I could definitely tell it was race day today here in Indianapolis. There were a lot more cars parked in the IMS parking lots today as I approached the eighth wonder of the world. Yesterday had a relaxed atmosphere around the track and I think the threat of thunderstorms kept some fans from venturing to the track. Not so today as the weather is absolutely beautiful, with no chance of rain. I could feel the energy as I walked into the track from the fans who are here already. I was pleasantly surprised by how many fans were here this early in the morning.
There are plenty of sites to see inside IMS today before the racing begins. If you go to the pagoda plaza you can take in the celebration of automobiles. It’s a collection of classic cars from America’s past, as well as, vintage race cars. The fans are flocking to see the beauty and history of these cars. The IMS Midway is open in the infield along with the IMS Kids Zone. This is really a family atmosphere where adults and kids can find things to do to have fun. There’s literally something for everyone.
The on track action starts today at 11:00am with the second USF2000 race. The track isn’t wet today so we will see what kind of racing these young drivers can put on. The second Pro Mazda race takes place at approximately 12:10. The first race yesterday had quite a few skirmishes going into turn 1. Points leader Spencer Pigot ended up in the first one salvaged a decent finish. The Indy Lights race is scheduled for 1:30pm and then the Verizon IndyCar race is scheduled to start at 3:50pm.
If you live in Indy and were on the fence about coming out to watch the race I would encourage you to come out and enjoy the day. There are some great general admission viewing mounds in turn 1 and 2 along with turn 7-9. You will see plenty of passing as the turns are very wide. I’ll keep you posted on action throughout the day. Let’s go racing!