Palm Beach International Driving Club and Raceway to Re-Open The NHRA Series Pro-Winter Warm-Up

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Palm Beach Driving Club™ (PBDC) is a members-only club offering weekly, year-round track programs to automotive enthusiasts exclusively at Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR). With four distinct levels of membership, the Club allows each driver to tailor the program to fit their lifestyle.

The PBDC car club offers regularly scheduled events, venues, charity events and car themed celebrations for both the public and it’s members.

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The club’s membership is made up of drivers of all levels of experience with a desire for practice sessions under the guidance of Resident Pro Shane Lewis whose numerous victories include prestigious races in the American Le Mans Series, the European Le Mans Series, the Rolex Sports Car Series, 24 Hours and 6 Hours of Nürburgring, and the SCCA World Challenge.

Shane Lewis has been racing since 1989 and is widely considered one of motorsports’ leading race and development drivers. His impressive resume includes race victories in championships throughout the world including the American Le Mans Series, the European Le Mans Series, the Rolex Sports Car Series, SCCA World Challenge, Continental Challenge, VLN and the World 24hr Series. In 2013, Shane claimed victories in the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Dunlop 24H Dubai.

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Palm Beach Driving Club™ (PBDC) Members at Palm
Beach International Raceway on Lamborghini Track day

PBDC operates as an affiliate of PBIR and is part of the IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG) family of companies. Closed to the public.


Pro Winter Warm-Up Starts March 2, 2021

Palm Beach International Raceway will host the Pro Winter Warm-Up for the first time since 2015 featuring ground-pounding NHRA Drag Racing Series Top Fuel Dragsters and Nitro Funny Cars. Over a dozen of the top professional NHRA teams, including nine current or former world champions, head to PBIR this weekend, March 5-7.

NHRA teams will use the test session, which is open to the public with limited tickets available each day, to prepare for their 2021 season-opening event in Gainesville, Florida.

NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series teams* scheduled to participate in the March 5-7 pre-season test session include:

  • Don Schumacher Racing (Ron Capps, Antron Brown, Leah Pruett and Matt Hagan)
  • John Force Racing (John Force, Robert Hight and Brittany Force)
  • Kalitta Motorsports (Doug Kalitta, J.R. Todd and Shawn Langdon)
  • Torrence Racing (Steve Torrence, Billy Torrence)

Along with Cruz Pedregon Racing (Cruz Pedregon); Alexis DeJoria/Del Worsham (Alexis DeJoria); Justin Ashley Racing (Justin Ashley); Scrappers Racing (Mike Salinas); Tasca Racing (Bob Tasca III); Paul Lee Racing (Paul Lee); and Head Racing / Blake Alexander Racing (Blake Alexander).

This is the only South Florida appearance for the stars and cars of the NHRA Drag Racing Series.

ADMISSION: Adult General Admission Tickets are $25 Friday, $35 Saturday, and $35 Sunday. A Saturday/Sunday Combo ticket is $60. Children 12 and under are free. Parking is $10.

ACCESS: Every ticket is a pit pass giving you unparalleled access to the teams and drivers. This family-friendly three-day test session provides guests the opportunity to get up close to the top teams in the NHRA.

Pro Winter Warm Up Weekend Schedule*

  • Friday, March 5, 2021
    Gates Open: 9:00 a.m.
    Pro Winter Warm Up Testing: 9:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday March 6, 2021
    Gates Open: 9:00 a.m.
    Pro Winter Warm Up Testing: 9:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 7, 2021
    Gates Open: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Pro Winter Warm Up Testing: 9:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

ABOUT THE SCCA (Sports Car Club of America)

The Sports Car Club of America®, Inc., founded in 1944, is a 67,500-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both club and professional levels. With headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, the SCCA annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 116 Regions and subsidiary divisions. More about the and link: Sports Car Club of America

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Much of the SCCA’s activities are made possible with support from the following Official Partners: Chevrolet, the Official Truck of the SCCA; Hawk Performance, the Official Brake Products of SCCA; Mobil 1, the Official Oil of SCCA; Sunoco, the Official Fuel of SCCA; and Tire Rack, the Official Tire Retailer of SCCA.


MEMBERSHIP

Palm Beach Driving Club™ (PBDC) is a members-only club for automotive enthusiasts offering year-round track programs on a weekly basis to members and guests exclusively at Palm Beach International Raceway™. With multiple levels of membership, the club can tailor a program to fit your lifestyle.

