A NEW NASCAR EXPERIENCE IN THE DESERT
Nestled in the Sierra Estrella Mountains outside Phoenix lies ISM Raceway, a hotbed for racing enthusiasts. ROSSETTI is currently working with Phoenix-based DLR Group to overhaul the fan experience to appeal to today’s NASCAR fans. ROSSETTI's strategic approach includes moving the grandstand to a new location out of the sun path, adding new hospitality options, and sponsored “canyon” entrances that will provide new sources of revenue for the track.
Relocating the grandstand allowed ROSSETTI’s designers to make several big moves with the in-bowl real estate, such as the start-finish line being relocated to better suit the new seating arrangements and take advantage of the famous dogleg, which is a straight portion between old turn 2 and 3 - one of the most exciting turns in motorsports. Also, the midway was re-planned to make a shorter walk from the parking lot, and the main entries were redesigned to be proportionally distanced from each other.
The Curve Club, which can hold 300 guests, is the standout amenity. This high-end enclosure sets the bar for luxury in motorsports venues. Perched six stories above the track, this club’s interior was aesthetically overhauled with a desert-inspired palette, complete with a 200-foot long panoramic view of the entire track with the Estrella Mountains nestled in the distance.
When the upgrades are completed in 2018, Phoenix Raceway will provide a one-of-a-kind setting for some of the most exciting and thrilling races that the sport has to offer.