facility, I’m thrilled to be at the helm during this exciting time in the company’s history,” noted Dale Gann, Vice President and General Manager of PBIR. “I’m looking forward to welcoming back all of our race fans and meeting new ones, as we celebrate 50 years of motorsports at PBIR.”

Highlights of PBIR’s History:
1964                Facility opens, owned by Joe Bucheck Jr and his brother Edward
1969                Palm Beach Pop Festival featured The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane
1971                Air Show and Grand American Series of Professional Drag Racing events held
1979                Famous Indy 500 racer Lyn St. James made her professional debut at PBIR
1981                Dick Moroso purchased the facility and renamed it Moroso Motorsports Park
1982                Dick Moroso created one of the first ever $10K Big Money Bracket Races
2008                Facility acquired by IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG) and renamed PBIR

“There has never been a better time to come to PBIR – with legendary events from PRO Winter Warm-up to the Citrus Nationals being held at our track,” said Jason Rittenberry, CFE, President and Chief Executive Officer of IRG, the parent company of PBIR. “Whether you’re a fan of exotic supercars, local sportsman racing, top fuel dragsters, funny cars, motorcycles – or you race your own street car – PBIR has an event in 2014 for you.”

A few of the featured events for 2014 include:
January 17 & 18             PRO Winter Warm-up
January 22 – 24             Cavallino Classic
February 13 – 16            Palm Beach Grand Prix
April 4 – 6                      Super Chevy Show
May 2 & 3                      IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series: Palm Beach Nationals
September 19 & 20         Fun Ford Weekend
September 21                Mega Mopar Action
October 4                      Sonic Rush Tour       
November 21 – 25          Dick Moroso Memorial 5-Day Bracket Championship
November 28 – 30          Citrus Nationals

For more event details, visit www.RacePBIR.com or call 561.622.1400.


ABOUT PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) is a state-of-the-art, acclaimed motorsports and entertainment facility featuring a challenging 2.034-mile asphalt Road Course, an exciting 1/4-mile concrete Drag Strip, and a thrilling 8/10-mile Kart Track. Approved for Indy Car testing, the 10-turn Road Course at PBIR consists of a 6/10-mile straightaway, 90-foot-wide flex-use area, 40- to 60-foot-wide seamless track, and a 6-degree banked corner. The Road Course welcomes world-class annual events including Formula Drift and the Palm Beach Grand Prix. Designed by former NHRA World Champion Wayne McMurtry, the Drag Strip at PBIR hosts such premier events as the International Hot Rod Association’s Nitro Jam™, PRO Winter Warm-up, Dick Moroso Memorial 5-Day Bracket Championship, Citrus Nationals, and Super Chevy Show. Sanctioned by the World Karting Association as a Master Track, the 12-turn, 26-foot-wide Kart Track at PBIR hosts the Florida Winter Tour and conducts karting schools, training courses, 3-hour endurance races, auto crossing events, racing leagues, and “arrive & drive” programs. Driving schools, testing sessions, private rentals, and corporate team-building events are held at PBIR year-round. Founded in 1964 and acquired in 2008 by IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG), PBIR underwent a $20 million remodeling including an upgraded Road Course, low-glare lighting, safety barriers, luxury chalet, VIP trailer and timing tower. Located in Jupiter, Florida, PBIR is the official home of the Palm Beach Driving Club®, MRP Motorsport, and Driven2Win Drag Racing School. IRG also owns and operates Memphis International Raceway™, Southwestern International Raceway™, and International Hot Rod Association™. For more information, visit www.RacePBIR.com, connect with PBIR at www.Facebook.com/PalmBeachIntlRaceway and www.Twitter.com/RacePBIR, call 561.622.1400, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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CONTACT
Aidy Alonzo
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Palm Beach International Raceway™
IRG Sports + Entertainment™
17133 Beeline Highway
Jupiter, FL 33478
561.578.5638
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.IRGSE.com


Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014 with an incredible line-up of exciting motorsports events on its Road Course, Drag Strip, Kart Track and Mud Bog. Along with an enhanced company logo to commemorate the occasion, PBIR will be launching a new anniversary collection of merchandise including apparel, hats and collectibles. At each of PBIR’s major events throughout the year, race fans will be treated to special trackside surprises such as giveaways, complimentary tickets, and added entertainment.

