Students receive rewarding experience at MIS; episode airs this Friday at 8 p.m. ET
BROOKLYN, Mich. (Nov. 2, 2010) — “Pride” is a word Michigan International Speedway is very familiar with, as thousands of race fans show their pride and passion every summer race season at the Irish Hills track.
When NBC’s new show “School Pride” was looking for a perfect field trip location to treat the students to after working hard to rebuild their school, MIS was the perfect fit.
“School Pride” is a proactive, alternative series that tells the stories of communities coming together to renovate their aging and broken public schools. While transforming the school, the community also restored its sense of value and school pride. The cameras followed students, teachers, parents and community members as they rolled up their sleeves and rebuilt their own schools, concluding with the unveiling of a brand-new, completely transformed school.
In the November 5 episode, students, staff and community members from Communication and Media Arts School in Detroit visited MIS for a day of fun during the week-long renovation and rebuilding of their outdated school. Longtime track sponsor Chevrolet provided Camaros to give the students a once-in-a-lifetime high-speed thrill ride on the high banks of MIS.
Speedway president Roger Curtis greeted the group and offered up some positive motivation for the students during their visit.
“It was a lot of fun hosting the show here,” Curtis said. “The students that were able to visit with us were tremendous individuals who truly cared about their school and did show great pride in wanting to make it a much improved place for them to learn. We were happy to have them here and I hope they enjoyed their visit to MIS and the thrill ride they received courtesy of Chevrolet.”
“School Pride,” from Horizon Alternative Television, airs on Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Local affiliates include WILX TV 10 (Lansing), WNWO TV 24 (Toledo, OH), WDIV TV 4 (Detroit), WOOD TV 8 (Grand Rapids), WEYI TV 25 (Flint) and WPBN-WTOM TV 7&4 (Traverse City). The episode featuring MIS will air this Friday, Nov. 5.
Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike.
The best, guaranteed lowest prices in 2011 will go to renewal customers and new customers who make a $30 goodwill deposit. Renewals are under way for 2010 ticket holders. New customers can log onto www.MISpeedway.com or call 800-354-1010 to leave a deposit. That deposit ensures race fans get the best pricing for 2011.
Michigan International Speedway’s 2011 Schedule
Saturday, May 21 Great Lakes Wine Fest
Friday, June 17 ARCA Racing Series RainEater Wiper Blades 200
Saturday, June 18 NASCAR Nationwide Series
Sunday, June 19 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400
Friday, Aug. 19 Gatorade Pole Day
Saturday, Aug. 20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series VFW 200
Sunday, Aug. 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series