Texas Motor Speedway seeks members for Fan Council


If you’re a regular race goer at Texas Motor Speedway, track officials want you to give them a piece of your mind.

For the fourth straight year, TMS is looking to add between 20 and 30 members to its Texas Motor Speedway Fan Council.

The Council, which began in 2012, is an advisory board that gives track officials feedback and suggestions to change or improve things in and around the Speedway.

“Continuing to elevate the fan experience at Texas Motor Speedway is our top priority,” Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage said in a media release. “Over the past three seasons, the Fan Council has allowed us to connect with fans directly and more efficiently improve their race experience.

“We are proud to continue using this feedback to better serve our fans.”

Applications are now being taken by the track. The deadline for submission is Feb. 6.

To apply, click here.

In announcing the new application period, track officials noted:

“The council will possess a diverse makeup, consisting of PSL holders, individual ticket purchasers, suite holders, campers and new race fans.

“The Texas Motor Speedway Fan Council will host an on-site meeting during each of the speedway’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends in April and November and a one-hour teleconference following the Firestone 600 IndyCar Series/NASCAR Camping World Truck Series doubleheader in June.

“Members also will be requested to complete five e-mail questionnaires over the course of the term to prepare Texas Motor Speedway management for meetings and recaps following race weekends.”

The track takes input from members of the Fan Council very seriously.

“The feedback from the inaugural year spearheaded the ‘Fan-Fueled Evolution’ in 2013 when Texas Motor Speedway introduced a dozen impactful changes.

“These included a rainout policy for fans that are unable to attend a postponed race. That policy was implemented following the postponement of the Duck Commander 500 last April.

“Other policies have included the establishment of a new children’s ticket pricing program to unique race-related perks for season ticket holders.”

The new members of the Fan Council will be chosen on Feb. 16 and will be notified by Feb. 20. Terms last for one year.

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