Press Release – MIS Offers Lower Concession Prices

21 04 2009

J and I went to both NASCAR Sprint Cup races last year, but won’t be able to make either this year due to other commitments.  I’ve been to a few different tracks and the biggest downfall to going to Sprint Cup day is the prices.  I’m a ticket holder at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee which is the hardest ticket in sports to get and my tickets are actually cheaper than comparable seats at MIS.  Anything they can do to bring expenses down for families is a good thing. 

From a Michigan International Speedway press release……

MIS to offer lower concessions pricing in 2009

Americrown adds value meals to updated, repriced menus

 BROOKLYN, Mich. (April 21, 2009) ­— A refreshing beverage at a racetrack shouldn’t soak you. So Michigan International Speedway and Americrown, the racetrack’s food and beverage provider, have rolled back concession prices on many of its menu items.

 MIS has added two value meals to the menu. Guests can choose from a hot dog, fries and a 20-ounce Coke for $8 — a $2 savings if purchased separately. A hamburger value meal is also available for $10 — also for a $2 savings.

 A kids meal is available this season. For $4, kids can get a tasty meal of chicken nuggets, apple slices, juice box and a toy. Read the rest of this entry »





BBQ Shack

15 08 2008
  • 3491 Page Ave.
  • Jackson, MI 49203
  • (517) 764-5648
  • Website
  • Menu
The BBQ Shack in Jackson just off of US 127

The BBQ Shack in Jackson just off of US 127

FYI, the BBQ Shack has moved since this review.  Click on the website link to get the new location.

What a find!  I actually read a review from another blogger about a week ago.  I’m doing some freelance work again this weekend at Michigan International Speedway and figured one of the days, I should have some time to stop on the way home and check it out.  J and I headed down to the Irish Hills for media availabilities on Friday morning.  We sat in on Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Burton’s press conferences and the Stewart-Haas Racing announcement of Ryan Newman joining the team next year.  After that, we did a quick lap through the pits as guys were getting ready to practice.  All that worked up an appetite so we decided today was the day for BBQ.

The BBQ Shack is located right off of US 127 right across the street from McDonald’s. I felt sorry for all those poor saps that were getting Big Mac’s instead of BBQ.  Amy warned me that if we weren’t looking, we might miss the place, so I had my eyes open.  She was right.  There’s not sign out front that really identifies the place.  The building is, well, a little shack.  There’s a patio in front and off to the side that make up the only dining room the BBQ Shack has.  When you walk inside, you come right to the counter.  There were three people inside working and all three greeted us as we looked over the menu.  Read the rest of this entry »