Updated: Oct 22, 2020
The Talladega Superspeedway event is coming together! Attached is the flyer detailing the event and the costs. Tickets are ready for purchase now. You must follow the instructions in the payment section of the flyer to purchase your tickets. We will get an agenda with specific times for the flag ceremony practice and display before the race when the event is a bit closer.
Our seats will be in the Anniston Tower. There will be plenty to see and do while we wait for the race to start on Sunday. We will be parked in Vendor Row beside the Chevy display. Our tickets include the new Talladega Garage Experience: https://www.talladegasuperspeedway.com/Buy-Tickets/Fan-Hospitality-and-Upgrades/Talladega-Garage-Experience.aspx
When we met with Nino, our POC at the track, on October 21, he indicated that we should arrive at the track between 800-830am on Sunday to allow for traffic and parking. We are planning to spend the night Oct 2 and Oct 3 at the Hampton Inn in Oxford which is 16 miles from the track. There are currently rooms still available at very reasonable prices. If you think you may want to spend the night, you may want to make a reservation now. You can cancel up to Oct 1 without penalty.
The following are hotels that have availability as of October 22:
Hampton Inn – 210 Colonial Dr, 256 831-8958
Hilton Garden Inn - 280 Colonial Dr, 256 831-0083
Home2Suites – 300 Colonial Dr, 256 831-7008
Be sure to sign up on the club website to stay informed. Call if you have any questions.
Louise & Bill
Below is information from my discussions with Nino, in the Sales Office at Talladega Speedway. The race is 3 Oct 2021 on the calendar so you can sign up and stay informed as new information becomes available. I know its a long way off but we need some kind of head count to give Nino.
EVENT: Participate in a flag ceremony at the October 2021 NASCAR race at Talladega Speedway and attend the race at a reduced ticket price. Included in event participation is a separate drive your Corvette on the track day on a date of our choice coordinated with the track.
Q: What is involved with our participation?
A: We would have designated parking near the entrance to the track; we would be responsible for purchasing tickets to the race at a reduced cost (approximately $75 for Parking, Ticket, Track Day, Co-Pilot $35); provide 40-50 club members to hold the flag at the opening ceremony; we can invite other clubs with our club; and we would have a designated area to sit in the stands (Anniston Grand Stands at the entrance to Pit Road). We would also provide a club bio for use by the announcer during the flag ceremony.
Q: What is the “track day”?
A: Everyone that participates in the flag ceremony would be included in a “track day” with laps around the track at speeds of 95-100 miles per hour on a date coordinated with Talladega. Participants would be tracked by Talladega and there is a possibility of allowing non-participants in the flag ceremony to run the track. (We could also get a weekend day for this.)
Q: What is the lead time?
A: The sooner the better but at least 2-3 months. We are penciled in for October 2021.
Q: Is there a partner hotel so we can spend the night before/after the race?
A: There was a hotel they worked with in the past but that partnership has expired. Our POC is going to see if it was renewed or if there is a new one.
Q: Is the national anthem played prior to the start of the race?
Q: Do they still have the military flyover?
A: Dependent upon the availability/funding for flyovers. The military is asked to do the flyover but it is not guaranteed.
Q: Does the track allow participants to kneel during the national anthem?
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