FONTANA, Calif. (Feb 9, 2017) – Metrolink, start your engines! Once again, Auto Club Speedway and Metrolink have teamed up to provide race fans with free round-trip tickets to watch the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race on March 26, 2017 and take part in the Speedway’s 20th Anniversary Reunion festivities at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.
Free round-trip train rides are available to fans purchasing Auto Club 400 race tickets with support from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) for a limited number of seats. After the limited number of free tickets are depleted, race fans will be able to purchase discounted $19 round trip train tickets. Last year, train tickets sold out.
To get a free round-trip ticket, race fans must sign up in advance at www.autoclubspeedway.com/metrolink
Metrolink will once again operate three trains originating from Oxnard, Lancaster and Oceanside with limited stops in between for faster service. The trains will arrive at Auto Cub Speedway before 10 a.m., leaving fans plenty of time to take part in Auto Club Speedway’s 20th Anniversary Reunion activities leading up to the NASCAR Auto Club 400 race starting at 12:30 p.m. Train routes and stops include:
Route 1: Oxnard to ACS
Auto Club Speedway
Route 2: Lancaster to ACS
L.A. Union Station
Auto Club Speedway
Route 3: Oceanside to ACS
Auto Club Speedway
Metrolink’s Speedway trains stop at a specially constructed station just off the back straight-away at the race track. From there, passengers will board a free tram that takes them to the entrance gates. Trains depart Auto Club Speedway one hour after the end of the race, or checkered flag.
Metrolink's regular San Bernardino Line weekend service will not stop at the Speedway platform. Race fans only riding special train service can reach the Auto Club Speedway.
Metrolink riders can bring food and non-alcoholic beverages on board the train. Items are not permitted to be stored at the Speedway train station; however fans may utilize lightweight backpacks and soft side bags/coolers, no larger than 6x6x12 inches, that may contain race weekend essentials. For a complete list of approved carry-in items, please visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.
The Auto Club Speedway Metrolink Train Service is a joint demonstration project made possible in part by Clean Transportation Funding from the MSRC. The MSRC’s mission is to fund projects that reduce air pollution to meet the region’s clean air goals. Over its 22-year history, the MSRC has assisted organizations throughout the Southland in removing as much as 8,000 tons of harmful pollutants from the air through innovative programs designed to reduce air pollution from mobile sources.
The primary focus of the MSRC is to reduce air pollution from mobile sources. The partnership between the MSRC, Metrolink and the Auto Club 400 does exactly that. This effort helps advance the MSRC’s mission to reduce harmful emissions from mobile sources and provides a stress-free option for race fans to get to the California freeway by avoiding traffic delays.
The Metrolink trains to Auto Club Speedway are special trains; regular Metrolink tickets and passes are not valid. The Auto Club Speedway train tickets are distributed only by Auto Club Speedway and are mailed out prior to the race. To purchase race and train tickets or for information on the Auto Club Speedway train schedule, call Auto Club Speedway at (800) 944-RACE (7223), log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com/metrolink or visit the Auto Club Speedway Ticket Office.
About Auto Club Speedway:
Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, 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, March 24-26, 2017. The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the circuit. 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.
About Metrolink: Metrolink is Southern California’s regional commuter rail service in its 24th year of operation. The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, governs the service. Metrolink operates seven routes through a six-county, 536 route-mile network. Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the eighth largest based on annual ridership.