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#1 paulb

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 22:58

M66R's query (thanks!) gave me the idea to have a single place for Indycar fans to see who is going to be where this coming 2020 Indycar season. As great as you all are on the board, the handful of folks I have met are amazingly, even kooler in person. There is nothing like the camaraderie of true racing fans.

I have started a tally based on speculations in the 2019 season topic. As people update their plans, I will update the list.

Happy racing!

MAR 15 Streets of St. Petersburg - djparky, Afterburner, jonpollak
APR 5 Barber Motorsports Park
APR 19 Streets of Long Beach - prommer
APR 26 Circuit of The Americas - StraightEdge

APR 30 - Indy 500 Testing - B Squared
MAY 9 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
MAY 24 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race - djparky, B Squared, biercemountain, SpaceHorseParty
MAY 30 Streets of Detroit - Race 1
MAY 31 Streets of Detroit - Race 2
JUN 6 Texas Motor Speedway
JUN 21 Road America - jonpollak, B Squared, Proto402
JUN 27 Richmond Raceway - red stick, PiperPa42, jonpollak, prommer
JUL 12 Streets of Toronto - radoye
JUL 18 Iowa Speedway - PiperPa42
AUG 16 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course - markpenske, B Squared
AUG 22 World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway
SEP 6 Portland International Raceway
SEP 20 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

One or many of us are in here somewhere.
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or here...

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Updated 10 March


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#2 loki

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 23:16

How about Daytona? Or Monaco?



#3 paulb

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 23:39

You mean a catch-all for any series?

#4 rghojai

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 02:32

Let's go full IndyCar, meet in Qatar for the MotoGP.

#5 whitewaterMkII

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 02:38

Long Beach.........again.



#6 SKL

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 05:48

PHX anyone?    No wait...  :(



#7 Muppetmad

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 06:55

I continuously look for any excuse to come to the States in my work, but I have so far been unsuccessful. As soon as the stars align, I will be there like a shot and hopefully able to come to a race or two!



#8 maximilian

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 07:56

One of these years I gotta make it to St. Pete...



#9 OvDrone

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 09:44

I'll be in Denver next September, so maybe I'll try to squeeze the Seca in there as well if everything goes better than expected.



#10 noriaki

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 10:31

If everything goes all right in my life I will do Indy...2021.

#11 Dan333SP

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 10:43

I’ll be at Richmond, given that I live here. Would also like to do one other road course event, but tbd.

#12 sblick

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 11:15

Indy for both races and one or both of the Detroit Races for 2020



#13 jonpollak

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 13:37

Great thread...
My participation depends on work schedules which I will not know until 2020.

Jp

#14 M66R

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 16:00

Must be the first time I've spawned a thread. Great to have a place to keep track of plans and organise stuff.

#15 paulb

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 01:31

Bump :)

#16 jonpollak

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 03:20

Possibly silly suggestion here.
Newport News might be an option....
If we can’t find anything decent in Richmond.

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#17 paulb

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 23:21

Not at all, isn’t an extended drive to the track one of the charms of attending a racing weekend? :)

Another thing, we need red sticks input on the probability and timing of any Civil War tour activities.

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 01:44

Not at all, isn’t an extended drive to the track one of the charms of attending a racing weekend? :)

Another thing, we need red sticks input on the probability and timing of any Civil War tour activities.

I must say I enjoyed staying within walking distance of the 500, and I think I would have enjoyed a bus at Daytona more than the drive we did back and forth Paul.

Saying that, is the Norfolk near Newport news the Norfolk of the Norfolk Navy yard that was burned by the Union before it was captured by the Confederacy?

Edited by PiperPa42, 27 October 2019 - 01:47.


#19 paulb

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 01:52

I must say I enjoyed staying within walking distance of the 500, and I think I would have enjoyed a bus at Daytona more than the drive we did back and forth Paul.

Saying that, is the Norfolk near Newport news the Norfolk of the Norfolk Navy yard that was burned by the Union before it was captured by the Confederacy?

