LUCAS OIL RACEWAY AT INDIANAPOLIS TO CONSTRUCT PERMANENT TOP ELIMINATOR CLUB PAVILION
GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2016) – Officials at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis have announced plans to construct a permanent Top Eliminator Club (TEC) building at the multiuse facility. Construction will begin in early 2016 and will be completed before the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event on Aug. 31-Sept. 5. The building will be located adjacent to the starting line of the drag strip on the west side of the track.
The 16,000 square foot multipurpose event space will be air-conditioned for usage during the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals as well as other events during the year. The building will feature a covered entry way, private restrooms, capacity for more than 1,000 people, a state of the art audio visual system, and will feature a bar area.
Pictured above: Officials gathered today at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the multipurpose motorsports facility’s new TEC Pavilion. From left are Eric Pagels, W.A. Lynch; Joel Brame, Kruse Engineering; Bill Lynch, Lynch Construction; Randy Simpson, General Manager of Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; Dennis Dawes, Vice President of Brownsburg Town Council, NHRA Funny Car driver John Force, Lucas Oil’s Morgan Lucas and NHRA Top Fuel driver Richie Crampton.
The pavilion also will be used for hospitality, indoor car shows, swap meets and vendor displays during other racing events at the facility. The pavilion will fill a void in the community, offering year-round use for community and non-motorsports events such as banquets and receptions, trade shows, conferences, swap meets, car shows, job fairs and much more. No such location currently exists in the town of Brownsburg.
Outside the new building is prime starting-line seating and unobstructed views down the world famous drag strip.
“The TEC package at Lucas Oil Raceway is one of the best motorsports values in the country and the new structure will help add to the experience,” said Randy Simpson, general manager of Lucas Oil Raceway. “The pavilion can be utilized year round and will allow Lucas Oil Raceway to offer the structure to various groups that use the multiuse facility during the year and to attract new business.”
For $395 per ticket, TEC members enjoy great amenities during the race weekend, including the deluxe members-only hospitality center, complimentary breakfast and lunch buffets Saturday through Monday, complimentary beverages and snacks every day, live on-track action via closed-circuit television, members-only souvenir store, members-only full bar, gift bag with exclusive TEC cap and official Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals event program, and TEC preferred parking pass with purchase of four TEC tickets.
Current TEC members who wish to renew their tickets for the upcoming Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals or any fans who have questions about obtaining TEC tickets for the event can call NHRA’s Ticket Sales Center at (800) 884-NHRA.
The building was designed by ai Design Group in Charlotte, N.C., general contractor is W.A. Lynch Construction in Plainfield, Ind.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 23 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.