NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – TicketGuardian, a Protecht company, waved the checkered flag on an extraordinary second year as title sponsor of the TicketGuardian 500 NASCAR Weekend on Mar. 8-10, 2019, at ISM Raceway in Phoenix with a focus on fan engagement and support.
A special highlight of the weekend was the launch of the TicketGuardian FanStories project with Larry Ogburn, a diehard NASCAR fan attending his 55th running of the Phoenix race. In recognition of his longstanding devotion to the sport, Ogburn received all-access passes to the TicketGuardian suite, the pit area and victory lane; a hot lap in the pace car; plus a commemorative "Larry 55 Years" embroidered cap, a shirt and a lanyard courtesy of TicketGuardian.
Young area automotive enthusiasts were also celebrated by TicketGuardian at this years competition. The company hosted a group of 32 students and educators from the Paradise Valley High School Automotive Technologies program that fielded the winning team at the Arizona High School Pit Crew Challenge held at Tucson Dragway last October. The group represented a wide range of backgrounds with a shared passion for the automotive world.
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In addition, a drawing was held for complimentary admission to next years race and a special grandstand ticket package was available that included FanShield ticket protection at no additional cost.
"This years TicketGuardian 500 was literally non-stop everywhere you looked, from the track to the fans," said Protecht Founder and CEO Bryan Derbyshire. "Our top priority is delivering exceptional experiences for the fans of every event. Its what we live and work for each day. Theres nothing like hearing the roar of the crowd and seeing the smiles on peoples faces."
The TicketGuardian technology suite empowers event organizers to gain control over their ticket inventory, customer service, strategic marketing and ultimately their fan experience while providing real-time data and analytics. Fanshield offers a robust, dynamic solution for the live events industry to protect attendees and organizers alike from financial burden by insuring tickets, registrations and events including music, sports, endurance, conferences and more.