For Immediate Release Media Contact: Amy Weirick
April 21, 2011 Office: (614) 848-8380
EDITORS NOTE: Complete race schedule attached
Mansfield, OH – Just in time to “start your engines” for this years race reason, the Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with collaborative partners of area hotels, restaurants, racetrack and attractions, have developed yet another plethora of incredible race deals. This discount program allows visitors to experience live motorsports at a world-class racing facility, while keeping their budget in check. From IndyCars to motorcycles, America’s Best Motorsports Experience and loads of great deals are all highlighted at www.ExperienceMotorsports.com.
Designed with the travelers in mind, RACE DEALS ‘11 provides deals and discounts on lodging, dining, attractions, recreation and more. Detailed information on all RACE DEALS ‘11 discounts, participating businesses, track schedule, hotel availability and more are found at www.ExperienceMotorsports.com. Coupons can even be printed in advance from the website or visit the Convention & Visitors Bureau information booth, at the track, in the Mid-Ohio Deck; look for the yellow roof.
Hotels participating in the RACE DEALS ‘11 program will offer 10% off hotel rates, based on availability and inventory. When booking a room, guests should call the hotel directly and mention RACE DEALS ‘11 to receive the special discount. The Experience Motorsports website has a section to make “Finding a Room” easier for fans. Showing lodging properties that still have rooms available, it is a great and quick resource to look for an available room instead of searching all area hotels and B&Bs.
During race weekends, race fans just show their current weekend race ticket stub or race credential to take advantage of offers from businesses. This year, the Mid-Ohio School is offering a discount on driving school programs if you book/buy the program while at the track for a race. Many restaurants offer discounts off the total bill, free beverage with a meal, or buy-one-get-one entrée. Attractions and recreation venues also have deals and discounts to offer fans.
www.ExperienceMotorsports.com is offering motorcycle fans a section to find potential places to ride in the area and the opportunity to submit a favorite ride route of their own in the Mansfield area.
The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course helps families enjoy racing together by offering FREE admission for children under 12 with a paying adult. Check with the track for details. In addition, visitors staying in participating area hotels on race weekends receive a coupon for 15% off a future hotel stay when they return to the area, on a non-race weekend, as part of a “Return Visit Promotion (RVP).”
Complete area visitor information is also available at www.MansfieldTourism.com. Smartphone users can stay connected with the mobile version of the website and can take advantage of Mobile Deals listed on the site
Mansfield prides itself on offering America’s Best Motorsports Experience, offering facilities, races and attractions and dining that consistently receive rave reviews from fans, drivers and other motorsports pros. Mansfield’s perfect blend of hometown hospitality, spectacular surroundings and affordable accommodations, as well as loads of unforgettable activities ideal for all ages make it a summer spot to add to your plans.
A destination unlike any other, Mansfield and Richland County, Ohio’s wealth of unusual travel adventures and experiences such as visiting the working farm where Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married, to spending the night in a haunted former state prison where Hollywood blockbuster movies are shot and the world’s first robot. Breathtaking scenery, rural and hometown experiences, as well as hiking, biking, golf, cross-country and downhill skiing, bird watching and loads of other outdoor adventures attract families and visitors of all ages. For information or to order a Visitors Guide, consumers can call (800) 642-8282 or visit www.MansfieldTourism.com or http://www.MansfieldTourism.com/mobile.
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Contact Amy Weirick, (614) 848-8380 or amy@WeirickCommunications.com
2011 RACE SCHEDULE
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
June 24-24: Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio
Sportscar Vintage Racing Association
Featured Marque: Porsche
July 8-10: Honda Super Cycle Weekend
presented by Dunlop Tire
AMA Pro Racing
July 9-11: AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days
American Motorcyclist Association
August 5-7: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge
American Le Mans Series
Presented by Tequila Patron
The Honda Indy™ 200 at Mid-Ohio
IZOD IndyCar Series
September 8-11: NASA Championships
Presented by Toyo Tires
National Auto Sports Association
September 16-18: EMCO Gears Classic
Presented by KeyBank
GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series