that fit our requirements was MIS,
and their policy was not to rent to
clubs. Roger Penske owned the track
and Mock said he was a good friend.
Let me make a call...
” You can imag-
ine our surprise when MIS called us,
and told us that the track would be
available to SAAC. Suddenly our focus
on SAAC-24 became a lot sharper.
MIS is located in the small village
of Brooklyn, just the kind of a place
you’d expect to find a large speedway.
Meaning, not very near an urban or
suburban area. As a result, there were
no large 400-room hotels close by. Or
even two 200-room facilities. This
meant we would have to drive to the
track every day. The Hyatt Regency in
Dearborn was just too far away. But
Ann Arbor was only a 45-minute trip.
As a college town, there was a lot
going on at the end of June but we
managed to find a weekend that would
work with the track and we settled on
the Yipsilanti Marriott as the HQ
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