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Other Things To Do Related to the Indy 500
Conquer Paralysis Now  Started by IndyCar team
owner
Sam Schmidt, The gala is one of the city’s
premiere events leading up to the Indianapolis 500.

A highlight of the event will be a live and silent
auction, featuring an impressive and diverse variety
of items in all price ranges. The auction raises funds
to support the mission to find a cure for paralysis and
is the foundation’s largest annual fundraising event.

MAY 27 7pm - Virtual in 2021
The 500 Festival is a self-funded, not-for-profit
organization that plans many 500-related events
in Indianapolis.  See their web site for details.
Here are some of their events:

* Mini-Marathon
* Kids' Day / KIds Fun Run
* Breakfast at the Brickyard
* Community Day
* Memorial Service
* 500 Festival Parade
* Off The Grid Ball
RACING TO RECOVERY GALA
500 FESTIVAL
FRONT ROW PARTY
This Party is in honor of the drivers who qualify on
the front row.   Many drivers and crew show up.  
It is by invitation only.

This party is on the Tuesday before race weekend

It is held at
Average Joe's Sports Pub in Broad
Ripple (near 62nd St North & College Ave.)
Other Races Before The 500
Friday, May 27, 2022

The 7
6th annual race takes place at Lucas Oil Raceway Park  
that is located several miles west of Indianapolis in Clermont Indiana.
CARB NIGHT CLASSIC - THE RACE BEFORE THE 500!
THE 74th LITTLE 500
Saturday May 28, 2022

At
Anderson Speedway located north of Indianapolis on I-69.  
It is a paved 1/4-mile oval track.

33 non-wing sprint cars will run 500 laps with a minimum of two pit stops.

Race day will feature 11 rows of 3 cars, just like the Indy 500!

On Saturday, the 71st Pay Less Little 500 goes green approximately at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost $40

Anderson Speedway Ticket Office - (765) 642-0206
LAST ROW PARTY
The Last Row Party is Thursday before the race.

Features the drivers who qualified on the last row :

Auction, roast, fun, beer and food.
Currently being held in the Pagoda (2019)
Reservations - $60

A charity event by the
Indianapolis Press Club
Foundation.
MECUM SPRING CLASSIC AUCTION
The Mecum Auction is a huge car auction of cool
cars.

It is held at the
Indiana State Fairgrounds  

It is televised.  Runs from May 14-22 in 2021
2021 SCHEDULE                                        
2:50 - Spectator Gates Open
3:15-3:55 - USAC Silver Crown Practice #1
4:05-4:25 - USF2000 Practice
4:30-4:50 - Indy Pro 2000 Practice
5:00-5:30 – Silver Crown Practice #2
5:30-5:45 – Break (Pace Car Rides)
5:45-6:30 - USAC Silver Crown Qualifying
6:45-7:35 - Freedom 75 USF2000 Race
7:50-8:40 - Freedom 90 Indy Pro 2000 Race
9:00-10:00 - USAC Silver Crown Dave Steele Carb Night Classic
INDY MOTORSPORTS MEMORABILIA
Shop for vintage and used racing paraphenalia,
toys, etc; the day before the 500.

Location:   In a building along the Pagoda Plaza
Admission: Free
Information:  
Indy Memorabilia
INDY 500 AWARDS BANQUET
Held on Monday evening, the day after the race.  
All the race teams will be in attendance.  Each
driver is profiled and comes to the stage to
receive his paycheck as well as any special
awards he earned.  

Formal wear is the norm.  It is televised on local
television,  WRTV (ABC affiliate - channel 6).

Tickets are available for the public to attend the
event, but sells out, so apply as early as you can.

Tickets cost $200 and can be purchased by
contacting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ticket
office at (317) 484-6708 or
on-line.

In 2019, the banquet was held at the JW Marriott
hotel in downtown Indianapolis.
5 p.m.            Reception
6 p.m.            Banquet begins
Juan Montoya accepting check
for winning 2015 Indy 500
REV Party
Mayors Breakfast
8:30 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
Little 500 race
Memorabilia show
Race B4 500 at
Lucas Oil
Raceway
Memorabilia
Show
Mecum Auction
Ends today
REV INDY
Rev Indy is a fundraising party for Indiana
trauma programs at IU Health.

Many local restauranteurs provide food.  

DJs and bands provide entertainment.

The location is the motor speedway.

Tickets are $300.  

Normally in May, now JULY 31, 2021
MUTT STRUT
The Humane Society of Indianapolis hosts an annual
charity event at the Speedway called the
Mutt Strut.  

Normally is held on the last Saturday of April, but in
2021 - October 23, 2021

You bring your dog(s) and take a walk around the
2-1/2 mile oval track.

Note: When I was on the track one time, I was
surprised at how abrasive it was.  I wonder if it's
bad for paws?
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MAY EVENTS AROUND TOWN
BREAKFAST AT THE BRICKYARD
OFF THE GRID BALL
Have breakfast with some 70 Indiana mayors,
take a lap of the speedway and see which of the
33 Indy 500 princesses is made queen before
Indy 500 qualifying starts.

More Information
The "Off the Grid" ball is the hottest ticket in town
on race weekend. With an eclectic mix of
celebrities, civic, and business leaders and VIPs
walking the televised red carpet, the Off the Grid
experience is unmatched. Guests incorporate
the event’s theme into their attire selection at this
black-tie event.  Music and food.

Held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.
Ticket price $325 as of 2020.

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SILVER CROWN SPRINT CARS

and Road To Indy series:

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& USF2000
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