 

“Having recently been named as the head of the facility, I’m thrilled to be at the helm during this exciting time in the company’s history,” noted Dale Gann, Vice President and General Manager of PBIR. “I’m looking forward to welcoming back all of our race fans and meeting new ones, as we celebrate 50 years of motorsports at PBIR.”

 

Highlights of PBIR’s History:

1964                                                       Facility opens, owned by Joe Bucheck Jr and his brother Edward

1969                                                       Palm Beach Pop Festival featured The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane

1971                                                       Air Show and Grand American Series of Professional Drag Racing events held

1979                                                       Famous Indy 500 racer Lyn St. James made her professional debut at PBIR

1981                                                       Dick Moroso purchased the facility and renamed it Moroso Motorsports Park

1982                                                       Dick Moroso created one of the first ever $10K Big Money Bracket Races

2008                                                       Facility acquired by IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG) and renamed PBIR

 

“There has never been a better time to come to PBIR – with legendary events from PRO Winter Warm-up to the Citrus Nationals being held at our track,” said Jason Rittenberry, CFE, President and Chief Executive Officer of IRG, the parent company of PBIR. “Whether you’re a fan of exotic supercars, local sportsman racing, top fuel dragsters, funny cars, motorcycles – or you race your own street car – PBIR has an event in 2014 for you.”

 

A few of the featured events for 2014 include:

January 17 & 18                                 PRO Winter Warm-up

January 22 – 24                                 Cavallino Classic

February 13 – 16                                               Palm Beach Grand Prix

April 4 – 6                                                            Super Chevy Show

May 2 & 3                                                            IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series: Palm Beach Nationals

September 19 & 20                         Fun Ford Weekend

September 21                                                   Mega Mopar Action

October 4                                                            Sonic Rush Tour                               

November 21 – 25                           Dick Moroso Memorial 5-Day Bracket Championship

November 28 – 30                                           Citrus Nationals

 

For more event details, visit www.RacePBIR.com or call 561.622.1400.

 

 

ABOUT PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) is a state-of-the-art, acclaimed motorsports and entertainment facility featuring a challenging 2.034-mile asphalt Road Course, an exciting 1/4-mile concrete Drag Strip, and a thrilling 8/10-mile Kart Track. Approved for Indy Car testing, the 10-turn Road Course at PBIR consists of a 6/10-mile straightaway, 90-foot-wide flex-use area, 40- to 60-foot-wide seamless track, and a 6-degree banked corner. The Road Course welcomes world-class annual events including Formula Drift and the Palm Beach Grand Prix. Designed by former NHRA World Champion Wayne McMurtry, the Drag Strip at PBIR hosts such premier events as the International Hot Rod Association’s Nitro Jam™, PRO Winter Warm-up, Dick Moroso Memorial 5-Day Bracket Championship, Citrus Nationals, and Super Chevy Show. Sanctioned by the World Karting Association as a Master Track, the 12-turn, 26-foot-wide Kart Track at PBIR hosts the Florida Winter Tour and conducts karting schools, training courses, 3-hour endurance races, auto crossing events, racing leagues, and “arrive & drive” programs. Driving schools, testing sessions, private rentals, and corporate team-building events are held at PBIR year-round. Founded in 1964 and acquired in 2008 by IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG), PBIR underwent a $20 million remodeling including an upgraded Road Course, low-glare lighting, safety barriers, luxury chalet, VIP trailer and timing tower. Located in Jupiter, Florida, PBIR is the official home of the Palm Beach Driving Club®, MRP Motorsport, and Driven2Win Drag Racing School. IRG also owns and operates Memphis International Raceway™, Southwestern International Raceway™, and International Hot Rod Association™. For more information, visit www.RacePBIR.com, connect with PBIR at www.Facebook.com/PalmBeachIntlRaceway and www.Twitter.com/RacePBIR, call 561.622.1400, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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CONTACT

Aidy Alonzo

Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Palm Beach International Raceway™

IRG Sports + Entertainment™

17133 Beeline Highway

Jupiter, FL 33478

561.578.5638

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.IRGSE.com

 

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