Ocean Properties Provides a “Home Away From Home” During Speedweeks In New Smyrna
Rental Agency Continues Tradition of Being “The Official Accommodations” for Speed51.com and SPEED’s Bob Dillner
As any tried and true racer can attest, the rigors of a short track racing schedule can mean for plenty of time away from home.  That is why, when the 2008 racing season marks its unofficial beginning during Florida Speedweeks at New Smyrna Speedway this February, Ocean Properties will be there ready to make any race team and fan feel at home at one of there many luxurious accommodations throughout the Daytona Beach and New Smyrna areas.
Ocean Properties has plenty of different types of options to choose from when it comes to renting a place for Speedweeks.
Ocean Properties and the nation’s leading short track racing news website, Speed51.com, have teamed up for a fourth-straight season, as Ocean Properties will once again be the Official Accommodations for the 51 staff and the site’s founder, SPEED broadcaster Bob Dillner, during the 2008 Speedweeks.

”Ocean Properties will find you a nice place to stay during Speedweeks when a lot of other people cannot,” said Dillner, who will be covering the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Daytona International Speedway in February for SPEED.  “They have a lot of nice properties, and if you compare their prices to a lot of hotels in the area, you’ll always win with Ocean Properties.  Plus, staying in a condo or house is so much nicer.”

Ocean Properties is a vacation rental management company that represents nearly 400 properties throughout the Daytona Beach and New Smyrna areas.  The properties consist of condominiums, as well as private, single-family homes that are available for rental year-round.  Ocean Properties has been in business since 1987 and is proud to be the largest family-owned independent real estate firm in the area.  Ocean Properties is also recognized as the leading company, ranking number one in real estate sales, when it comes to property management and vacation rentals in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

But for the racer or fan headed to New Smyrna Speedway this Speedweeks, the properties offer much more than can be found in a typical hotel room.  The New Smyrna Beach area condominiums and beach homes are fully furnished with appliances, linens, towels, dishes and color televisions.  Some have washers and dryers or laundry facilities, making staying in an Ocean Properties accommodation this Speedweeks the perfect way to enjoy home while kicking off the racing season.

“Our properties are vacation rental properties.  There’s a difference between a vacation rental property and your standard, typical hotel,” said Kelley DeSoto of Ocean Properties.  “They are fully furnished, self-sufficient, self-contained properties, either privately or individually-owned condominiums or single-family homes.  When you have the luxuries of home when you’re on vacation attending these special events, it makes your vacation and your trip to the area that much more enjoyable.  You can relax, even cook your own meal if you don’t want to go out every night, you can do that quite comfortably.

Like in recent seasons, Ocean Properties will be the Official Accommodations of Speed51.com and its staff.  When the 51 crew is not busy hitting the New Smyrna Speedway pit area as the Official News Site of Smyrna Speedweeks, they will be relaxing in the luxurious comfort of an Ocean Properties location.

“When I do get to relax a little during Speedweeks, I really want to prop my feet up and just enjoy a little peace and quiet,” said Dillner.  “Ocean Properties has provided us with nice quiet and convenient locations, both on the beach and other beautiful locations and that’s just what you need away from the track.”
Continuing a tradition now in its fourth season, Ocean Properties will be a featured sponsor of the Speedweeks coverage on Speed51.com, the nation’s leading asphalt news website.  Speed51.com will be in New Smyrna throughout the nine nights of action with its live “Trackside Now” feature, bringing the action home for those fans who are not able to make it to Florida to enjoy the fun in the sun during Speedweeks. 

But of course, those fans who are planning on heading down to New Smyrna and Daytona this February, should act quick as Ocean Properties’ locations are quickly filling up with race fans.

“The economic impact of Speedweeks for our business is tremendous,” added DeSoto.  “With Speedweeks in Daytona as well as the Speedweeks in New Smyrna, our business increases more than 85-percent.  It’s that important to us.  We are race fans ourselves and that’s why we embrace the race fans.  We love the sport.  We’re just excited to be a part of the racing action and to be a part of the community that supports the sport. 

“We try to make as many FASCAR and other races at New Smyrna Speedway as often as we can because we’re race fans.  We enjoy the sport so much.  It’s become a part of our lives.  We’ve got the best of all the vacation worlds right here.  We’ve got the sun, the beach, the fishing, the golf and of course the racing.  What more can you ask for?”

Rental properties for the 2008 Speedweeks are still available, but are going fast.  Check out Ocean Properties at www.oceanprops.com for detailed descriptions of all of the luxurious locations available for this year’s events.  For more information on Ocean Properties, check them out on the web or call 800-521-9657.

Since 2001, Speed51.com has been the home for short track news and behind-the-scenes stories from series all around the country.  From ARCA and NASCAR's Touring Divisions, to the USAR Pro Cup Series and Super Late Models from all across the country and much more.  For the second-straight season, Speed51.com will be covering the events during Speedweeks live via the “Trackside Now” feature.

For all the latest throughout Smyrna Speedweeks, be sure to check out Speed51.com.  For more information on Speed51.com, contact Matt Kentfield at 51 Sports by calling (704) 788-2134.