Indiana Hot Bed of Racing Next Two Weeks

One of the rites of Spring is opening day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On Sunday, May 30, the Speedway will host the 83rd running of the Indianapolis 500. Each May, race fans from around the globe congregate in Indianapolis to see the ...

One of the rites of Spring is opening day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On Sunday, May 30, the Speedway will host the 83rd running of the Indianapolis 500. Each May, race fans from around the globe congregate in Indianapolis to see the greatest race in the world. They also come to renew old friendships, make new friends, share racing stories and take in plenty of racing.

>From two-wheeled action on the road course at Indianapolis Raceway Park to midgets on the Speedrome's bullring, the next two weeks in Indiana is Mecca for race fans.

Opening day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is Saturday, May 15. Eighty four cars are entered for the forty six entries that will compete in qualifying on Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23 for the 33 starting spots in the race.

But Indianapolis has so much more to offer for the race fan. Once you're done with your day at the Speedway, visit some of the local tracks in the area. You may discover the next Jeff Gordon or Tony Stewart.

Here's a list of other on track activities in the region:

May 15 - Kendall Indiana Late Models - Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN

May 16 - USAC Sprints - Salem Speedway, Salem, IN

May 18 - Pep Boys Street Legal Drags - Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN

May 19 - USAC Regional Midgets - Speedrome, Indianapolis, IN Jasper Modifieds - Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN

May 21- World of Outlaws Sprints - Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, IN

May 22 - World of Outlaws Sprints - Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, IN USAC Silver Bullet Series - Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN Super Trucks, Figure 8's, Street Stocks - Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN

May 23 - USAC National Midgets - Evans Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo, IN Sears Craftsman ET Drag Series - Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN Kendall Indiana Late Models, I-car Modifieds - Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN

May 24 - WERA Motorcycles - Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN (road course) through May 27

May 25 - Pep Boys Street Legal Drags - Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN

May 26 - USAC Sprints - Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN USAC Regional Midgets - Speedrome, Indianapolis, IN

May 27 - USAC National Midgets - 16th Street Speedway, Indianapolis, IN First Round Qualifying for Little 500 - Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN

May 28 - USAC Silver Bullet Series - Indianapolis Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN Second Round Qualifying for Little 500 - Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN Practice F2000 - Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN

May 29 - USAC National Midget with F2000 "Night Before the 500" - Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN 51st Running of the Little 500 - Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN CART FedEx Series - Gateway, Madison, IL

May 30 - 83rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 USAC Sprints - Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH

For a full schedule of activities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, please visit www.indy500.com. For 500 Festival schedule, please visit www.500festival.com.

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Series Midget , Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Tony Stewart