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INDY 200 AT DISNEY A HOT TICKET BEFORE DRIVERS START ENGINES

     The Indy 200 at Disney World in Orlando is scheduled for
January 27, and Disney's "newest venture has received an
enthusiastic response," according to this morning's ORLANDO
SENTINEL.  Groundbreaking for the 1.1 mile track is set for June
5, but ticket sales for the race "have been brisk despite limited
advertising."  Event capacity is listed between 50,000-60,000.
Disney Sports Marketing Director Michael Waggoner called the
interest "amazing":  "It just blows me away."  With a $1M
guaranteed purse, a TV contract with ABC, and Disney's
involvement, IRL Founder Tony George said he is "surprised
there's any doubt" about the potential for the race (Charean
Williams, ORLANDO SENTINEL, 5/17).
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