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GASOLINE ALLEY MEETS TOMORROW LAND: DISNEY SPEEDWAY UNVEILED
Published November 29, 1995
The Walt Disney World Speedway was unveiled and dedicated yesterday, according to the ORLANDO SENTINEL. The one-mile tri- oval was built by IMS Events Inc. for $6M and will host the IRL's season-opener Indy 200 on January 27. Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Tony George: "A lot of people were skeptical that we couldn't get the track built and the IRL wouldn't happen, but it's a reality, it's here and it's going to be the greatest thing in motorsports in the future." The IRL has opted to use temporary seating which will hold 51,072 spectators from Turn 3 through the front straight and around Turn 1 (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 11/29). OTHER NEWS: The Charlotte Motor Speedway has decided to replace its controversial sportsman division races, in which three drivers have been killed in six years, with a series of Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) races next year (Ron Green, CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 11/29).