Last month’s Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was deemed a major success by many local entities. On Tuesday, the Clark County Commission awarded the speedway a proclamation recognizing the event’s positive impact on the community.
Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins presented the proclamation to LVMS president Chris Powell at the weekly county commission meeting. The speedway sits in Clark County Commission District B, which is represented by Collins.
“This was a truly great event for the entire community,” said Collins, who attended the event himself. “The people who attended were very polite, and you really couldn’t have asked for an event to go more smoothly. Someone asked me if we made money on the event, and I said we made a lot.”
While final economic impact numbers for the event aren’t available yet, an estimated 240,000 people attended the three-day event that included multiple stages, carnival rides and performances from the top electronic music artists in the world.
“We are grateful that Insomniac Events chose to bring this world-class event to Las Vegas and, in particular, the speedway,” Powell said. “We are accustomed to handling large events. Our staff, local law enforcement, various medical agencies and the event promoters all worked well together to make this event so successful. We hope to have the Electric Daisy Carnival at the speedway in 2012 and beyond.”