When you become a member of PBDC, you become part of a community. It’s a place where automotive enthusiasts come together to share their passion for driving their cars the way they were designed to be driven while enjoying the social atmosphere of like-minded motorsports club enthusiasts.

The club meets every Wednesday evening, offering the opportunity to escape the buzz of the working world and enjoy dinner, laps around the track, and social camaraderie at Palm Beach International Raceway™.

Never been on a road course? Not a problem. Membership is made up of drivers of all levels of experience with the desire to enjoy the engineering and capabilities of their cars on a weekly basis at the race track.

Resource: Driving Schools & Track Days


RACEWAY

Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) is a state-of-the-art, acclaimed motorsports and entertainment facility featuring a challenging 2.2-mile asphalt Road Course, an exciting 1/4-mile concrete Drag Strip, and a thrilling 8/10th mile Autocross Track.

Get your heart racing and fulfill the need for speed by experiencing the exhilaration of road course racing. Boasting a 10-turn, 2.2-mile design, PBIR’s state-of-the-art road course features some of the fastest and most challenging corners and straightaways offered by any track in North America.

A Technologically superior, the road course showcases a seamless table-top smooth finish, full lighting, S.A.V.E. soft barriers, run-off areas, as well as, host various acclaimed driving schools and is home to the Palm Beach Driving Club. It’s all or nothing, only at PBIR’s international road course.

If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to request more information please contact Paul Jones.


TRACK DIAGRAM

Palm Beach International Raceway Speedway Track

Overview of the Palm Beach International Raceway Speedway and Road Track

 

TRACK FEATURES

  • 2.2-mile, 10-turn, 6/10th-Mile Straightaway
  • The Seamless Track Measures 40′ to 60′ Wide (Areawide enough for Chicanes)
  • Surrounded By 1,700 feet of S.A.V.E. Safety Barriers
  • High-Level, High-Intensity, Low-Glare Lighting
  • Built of Hot-Mix Asphalt 5-inches Deep Set On An Aggregate Base
  • Various Acclaimed Driving Schools
  • Home to the Palm Beach Driving Club (www.racepbdc.com)
  • Corporate Team Building Events and Track Day Rentals
  • Emergency Personnel On-Site for All Events
  • For More Information & Road Course Rentals,
  • Please Contact: Herb Lyman
  • Director of Business Development and Road Course
    561.578.5627

DRAG STRIP

This is where the Palm Beach International Raceway tradition began. The proving ground for hardcore hotrodders – Drag Racing. Whether it was way back then or right here and now, one thing holds true – go fast or you go home.

PBIR’s famous Drag Strip is a 1/4-mile, IHRA-sanctioned, all-concrete strip designed by Wayne McMurty and hosts various national, regional, and local events, including the IHRA SuperSeries, Citrus Nationals, Super Chevy Show, Dick Moroso 3-Day Bracket Race, and more.

STRIP FEATURES

  • 1/4-Mile, All-Concrete Strip
  • Track Built to IHRA and NHRA Specifications
  • Track Milled and Polished by Penhall and Freeburn to Ensure Grip and Flatness
  • Trans Lux LED Score Boards with 48″ Digits
  • Compulink Timing and Scoring System
  • Spectacular Bleacher Seating
  • Concrete Guard Walls Through Shut Down Area
  • Available for Corporate Events
  • Private Testing
  • New Track Cleaning Equipment
  • Hospitality Rental & VIP Access

Resource: Calendar of Events at the Palm Beach International Raceway


MAP/DIRECTIONS

Palm Beach International Raceway
(Formerly Moroso Motorsports Park)
17047 Beeline Hwy.
Jupiter, FL 33478
Phone: 561.622.1400
Fax: 561.626.2053

Directions
From the South
Take I-95 (exit 79B) or FL Turnpike (exit 109) to PGA Blvd. Go west to SR 710 and turn right, go 8.2 miles.

From the North
Take I-95 (exit 87B) or FL Turnpike (exit 116) to Indiantown Rd (SR706) go west to SR710 turn left, go 3 miles.

From the Naples/Ft. Myers area
Take I-75 south to the Turnpike, take the Turnpike North to Exit 109 (PGA Blvd). Take PGA Blvd. West until it dead-ends (SR 710/Beeline Hwy), take a right, and continue for 8 miles.


PBIR Contacts and Location
Palm Beach International Raceway
17047 Beeline Hwy.
Jupiter, FL 33478
Phone: 561.622.1400
Fax: 561.626.2053

Media: CCCPBIRds02

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