Milwaukee (Feb. 27, 2015)- Tickets are officially on sale for the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers. The 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series returns to the historic Milwaukee Mile this summer, July 11-12.
2015 marks Andretti Sports Marketing’s fourth year promoting the Verizon IndyCar Series at the Milwaukee Mile, the longest continually operating speedway in the world. The July weekend will host the Verizon IndyCar Series and Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires, providing a one-of-kind experience for race fans. Event-goers can chose from multiple seating options, offering a first-hand look at all the action and incredible views of the mile long track.
“We are really excited to be back at the historic Milwaukee Mile for the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers for another year of incredible racing," said Kevin Healy, Managing Director for Andretti Sports Marketing. "Even more exciting is our partnership with the Harry Miller Club, which will make the July 10-12 weekend at Wisconsin State Fair Park one of the most unique spectacles for open-wheel racing fans in a very long time. IndyFest has everything from vintage Indy race cars on Friday and Saturday to the new Dallara Indy Lights cars. The incredible action of the DW12 Indy cars on the always challenging ‘Mile’ make it a worthwhile weekend event. The old cars, new cars, pro beach volleyball, our family fun zone and the Miller-Coors Music and Beer Garden, there is something for everyone."
The weekend event provides family-friendly entertainment in the infield where fans can take advantage of the Family Fun Zone, INDYCAR Fan Village, Coors Light Music and Beer Garden, National Volleyball League (NVL) tournament, driver autograph sessions and much more.
Along with all the IndyFest infield activities, cars from the Harry Miller Club, the worlds finest collection of operational vintage Indy cars, will be on display and on-track Friday and Saturday. Additionally, these one-of-a-kind cars will lead the parade lap on Sunday, July 12 prior to the Verizon IndyCar Series race.
This year the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers is offering a unique opportunity for race fans to purchase a tailgating package for $70 that will be held in turn one of the infield. These tailgating passes will not last long so act fast. Limited tailgating tickets are available.
Ticket prices for the two-day event range from a $10 Saturday General Admission ticket to a $79 Reserved Grandstand ticket (tax is included). All tickets, including Junior ticket price levels, are available for purchase online at www.milwaukeeindyfest.com or by calling (800) 514-ETIX. Tickets will also be available for purchase at our new box office location at the House of Harley-Davidson, 6221 W. Layton Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53207. Box office hours of operation are: Monday –Friday, 10:00am – 6:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am – 4:00pm. Renewals will also be available until March 18th.
Verizon IndyCar Series driver Jack Hawksworth, joined forces with AJ Foyt Racing this year where he will be driving the No. 41 ABC Supply Co. Honda, will be in attendance at the Greater Milwaukee Auto Show on Friday, February 27 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm to interact with show attendees and will also be available for interviews during that time. There will be a special showing at the Majestic Cinema in Brookfield, WI of the new movie Focus, which highlights the Verizon IndyCar Series and stars actor Will Smith. Hawksworth will be doing a driver meet and greet in the Majestic’s lobby from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.
For information regarding available sponsorship and hospitality options, please contact: Brian Cayle, (414) 520-8282.
About Milwaukee Mile
In 2012, Michael Andretti brought INDYCAR racing back to the Milwaukee Mile as event promoter with Andretti Sports Marketing Wisconsin, LLC. The Milwaukee Mile at the Wisconsin State Fair Park is the longest continually operating speedway in the world.
Fans can also follow the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers at: www.Facebook.com/MilwaukeeIndyFest, Twitter: www.Twitter.com/MKE_IndyFest
About Wisconsin State Fair Park
Wisconsin State Fair Park is multi-purpose entertainment venue hosting activities, events and meetings throughout the year, most notably the annual Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular. The 11-day event is the state’s largest agriculture showcase and features 30 FREE entertainment stages. Each year the State Fair features thousands of animals and exhibitors, hundreds of food and beverage vendors, endless family activities, events, contests and more. The Fair welcomed a record-breaking 1,030,881 guests in 2014 and the 2015 Fair will mark 164 years of celebrating this tradition. Visit WiStateFair.com for more information about Wisconsin State Fair and events held at Wisconsin State Fair Park.
About the Verizon IndyCar Series:
The Verizon IndyCar Series is the premier open-wheel series in North America, competing on a challenging combination of superspeedways, short ovals, road courses and temporary street circuits. In 2015, the Verizon IndyCar Series will conduct races in the United States, Brazil and Canada - all available worldwide through comprehensive, long-term agreements with ABC, the NBC Sports Network, ESPN International, SportsNet in Canada and TV Bandeirantes in Brazil. The Verizon IndyCar Series continues to be the fastest, most diverse and most competitive racing series that features an international cast of star drivers and venues. A leader in motorsports technology, the Verizon IndyCar Series was the first in motorsports to utilize 100 percent fuel-grade ethanol and in 2015 its engine suppliers will continue to use passenger car-relevant E85. For more information on the Verizon IndyCar Series, visit www.indycar.com.
About Andretti Sports Marketing
Andretti Sports Marketing is an Indianapolis-based marketing company focusing on sports, entertainment, experiential, and urban event management. We manage and operate world-class marketing platforms and large-scale events around the world. Andretti Sports Marketing has partnered with companies such as Volkswagen, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, AutoNation, DHL, Chrysler, Honda, the FIA Formula E Championship, and Red Bull Global Rallycross, among others. Drawing on its competencies in marketing, public relations, strategy, retail, contract negotiation, logistics, hospitality, and event management, Andretti Sports Marketing focuses on providing best-in-class services across a broad scope of disciplines. To learn more, please visit: andrettisportsmarketing.com.