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#1 DNQ

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 02:12

Any tips on where to sit at the Indy 500??

I am looking at max US$100

Best place to buy tix? Official website?

Thanks! :clap:

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#2 DogEarred

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 13:41

Any tips on where to sit at the Indy 500??

I am looking at max US$100

Best place to buy tix? Official website?

Thanks! :clap:


Hi,

I will be going myself but I have 2 spare tickets this year.
They are high up in turn 2 with a view of nearly half the track & the rest is covered by a big screen tv.
They were $85 each.

Interested?

Regards

#3 RonPohl

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:13

I think you will find all of the turn grandstand sets to be excellent. For several years I sat in t-1 . It's a classic view, but very crowded. Last year I sat in t3 and really liked it... Advantage... Lots of grassy shaded area to wait for start of the race ( the humidity can be a killer at Indy). I watched the Indy lites race from t4 on Friday... Another excellent view. The "bronze pass" gets you into the garage ($100) for the month of may ( except race day) is really cool. On Saturday night we go to IRP or what ever it is called now for a great short track open wheel even. Indy is great value for your $$$. The only race I like attending more is the daytona 24 , but that's another story. See u at Indy. Cheers.

#4 Lukin

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 14:44

I went for the first time this year after only ever having gone to circuit races.

The best places to sit are so different. The higher you are and closer you are to the end of the straight the better which I didnt think off.

I sat mid way up at T2 mid-exit and the view was alright, but I watched the Indy lights race on the second tier at the turn in point for T1 and it was amazing. Combined with pitlane viewing, that would be the best spot in my opinion.

#5 Peat

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 14:32

Anyone got an idea how this ticketing 'application' works?

How soon will i know if i got any of my preferred choices?

#6 DogEarred

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 15:31

Anyone got an idea how this ticketing 'application' works?

How soon will i know if i got any of my preferred choices?


It does take some time to trawl through applications for 300,000 tickets.
I usually apply a couple of days after the race, for simple updates & do not expect to hear from them until late this year or early next year.
You have to patient. They WILL let you know & don't expect you tickets to arrive until March or even April.
I think priority is given to regular & long term applicants, so it pays to renew your order each year if you intend going often.

#7 Peat

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:15

Cool, thanks.

#8 Peat

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:33

My ticket allocation is through. Sat in Stand A, in the shade by pit exit/turn one. Deeeeelighted!

#9 DogEarred

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:22

My ticket allocation is through. Sat in Stand A, in the shade by pit exit/turn one. Deeeeelighted!


Mine too. High in Turn 2 as usual. looking forward to a race hopefully as good as last year's.

Enjoy.

#10 DogEarred

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:32

There's always racing, the night before at Indianapolis Raceway Park or whatever it's commercial name is nowadays.

I recommend the 'Little 500', held at Anderson Speedway (1/4 mile banked oval) on the night before also. (About 40 miles NE of Indy)

33 sprint cars going 500 laps....

#11 Peat

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 14:10

Yeah, i heard there was something on at the 'Lucas Oil Speedway' out of town. Curt Calvin & Kevin Lee host 'The Burger Bash' there.

#12 Lukin

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:00

They have 'Night before the 500' at Lucas Oils speedway. I went last year, good to see some short track and look around the cars much easier than at Indy itself. The main event is a midget race but they also had Pro Mazda and FF2000. $20 for a good pre-Indy night.

#13 Peat

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 15:35

I was told recently that they do not serve booze on a Sunday in Indiana? Disaster!

#14 Lukin

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 21:10

The raceway is BYO! I can assure you that you can get a beer whenever you want at the 500!