Sunday, May 22

Indy 500 Bump Day 2011

As lightning threatens and clouds gather at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, loyal fans stay and don't rush for their cars. I truly don't believe there are fans more loyal than those who withstand inclement weather for their team/driver. The rain has passed and drying of the track has commenced. That is the definition of optimism, folks. Prior to the storm, I meandered about and gathered ideas of places and things going on while you are at the track, including souvenirs, music and food.

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Food is the normal fare for anyplace with a midway. The souvenirs are custom for The Greatest Spectacle in Racing including shot glasses, mugs and T-shirts with the 100th anniversary emblem. Also at the IMS Trackside Photo Shop are the ever-popular sock monkeys, this bunch are in tie-dye colours.

WIBC is on hand for corn hole games and to give away prizes, lots of prizes, including two free tickets to Race Day, according to WIBC representative Alli Draughn.

If a program is your favorite souvenir, you can pick one of those up from Gary Sherritze and help a good cause at the same time. The Masonic Awareness of Northern Indiana is selling them and all proceeds benefit their charitable causes.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, music, restaurant and performing arts critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC and follow her on Twitter @ejmusgrave1 and Facebook.
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1 comment:

Julie Bolejack said...

Watching the qual runs on tv - Danica drama, oh my!