I understand, Piper, on both counts! Walking distance would be a luxury and a bus luxurious and partious.

I do not know the answer to your question but it does seem probable.

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 03:07

Yes PiperPa it was
In addition.. the area around Newport News is a hotbed of notable Revolutionary War locations as well.

Jp

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 03:42

Yes PiperPa it was
In addition.. the area around Newport News is a hotbed of notable Revolutionary War locations as well.
Jp



It's called Yorktown. Have you lived in Britain so long you can't speak it?
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#22 djparky

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 10:56

I must say I enjoyed staying within walking distance of the 500, and I think I would have enjoyed a bus at Daytona more than the drive we did back and forth Paul.

Saying that, is the Norfolk near Newport news the Norfolk of the Norfolk Navy yard that was burned by the Union before it was captured by the Confederacy?


Re Indy...yes I was quite envious of that as it took me 90 minutes to do a 15 mile drive after I'd spent an hour or so waiting for the traffic to clear...still fab day though..

#23 B Squared

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 13:45

I'd like to get to Road America in 2020; Mid-Ohio too, but its late starting time isn't enticing. Though I may be retired by then...

#24 BuddyHolly

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 15:19

Sadly none for me unless I win the lottery (I'm in the UK), fingers crossed!



#25 M66R

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 15:26

I visited my first Indycar venue on Friday. Unfortunately the car park at the Pepsi Center in Denver was highly uninspiring. (I was there for the NBA)

Also, having landed back in the UK after 8 nights away, I can safely say I love America

Edited by M66R, 27 October 2019 - 15:29.


#26 StraightEdge

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 03:28

I bought tickets to COTA last week. I'm going be there



#27 prommer

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 15:55

This is pretty exciting! Who's bringing the Karen standee to the events next year?



#28 paulb

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 23:51

This is pretty exciting! Who's bringing the Karen standee to the events next year?

Perhaps Risil will provide some lessons learned.

#29 paulb

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 11:49

If anyone is interested in sharing accommodations for Richmond, let me know.



#30 SpaceHorseParty

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 07:17

I'm considering attending the Indy 500. I see that the tickets go on sale today. How quickly do I need to make a decision if I want a decent seat?



#31 B Squared

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 12:01

I'm considering attending the Indy 500. I see that the tickets go on sale today. How quickly do I need to make a decision if I want a decent seat?

I would get on it fairly quickly, you don't want to end up in any of the lower seats and have obstructed views.

#32 red stick

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 16:42

I regret to inform all that family events scheduled for next June, including a by-now cliche June wedding (heck, we married in May to avoid the rush), will prevent me from going to Richmond's Indycar race.

The price of peace is rarely so high.   :well:


Edited by red stick, 03 November 2019 - 17:09.


#33 red stick

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 16:44

OTOH, I will still be attending the Amelia Island Concours in March honoring Roger Penske. Any other takers?

Edited by red stick, 03 November 2019 - 16:45.


#34 paulb

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 19:22

OTOH, I will still be attending the Amelia Island Concours in March honoring Roger Penske. Any other takers?

Hmmm, within driving distance. Hmmmm.

#35 djparky

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 19:29

I'm considering attending the Indy 500. I see that the tickets go on sale today. How quickly do I need to make a decision if I want a decent seat?


Aim for high up in the turns..I sat high in north west vista in turn 3 and had an amazing view of turn 2, back straight, turns 3 and 4

#36 PiperPa42

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 19:35

I believe JP and I had AA seats in turn 3, I wouldn’t go any lower than that.

#37 djparky

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 20:10

I believe JP and I had AA seats in turn 3, I wouldn’t go any lower than that.


Agreed.. aim for double letter rows..think I was in LL

#38 red stick

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 21:51

Hmmm, within driving distance. Hmmmm.

 

It's automobile nirvana.  The entire undercard has not been announced yet, but so far they'll also be celebrating the cars and career of GM designer Harley Earl.



#39 jonpollak

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 04:41

Adios civil war tour.
😩
Jp

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#40 red stick

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 12:49

Adios civil war tour.

