CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY FOUNDERS P.A.S.S. PUTS RACE FANS IN THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE

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Front row seats for NASCAR and Indy Racing action at the new Chicagoland Speedway are going quickly, but a new Founders P.A.S.S. from the track provides fans the opportunity to purchase the best seats in the house. The Chicagoland Speedway Founders Preferred Access Speedway Seating (P.A.S.S.) program provides the purchaser the exclusive right to purchase season tickets in the same great premiere seat(s) in the 75,000-seat grandstand for a period of up to 30 years. Founders P.A.S.S. rights provide access to the best available seating at the Chicagoland Speedway. Founders P.A.S.S. seats are located above the cross-aisle and feature a variety of benefits not available to the general public, including individual stadium-style chair seats. "There is such incredible demand among racing fans for this premium seating," said Joie Chitwood, general manager of Chicagoland Speedway. "At some tracks, tickets are handed down generation to generation to ensure the family members always have a seat. We?re making it easier for the race fan to guarantee they can get season tickets when the NASCAR Busch Series, Indy Racing Northern Light Series and NASCAR Winston Cup Series come to town." Chicagoland Speedway will offer two key race event weekends initially featuring three top racing series. The NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR Winston Cup Series will share the inaugural event weekend at the Chicagoland Speedway on July 14 and 15, 2001. The Indy Racing Northern Light Series is scheduled for its Chicago debut on September 2, 2001. Season tickets at Chicagoland Speedway include all of the featured events. Only Founders P.A.S.S. holders can purchase season tickets during the initial offering this May. While exact season ticket prices will be established once a final schedule is confirmed, the season tickets will cost between $300 and $400. General season tickets are expected to go on sale in the Fall. The Founders P.A.S.S. offers additional benefits, including: Guaranteed tickets to the NASCAR Busch Series, the Indy Racing Northern Light Series and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series events to be held at Chicagoland Speedway Priority seating, with 30-year exclusive renewal rights Transferability and the restricted right to sell Individual or company name on each Founders P.A.S.S. seat In-seat service (club section only) Access to preferred parking Opportunity to purchase tickets to additional race events at Chicagoland Speedway Invitation to special events including track tours and "Meet Your Seat" day There are three levels of the Chicagoland Speedway Founders P.A.S.S. available: Founders? Club Seats are 20" individual stadium style chairs with cup holders located highest in the grandstand and closest to the start/finish line. The Founders? Club Seats are available for a one-time $1,500 fee, plus the annual cost of Season Tickets Founders? Sky Tower Seats are 18" individual stadium style chairs located on the front straightaway high above the cross-aisle. They are available for a one-time $750 fee, plus the annual cost of Season Tickets Founders? Tower Seats are 18" individual stadium style chairs located on the front straightaway several rows above the cross-aisle. They are available for a one-time $500 fee, plus the annual cost of Season Tickets The Founders P.A.S.S. goes on sale May 9 and 10 to current season ticket and suite holders at Route 66 Raceway at the Route 66 box office, then will be offered to Will County residents only at the Route 66 Raceway box office May 11 through 16, before going on sale via mail and phone to the general public on May 17. The Founders P.A.S.S. can be purchased by phone at (815)727-RACE, at the Route 66 Raceway box office, or by mailing in the Founders P.A.S.S. order form. All orders must be accompanied by check, money order or VISA/Mastercard. Fans who purchase a Founders P.A.S.S. will be notified that their application was confirmed and receive a Founders P.A.S.S. agreement within 21

days of application processing. Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis. Applications will be prioritized by section according to the date and time received. Final seat assignments will be made following the completion of the grandstands and the installation of the seats. "There is a trend among new sports arenas around the country to offer preferred seating passes to the most enthusiastic fans," said Chitwood. "When you look at the Adelphia Coliseum, the PSINet Stadium, the Ericsson Stadium, the Trans World Dome, the Cleveland Stadium and the new Kansas Speedway, all are offering programs that allow fans to secure their favorite seats for a number of years. This helps keep fan support and attendance high." Chitwood noted that the key differences between the Founders P.A.S.S. program and other sports? offerings are that pricing is about 50 to 75 percent lower than "stick and ball" sports, while season tickets are significantly less expensive, giving all fans an opportunity to purchase season tickets. "The P.A.S.S. program at the Kansas Speedway has been extremely popular and we hope for a similar response," said Chitwood, who modeled the Chicagoland Speedway program after Kansas. "They sold approximately 80 percent of the available P.A.S.S. seats in the first three weeks, a testament to how popular auto racing has become. I?d encourage anyone who wants to guarantee their season tickets to secure their Founders P.A.S.S. quickly." The Chicagoland Speedway is owned by Raceway Associates, LLC, which is made up of the combined interests of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation (IMS), the International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and the founding owners of Route 66 Raceway, LLC. The track is located adjacent to the existing Route 66 Raceway, which opened in 1998 and will be part of the motorsports park. Route 66 includes a state-of-the-art drag strip, 3/8-mile clay oval and road-course test track, with stadium seating for 30,000 fans. It hosts the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Prestone Route 66 Nationals, which features Top Fuel, Funny Cars, Pro Stocks, trucks and motorcycle racing.

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