AROUND THE TRACK - Aug. 1, 2014
News from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
IMS transitions from four wheels to two as MotoGP returns
Red Bull Mini Moto hits Broad Ripple
New scoring pylon dazzles fans at IMS
Deals, Gordon bobblehead available for 2015 Kroger Super Weekend renewals
IMS transitions from from four wheels to two as MotoGP returns: A busy hum settled
over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week as preparations ramped up for
the arrival of the world's best motorcycle racers.
annual Red Bull Indianapolis GP visits from Aug. 8-10, the tenth of 18 races on
the MotoGP World Championship schedule. Spain's Marc Marquez returns to defend
his title on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course while looking to
extend his incredible 2014 record to a perfect 10-for-10 races won.
defending World Champion will be pursued by 22 competitors from around the
world including American Colin Edwards on the 16-turn, 2.591-mile course that
includes a portion of the famed oval.
Fans will be
treated to a full three days of on-track action in MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and the
AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series, while off the track there
will be concerts and interactive fun on the popular Moto Midway and the Vendor
Marketplace sponsored by Westfield Powersports. After the gates close at IMS on
Friday and Saturday night, motorcycle enthusiasts are encouraged to attend
Motorcycles on Meridian in downtown Indianapolis.
Red Bull Mini Moto hits Broad Ripple: Aspiring future MotoGP racers will
showcase their talents at the Red Bull Mini Moto in Broad Ripple from 1-5 p.m.
on Sunday, Aug. 3, on Broad Ripple Avenue between Guilford Avenue and
Carrollton Avenue in Indianapolis.
The event is
open to riders 18 or older. Two-person teams will take turns racing mini bikes
at speeds reaching 35 mph with the top three teams winning bragging rights and
tickets to the 2014 Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
New scoring pylon dazzles fans at IMS : Race fans got their first look at
the new third-generation scoring pylon over last week's Kroger Super Weekend at
the Brickyard and raved at its improved visibility and flexibility in providing
pylon is similar in size to the pylon that stood over the frontstraight just
south of the entrance to Gasoline Alley but features full LED panels with video
and animation capabilities.
details on the new pylon, see this fact sheet.
Deals, Gordon bobblehead available for 2015 Kroger Super Weekend renewals: As a special thank
you to fans, IMS is offering special pricing for selected days of the 2015
Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard for those who reorder tickets by Monday,
reorder reserved seats to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2015 Crown Royal
Presents the "Your Hero's Name here" 400 at the Brickyard for $57,
reserved seats to the Nationwide Series Lilly Diabetes 250 for $41 and general
admission seats to the Lilly Diabetes 250 for $15 - all $10 off regular prices.
Fan Vision rentals are also available for $39.99 - a $20 savings.
reserving seats for BOTH the Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series races will
receive a Jeff Gordon bobblehead while supplies last.
For more information and to
reorder, visit www.ims.com/tickets.