Michigan International Speedway to Install Massive Infield Scoreboard for 2019 Races

Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn is constructing a new, 150-foot-high, four-sided scoreboard in the middle of its infield that officials say will enhance the race-going experience for fans.
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The new infield scoreboard at MIS will allow fans to follow the action on the track, see replays, and be aware of events taking place around the facility. // Photo courtesy of Ford Performance

Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn is constructing a new, 150-foot-high, four-sided scoreboard in the middle of its infield that officials say will enhance the race-going experience for fans.

The scoreboard will have four large video screens capable of showing replays of the action and showcasing events at the speedway nestled in the Irish Hills. The 12-foot high by 19-foot wide screens will be at the base of the leaderboard, approximately 44 feet above the ground.

“We continue to make enhancements to the facility to improve the experience for the fans on race weekends,” says Rick Brenner, president of MIS. “This new scoreboard will allow us to show videos and highlight the leaders at the same time.”

The new leaderboard stretches 72 feet above the video screen and will totally encase all four sides. The all-new digital leaderboard will show the top 15 positions. A scroll at the bottom of the scoreboard will follow everybody in the race. The top of the leaderboard will feature a four-foot section that will be able to show the lap number of the race or the top speed in practice and qualifying.

The first race weekend of the year at MIS is June 7-9.

See the May/June issue of DBusiness magazine for a preview of how MIS and the Detroit Grand Prix are gearing up for June 2020 when the races coincide with the new dates of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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