INDY 500 VETERANS WILL COMPETE AT IMS • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine


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INDIANAPOLIS – An impressive list of 26 former Indianapolis 500 drivers that includes 1992 and 1994 winner Al Unser Jr., 1996 winner Buddy Lazier, Scott Goodyear, Dick Simon, Willy T. Ribbs, Lyn St. James and many more will compete during the inaugural Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, June 6-8, on the recently reconfigured road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Qualifying and racing on the IMS road course and exhibition runs on the famed 2.5-mile oval will be virtually non-stop each day from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. In addition, when not on the track, all cars will be on display in the IMS infield providing fans up close access to the racecars and their owners.

Twelve different race groups will compete ranging from early 1900s cars all the way up through to relatively modern prototype cars and everything in between. In addition, there will be three oval race groups that will focus on pre-war, roadsters and the wings and slicks era.

In addition to competition on the road course, the IMS oval will host high-speed exhibition runs on Saturday, June 7 by a wide variety of cars including several of the crowd-favorite 1950's-vintage Indianapolis 500 roadsters. One of the featured events that day will take place when three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser leads the Brickyard Invitational high-speed oval experience, which is open to all cars entered in races for the weekend.

One of the most unique aspects of the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational is that for the first time ever overnight camping will be available inside the IMS oval for fans looking to enjoy the entire weekend of racing. For information on camping at IMS during the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, visit:


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