Vintage Racing At IMS
June 3 - 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
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The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association
(SVRA) will host this landmark three-day
event featuring more than 700 racecars that
will be the largest competitive motorsports
event ever held in the United States. This
event marks the first time that a vintage
racing series has ever competed at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Indycar Houston Race 1
June 28 - The Shell-Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston
Rain fell before the start of the race, but not before
qualifying ended two hours prior.
A very forceful Takuma Sato charged to the lead for
A.J. Foyt, but later tangled with a backmarker.
Tony Kanaan, in 3rd place, was taken out before the
last restart by Graham Rahal who got penalized for
running into the back of TK. Both drivers had been
very fast. The race ended under yellow.
Rookie Carlos Huertas won his first IndyCar race
driving for Dale Coyne Racing. Columbian Juan
Montoya finished 2nd.