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ASA TRANSCONTINENTAL SERIES AND THE WALT DISNEY WORLD SWAN AND DOLPHIN RESORT TEAM UP FOR THE MISS FREE STATE 500 EVENT

ASA TRANSCONTINENTAL SERIES
Source — American Speed Association PR
Date Posted — January 15, 2010
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ASA TRANSCONTINENTAL SERIES AND THE WALT DISNEY WORLD SWAN AND DOLPHIN RESORT TEAM UP FOR THE MISS FREE STATE 500 EVENT

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — ASA Transcontinental Series, LLC has announced a partnership with the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort to host the winner of the Miss Free State 500 beauty contest. The winner and a friend will enjoy a magical vacation at the Walt Disney World® Resort that includes the opportunity to visit its four famous theme parks, two water parks, and the Downtown Disney® area.

The finals of the Miss Free State 500 beauty contest will take place on Friday, January 29, 2010 at a gala banquet in Welkom, Free State, South Africa two days before the inaugural ASA Transcontinental Series Free State 500k stock car event at the Phakisa Freeway Circuit Oval on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

The 2010 Miss Free State 500 will receive a trip to the United States for two and enjoy a visit to one of the more popular magical destinations in the World and stay at the stunning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.

"We are excited to team up with the ASA Transcontinental Series for this event and host the 2010 Miss Free State 500 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort," said Eric Opron, Director of Sales and Marketing. "We will guarantee that the winner will have an experience of a lifetime just like the competitors going over to compete in South Africa. This will be a visit that they will never forget."

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is located in the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort and is located between Epcot® and Disney Hollywood Studios® and nearby Magic Kingdom® Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. It is also minutes away from Disney's Wide World of Sports™ Complex, Downtown Disney® area, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park.

The resort itself features a total of 2,265 guest rooms (756 rooms at the Walt Disney World Swan and 1,509 rooms at Walt Disney World Dolphin) and maintains a mix of both convention and leisure business. It also offers 17 restaurants and lounges, five swimming pools, the Mandara Spa, four lighted tennis courts, jogging trails, two health clubs, whirlpools and saunas, paddle boat rentals, Camp Dolphin supervised children's activities, beachside playground, and two game rooms.

"We are very grateful to have the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort part of this event," Dennis Huth, ASA President said. "The race event itself has already captured the attention of the South African race fans and this partnership is incredible. The Walt Disney World® Resort is very well known and everyone, no matter what their age is and where in the world they live, hopes to visit this magical place sometime in their life. It will be an honor to welcome the 2010 Miss Free State 500 to the United States. This year, Walt Disney World has the theme "What Will You Celebrate?" and that will be an easy answer for this year's winner."

The ASA Transcontinental Series Free State 500 will be contested on the 1.5-mile tri-oval Phakisa Freeway Circuit in Welkom, Free State, South Africa on Sunday, January 31, 2010. The 207 lap (500 km) event will feature a diverse group of drivers from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa competing in full size body stock cars. This will be the first time that American style stock cars will be competing on the oval and it will also be the first race event ever on the oval itself that was built in 1998.

To learn more of the Daytona Beach, Fla.-based American Speed Association call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from all the racetracks and regional tours involved in the ASA, visit www.ASA-Racing.com.

ASA®, ASA Racing® American Speed Association® are registered trademarks of Racing Speed Associates, LLC. ASA International, LLC or Racing Speed Associates, LLC are not related to or affiliated with ASA Late Model Series, LLC.

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