Volkswagen of America, Inc., in collaboration with both VW Vortex and Track Daze High-Performance Driving, announces the premier of an all inclusive east coast track event for Volkswagen R32 aficionados Friday, June 19, 2009.
Inspiration for this event generated from the popular SoCal GTG, FASTIVUS. An established hit in Southern California, R32 enthusiasts have migrated annually to the west coast to show their support for the iconic product. This year, New Jersey Motorsports Park (www.njmotorsportspark.com) has been selected to host east coast R32 owners, giving them the opportunity to show their Volkswagen pride a bit closer to home. Event highlights include an exclusive preview of celebrated Volkswagen products, including the new Golf and GTI MkVI.
This renowned track offers fun for everyone. Home to the Thunderbolt Raceway Circuit, this signature course is comprised of 14 challenging turns, a one and half mile straightaway, and several high speed areas. Volkswagen is excited to have reign of the 40 acre facility for the gathering.
As part of the event, Volkswagen will be on hand to indulge its enthusiasts with giveaways, demonstrations, and hospitality. Attendees will be given the chance to take advantage of professional driving instruction, test track ride-alongs in the GTI MkVI, and “low speed” touring laps. Complimentary event t-shirts will be distributed to the first 300 VW R32 attendees.
“Volkswagen is extremely lucky to have such loyal enthusiasts,” said Robert Gal, Accessories Development Manager, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “Our customers and fans are what make this brand so special. We’re thrilled to be a part of the first ever east coast R32 enthusiast event.”
Space for the driving portion of the event is exclusively limited to the first 170 R32 owners. R32 owners interested in this portion of the event must register online to confirm participation. Registration opens 7 am EDT, April 15, 2009. For more information, visit Trackdaze.
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