INDYCAR Grand Prix on the way

May 12, 2017 by  

Perhaps the pinnacle of auto racing is the Indianapolis 500, held every Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As the city gets ready for the event, fans can take part in a sort of pre-race race—the INDYCAR Grand Prix.

The Grand Prix allows fans to get closer to the cars and drivers than they can on the day of the 500. The drivers who take part in it are the same experts who will battle for the trophy on Memorial Day. Fans will find names like Simon Pagenaud, Helio Castroneves, and Alexander Rossi taking on the twisting road course.

Although the Grand Prix is on a Saturday, the fun starts the day before, when garages on Gasoline Alley, and those housing the IndyCars, are open to the public. Drivers will be available for photo ops and autographs.

The next day is race day, and there are a number of viewing options. People who sit in the infield will be able to see the entire race from a greenspace. If visitors prefer, they can opt for reserved seating at various points along the track.

The Grand Prix is set for tomorrow, May 13, with the open garages available today.

Events like this can be helped if organizers work with a flyer printing company to create a handout listing drivers, and giving their biographies and statistics.