Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Indy 500's Carb Day-- Part 3: Indy Lights Freedom 100 Race and the Pit Stop Challenge
The Indy 500 practice runs for an hour starting at 11 a.m.. Lots of stops are made to work on details and toward the end, they cars are actually racing.
At 12:30 p.m., we have the Indy Lights Freedom 100 Race, involving smaller Indy cars driven by young drivers who want to be Indy car drivers. This involves 40 laps around the track.
Along with the running of the Indy cars one final time before the race (they don't practice on the Saturday before race day) there is also the Pit Stop Challenge. This event was added in 1977. Crews go through a full pit stop in practice and competition for the big race.
They work on the actual cars with the actual drivers who roar into the pit stop. This, however, gets a bit boring after awhile so we usually go back to the RV for a bit, before returning for the concert.