Jp

Sorry about that.  If there is still interest in the Newport News/Hampton area, the Mariner's Museum and Park have several items of interest raised from the wreck of the USS Monitor, and Fortress Monroe is worth the visit.

 

https://www.monitorcenter.org/

 

In the Richmond area, the U.S. National Park Service is your friend, with several sites in the surrounding area related to the battles of 1862 and 1864-65, and the newly revamped Civil War Museum downtown is a gem.

 

https://acwm.org/



#41 red stick

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 18:41

So, if you were mildly interested in the Amelia Islands Concours in March, and honoring Penske wasn't enough to move you, and the cars of designer Harley Earl are old hat, how about seeing every significant experimental Corvette from days of yore?

 

https://myemail.cons...aid=F0P_5J_9OzU

 

 

 

The GS IIB will join the CERV I, CERV II, Corvette XP-819. XP-895, XP-897 GT, Aerovette, CERV III and the Indy Corvette on the Amelia Concours’ Silver Anniversary field on March 8, 2020 for an unprecedented Corvette reunion to celebrate the arrival of the mid-engine C8.



#42 paulb

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 20:49

So, if you were mildly interested in the Amelia Islands Concours in March, and honoring Penske wasn't enough to move you, and the cars of designer Harley Earl are old hat, how about seeing every significant experimental Corvette from days of yore?

 

https://myemail.cons...aid=F0P_5J_9OzU

 

As the Pakistani cook said on Seinfeld, you are a very bad man!

 

I'm not a Corvette fan, but it would be cool to see those and the Earl cars in da aluminum flesh.

 

The car show is only on Sunday?
 



#43 red stick

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 20:59

There are a number of events throughout the weekend, and the Cars & Coffee event on Saturday draws some interesting vehicles, but the Concours proper is Sunday only.



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 23:09

i have a bit of sticker shock, and would only be able to attend Sunday... is it worth it?  Never been...  when is all the Penske stuff going down?  Penske cars on display?  Couldn't really find much on their website.



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Posted 11 December 2019 - 00:49

Sunday. They're to have 25 cars he drove or important to the history of Penske Racing. If you Google photos of past events or check You Tube videos of same you'll get a sense of the quality of the displays. It's like Pebble Beach East.

Edited by red stick, 11 December 2019 - 00:53.


#46 red stick

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 16:20

From my morning email:

 

Five Penske Indy 500 winners to grace the field at Amelia Island.

 

Jacksonville, FL -- Five Team Penske Indianapolis 500-winning cars will form the core of the Silver Anniversary Amelia’s “Penske Indy Winners" class.
 
1972 McLaren M16B/Offenhauser - Mark Donohue’s record setter and Team Penske’s first of 18 “500” winners
1988 Penske PC-17/Chevrolet - Rick Mears' Indy pole car and “500” winner
1994 Penske PC-23 Mercedes-Benz 500I Al Unser Jr wins in “The Beast”
2009 Dallara IR-06/Honda - Helio Castroneves’ third Indy “500” winner
2019 Dallara DW-12/Chevrolet - Simon Pagenaud's pole winner and Team Penske Indy 500 win number 18!

 

 

They should pose the PC23 with the engine cover off.


Edited by red stick, 02 January 2020 - 20:15.


#47 Luca Pacchiarini

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 17:44

What about a European gathering to watch the race together? For those who can't get to the Us

#48 paulb

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 20:07

What about a European gathering to watch the race together? For those who can't get to the Us

Great idea, have fun planning. You might want to specify which race... ;)

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 22:06

What about a European gathering to watch the race together? For those who can't get to the Us

Not Europe (anymore) but my pub shows all the Indycar live with a vibrant and informed crowd. (bar the 2 am races)

https://www.oldoakredhill.co.uk/
Come on down
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Edited by jonpollak, 02 January 2020 - 22:06.


#50 PiperPa42

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 22:17

And near Gatwick airport too. Sounds like a great idea.