Memorial Day is finally here. Spring is on its way out and the summer sun is here to stay. Baseball is being broadcasted on the radio (or streamed over the internet). Pools and beaches are filling up and boats are being polished up and returned to use.
But one of the greatest events of Memorial Day weekend takes place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A place where a yard of brick is meant to be kissed and milk is the best thing to wear. The place where blood, sweat, and tears are poured out for the chance to become one of the legends.
The track at Indy is different than most. It seems to have a mind of its own and you never know what you might encounter when you face it as a driver. It takes everything you’ve got just to qualify for the main event. You have to be willing to live on the edge and dance between high speeds and maintaining control.
Graham Rahal, driver of the #15 Midas car, said “it is pretty much on edge a couple of times but you just hold your breath, get your four laps done and get in the show.”
On Sunday when the field of 33 drivers hear those famous words; “Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!” and the engines roar to life, even the fans on the sidelines feel the rush of adrenaline. They fasten their seat belts and prepare for some of the most intense hours in racing.
Car and driver must work as one and the support crew must be spot on with every pit stop they make to even have a chance at victory. In a field full of talent, there’s no room for error if you want to be one of the few making the dash for those twin checkered flags at the 500 mile mark.
This weekend while you’re enjoying an extra day off and buy cialis without rx honoring our veterans, take some time and tune into the Indianapolis 500. You’ll see why so many come back to this sport time and time again. Michelle Kish, Series Manager for USF2000 and ProMazda said, “I’d say there’s nothing like it. I’ve been involved in racing and going to IndyCar, and other pro races, for 20+ years and there’s nothing like the way it feels in this place on race day. Even if you’re not a big race fan, this one is special.”
This track is truly something else.