Optional Activities

Charlotte Motor Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports Museum, and Bank of America Stadium Tour

Monday, February 18th
8:15 am - 4:00 pm


$100 - Member / $150 - Non-Member
Children under the age of 5 are complimentary.
Full fee charged for ages 5+

Join your TPI friends and colleagues for a fun and informative tour of some of NASCAR’s storied sites as we travel to Charlotte Motor Speedway for a ‘Feel the Thrill Speedway Tour’ where you will learn the history of the speedway going through the NASCAR speedway, the ZMAX dragway, the dirt track, and winner’s circle. Many photo opportunities will be available. Then we will travel to the headquarters of Hendrick Motorsports to see their museum and team store, showcasing the many years of Hendrick Motorsports history.

We will then head to an enjoyable sit-down lunch (included in tour pricing) before traveling to Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL Carolina Panthers, for a tour with head groundskeeper Tom Vaughan. The natural turfgrass playing surface at Bank of America stadium is provided by TPI member Chad Price of Carolina Green Corp. We will arrive back at the Westin Charlotte in plenty of time to attend the First Time Attendee and President’s Receptions.

Breakfast & Annual Business Meeting

Monday, February 18th
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Don't Miss this Important Meeting! This is your opportunity to hear directly from your elected leaders about the current status of your association and their vision for the future. President Eric Heuver of Eagle Lake Professional Landscape Supply and Secretary-Treasurer Steve Griffen of Saratoga Sod Farm, Inc. will both provide timely reports. Also hear from TPI's Executive Director Casey Reynolds, PhD on current and future initiatives to promote natural turfgrasses, the industry, and TPI members.

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