Race Officials Named for MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships at Auto Club Speedway

 ~ Grand Marshal Titan Gilroy to give the command “Drivers Start Your Engines” ~
 ~ Honorary Starter Beau Mirchoff to wave the green flag ~  

FONTANA, Calif. (Aug. 22 , 2014) Titan Gilroy, host of MAVTV’s "TITAN:  AMERICAN BUILT,"  has been named Grand Marshal for the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships - the final race of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series to be held under the lights at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 30.  As Grand Marshal, Gilroy will give the most famous command in motorsports “Drivers Start Your Engines.”  

For the past twelve years, Gilroy has built up an enviable reputation as America’s premier precision machinist determined to put American manufacturing back on top of the world in aerospace, military and automotive manufacturing. 

TITAN:  AMERICAN BUILT” is the name of Gilroy’s patriotic, one hour new series debuting on MAVTV, Friday, Oct. 3 with a two hour special at 6-8 p.m. ET. Each week the series will show Titan America’s machine shop expertise outperforming the competition at a faster rate and with higher tolerances.  When everyone else fails “TITAN” produces the world’s most intricate parts and takes on jobs that other companies deem impossible. 

Beau Mirchoff, star of the upcoming film “Born to Race: Fast Track” and MTV’s “Awkward” is confirmed as Honorary Starter of the MAVTV 500.  As Honorary Starter, the Mirchoff will wave the green flag to get the MAVTV 500 underway. 
Being no stranger to life in the fast lane, Mirchoff stars in “Born to Race: Fast Track,” the second film in the “Born to Race” franchise. Featuring “old-school” filmed-in-real-time, non-CGI enhanced race sequences, “Born to Race: Fast Track” crosses the finish line on August 29 when it’s available for digital download on iTunes. The film is available on Blu-ray™, DVD and OnDemand on September 9. 

Don’t miss Grand Marshal Titan Gilroy give the command “Drivers Start Your Engines or Honorary Starter Beau Mirchoff wave the green flag at the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships at Auto Club Speedway under the lights on Saturday, Aug. 30.  

For more information on the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships at Auto Club Speedway, a complete race weekend schedule or to purchase tickets call 800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.


About Auto Club Speedway:  Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, California, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend in March and the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships Finale weekend in August.  The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the INDYCAR and NASCAR circuits.  The Speedway is also home to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.  For information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway and Auto Club Dragway.

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