Hello everyone, I am writing because I'm contemplating a trip to LVMS for the upcoming September 2019 race. My father and I are big Nascar fans and while o have been to two races (Michigan both times ) my dad never has been. Mostly because he cannot deal with the Traffic ... Crowds ... Etc ... He has a very short fuse for things of that nature. He just turned 72 and he's had too many medical issues to even count over the past 10 years but he's doing very well. He has been facing his most serious battle the past 3 years and that is Melanoma (skin cancer). He's in stage 4 and he's been undergoing immunotherapy for the past year and we are being very positive and optimistic that he will be with us for a very long time! All that said, I'm contemplating a surprise trip to Vegas for him and my mom with me and my dad going to the race .... Here are a couple of my questions...
1. This is a huge splurge question. I've found online that there are actually helicopter companies in Vegas that will bring you back and forth to the race. It seems about $400 or $500 a person ? Steep yes ... But trying to give your dad a once in a lifetime experience ... Not a bad price .... Does anyone have any experience with that or thoughts ?
2. What are the best tickets I can get us and best prices and best place to purchase from ? I've been looking online and there are some club sections that offer a champagne toast with the winner etc ... Those tickets seem to be about $1200/per person ... YIKES now that's steep ! But again ... I'm willing to save up and splurge for my dad ... Any ideas or opinions on that ?
3. My dad's favorite driver is (was) Jeff Gordon. He is my dad's icon! I love Jeff too and I know he announces every weekend and we enjoy that tremendously, and wonder is there any way humanely possible we could meet Jeff that weekend ?
4. Our current favorite driver is none other than the CANDY MAN! We are absolutely loving Kyle Busch and are cheering him on every weekend! That would also be a dream come true to meet Kyle somehow someway!!!!
Sorry this post is so long but I'm just trying to get some ideas and pointers as I try and get this dream to come true !!! Thank you for listening and thank you for any thoughts and replies !!!