Ford Social Members Get VIP Treatment at NASCAR Race

By Cole Q.

Sometimes things sound too good to be true. That was the case for Michael Berenis and Richard Ference when they got an email from us, inviting them to be our guests at the Ford EcoBoost™ 400 NASCAR® race at Homestead-Miami Speedway! And not just attend the race, but get a real VIP experience!

Michael and Richard are Ford Social members, and pretty active ones at that. They’ve downloaded badges, posted stories and ideas, and add their voice to stories by leaving comments. If you’re not already a Ford Social member, register now ! It’s free and you never know who we will surprise next with a fantastic experience like this one!

They were both able to bring a guest. Michael brought his wife, Crystal Dale- Berenis, and Richard invited his brother, Ed Ference. We captured part of their experience in the video above, but Michael sums it all up pretty well, "Pinch me, because I think I'm dreaming. I just spent a weekend with Ford Social and enjoyed behind the scenes access to the Ford EcoBoost 400 in Homestead. Not only did we stay in the renowned resort, Eden Roc Renaissance, but we also got to meet our favorite NASCAR drivers and go in places we never would have imagined possible!”

From the beach to a rock concert to an excursion in the everglades, our guests were given the premium tourist treatment before they even arrived at the Homestead-Miami Raceway. Once they arrived at the racetrack though, the experience went to the next level. They were walked through the pits and garages where race teams were prepping for the race. And they watched the race from a special suite!

“From the depths of the Everglades to a special pit tour by Steve Post, private autograph session with Matt Kenseth and Trevor Bayne, and driving around the track during the introduction segment; this was a weekend we will never forget,” said Michael. “We actually drove a NASCAR driver around the track! How crazy is that? It was by far the most nerve-racking 30 miles per hour I have ever driven. The whole weekend was an experience I can only describe by one word; surreal."

Register for Ford Social and start posting your stories, ideas and comments. You might just be invited to an exclusive Ford Social experience like this!
Jill D 12/18/2012
What a great way to award your loyal fans. Way to go Ford!
Michael B 12/18/2012
That was awesome! I
Ford Social Members Get VIP Treatment at NASCAR Race
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