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Thu, 09 Jan 2014, 10:26 AM

Palm Beach International Raceway Announces 50Th Anniversary Celebration in 2014
Courtesy of Aidy Alonzo





JUPITER, Fla. --

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.





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