First-ever Step One Motorsports Festival powered by Step One Automotive Group is a raving success
Step One Motorsports, together with Step One Automotive Group, provided over 300 event attendees with a one-of-a-kind, multi-sensory experience in the form of the inaugural Step One Motorsports Festival, which took place on June 24th, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The venue hosting the festival was the Pensacola-based Five Flags Speedway, where guests were met with a jam-packed day of high-octane thrills including meeting Step One ambassadors and professional racing drivers, engaging in various motorsport games, enjoying delicious food, soaring around the track’s oval with the drivers for lightning-fast Hot Laps, and perusing a luxurious car meet.
A morning meet-and-greet with Juan Manuel Correa and Chris Walsh provided fans with the unique opportunity to meet with full-time racing drivers competing in series such as Formula 2, IMSA, and the World Endurance Championship and interact with them, cementing memories that will last a lifetime. Shortly thereafter, Correa and Walsh went behind the wheel of stunning Step One Automotive Group vehicles to give attendees a taste of what a racing driver experiences at the track on a regular basis via rapid Hot Laps. Those watching on as well as passengers in the vehicles witnessed top-tier driver skill and high-performance vehicles working in perfect harmony. Spectators also were privy to a showcase of refined, automotive excellence with an esteemed car meet stretching across the track’s infield, offering a unique insight into the craft of the industry.
It was an honor to host the following local dignitaries at the event:
State Representative District 2, Alex Andrade
Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for Santa Rosa County, Colton Wright
Escambia County Commissoner, Luman May
Escambia County Commissioner, Robert Bender
Pensacola Chief of Police, Eric Randall
Super Bowl Champion Fred Robbins
Sue Straughn, Anchor for WEAR and local philanthropist
Steve and Shelley Black, Ambassadors for VIP Pensacola, founders of non-profit the Bread and Table Club
Chairman of the Board of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce, Jeremy Carver
TAPS (Tragedy Assistance for Survivors) representative and recent Veteran Suicide Survivor, Katie Langer
Chief Advancement Officer at The Arc Gateway, Steven Rampersad
Owner of Scarlett Magazine and FACES Pensacola Magazine, Steve Barber
Editor in Chief, VIP Magazine, Verla Price
As a result of the Step One Motorsports Festival, Step One Motorsports and Step One Automotive Group successfully drew together the community, including two worlds of enthusiasts: those of adrenaline-pumping motorsport and those of automotive excellence. In doing so, it reinforced the company values of teamwork, performance, communication, and excellence in execution.