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Tickets Now On Sale for Checkered Flag BallCheckered Flag Challenge Foundation logoOn Saturday, October 2, the Checkered Flag Ball revs up in Pontiac at the M1 Concourse.   Presented by Checkered Flag Challenge, this inaugural event will support M1 Mobility – a new initiative in partnership with Pontiac Community Foundation to provide transportation solutions that connect residents with the needed services from local organizations.
The Checkered Flag Ball will welcome 300 guests for a memorable and vibrant celebration of the world’s elite of motorsports.  Guests will be among the first to experience the brand new M1 Event Center, while enjoying the finest cuisine, exceptional wines and spirits, and dancing the night away to tunes of Ben Sharkey at an exclusive after party overlooking the track.

This exciting evening is a focal point of the American Speed Festival and will honor the legendary Jim Hall, who changed racing history with his bold and iconic Chaparral race cars that pioneered modern race technology.  The evening’s emcee is fellow Motorsport Hall of Fame inductee David Hobbs.

The Checkered Flag Challenge is the philanthropic component of M1 Concourse – a 501(c)(3) charitable organization designed to support and enhance the quality of life of the Pontiac community.

The Pontiac Community Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building a brighter future for the city through philanthropy, leadership, and collaboration.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with Groovy Black & White Dress Attire suggested.

Original art created by Nicolas Rousselet of Robert Kidd Gallery and inspired by Jim Hall’s Chaparrals will be featured at the 2021 American Speed Festival.Original art created by Nicolas Rousselet of Robert Kidd Gallery and inspired by Jim Hall's ChaparralsTickets are $500 per person (Limited Availability)
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Event Center Debuts at M1

Be among the first to experience the state-of-the-art, 28,500 sq.ft. Event Center located adjacent to the Champion Motor Speedway along Pit Lane. M1 is hosting two distinguished ticketed events to debut the facility.Rendering of the M1 Event CenterMotorsports Hall of Fame of America Celebrations
September 27 and 29
M1 is honored to host both Induction Celebrations for the storied Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.
Monday, September 27 is the 32nd Annual Induction Ceremony presented by Firestone Class of 2020

Wednesday, September 29 is the 33rd Annual Induction Ceremony presented by Firestone Class of 2021

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The inaugural Checkered Flag Ball takes place Saturday, October 2, also in the new Event Center.
Motor Among the Cars at ASFThe American Speed Festival is about Speed. Featured will be race cars from all the eras of racing. Not to be just looked at, these vehicles which are selected by special invitation will race on the M1 Concourse Speed Ring in a variety of competitions.

Among the cars are:1969 MUSTANG R-CODE COBRA JETProfile view of a red number 22 race car in a track settingThis car was the original prototype used as the color pallet car for the development of the original Boss 302 program. This car raced in the 1975 24 Hours of Daytona where it finished 20th overall with driver owners David and Richard Mroz.Read More1952 Hudson HornetTwo men in helmets and racing goggle stand in front of car holding trophiesThis 1952 Hudson Hornet is the sole-surviving, authenticated Fabulous Hornet race car that dominated NASCAR from 1951 to 1954 when Hornets won 78 of the 139 races.Read More1970 TRC TI 22 MKIIBlue race car with driver wearing a helmet talking to his team on the trackFor this “Titanium” Can-Am car, titanium was used instead of steel for the bulkheads, suspension and subframe. These cars challenged McLaren domination in Can-Am with stiff lightweight construction and innovative aerodynamics. The Ti 22 was the first body design to use side fences to channel the airflow over the body increasing downforce.Read MoreRead these and more cars at Inside Peek at the Nation’s Largest Private Garage CommunityLuxury private garage with mood lighting, a kitchenette, large table and tile floorsM1 Concourse is an 87-acre auto enthusiast playground featuring the World’s Largest Private Garage Community with a 1.5-mile Performance Track. The facility is the ultimate automotive experiential marketing and end entertainment destination located 30 minutes from anywhere in Metro Detroit. You will see garages from modest to extraordinary décor. Glass, marble, wood, and stainless steel all exquisitely designed to be the ultimate gearhead hangout! You will be dazzled by what you see. This reveal is a unique opportunity to peek inside some of the most extraordinary built-out garages and meet the enthusiasts that own these beautiful cars. The evening includes a trip along our “Bourbon Trail” with tastings, pairings of food, wine, and spirits.Festival Passes are All InclusiveAmerican Speed Festival Show passes are all inclusive for daytime events on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Food, wine, and spirits are included with the festival pass.
DAILY FESTIVAL PASS: $100- $250.  Starting at $100 for 12 and under, $160 for 12-21 and $250 for 21 and over. Pass includes parking shuttles, entertainment, all day food and beverages and track access. 
There are also 3-day VIP Passes for $270- $675.Details Here

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