Indianapolis 500 Race

5/17/19

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, thirty-three internationally ranked race car drivers with their open cockpit open wheel, V6, twin turbo charged 2L engine cars will wait to begin the 200 lap race around the 2.5 mile oval track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Eleven rows (3 cars each row) of pure power (average speed around 160 mph) and finesse. The first turn only accommodates single-file or, if fast enough, two-wide racing which is thrilling and exciting all the while hoping for no crashes as the cars race to find their places. This international competition is considered to be one of the three most significant races each year. A few of the previous winners who have set the bar high over the years as well as for this year’s group of racers (Will Power, Takuma Sato and Alexander Rossi) are Foyt, Unser, Mears, Andretti – all of whom continue to influence new and aspiring drivers. Will the New Zealander, Will Power, win two in a row? The race starts with the starter instructing the drivers “Drivers, Start Your Engines” as they all rev up to outmaneuver each other over the next 500 miles. The mechanics in the pit areas are in constant motion seeing to all needs as requested from the drivers. The fans on the ground and in the stands are all watching and hoping for their favorite to get to the front of the pack without incident. It is a family of loyal fans, drivers, owners, mechanics, sponsors, etc. The race ends after the driver in first place completes the 200 laps and crosses the finish/start line – engines running. The winner gets the checkered flag and a victory lap then onto the winner’s podium for a bottle of milk and a chance to kiss the bricks at the Start Line. It’s a tradition which dates back to 1936. Who’s going to argue with tradition? Call the charter department today at 770-422-7375 or email us at Charter@Flightworks.com.

 

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